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The IAAM Hosts Annual Council Week

COPPELL, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Association of Assembly Managers hosted its annual Council Week October 17th-22nd at the American Airlines Conference and Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The meetings brought together more than 65 people from the industry to address the future direction of each council as well as bring issues to the forefront for discussion.

“Our association prides itself on our volunteer leadership. The individuals who dedicate their time to the success of IAAM and our industry are people who are managing facilities around the world and they choose to spend their extra time serving us. We would like to encourage all members to get involved with a committee or council because it makes a difference to the industry,” said IAAM Executive Director, Dexter King, CFE.

Some of the top topics this year included sustainability, diversification and mentoring, advocacy, Best Practices in safety & security, planning for the 2009 Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS), international accreditation, the annual exam review for certified facilities executives (CFE), the possibility of adding different tiers of certification on the track to becoming a CFE and planning for the 84th Annual Conference & Trade Show. Any action items resulting from the meetings this week will advance to the IAAM Board of Directors for approval during the mid-year meeting in December.

According to IAAM President Robyn Williams, CFE, “Council Week provides us the unique opportunity to bring together people from diverse locations and interact face-to-face about the future of the industry. The subject matter addressed during the meetings this year was extraordinarily timely and I know that the discussions that resulted from our meetings will help provide the IAAM members with more value.”

This year’s council meetings included the Industry Affairs Council, Board of Education, Academy for Venue Safety & Security, Certification Board, and Life Safety Council. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers