Web Sites of the Month: Conference Facilities

Space Available
www.regus.com

The Regus Group offers access to business centers, office space, and meeting and training facilities worldwide. An extensive search tool on the site allows visitors to explore by state, country, point of interest (airports, casinos, ski resorts, and others), room type, number of attendees, and various other criteria. With facilities in 750 locations around the world, chances are you’ll find something to your liking. In November 2005, Regus announced a partnership with Delta Air Lines under which Delta Crown Room Club members receive complimentary enrollment in the Regus Network Access program.


Find the Goods
www.iaccnorthamerica.org

The nonprofit International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) operates with the mission of maintaining a network of high-quality meetings facilities worldwide. All approved member facilities must meet 30 strict guidelines encompassing dedicated meeting space, food and beverage requirements, available technology, and other areas. IACC’s website allows visitors to search for centers, explore IACC events, and learn more about becoming an IACC member, as well as visit a job board, purchase reference materials, and learn about IACC’s partners and supported suppliers. Check out IACCGlobal.org for IACC-approved conference centers around the globe.


Be Unique
www.uniquevenues.com

The Unique Venues company started with a “Convening on Campus” print directory in 1986 and has since expanded to include more than 7,000 unique venues around the Unites States as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Planners can locate business centers, meeting spaces, conference facilities, and reception sites around the world and conduct searches based on location, number of attendees, and distance from airports. The site is equally friendly for suppliers and planners and allows planners to locate unconventional space through online RFPs and special deals. Members enjoy additional features such as calendaring, profiles, and the ability to view open RFPs.