According to Peter Stockman, President of IACC Americas, "We sought to compare the results with what we heard from customers last year and keep our priorities in check. The focus was on what was important to IACC customers for an exceptional meeting environment."
Attendees were provided with a deck of 57 cards, each card had one component of an ideal meeting, in the following 7 categories:
- Business Services
- Food & Beverage
- Guest Room
- Meeting Room
- Meeting Amenities and
Below are the results of 2011 and 2010, top 10 highest ranked items. These are weighted on a 10.0 scale, with 10.0 being the highest rating a component could receive.
|9.9||Food & Beverage||The ability to customize the menu to easily accommodate dietary requirements (such as vegetarians, low-fat, or kosher)|
|9.8||Technology||Having at least 1 LCD projector and screen rental in room|
|9.7||Meeting Room||Having acoustically rated walls that guarantee no-sound distractions|
|9.7||Guest Room||Wireless high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms|
|9.7||Financial||Having set up fees, such as event audio visual rental firms and other suppliers, include these fees in the package|
|9.6||Financial||Having reasonable meeting room rental expenses|
|9.6||Technology||Having meeting rooms provided with flipcharts with easels, pads, and markers|
|9.6||Meeting Room||Attendees have unobstructed view in the meeting room, no pillars|
|9.6||Financial||An easy-to-read, one page invoice|
|9.6||Technology||Having a skilled on-site AV technician to handle any conference services need|
Highest Ranked Meeting Components in 2010
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