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Welcome, New Members November 2014!
ICCA welcomes 7 new members this month! Get to know our new ICCA members better by reading up on their profiles or visiting their websites. Full Story

Presidential Message: A Message to ICCA members

Once again I send sincere congratulations and thanks to the Turkish Local Host Committee and ICCA Members for a most memorable 53rd ICCA Congress in Antalya! Full Story

A big thank you to all Mentors to First Time Attendees at the ICCA Congress 2014 in Antalya, Turkey!
What a fantastic buzz it was during the First Timers session on Saturday 1 November 2014, which was attended by over 300 first timers! Full Story

ICCA congratulates the newly elected Board of Directors, Chapter and Sector Chair Persons
New ICCA Board of Directors Full Story

ICCA Membership Fee Invoices 2015
Early January 2015 we will start producing your membership fee invoice 2015 Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month October 2014

ICCA Congratulates Lisa Wästberg on becoming October 2014's Researcher of the Month! Full Story

The 7th Conventa opens up to emerging destinations from New Europe

After six years of growth and raising awareness about SEE and CE among meeting planners, Conventa is proud to open the exhibitor area and invite emerging destinations of New Europe to join the Conventa meetings industry playground. Full Story

Convene 2015: showcasing many opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region.

Preparations for CONVENE, the meetings industry exhibition that showcases the opportunities on offer in the Baltic Sea Region, are now underway for its third edition on 11-12 February 2015. Full Story

Thanks to our Silent Auction donors and bidders for our record breaking year!
A deep and heartfelt thank you to all donors and bidders during this year’s Silent Auction in Antalya. 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

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

ICCA BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS
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

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

The 7th Conventa opens up to emerging destinations from New Europe

After six years of growth and raising awareness about SEE and CE among meeting planners, Conventa is proud to open the exhibitor area and invite emerging destinations of New Europe to join the Conventa meetings industry playground. Full Story

ICCA Press Releases
Monaco Convention Bureau wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

Monaco Convention Bureau was awarded for their campaign aimed at overcoming negative stereotypes by twisting clichés around to reposition their brand. Full Story

Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau tells its story best

Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau was announced as a winner of the 2014 ICCA Best PR Award at the ICCA Congress by James Latham of International Meetings Review and ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius. Full Story

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 Full Story

ICCA’s 2014 Moises Shuster Award presented to Greg Ortale
Greg Ortale announced by President Nina Freysen-Pretorius as winner of ICCA’s most prestigious award at the Closing Ceremony of the 53rd ICCA Congress in Antalya, Turkey... Full Story

ICCA launches second edition of Big Data Search tool

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. Full Story

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 General Assembly of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey Full Story

ICCA Members show loyalty despite geopolitical challenges
ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone

In a time when many international meetings are struggling to convince their delegates that it is safe to travel, ICCA members have shown their loyalty and resilience by registering in large numbers for the 53rd ICCA Congress. Full Story

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
ICCA 50

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
Best MICE Experience in Malaysia!

Malaysia's Expatriate Community Awards Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Inaugural 'Best MICE Experience' Accolade at Best of Malaysia Awards 2014 Full Story

City of Buenos Aires to open new Convention Center
The new Buenos Aires Convention Center will have capacity for over 5,000 people and will be underground. The construction will include solar panels and a subway station. The Center will be ready for the international Icca Congress 2015. Full Story

The Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento hosts the 9th European Best Event Awards
The EUBEA was created nine years ago, the initiative that recognizes the excellence in events and live communication across Europe and for the first time has been celebrated abroad Italy and has chosen Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel as the venue Full Story

The Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento hosts the 9th European Best Event Awards
The EuBEA was created nine years ago, the iniciative that recognizes the excellence in events and live communication across Europe and for the first time has been celebrated abroad Italy and has choosen the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel. Full Story

Buenos Aires City will host the 54° ICCA Congress in 2015!

Last week the Buenos Aires City Tourism Office, the CVB and local ICCA members, took part in the 53rd ICCA Congress in Antalya, Turkey.
The delegation closed the event with a presentation of the City of Buenos Aires that will host the 2015 edition. Full Story

Wonderful Copenhagen CVB’s PR Efforts crowned the best in the world

Crowned the winner of the 2014 ICCA Best PR Award, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB gets to take home the title and the honor in front of German Convention Bureau, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau. Full Story

Francesca Manzani from AIM Group International Re-Elected to the Board of Directors of ICCA
Francesca Manzani, AIM Group International

Francesca Manzani, Business Manager and Head of Florence Office at AIM Group International has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of ICCA for a third, and last, two-year mandate. Full Story

Malaysia Wins Bid to Host the 9TH World Urban Forum 2018
Malaysia is the second Asian country (after China 2008) to host the WUP, this will be the first forum to be held after the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process and the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development-Habitat III Full Story

MyCEB Confident That China Roadshow Will Again Draw In Chinese Incentive Travelers.
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is heading to China once again to stake its claim as a major player in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world today; the business events sector. Full Story

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