Warwick Conferences business development manager Gail Tomlinson-Short has been elected as one of eight directors in a ream supporting the board of directors for IACC Europe.
The International Association of Conference Centres was founded in 1981 to represent the best meeting venues globally, with all members meeting quality standards and agreeing to a code of ethics.
Having previously supported IACC Europe with the organisation of its annual conference, Tomlinson-Short was officially voted by European venue members to become a director. One of IACC’s key roles is to promote best practice across the events and conference industry. In her new role, she aims to tap into these learnings together with a group of UK-based member venues set to convene regularly, which in turn will offer partaking members enhanced opportunities for networking, education and industry advancement.
Tomlinson-Short will be looking to take her learnings back to Warwick Conferences, which has already introduced a number of initiatives to help reduce its impact on the environment. Among the recent changes, Warwick Conferences has reduced single use cups and plastic water bottles usage, while it continues to source ethical, fresh and local ingredients.
Tomlinson-Short commented: “It is an honour to have been selected by our European members to sit on the European board and support the direction of IACC’s next chapter. I am looking forward to working with other teams across Europe and driving ways of implementing positive changes to the way events and conferences are run.
“I am positive that a dedicated UK member community holding regular meetings will allow us to disseminate key takings from our European meetings to local members who could not attend.”
Tomlinson-Short will be one of eight directors working with IACC Europe’s four-strong board of directors, which is led by president Lotta Boman. IACC is a global community of the brightest industry minds whose aim is to promote the IACC’s membership of best-in-class meeting venues.