IAVM Mission Statement
To educate, advocate for, and inspire public
assembly venue professionals, worldwide.
IAVM Vision Statement
Association of Venue Managers, having significant
influence in a global industry, is the acknowledged
organization providing superlative leadership, cutting-edge
innovation, advanced education, supportive advocacy,
opportunities for networking and connection to other venue
professionals around the world. Committed to international
membership growth and development, the IAVM is the
preeminent source for all public assembly related research,
information, services, and life-safety issues worldwide.
IAVM provides unprecedented member value and is endowed with
unlimited opportunities to partner and embrace industry
IAVM Position on Diversity
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) values
and seeks a diverse membership and seeks to foster an
industry that is filled with a workforce of inclusion and
success for all members. Additionally, we recognize that
diversity in the workplace influence innovation and enhance
the opportunity for members and their organizations to be
successful in this industry. Moreover, the IAVM is committed
to providing educational opportunities for members to
enhance their ability to provide their services to their
clients and consumers in a manner that is inclusive and
reflective of a global community.
IAVM Code of Ethics
objectives are to promote and develop the use of public
assembly venues along definite lines of entertainment
and public advancement; to use every effort to acquaint and
circulate information of interest and value to the public
and managers pertaining to the successful use of such
buildings; to cultivate acquaintances among the managers of
public assembly venues; to increase their ability in
promoting more frequent use of such buildings by the public;
and to standardize practices and ethics of management and
relationship to the public.
To further the objectives of the International Association
of Venue Managers, the Association believes that certain
ethical principles should govern the conduct of every
professional manager in the Association.
The manager should: Strive for continued improvement in the
proficiency and usefulness of service; maintain the highest
ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal
relationships; emphasize friendly and courteous service to
the public and recognize that the function of the building
is at all times to serve the best interest of the public;
exercise fair and impartial judgment in all Association and
professional business dealings; maintain the principle of
fairness to all; have a firm belief in the dignity and worth
of service rendered by the building and have a constructive,
creative, and practical attitude; and refrain from any
activity that may be in conflict with the interest of the
||IAVM Value Statements
• Integrity – “In all we do” … we are committed to ethical standards and
honesty in everything that we do as a professional
• Service–to serve and assist one another and to encourage all
IAVM members and international partners to be actively
involved in their Association.
• Safety – our number one value! We are committed to provide
innovative safety and security guidelines and training so as
to assist venues and their management teams in managing with
the priority of protecting all aspects related to
life-safety and physical assets.
• Education – provide cutting-edge educational programs of the highest
caliber that are inclusive, appropriate, challenging, and
• Advocacy – encourage measured and suitable support for issues that
affect public assembly facility managers.
First – we are committed to provide resources and
encourage IAVM staff team members to become the industry
experts in their areas of responsibility by providing
thorough training and guidance opportunities.
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