Beijing venue dating back to 13th century joins international fold

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has announced that it has accepted the first IACC-certified conference venue in China into its membership.

The Chateauform’ City Chuanshan Academy in Beijing offers 200 sqm of event space in a traditional Chinese residence known as a siheyuan, most commonly found in Beijing. Built in the 13th century, the complex’s houses have been converted into a boardroom, plenary and breakout meeting rooms connected by a central courtyard.

“We are delighted to welcome our first member in China and to expand our membership in Asia,” says Mark Cooper, chief executive of the IACC. “IACC’s approach of certifying and representing the highest quality small-to-medium-size conference and meeting venues is unique and we hope to expand further in the region in the coming months.

“I am sure that the unique delegate packaging that Châteauform' is known for in Europe will be well received in Beijing by both international and domestic Meeting Planners wanting to run high quality distraction free events,” says Cooper. 

Describing what Chateauform’ can offer delegates, Philippe Roye, managing director of Chateauform’ China , says: “As in all Châteauform' City venues, this is a haven of peace, dedicated to your business meetings, trainings, your study days, your business breakfasts, press conferences and product exhibitions. You will be welcomed by a host couple in a ‘feel at home’ atmosphere and our packages are absolutely all-inclusive so there are no hidden extras.”

The IACC promotes venues for small to medium sized meetings and venues must offer a range of specialised products and services to be eligible for membership. The association currently has 400 members in 21 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  

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