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A strong faculty line-up for ICCA RSMP 2014

Read on the confirmed faculty line-up for the ICCA RSMP, 2-5 July 2014. Full Story

Meet hundreds of key association decision-makers at IMEX 2014
Hurry! More than half of the places are already taken for the IMEX Association Evening. Full Story

Best Marketing Award competition: deadline 20 September 2014
The ICCA Best Marketing Award competition is open to all ICCA Members. Full Story

Free education for young meetings industry professionals!

Reward your young staff members with a sponsored education programme that can initiate their career in the meetings industry... Full Story

Why attend the ICCA RSMP 2014?

The ICCA Research, Sales, and Marketing Programme (RSMP) is a valuable event that serves as a platform for meetings industry professionals... Full Story

ICCA Board welcomes the newly elected Geographic Representative for the Middle East

We are delighted to inform you that, Mr. Mahir Julfar has been elected to the ICCA Board as the Geographic Representative for the Middle East. Full Story

Presidential message: ICCA spreading the word about importance of international meetings in Middle East
Along with the other Board members on the ICCA Management & Finance Committee (MFC), I have just returned from a very busy and successful visit to Dubai. Full Story

Are you collecting your CECH?

Are you a research, sales, or marketing professional and are collecting Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH)? Full Story

Change in the Meetings Management Sector’s Leadership
Dear ICCA colleagues,
I would like to inform you about some changes to the Meetings Management Sector leadership... Full Story

Presidential message: Time to educate your politicians!

I urge all ICCA colleagues who want to positively influence their officials and politicians to sign up and participate by bringing these influential individuals to IMEX Frankfurt in May. Full Story

Welcome, New Members of April 2014!
ICCA welcomes 9 new members and 1 re-instated member this month! Full Story

Welcome, New Members of February 2014!
ICCA welcomes five new members and three re-instated members this month! Full Story

Last chance: Promote your branch office, NOW!
Maximise your profile to association clients by promoting your branch offices in the new hardcopy edition of the ICCA Membership Directory 2014/2015 Full Story

One-on-ones during IMEX 2014
Would you like a short update regarding the ICCA Association Database? Do you have a specific question for our researchers? Full Story

Welcome, New Members of March 2014!
ICCA welcomes 8 new members and 3 re-instated members this month! Full Story

Tourism in Chile functioning normally after earthquake in country’s extreme north
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – After a formal assessment by Chile’s Secretary of Tourism and National Tourism Service (Sernatur), than 90% of the country’s tourism destinations are functioning normally. Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month January 2014

ICCA congratulates Vesna Klemencic of Ljubljana Tourism / Convention Bureau on becoming January 2014's Researcher of the Month! Full Story

Introducing new ICCA staff: Zyrah Montebon

ICCA introduces the new addition to the Amsterdam Head Office, Zyrah Montebon. Full Story

ICCA Association Database training at IMEX
Read up on the two ways to get an intensive and productive database training at IMEX. Full Story

2018 Bid Manual: now available upon request
Interested in hosting a future ICCA Congress? Full Story

ICCA Statistics Tool: Instruction videos

Have a look at the new ICCA Statistics Tool. Full Story

FYP challenge winners: all it takes is a brilliant idea!

All Forum for Young Professionals (FYP) 2013 participants were challenged to submit an education session idea for either event which was sufficiently interesting to actually be used in either the ICCA RSMP or the ICCA Congress programme. Full Story

Hall of Fame 2014

The 2014 ICCA Researcher of the Month Hall of Fame Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month February 2014

Congratulations, Vanessa King of Adelaide Convention Centre on becoming February 2014's Researcher of the Month! Full Story

Introducing new ICCA staff: Sina Bünte

ICCA introduces the new addition to the Amsterdam Head Office, Sina Bünte. Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Month December 2013

ICCA congratulates Irette Ferreira of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company on becoming December 2013's Researcher of the Month! Full Story

The Magic Five (thousand) Milestone
We’ve just made a big investment that makes it even more worthwhile logging on regularly to the ICCA Association Database, giving members more insight than ever into these associations’ structure, subject matter, mission and objectives. Full Story

Presidential Message: Lost in Paradise!

Something very strange happened to me at the start of 2014... Full Story

Welcome, New Members of January 2014!
ICCA is very happy to welcome the new and first members of the year 2014. Full Story

Invoices for the ICCA membership fee 2014
The invoice for your membership fee 2014 has been posted on January 8, 2014 (you have or will shortly receive this). Full Story

Update your profile!
The preparations for the production of the new hard copy (printed) Membership Directory 2014/2015 are underway. Full Story

ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Summit
The next ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Summit is taking place in Rome, Italy, 2-4 February 2014. Full Story

ICCA Researcher of the Year 2013

ICCA is very happy to congratulate the "Researcher of the Year 2013"! Full Story

Registration for the ICCA Association Expert Seminar is now OPEN!

Register now and sharpen your associations meeting knowledge! Full Story

Register now for the RSMP!

For only €690 at early bird rate, you can enjoy three full days of educational sessions, business exchange, one-on-one trainings, and other great networking events. Full Story

Start preparing for the Best Marketing Award 2014

Get those creative juices flowing and start preparing your campaign now! Full Story

ICCA Congress 2014: Sponsorship Opportunities
There are still a number of opportunities available for those companies wanting to raise their profile. Full Story

Personal request from ICCA CEO – why your data matters!

