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Podcast: What Will the Meeting Room of the Future Look Like? (Episode 167)

IACC's Mark Cooper shares how sustainability, cybersecurity, and other concerns will affect event venues in the coming years.

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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Mark Cooper

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler chats with Mark Cooper, C.E.O. of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), at MPI's World Education Congress. Cooper discusses what meeting planners want from venues today, which questions planners should be asking about technology and security, and how site inspections can be more effective. He also discusses best practices for food and beverage breaks, new advancements in audiovisual technology, venue pricing strategies, the festivalization of meetings, and more insights from IACC's annual Meeting Room of the Future report.

Sponsored by Zkipster. Running time: 38:01

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: the two things planners care about most when booking a venue; are PowerPoints over?; why lines are blurring between meetings and other types of events; how conference venues are becoming more creative

Further Reading:
Podcast: What Does Conference Center Culture Mean Today?

Report: The Most Common Food Restrictions—and How to Manage Them at Meetings

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