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Presidential Message: Circles of trust: finding the true value of ICCA

When I close my eyes and think of ICCA, it’s the faces of these individuals – now my friends - that come to my mind. Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month September 2014

Congratulations to Dominique Ventura, of Cape Town International Convention Centre, on becoming September 2014’s Researcher of the Month! Full Story

Introducing new ICCA staff: Alina Pascal

We are very glad to introduce the newest addition to the ICCA family! Full Story

BTC 2014: Even more new exhibitors

New exhibitors continue to sign up and rise in numbers for BTC, Italy’s events exhibition, which is due to take place at Fortezza da Basso, Florence on 11-12 November. Full Story

Security situation in Antalya
At present the travel situation for tourists and business visitors to Istanbul and destinations on the South West coast of Turkey, including Antalya, has not been directly affected in any negative way. Full Story

53rd ICCA Congress: Silent Auction

The annual ICCA Silent Auction will once again take place during the 2014 ICCA Congress. Wonderful prizes have been donated from generous companies all over the world, and will be on display at the ICCA Silent Auction stand during the Congress. Full Story

A letter containing all information on the elections along with an absentee ballot has been posted to all members. Full Story

2014 ICCA Best PR Award Finalists

We are glad to announce the 4 finalists of the 2014 ICCA Best PR Award! Full Story

IMEX America: another tremendously successful show

ICCA enjoyed another tremendously successful IMEX America in Las Vegas, which is now almost as large as its sister show in Frankfurt after just four years... Full Story

Presidential message: If you haven’t already booked up to come to Antalya, don’t delay!

Over 630 colleagues have signed up already! Full Story

In Memoriam: Harry Baum

Our international association meetings business is only really just over half a century old, and it was pioneers like Harry who shaped it, along with eminent scientists, experimental physicians, and post-war peace activists all playing their part. Full Story

Presidential Message: Passing of a Legend

This month I encourage all ICCA members to read the articles, stories, anecdotes and minuted extracts from past General Assemblies about Honorary Member Harry Baum, MBE, who has just sadly passed away. Full Story

Welcome, New Members of September 2014!
ICCA welcomes ten new members and three re-instatements this month! Get to know our new ICCA members better by reading up on their profiles or visiting their websites. Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month August 2014

Congratulations to Edward Wortman, of Amsterdam Marketing, on becoming August 2014’s Researcher of the Month! Making extensive use of ICCA’s red button indeed never goes unnoticed! Full Story

World Trade Center Barcelona to host FYP 2014

23 ICCA members and 12 association clients from all corners of the world have been selected to join us in Barcelona for the Forum for Young Professionals. Full Story

The international association meetings market 2004-2013

Up until last year, ICCA published updated but static PDF versions of a 10-year Statistics Reports every year. Now, all ICCA members can create their own statistics reports and... Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month July 2014

We would like to congratulate Joanna Niec of The Convention Centre Dublin on becoming July 2014's Researcher of the Month! Full Story

Welcome, New Members of August 2014!
ICCA welcomes 6 new members and 2 re-instated members this month! Get to know our new ICCA members better by reading up on their profiles or visiting their websites. Full Story

Best Marketing Award 2014 – deadline approaching!
The deadline to send in your entry for the BMA is on Friday, 19 September. Full Story

BTC - Italy's Events Exhibition

BTC is the marketplace where event, meeting, conference and incentive travel organisers meet a wide range of industry suppliers. Full Story

The Value of ICCA
The Value of ICCA

To inspire you to make the most of your ICCA membership and the ICCA member network, we are recording and sharing personal stories which illustrate the different ways in which members are generating value out of ICCA. Full Story

In accordance with the ICCA By-laws I am calling for candidates to stand for election/re-election for the following vacancies on the ICCA Board of Directors. Full Story

Big Data Search a Big Hit with ICCA members!

