by Matt Alderton | September 20, 2017

Sometimes, speaking to IT people feels like listening to a foreign language: Although you can probably make out a few words here and there, you're never really sure what's being said. For meeting planners, that can make acquiring Internet access for an event particularly harrowing.

To help planners of small meetings navigate the negotiations, meetings-industry association IACC has published a new "Guide to Conference & Meetings Internet" that can act as a translator between meeting professionals and venues.

"As the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, we're seeing a greater number of Internet-reliant technologies enter the meetings and conference world. In order to support those tasked with organizing smaller business events, we felt there was a need to provide some entry-level guidance on meetings Internet," said IACC CEO Mark Cooper.

Designed for those planning business events of fewer than 300 attendees, the guide also can be utilized by members of meeting venues' sales and planning teams, who can consult it to ensure they have the knowledge to answer planners' questions and meet planners' needs.

"The guide helps to break down the barriers faced by many in the industry," Cooper continued. "It includes a helpful and comprehensive summary section on basic terminology, which equips everyone with the day-to-day jargon associated with meetings Internet, so it's ideally suited for both event organizers and venues."

The free guide is available for download by registering on IACC's website.

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