The Convention Industry Council has approved its fourth series of practices, this time from the APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) Housing & Registration Panel. Previously approved practices have also been approved in the areas of terminology, history/post-event reporting, and event specifications. From the press release:
"The new processes and systems that are coming from APEX will create huge efficiencies â€“ in time, money and frustration," commented Ms. Sexton. "This will enable event organizers, and all of their partners, to focus on the strategic development of events, and not so much on the forms we use. As events become better, the industry will be perceived as a more significant player in the world of business, rather than the party-planning people in marketing departments."