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IACC Reports Worldwide Membership Growth

IACC CEO, Mark Cooper has announced five new member properties to its worldwide portfolio of approved conference venues. Cooper announced that this is a “clear indication that IACC is on the move and continues to have great appeal to meeting planners and conference facilities that want to more clearly define their distinction from other meeting places.” They will join IACC’s 300 worldwide members in providing exceptional IACC Meeting Experiences.”

Since assuming the role of CEO for IACC last October, Cooper has made it a key strategy to expand global membership. IACC created a new Australia Asia-Pacific Chapter in March this year, and that chapter now boasts 23 members in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan and the newest member is the Philippines.

IACC-Australia Asia Pacific Chapter

First Pacific Leadership Academy, Antipolo City, Rizal 1870, Philippines

Approximately 25 km from Manila, First Pacific Leadership Academy is the first dedicated corporate university in the Philippines and provides need-specific executive development programs that help ensure management development and leadership succession.

FPLA’s programs are custom-designed to cater to its clients’ training and development requirements. Complementing the programs are facilities designed to integrate state-of-the-art technology and a top-class learning environment. The 10-hectare compound houses a total of 14 function rooms that can accommodate groups of various sizes – from National Conferences or Learning Events for 200 guests, to a small meeting for a group of 10. Each function room is equipped with complete and modern audio-visual presentation equipment, all of which are centrally-controlled through a touch-panel display screen.

FPLA’s function rooms are complemented by the Executive Residences, a modern, 67-room hotel designed with the guest’s comfort and needs.

IACC-Europe Chapter

Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden

Located 40 minutes from Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport Bryggarsalen is a unique and historically interesting meeting venue located in the heart of Stockholm. The central location provides easy access using either public or private transport. Bryggarsalen hosts day conferences, seminars, lectures, parties, concerts and other events. The maximum capacity for concerts and “mingle parties” is 360 people. A careful and professionally performed restoration of the venue has turned this historical beer brewery into a fully equipped, modern venue while maintaining the charm and atmosphere of the buildings rich history. The 100 year-old interior, boasting an 8-meter (approx 26-foot) high ceiling, marble staircases and big, arched windows gives the venue the right light, space and atmosphere for a successful meeting. The creative and ambitious restaurant makes everything “from scratch” and incorporates ecological, fair trade marked and locally produced foods and also embraces vegetarian requests.

IACC-Americas Chapter

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, California

Recognised as one of the finest full-service mountain retreats in Southern California, UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center is set 90 miles from Los Angeles and two hours from most southern California areas including Anaheim, Pasadena and San Diego.

The conference centre is a unique learning environment on 42 acres, with stunning views of Lake Arrowhead and of the San Bernardino Mountains and combines comfortable amenities with unparalleled natural beauty. It can accommodate a broad range of meeting space needs with its 14 meeting rooms in a range of sizes -- from traditional meeting space in the main lodge or select a unique venue in the Cedar Lodge. The property also has a wide variety of outdoor spaces including extensive decks, an amphitheater and sprawling lawns.

The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center can accommodate up to 200 overnight guests in an assortment of rooms types including Condos, Cottages, Cedar Lodge Rooms, and a four-bedroom chalet.

FMC Technologies Learning Center


Just north of Houston, FMC Technologies Learning Center opened in February 2013. The 25,000 square-foot Learning Center on the campus of Lone Star College University Park is equipped with classrooms, computer labs, a demonstration theatre, 11 learning spaces ranging in size from 300 square feet to 1,600 square feet. Advanced technology includes 60-inch touch screens for brainstorming and interactive activities, the Immersion Theatre for HD videos, animations and simulations. Convenient accommodations are available nearby.

The Alexander

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, offers guests an exciting take on hospitality by transforming guest rooms, restaurants, and event spaces into enthralling havens for commissioned works of art. Undeniably contemporary, but always comfortable, The Alexander is destined to become a premier destination for business professionals, art lovers, gourmands, and other cultured clientele.

Each one of the 157 guest rooms and 52 extended stay units focus on creating a relaxed environment while enlivening the senses with pops of color and eye-catching art. Perfect for unforgettable celebrations and exceptional meetings, every inch of the 16,500 square feet of event space exudes elegance and creativity.

The Alexander, is located in the vibrant CityWay neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Guests can catch a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium, a Pacer’s game or concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, attend a conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center, or visit the Indianapolis Zoo at White River State Park.