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International Association of Conference Centres Appoints CEO

Following an extensive one-year global search, Peter Stewart, President of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) announced the appointment of Mark Cooper of Warwickshire, United Kingdom as Chief Executive Officer, effective 8th October, 2012.

Said Stewart: "The appointment of Mark Cooper as CEO greatly enhances our global ability to provide a more effective interface among the IACC chapters, their boards of directors, staff, members and stakeholders and to continue to increase global awareness of the IACC meeting experience.”

Cooper brings to IACC 25 years of experience in the global meetings industry working for both US and European-based organisations. He has held a number of leadership roles with a sales and marketing specialism and has an extensive background holding senior posts with respected conference centre operators, including Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Sundial Group, and Warwick Conferences. Until very recently,he has held positions on both the European and Global boards of IACC and has been an active member in the association for some 15 years.

“I am excited to assume this key role as the association transitions to the next level,” said Cooper. “IACC’s long-standing passion and excellent accomplishments in championing the meetings experience has created a solid foundation and we will move to develop and expand IACC and to provide new exciting member benefits. My aim is to raise IACC’s profile and awareness and to deliver membership growth globally.”