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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter launches healthy meetings lunch seminar

| May 27, 2016
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter launches healthy meetings lunch seminar

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.

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Dubai brings global insights to the region through first-ever ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum

| May 25, 2016
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

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ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

| May 17, 2016
ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin new number 1 city

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.

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Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

| May 17, 2016
Copenhagen reclaims position in top 10-list of World’s Most Popular Convention Cities

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.

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International meetings community supports endangered orangutans in ICCA Congress destination

| April 12, 2016
International meetings community supports endangered orangutans in ICCA Congress destination

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.

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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter announces new Chairperson

| March 23, 2016
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter announces new Chairperson

  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.

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Prague Convention Seminar introduced digital trends in MICE segment

| March 18, 2016
Prague Convention Seminar introduced digital trends in MICE segment

 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.

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ICCA launches new meeting for suppliers and associations in Stavanger

| February 29, 2016
ICCA launches new meeting for suppliers and associations in Stavanger

29 February 2016 ICCA’s Board of Directors chose Stavanger, Norway out of three shortlisted bids at Meetings Africa last week. 

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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter announces programme for second annual debate in Leeds

| January 18, 2016
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter announces programme for second annual debate in Leeds

  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.

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“Meeting Escrow uses ICCA to highlight vital importance of client deposit protection for International Association Meetings”

| December 11, 2015

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 […]

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ICCA Australia Launched the 2016 Programme for International Meetings Foundation Seminar

| November 23, 2015

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. 

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ICCA aims to increase the value of association meetings and get even closer to international associations

| November 2, 2015
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.

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ICCA’s Best PR Award 2015: What PR can destinations use to truly stand out from the global competition

| October 19, 2015
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).

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ICCA announces Best PR Award 2015 shortlist

| October 12, 2015
ICCA announces Best PR Award 2015 shortlist

ICCA announced the shortlist for this year’s ICCA Best PR Award, who will share their PR campaigns as examples of good practice at the 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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ICCA identifies 25,000 potential association meeting ambassadors using Big Data

| September 21, 2015
ICCA identifies 25,000 potential association meeting ambassadors using Big Data

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.

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter launches day of data and dancing

| September 11, 2015
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter launches day of data and dancing

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.

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ICCA releases most popular cities and countries for association meetings by participant numbers – Paris and Barcelona top the city charts

| June 15, 2015
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 […]

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ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

| May 19, 2015
ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

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.

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Paris earns the distinction “world’s number one destination for international congresses”

| May 13, 2015

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.

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ICCA 2014 statistics released: Paris remains number one city, USA top country

| May 11, 2015
ICCA 2014 statistics released: Paris remains number one city, USA top country

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. 

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ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

| January 23, 2015
ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, ICCA will deliver an education program – “ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar”

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ICCA Congress Propelled on Social Media

| December 19, 2014
ICCA Congress Propelled on Social Media

While on average 10-20% of delegates at a conference or tradeshow are active on Twitter, almost 60% of ICCA Congress delegates were active on Twitter before, during or after the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November 2014 in Antalya, Turkey. 70% of the delegates using Twitter said it helped them to increase the value of […]

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter re-elects Chair and Deputy Chair

| December 4, 2014
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter re-elects Chair and Deputy Chair

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.

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Vienna Convention Bureau returns to ICCA Board of Directors

| November 20, 2014

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.

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Dubai’s hosting of 2018 ICCA Congress to boost business events industry across the Middle East

| November 19, 2014
Dubai’s hosting of 2018 ICCA Congress to boost business events industry across the Middle East

Emirate wins bid to host global meeting industry’s most prestigious event

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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter chooses Brighton for annual debate 2015

| November 15, 2014
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter chooses Brighton for annual debate 2015

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.

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ICCA announces 2018 Congress destination

| November 6, 2014
ICCA announces 2018 Congress destination

At the Closing Session of the 53rd ICCA Congress, held in Antalya, Turkey, ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius announced that the ICCA Board of Directors had selected Dubai as the host destination for 2018, saying:

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Monaco Convention Bureau wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

| November 6, 2014
Monaco Convention Bureau wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

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.

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ICCA launches second edition of Big Data Search tool

| November 4, 2014

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.

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The World PCO Alliance Members at the Forefront of the Congress Industry

| November 4, 2014
The World PCO Alliance Members at the Forefront of the Congress Industry

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:

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ICCA elects first African president

| November 3, 2014
ICCA elects first African president

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, Founder and CEO of The Conference Company, South Africa, has been elected as new ICCA President at the Genral Assembly of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey

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ICCA Members show loyalty despite geopolitical challenges

| November 3, 2014
ICCA Members show loyalty despite geopolitical challenges

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.

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Leith’s announces sponsorship deal with ICCA UK & Ireland

| October 31, 2014

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.

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2014 ICCA Congress most global ever. Attracts record participants for Business Exchange

| October 11, 2014
2014 ICCA Congress most global ever. Attracts record participants for Business Exchange

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 […]

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Next ICCA CEC Summer Meeting is coming up

| July 31, 2014
Next ICCA CEC Summer Meeting is coming up

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.

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International association outsourcing driven by desire for higher quality, not cheaper deals

| July 11, 2014
International association outsourcing driven by desire for higher quality, not cheaper deals

At the ICCA Hybrid Workshop on the Future for Association Outsourcing, held on 4th July during ICCA’s annual Research,

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ICCA goes Hybrid with workshop Outsourcing for Associations

| June 24, 2014

On Friday, 4 July, ICCA will hold a two-hour hybrid workshop about what associations REALLY think about the risks and rewards of outsourcing and what the marketing implications are for suppliers.

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ICCA and MCI Win UNWTO’s Most Innovative Project Award For ICCA Scandinavian Sustainability Index

| June 24, 2014
ICCA and MCI Win UNWTO’s Most Innovative Project Award For ICCA Scandinavian Sustainability Index

The ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index, an effective tool developed by ICCA and MCI to measure and drive progress on the industry-transforming Sustainable Scandinavian Meetings Region collaboration, has received the ‘Most Innovative Project Award’ at the 2nd United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) Knowledge Network Global Forum.

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter sets sights on membership growth

| June 10, 2014
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter sets sights on membership growth

ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter today announces a number of new members to the fold as it promotes broader engagement of the association.

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FIEXPO earns “ICCA supported trade show” status

| June 5, 2014
FIEXPO earns “ICCA supported trade show” status

FIEXPO Latin America was announced as an “ICCA supported trade show” by ICCA CEO Martin Sirk and ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone at the last day of the show.

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