Mark Cooper of the United Kingdom is the chief executive officer of IACC.
Cooper brings to IACC over 25 years of experience in the global meetings industry working for both US and European based companies, in a number of leadership roles.
With an extensive industry background, he has held senior posts with respected conference venue operators and global third-party agencies, including Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Sundial Group, ConferenceDirect, and Warwick Conferences and in the last 5-years with IACC.
Before joining as CEO in 2012, Mark has previously held positions on both the European and Global Boards of IACC and has been an active member in the association for 18 years. Members that make up the community of IACC are an incredibly exciting group of impassioned experts and ambassadors.
Founded in 1981 IACC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the conference venue industry and to giving member venues the tools necessary to provide an exceptional IACC meeting experience.
Active members meet a set of stringent Quality Standards and agree to a Code of Ethics. Currently, the association includes approximately 375 members from the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mongolia, New Zealand, Kenya, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, England, Scotland, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and the Philippines.