In the first two and a half months since our new Big Data Search tool was launched, members have been using it at an incredible rate. Full Story

Introducing new ICCA staff: Rebecca Wilson

Introducing new ICCA staff: Rebecca Wilson Full Story

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

With a month to go, the 2014 ICCA Congress passed 800 registrations. The 53rd ICCA Congress is taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey. Full Story

53rd ICCA Congress: Antalya, Turkey 1–5 November 2014: Preview
Top quality educational content for senior executives!
The education programme is custom-designed every year to meet the interest of ICCA’s global mix of senior level delegates with lots of choice within every timeslot of the programme. Full Story

ICCA Statistics Report 2013 -Public abstract
ICCA Statistics Report 2013 - Public abstract

This public abstract of the ICCA Statistics Report The International Association Meetings Market 2013 gives comprehensive rankings for all countries and cities and provides links to useful resources. Full Story

ICCA 50-year statistics: International association meetings market shows exponential growth

The number of regularly-occurring, internationally-rotating association meetings is increasing by 100 per cent every 10 years, and has been consistently doing so for the last half century, with no signs of a slowdown. Full Story

ICCA Member Press Releases
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre's Successful Quest
With them are Deputy General Manager, Simon Lomas (4th from right) and some of the Centre’s team members.

40 F&B students gained valuable hands-on experience; and for some, a medal or two, when they participated in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s inaugural TAP Talent Quest 2014. Full Story

Kuala Lumpur Wins Bid To Host Hemophilia Congress In 2020
The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress in 2020 will be the stage for global haemophilia organisations and clinicians to advocate for improved medical treatment for haemophiliacs around the world. Full Story

Kuala Lumpur Wins Bid To Host Worldchefs Congress In 2018
The 2018 Worldchefs Congress will see culinary heavyweights from all over the world gathered to discuss the latest developments in the field and compete in the Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge. Full Story

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Joins Canon's Cartridge Recycling Programme

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has signed up for Canon's Cartridge Recycling Programme to safely dispose of used Canon ink and toner cartridges for recycling. Full Story

Izmir CVB Launches "Meetin Izmir" Social Marketing Campaign
Izmir CVB has launched the "Meetin Izmir": The M.I.C.E. 2.0 Social Marketing Campaign at www.MeetinIzmir.net Full Story

Cityscape Exhibition And Conference To Shake Up Malaysian Property Scene In 2015
Cityscape Malaysia, the newest event from the world-renowned Cityscape portfolio of events, will be the largest real estate investment and development event ever held in the country. Full Story

#BeeSustain is a finalist for the prestigious ICCA Best Marketing Award 2014

The #BeeSustain initiative, launched by Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau to encourage sustainable actions in the meetings industry, has just been announced as one of three finalists for the ICCA Best Marketing Award 2014. Full Story


GainingEdge’s China team member, Alicia Yao Hong, General Manager of IME Consulting Co., Ltd, Beijing, has been elected to SITE’s – Society of Incentive Travel Excellence – International Board. Full Story

Padua Congress Centre has won the INTERPORE 2015 conference
A view of Padua downtown

500 delegates from five continents are expected to attend the event for 4 days of business, 2000 hotel stays in the town and estimated revenues of 600,000 Euros. Full Story

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Upgrades Its Website

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has upgraded its website, www.klccconventioncentre.com with new features to enhance the user experience and connectivity for its global clientele. Full Story

Scottish Event Award Winners

Professional Conference Organiser Meeting Makers Ltd celebrated last week at the Scottish Event Awards by winning the prize for Best Conference 2014. Full Story

ICCA acknowledges Wonderful Copenhagen CVB as one of the best in the world

For the 2nd consecutive year, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB is a finalist for ICCA Best PR Award. The finalists have been handpicked among ICCA’s 1,000+ members in 94 countries by leading media representatives from the international meetings industry. Full Story

IT&CM Events’ Association Day Comes To Singapore
IT&CM Events’ educational programme on Association Management for Association professionals and executives will launch in Singapore on 2 December 2014. Full Story

Strategic partnership launched to boost convention business in India and the Netherlands

Two ICCA member, the Global Industry Development Network (GIDN) and CIM Global have joined forces to increase the numbers of conferences coming into India and the Netherlands Full Story

GIDN cuts working day by one hour to increase productivity

The Global Industry Development Network has cut working hours each day by one hour in order to provide staff with more time to focus on wellness, health and fitness. Full Story

Meet in Reykjavík in European convention bureau alliance
Europe set to strengthen success in MICE market as European national convention bureaux form strategic alliance Full Story

MCI Sustainability Director Guy Bigwood wins #BeeSustain initiative of September

The #BeeSustain initiative encourages meetings industry professionals to share sustainable actions. Each month, Copenhagen CVB rewards an organization or an individual for sharing best sustainable practices – September’s winner is Guy Bigwood! Full Story

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