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Presidential Message: Opportunity and Freedom partnered with Responsibility and Accountability

The era that we as ICCA are entering at the moment has many opportunities, loads of challenges and a responsibility to account for the decisions and direction we collectively decide to take. Full Story

New ICCA Members: April 2015
ICCA welcomes 5 new members and 1 re-instated member 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 March 2015

Red may be the new Green when it comes to ICCA Data, and that means the more it is pressed and used, the bigger the chance is that a researcher gets into becoming a Researcher of the Month! Full Story

Navigating the muddy waters of pharma compliance at meetings
Every year in March, the International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association (IPCAA) organises its two day conference for the purpose of enhancing the dialogue between all the major players in medical meetings. Full Story

Lessons from past ICCA Congresses: Improve performance, motivate staff, unlock hidden resources within your organisation!

Sometimes it is the most experimental and offbeat Congress education sessions that come up with some of the most valuable business lessons. Full Story

Presidential message

My original intention when I became ICCA President was to manage my time travelling in order to ensure to have some work life balance Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month February 2015

Red may be the new Green when it comes to ICCA Data, and that means the more it is pressed and used, the bigger the chance is that a researcher gets into becoming a Researcher of the Month! Full Story

In Memoriam: Shin Asai

Mr. Shin Asai, Honorary Chairman of MPI Japan Chapter passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Hisano, and their children. Full Story

New ICCA Members: March 2015
ICCA welcomes 5 new members this month! Get to know our new ICCA members better by reading up on their profiles or visiting their websites. Full Story

Personal request from ICCA CEO Martin Sirk

One of the main challenges of our industry is to communicate the true value of international association meetings, beyond the standard tourism benefits like hotel and travel expenditure. Full Story

Start preparing your PR activities around the new ICCA rankings

To allow members to prepare the release of their new position in the ICCA ranking by number of meetings organised in 2014, we release the new 2014 figures to members 2 days before we send out an ICCA press release. 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

Shock and sadness at plane crash involving Argentinian ICCA colleagues
We send our deepest condolences, and express our shock and sadness at the tragic deaths of executives and Board members from La Rural... Full Story

ICCA Press Releases
Congratulations to the ICCA companies and individuals who were honoured at last night's IMEX Gala

A great night of celebration for our ICCA friends and colleagues! Full Story

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. Full Story

ICCA provides suppliers simpler, smarter and faster access to international association meetings business

The ICCA Association Database enables ICCA members - the main suppliers in the international meetings industry - to find potential association meetings business.... Full Story

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

ICCA’s eagerly awaited annual statistics on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted by countries and cities show few major shocks. Full Story

Middle East meeting suppliers increase their bidding skills

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition center (ADNEC) hosted the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Middle East Chapter Workshop on bidding for international association meetings on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2015... Full Story

ICCA and Leeds Beckett University announce innovative new approach to measuring innovation in the meetings industry

ICCA and the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University measure the absorptive capacity for innovation of suppliers in the meetings industry. Full Story

The Meetings Show new sponsor of ICCA Best Marketing Award

The ICCA Best Marketing Award, established in 1997, recognises the excellence and outstanding achievements of organisations in their effort to market their destination or product. Full Story

Drumming in a Gathering of Global Tribes

A “Drumming in Ceremony” for the ICCA 2016 Conference was held on the 27th February at the Sarawak Cultural Village, the award winning home to the internationally renowned World Harvest and Rainforest World Music Festivals. 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
AIM Group with a Vice-President and Board Member at Prague Convention Bureau

Roman Muska, Country Manager of AIM Group International’s Prague Office, has been elected Vice-President and re-elected to the Board of Directors of Prague Convention Bureau for a second, two-year term. Full Story

2015 ICCA-TAIWAN MICE Bid Workshop Acheived a Great Success
The ICCA-TAIWAN MICE Bid Workshop,organized by the TAITRA in collaboration with the ICCA, closed April 01, 2015 in Taichung to great success. The aim of the Workshop was to boost the competitiveness of MICE practitioners in central Taiwan. Full Story

9th IT&CM China Opens Doors To Wider Audience Profiles, Larger Industry Support & Deeper Engagement
The Leading International MICE in China opens its 9th instalment at new venue Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. Full Story

Meeting Design Training Course

The next stage in creating ROI from your meetings!
For the first time in the UK you have a chance to participate in this highly successful course. Full Story

Press Conference at IMEX: Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau

ICVB launches global campaign ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ to demonstrate the breadth and variety of Istanbul as a destination. Full Story

MEET TAIWAN Business Matching Event Bridges NGOs and PCOs
Twenty Taiwanese non-government organizations from medical, business, and academic communities were successfully matched with 15 experienced professional conference organizers (PCO) in the 3rd Annual Business Matching Event in April. Full Story

Tivoli Gardens awarded for adding bees to extensive CSR portfolio
Tivoli Gardens was the first amusement park in the world to run strictly on renewable energy and this April, they took another important green step by placing 10 beehives on the roof of the Tivoli Concert Hall. Full Story

New ICCA world city ranking crowns a record breaking year for Edinburgh

Edinburgh is celebrating a new global position moving up nine places to 31 in the world’s city rankings according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

This is the highest ICCA ranking for Edinburgh since 2010. Full Story

Cambridge Jumps In National And Global Rankings As Leading Location For Association Events

Conference Cambridge is celebrating the news that Cambridge is proving more popular than ever as a destination for conferences and events, according to the 2014 City & World Rankings Report released by ICCA. Full Story

Meetings Tourism

In the ICCA world ranking of "Destinations Venues of Events " our country occupies the 18th position and is still the 2nd destination in Latin America that hosts most of the international events... Full Story

Porto climbs to the 43rd position on the ICCA ranking 2014
The city of Porto has proudly gone up 3 positions on the ICCA World ranking 2014 being now number 43 on the list. Full Story

BestCities’ partners show their true colours in 2014 ICCA rankings
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2014 Annual Statistics Report, released on 11 May, has confirmed why BestCities is the leading alliance of global destinations and convention bureaux with all partners performing well. Full Story

“Costa Rica is raising the bar for excellence in the meetings, conventions and incentives category for Central America,” said Pablo Solano, executive director of the Costa Rica Convention Bureau. Full Story

World PCO Alliance Considers Strategic Expansion
To enhance the cooperative network of independent PCOs, during the upcoming IMEX in Frankfurt, the World PCO Alliance will be interviewing candidate PCO’s in countries marked for strategic expansion of the Alliance. Full Story

Record Breaking Taiwan Now Ranked 4th in Asia with 145 Meetings
Taiwan is proudly celebrating a new global position moving up six places to 28th in the world’s country/region rankings and 4th in Asia according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Full Story

Malaysia & KL Moves Up ICCA Ranking

Malaysia improved her position in the ICCA (International Convention & Conference Association) Global Ranking 2014 (ICCA Report 2014), jumping five places to 30th out of 115 countries. Full Story

Malaysia Moves up 5 Notches in ICCA’s 2014 World Ranking and Ranks 7th Place in Asia Pacific

Malaysia has jumped five places from 2013 in world convention country rankings and two places in Asia Pacific ranking based on the number of international association meetings held in 2014 as per the recently released ICCA report. Full Story

Get More of Malaysia Like Never Before, at IMEX Frankfurt 2015

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is leading the Malaysian delegation at IMEX Frankfurt 2015 which is being held at Halle 8, Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, Frankfurt from 19-21 May 2015. Full Story

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