News: New IACC Chapter Formed in Europe
30 Nov 2010
At a meeting in Barcelona at the end of November, the International Association of Conference Centres finalised the formation of its European chapter, merging the existing chapters from the UK, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands into one body that will represent all of their member conference centres, as well as those in France, Spain and Germany.
The formation of the new Chapter creates a more powerful force by sharing knowledge and expertise across the continent. The broader reach that this continental body will have allows more initiatives to have greater impact right across Europe.
Mark Cooper, Sales Director of Sundial Group has been elected as a member of the European Executive Board. Mark brings years of experience to the table having worked for Warwick Conferences and Dolce International prior to his current role with Sundial, which owns and operates three venues in the UK and was a founding member of IACC’s UK chapter.
“I am thrilled to be part of the next exciting phase in the development of IACC and in maintaining Sundial’s connections and involvement within the association,” commented Mark. “I look forward to working closely with fellow European chapter Executive Board members, including Steen Broby, Director of Comwell Conference Centres and Philippe Attia, Senior VP of Dolce International, both of whom have major conference venue representation across Europe. As a team we are excited to tackle the challenges ahead and to deliver value to almost 100 European venues, including Sundial!”
“The development of what Sundial Venues are now capable of offering, and our ability to represent clients overseas, have both benefitted hugely from Sundial Group’s involvement in IACC. Our Managing Director, Tim Chudley, has held key posts with IACC in the past, including that of Global President. Our connections with this important association have been important in evolving Sundial Group as a dedicated conference organisation, providing a superior meetings product to business customers.”
Sundial Group’s three venues, Barnett Hill in Surrey, Highgate House in Northamptonshire and Woodside in Warwickshire are each members of the select IACC venues group, of which there are just 300 worldwide. This exclusive group of 300 is made up of uniquely world class dedicated meeting venues.