IACC Code of Ethics
Members of the Independent Association of Conferences & Conventions (IACC) have
as a common goal the unification of its members and maintaining a strong
association of members in the conference center industry. IACC seeks to
create positive interaction among its members to develop and improve the
conference center industry. IACC encourages the sharing of ideas,
knowledge and technical skills and providing education to its membership
with the belief that by working together in a unified way, our industry can
provide the best possible service to all customers and be distinctively
successful in delivering conference services to all customers.
The principles of this Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct are
established to provide IACC members with guidelines for their professional
conduct and to enhance the image of the conference center industry to those
with whom they come in contact. Adherence to these principles is required
for maintaining membership.
As a basic philosophy, IACC members subscribe to the belief and principle
of treating others as they would like to be treated.
The following principles of professional conduct signify professionalism,
competence, fair dealing in a competitive market, and a high level of
integrity in dealing with fellow IACC members. In addition, these
principles establish a standard of conduct for members in their pursuit to
further the objectives and mission of IACC.
IACC Members Shall:
Failure to abide by the aforementioned principles may subject a member to
disciplinary action as stipulated below. Any member of IACC who has a valid
reason to believe that another member is in violation of this Code of
Ethics and Professional Conduct may, in writing to the President or
Executive Director of IACC, request that this claim be reviewed (in
confidence) by the Executive Committee with all parties involved. If a
member(s) of the Executive Committee is/are involved, then he/she/they
shall withdraw from any participation in the evaluation of the merit of the
claim and from rendering a decision on further action to be taken. If, in
the judgment of the Executive Committee, the claim has sufficient validity,
the Executive Committee will bring this matter to the attention of the
Board of Directors for their resolution and/or further action.
Disciplinary action may consist of one or more of the following:
The IACC Board of Directors shall be the sole judge regarding an ethical
matter or complaint. No officer, employee, member, or board member shall be
liable for any action taken or not taken pursuant to this Code of Ethics
and Professional Conduct or this procedure. All possible claims of
liability arising out of such action shall be deemed to be waived by all
applicants or members of IACC as a condition of obtaining and continuing
membership in IACC.