IACC's 2023 Meeting Room of the Future survey—the first since Covid shut down the meetings industry—registers a variety of evolving planner preferences. IACC chief Mark Cooper reveals some of the most significant.
IACC is seeking to expand its membership base by updating and relaunching its Global Standards of Brilliance criteria in an effort to attract small and medium-sized business and events venues into its fold.
Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson sat down with Fiona McPherson, vice president of business development and sales for etc.venues, a 30-year-old, U.K.-based non-residential conference center operator that just opened a third location in Manhattan.
Garrett Ronan, U.S. chief operations officer for etc.venues, talks about post-pandemic meetings and conference center trends and the company's potential expansion plans in the U.S. after opening two New York City venues shortly before COVID-19 roiled the industry.
The conference center segment is well positioned to capture business from organizations that want to get their teams and members back together—or onboard new employees following major staffing disruptions—following more than a year of remote operation.