KEITH BATTAGLIA , director of sales & marketing for Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, a Benchmark Hospitality International property, has been appointed to the Marketing Committee for the prestigious global organization, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). 

IACC is the premier professional conference center organization globally.   The association, which is based in St. Louis, Missouri, has active members in locations throughout Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and North America. Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading hospitality management company specializing in the operation of award-winning conference centers, hotels, resorts and condominium resorts domestically and internationally, is a Founding member of IACC.

Keith Battaglia brings vast professional experience within conference center marketing to his new role with IACC.  He has been involved with the meetings niche of the hospitality industry for the past 7 ½ years and has served in sales & marketing leadership positions for several Benchmark Hospitality properties.  These include The Northland Inn near Minneapolis; The Chattanoogan of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and the World Trade Institute Conference Center (now Downtown Conference Center), which was originally located at One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. 

Battaglia was also part of the opening team for the AT&T Learning Center, a Benchmark Hospitality property later re-branded as North Maple Inn, located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  Additionally, he served on the opening team for the JP Morgan Conference & Training Facility, located at 23 Wall Street in Manhattan, the site of JP Morgan’s original headquarters. 

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers, hotels and condominium resorts both domestically and internationally.  . 

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, France, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Japan.


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