A number of innovative new support services and education offerings, plus a rise in new hosted buyer groups and exhibitors will be some of the hallmarks of the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, opening May 20th at Messe Frankfurt.
ICCA’s unique training program, the Forum for Young Professionals, has expanded its stellar line-up of senior industry speakers.
In conjunction with AIME 2014, ICCA will once again be running its popular Forum for Young Professional from Feb 16-17 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The winner was announced at the closing session of the 52nd ICCA Congress, taking place 2-6 November in Shanghai, China-P.R.. Gdansk Convention Bureau was awarded for its Christmas CSR Campaign held during EIBTM 2012.
Last week, the finalists of the ICCA Best Marketing Award 2013 were announced and among the finalists of this year’s competition is the MINDblowing Meetings campaign of VisitDenmark.
Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau is one of five finalists nominated for the Best PR Award given by ICCA at the 52nd ICCA Congress in Shanghai this week.
Last week, finalists of the ICCA Best Marketing Award were announced. Among the finalists of this year’s competition is Gdansk Convention Bureau / Gdansk Tourist Organization. Gdansk Convention Bureau/Gdansk Tourist Organizasation was nominated for its CSR project – Gdansk Christmas Baubles held during EIBTM 2012 in Barcelona. The other finalists are : – Melbourne Convention Bureau [...]
ICCA Forum for Young Professionals extends capacity to accommodate 35 Young Professionals
4 September 2013 Another generally positive performance by association meetings in 2013 has created the foundations for significantly stronger future growth,
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Frankfurt, 20 May 2013 After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA meeting held alongside IMEX,
With the release of the 2012 Top 20 Rankings for cities and countries, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market.
Berlin has moved into the top three international conference destinations, as shown by the latest statistics from the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).
Germany has once again been confirmed as a top conference and meeting destination. For the ninth consecutive year, the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) has ranked Germany as the leading European conference location for international associations. At the same time, Germany has also maintained its outstanding second place globally, behind only the USA.
Figures released Monday 13th May, by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have revealed that Edinburgh has once again strengthened its position as one of the world’s most successful conference destinations.
With a total of 137 international congresses held in 2012, Copenhagen has consolidated its position as one of the world’s most appealing congress cities. And that success looks set to continue: the city has never had so many congresses on its order books.
New figures published today by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) shows that London has continued its ascent of world rankings as a major centre for business tourism.
Following an extensive consultation and development process, in the second half of April 2013 ICCA has launched an Association Portal, specifically designed for association executives to assist them in organising quality meetings. Qualifying association executives can register on http://associations.iccaworld.com to access a password-protected section in the ICCA website, which draws together ICCA’s unique data and [...]
ICCA to host seminar on international association meetings market in Latin America at first edition of WTM
ICCA has announced that it is set to host a special seminar entitled “The growth of the Latin American Congress & Convention Sector in the World Scenario” during the first edition of World Travel Market Latin America, taking place 23-25 April 2013 in Brazil.
Between 15th and 17th of April 2013 the CEO of Gdansk Tourist Organization / Gdańsk Convention Bureau Anna Gorska, also serving as Chair of the ICCA Central European Chapter, was in St. Petersburg for the site visit, checking the state of preparation of the city to host the prestigious summer meeting of the chapter.
Opening of new ICCA Middle East Regional Office recognises development of the international association meetings industry in the Middle East region.
Aarhus is playing host to the annual ICCA Scandinavia Conference 2013 on 4-5th March 2013. On the agenda will be the future development and possibilities of the recently launched Scandinavian Sustainability Index, The Digital Conference, and other ‘hot potatoes’ within the Meetings Industry.
High-profile professionals of the meeting industry gathered in Thessaloniki, Greece on 31 January – 2 February 2013 to participate in the ICCA Joint 4-Chapter Summit 2013. The summit was jointly organized by four ICCA Chapters – Mediterranean, UK/Ireland, Central European and Middle East, aiming to deliver inter-chapter education and create business synergies opportunities among its [...]
4th February, Kuala Lumpur: Once again, 28 young professionals will join their peers from across the world on 24 – 25 February 2013 at the annual Forum for Young Professionals (FYP), held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) show.
For the third consecutive year, an ARTION executive officer was selected, among hundreds of other candidates from all over the world, to attend the Forum for Young Professionals organized every year by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as part of the EIBTM exhibition in Barcelona. This year the exhibition will take place on [...]
Meet Taiwan’s “Shake to Share” campaign is a technology-enabled programme which combines the spirit of ancient culture and modern technology to effectively turn delegates into destination promoters. Meet Taiwan’s “Shake to Share” meetings app allows users to share their photos through social media channels by shaking their smartphone. The winner was announced during the closing session at the [...]
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to ICCA and the international meetings industry Mrs. Anne Wallin Rødven, Convention Director at VisitOslo – the Oslo Convention and Visitors Bureau, received the Moises Shuster Award at last night’s Gala Dinner during the 51st ICCA Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Moises Shuster Award is the association’s [...]
The ACC Liverpool director of sales, who has been a board member of the UK & Ireland Chapter for four years, officially took up the chair position yesterday (SUN) at a gathering of the UK & Ireland Chapter meeting at the ICCA Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. MacPhie replaces James Rees who has moved [...]
ARTION Conferences & Events is among the top four finalists for the Best Marketing Campaign Award given by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA Best Marketing Award). The company’s marketing campaign presents the successful bid to organise the 37th World Association of Chefs Societies Congress in Athens in 2016, amidst the Greek economic crisis and [...]
Solidarity, sea, amber and gothic castles – for this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award edition Gdansk Convention Bureau presented the campaign based on ’4 business tourism products’. GCB application did not classified for the close final, but working on presentation was a chance for GCB to summarise certain stage of activities and determine goals for [...]
Registrations Increase by Over 20 Percent SAN JUAN, August 28, 2012 – In just two months’ time, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will host its annual congress in Puerto Rico. One of the most prominent organizations in the world of international meetings, the delegation is largely comprised of the main specialists in organizing, transporting [...]
Enhances participants’ understanding of the international association market (Macao, August 24, 2012) – The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) hosted an educational workshop for the first time in Macao in collaboration with Sands® Cotai Macao, one of Asia’s top meetings destinations, from July 16 to 17, 2012 at Conrad Macao, Cotai Central. The two-day event attracted nearly 50 participants from [...]
ICCA Forum for Young Professionals set to take place as part of EIBTM EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) has partnered with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) once again to deliver The Forum for Young Professionals (FYP), which will take place from 24th – 27th November in Barcelona. The ICCA Forum for Young Professionals is an initiative [...]
International Association Meetings Market Remains Resilient and Positive Despite Tougher Financial Pressures
The results from the latest survey jointly carried out by ICCA and the IMEX Group into how major international association meetings are faring, continue to paint a positive picture for this most resilient sector in the meetings industry, despite tougher financial pressures. 84 international association hosted buyers who attended the recent 10th IMEX in Frankfurt [...]
Consistent growth in ICCA’s global membership and the concurrent expansion of the international association congress market are the twin foundations that have enabled ICCA’s Board of Directors to announce the opening of two new regional offices on 1 September this year. Ms. Chris Prieto, CMP, will become the South African based Regional Director covering the [...]