“We don’t believe in ‘business as usual’ – and are always seeking engaging and effective ways to further our industry,” explains Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.
The ‘human touch’ emerged as an invaluable element when dealing with industry disruptors at the annual ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter Debate which took place last week at Manchester Central.
8th December 2016, Prague – The Czech capital will welcome meetings professionals including top planners from all over the world for the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which will take place between 12 and 15 November 2017.
Another eclectic mix of projects and campaigns will compete live on stage on 15 November during a plenary session of the ICCA Congress in Kuching, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, for this year’s prestigious Best Marketing Award.
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter today announces the launch of a lunch seminar at this year’s Meetings Show, which will look at healthy meetings and food trends of the future.
Dubai brings global insights to the region through first-ever ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum
ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum established to increase knowledge sharing and address future growth potential for the business events industry in the region
17 May 2016 ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014.
Copenhagen is on a roll as a international convention city! 2016 will be the busiest year the city ever saw in terms of delegates, and according to ICCA’s brand new 2015 Statistics Report, Copenhagen is again to be found in the global top-10.
12 April 2016 ICCA members attending IMEX have the unique chance to make their own personal footprint in saving an endangered species by “adopting a Borneo Orang-Utan” at IMEX Frankfurt from 19th to 21st April 2016.
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter (ICCA UK&I) today announces Lesley Williams, Head of Business Tourism at Convention Edinburgh, will take up the post of Chairperson for the association, the handover will take place at IMEX in Frankfurt (19-21 April) during the Chapter meeting.
17th March, 2016, Prague – Prague Convention Bureau organized already fifth international educational seminar, this time with the title “Heading to the Top in MICE Digital Era”. More than 100 participants met on 16th March at Corinthia Hotel Prague to discuss current digital trends in MICE segment.
29 February 2016 ICCA’s Board of Directors chose Stavanger, Norway out of three shortlisted bids at Meetings Africa last week.
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter today announces that its second Annual Debate will focus on ‘Increasing Sales Through Risk’. The two-day event will take place February 11-12th 2016 at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds and includes an evening reception and dinner.
“Meeting Escrow uses ICCA to highlight vital importance of client deposit protection for International Association Meetings”
Canada-based Meeting Escrow has joined ICCA, the globally-recognised leading organisation in the International Association Meetings sector, to ensure that its unique meetings deposit protection product is not restricted to the corporate meetings market, but becomes widely adopted throughout the association world. ICCA membership and access to its database and communication channels will enable Meeting Escrow […]
ICCA Australia Committee and ICCA Asia Pacific Regional Office are pleased to present the International Meetings Foundation Seminar (IMFS) taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), from 21 -22 February 2016, prior to the Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne.
ICCA aims to increase the value of association meetings and get even closer to international associations
ICCA’s new five-year strategic plan, launched at the General Assembly before the ICCA 2015 Congress in Buenos Aires, focusses on improving the success and value of association meetings and on increasing the effectiveness of ICCA’s relationship with association executives and meeting planners.
ICCA’s Best PR Award 2015: What PR can destinations use to truly stand out from the global competition
Competition for winning international congresses is back-breaking. What PR can destinations use to truly stand out from the global competition – that is the topic of ICCA’s Best PR Award 2015 which will be presented at the annual congress in Buenos Aires (1-4 November 2015).
ICCA once again offers important improvements to its Big Data Search tool to its members. The upgraded edition, which was just launched, offers ICCA members –the leading international meeting suppliers- 25,000 high-potential association meeting ambassadors –10,000 more than before. These local association representatives are likely to be interested in bidding for an international association meeting.
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter has chosen the Royal College of Nursing at 20 Cavendish Square, London to host its latest educational workshop and networking event.
ICCA releases most popular cities and countries for association meetings by participant numbers – Paris and Barcelona top the city charts
For the first time ICCA publishes country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants in 2014, as part of its public abstract of the ICCA statistics report, aimed at international associations. Like in the city ranking by number of meetings, Paris is ranked first, with an estimated total of 130,516 participants visiting 214 […]
ICCA has joined the pioneering ranks of international associations aiming to establish a stronger presence in the Middle East after today receiving the formal approval to register and establish an official presence in the Dubai Association Centre.
The ICCA, the international organization that is a reference for the market, has just declared Paris the “world’s number one city for hosting international congresses”. A distinction that testifies once again to the appeal of Paris and the quality of its expertise in hosting major events.
11 May 2015 ICCA’s eagerly awaited annual statistics on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted by countries and cities show few major shocks.
In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, ICCA will deliver an education program – “ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar”
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK and Ireland Chapter today announces that current Chair, Kerrin MacPhie and Deputy Chair Lesley Williams, have been re-elected to the Board.
Ulrike von Arnold, Deputy Director of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB), has been appointed 2nd Vice President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) with immediate effect.
Emirate wins bid to host global meeting industry’s most prestigious event
Brighton has been selected to host the first Annual Debate of the ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter. The two-day event, which will take place March 24th-25th 2015, includes an evening reception and dinner and was secured by Brighton following a competitive RFP.
The winner was announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey. Monaco Convention Bureau was awarded for their campaign aimed at overcoming negative stereotypes by twisting clichés around to reposition their brand.
Just five months after introducing its first-ever Big Data tool for members’ research needs, ICCA announced the launch of Edition 2 at the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey.
Antalya, 4 November 2014 At the ICCA (International Conference & Convention Association) Congress in Antalya, Turkey, two of the World PCO Alliance members were elected to the Board of Directors:
In a time when many international meetings are struggling to convince their delegates that it is safe to travel despite the geopolitical unrest in the world, ICCA members have shown their loyalty and resilience by registering in large numbers for the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey.
Leith’s, a brand of Levy Restaurants UK, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sports, leisure and hospitality sector, has become a major sponsor of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK & Ireland Chapter.
With only 3 more weeks to go, the 2014 ICCA Congress passed 800 registrations. The 53rd ICCA Congress is taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey. Leading international meetings industry suppliers from 71 coutries have registered for the upcoming ICCA Congress, which already is an all-time record, further demonstrating ICCA’s position as the meetings industry’s […]
This years International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) Central European Chapter Summer Meeting will be held in Belgrade (Serbia, August 27th-29th). Gdansk Convention Bureau, as ICCA member encourages meetings industry professionals to participate in the meeting. The registration is still open.
At the ICCA Hybrid Workshop on the Future for Association Outsourcing, held on 4th July during ICCA’s annual Research,