Peter Stockmann Presented with IACC-America’s Highest Honour
The Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service
recipient of the coveted Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service, IACC-Americas' highest and most prestigious honour. TJ Fimmano, President of IACC-Americas (and General Manager, Dolce Hotels & Resorts at GE Crotonville), presented the award last week at the association's 33rd annual conference at Pacific Palms Resort in Los Angeles, CA.
recipients who have made such an impact on our association and our industry. My experience – particularly 12 years on the education programs – has been rewarding and exciting. I encourage each of you to get involved; this is a very exciting time to be active in IACC."
In presenting the award, Fimmano noted that, "on some level, Stockmann has had an influence onevery person in the room." Fimmano cited that among Stockmann's many achievements, was the reinvention or re-mastering of the IACC-Americas Annual Conference many times over, including this year's event, which garnered the largest attendance in five years.
Among his achievements with IACC, Stockmann was a presenter/facilitator at the annual conferencefor eight years; served as Chair of the Food and Beverage Committee for two years, Chair of the Education Committee for six years; he was actively involved on the Board of Directors for four years; served as President of the Board for two years; the Executive Committee for ten years; the IACC- Global Board of Directors for two years; held the position of Treasurer for IACC Global for three years; and was active in every imaginable capacity of the Annual Conference Planning Committee for 17 years.
Stockmann also attended several IACC-Europe annual conferences, European Study Tours, andinternational trade shows. Fimmano noted: "Stockamnn has visited more IACC properties in the Americas and around the globe than anyone in IACC's 33-year history."
Stockmann made his mark with the education committees, in particular, the SPIN (Small PropertyInformation Network) and OPIN network where he worked to ensure that IACC properties of all sizes would benefit from broad-based education to help grow the conference centre industry. As a result, he is also the recipient of IACC's highest education award – the Pyramid Award.
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Beginning in 1985, IACC has annually acknowledged one individual who has given the most to IACCand the conference centre industry. Originally called the Distinguished Service Award, it was renamed in 1990 in memory of its first recipient, Mel Hosansky, who died later that year. A long-time editor of Meetings & Conventions Magazine and later Successful Meetings, Hosansky was an early supporter of IACC and its objectives.
Founded in 1981, IACC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the meetings venue industry and to giving member properties 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 400 members from the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Kenya, Nigeria, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Scotland, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and the Philippines.
The IACC Mission Statement: To bring together the brightest industry minds to promote the best meeting venues, which deliver exceptional meeting experiences. There are meetings...And then there are IACC Meetings.
The IACC Vision: IACC is a community of passionate people and organisations delivering innovative and exceptional meeting experiences.