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 Peter Stewart Elected Global President of the
International Association of Conference Centres
(St. Louis, MO - 25 January 2006) - Approaching the silver anniversary of the International Association of Conference Centres, the IACC-Global Board of Directors has elected Peter Stewart as President. 
Stewart concurrently serves as Chairman of the Australian Chapter of IACC and is Director of  Operations of Macquarie Graduate School of Management, one of Australia's leading business schools, recognised for its award-winning facilities in North Ryde and the Sydney CBD.  
His responsibilities as Director of Operations include the departments of IT Services, Facilities, Operations Support, Organisation Resources, Printing and Materials,  MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre at North Ryde and The MGSM CBD Campus in downtown Sydney.   He holds a Masters Degree in Management from Macquarie University and a Masters Degree in Commerce from the University of Western Sydney.
Stewart has strong links to the community through his role on the Board of the Western Sydney Housing Cooperative; he also chairs the Board of the Artswest Foundation, a group committed to forming partnerships between the business and arts communities; and the Advisory Board of Parramatta Riverside Theatres, the leading performing arts venue in Western Sydney.
Stewart is a strong believer in corporate responsibility.  Through his employment and other activities he has forged strong links to government, business, and the arts communities and he encourages them to work together for mutual benefit.
Said Stewart, "IACC as an organization continues to grow its truly global base, and I am honoured to be leading the association globally it its 25th year."  Stewart is eager to continue to drive the new initiatives set by his predecessor, Bob Johns who recently retired from the conference centre industry.  These initiatives include the creation of five committees to recruit and involve current and new members on the IACC-Global Board of Directors.  These new  committees include Finance; Strategy; Benefits and Global Resources; Branding and Promotions; and Technology.  
Stewart is also committed to pursuing the establishment of a Continental European Chapter to add to the already existing chapters in Denmark, Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and North America.  
Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, the International Association of Conference Centers, founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the conference center industry.  Active members meet a stringent set of Universal Criteria and agree to a Code of Ethics.  Currently, the association includes approximately 400 members from the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, France, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Japan. 
The International Association of Conference Centers
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St. Louis, NO 63141
314 993.8575
Also See: Jeffrey Farina, Chief Development Officer, Benchmark Hospitality International, Elected President of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) / November 2004
Bob Prewitt Presented the International Association of Conference Center's Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service / April 2005

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