7 key LGBT markets likely to add at least $4billion additional tourism income to US economy during next three years The US Supreme Court Decision to legalise gay marriage is set to see the American economy benefit from an influx of 1.3 million LGBT tourists spending USD$4.25 billion over the next three years, reveals analysis […]
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,
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.
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.
ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter today announces a number of new members to the fold as it promotes broader engagement of the association.
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,
The Iberian Chapter of ICCA (International Congress and Conventions Association),
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.