We’re fast approaching the final deadline of 1 February to receive data from ICCA members about the international association events you hosted in 2013. Full Story

Will you stand-out from the crowd?
Look for potential business leads using the Association Database. Full Story

NEW: ICCA World News

Please have a look at the first edition of our “ICCA World News” paper. Full Story

ICCA 50-year advocacy report downloaded over 8,000 times
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ICCA Press Releases
ICCA Statistics Report 2012 -Public abstract
ICCA Statistics Report 2012 - Public abstract

This public abstract of the ICCA Statistics Report The International Association Meetings Market 2012 gives comprehensive rankings for all countries and cities and provides links to useful resources. Full Story

Number of International Association Meetings in the Middle East more than tripled in the last 10 years

Looking at aggregated figures for each five year period, the number of regularly-occurring, internationally-rotating association meetings in the Middle East has doubled each decade in the last 50 years, and more than tripled in the last 10 years. Full Story

UNWTO publishes Global Report on the Meetings Industry
UNWTO Global Report on the Meetings Industry

As a UNWTO Affiliate Member, ICCA contributed to UNWTO's new "Global Report on the Meetings Industry". Full Story

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

International associations anticipate strong meetings growth in 2014
Another generally positive performance by association meetings in 2013 has created the foundations for significantly stronger future growth, according to respondents to a survey carried out by IMEX and ICCA. Full Story

The ICCA Mediterranean Chapter meets in Rome

11 Mediterranean countries debate on strategic themes for the development of the Mediterranean congress market Full Story

The ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Summit wraps up in Rome

The ICCA Mediterranean chapter summit focused on Destination Marketing and National Convention Bureau's Full Story

ICCA Member Press Releases
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 'Rocks' Australia Day Reception

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has once again pulled off a successful Australia Day reception, this time with the latest in digital lighting and an enhanced culinary presentation to ensure guests had their "socks rocked off"! Full Story

MARITZ TRAVEL COMPANY EXPANDS GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Maritz Travel Company announces the expansion of their Global capabilities. Full Story

GCBeVENT free mobile app for your event

Looking for a new destination in Europe? Organize your business meeting in Gdansk & Region and use free of charge GCBeVENT mobile app! Full Story

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Certified Fit To Conduct Own Food Safety Training

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is certified fit to conduct its own food safety training following the receipt of Certificate of Recognition by the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s (MoH) Food Safety and Quality Division recently. Full Story

CITS Buyers’ Expectations Reflect Clout of Chinese Buying Market
China International Travel Service (CITS) International MICE will be leading a delegation of 30 CITS buyers whose buying responsibilities span across all 31 administrative divisions of Mainland China. Full Story

Luxury is the new road to success

Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen has established itself successfully with lightning speed as a new, exclusive destination in the ever-expanding Copenhagen conference market. Full Story

Flying start for meetings city Copenhagen

In recent years Copenhagen has cemented its position as one of the world’s leading congress cities, with record year after record year in terms of meetings and congresses won for the city. Already, 2014 is looking like being yet another busy year. Full Story

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
YOUR EVENTS, THE BORNEO WAY

Being situated amidst the renowned rainforests of Borneo and the very first purpose-built convention centre on one of the world’s great islands is a great source of pride for the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). Full Story

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
YOUR EVENTS, THE BORNEO WAY

Being situated amidst the renowned rainforests of Borneo and the very first purpose-built convention centre on one of the world’s great islands is a great source of pride for the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). Full Story

Industry Experts Share Business Tourism Knowledge and Insights

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s 9th Association Seminar brought together five key speakers to share their knowledge and experience in delivering successful meetings at this year’s edition themed “How to boost your conference budget”. Full Story

ACC GROWS SALES TEAM AHEAD OF REDEVELPOPMENT OPENING

The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is continuing to grow its business development team ahead of the much anticipated opening of Stage One of its $350 million redevelopment. Full Story

IT&CM China 2014 Delegates First To Experience Special Events Venue – The River Mall
Singapore, 15 April 2014 – IT&CM China 2014 delegates experienced this evening’s official Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner for the first time at a special venue - The River Mall, sited within the Shanghai Expo arena. Full Story

A Marvel-ous Evening!

Themed ‘Comic Fiesta’, the over 300 team members transformed themselves into comic characters for an evening of camaraderie, good food, fun games, electrifying inter-departmental performances, lucky draws and awards galore. Full Story

Strategic Partner of C-IN Acts as a Panel Speaker at a Meeting for Congress Industry Professionals
Strategic Partner of the company C-IN is a seasoned speaker. Last time he acted as a panel speaker at a meeting for congress industry professionals. Full Story

Leading Educational Authorities To Elevate Industry Knowledge At IT&CM China 2014’s Corporate Travel
The return of IT&CM China’s Corporate Travel Forum on 17 April will feature a line-up of educational partners who are leaders in this field. Full Story

Conference Cambridge Hosts National Event

Conference Cambridge, the free venue-finding service for the University, Colleges, hotels and other unique properties in and around Cambridge, has just hosted this year’s meeting of the prestigious Great Ambassador Networking Group (GANG2014). Full Story

Conference Cambridge Hosts National Event

Conference Cambridge, the free venue-finding service for the University, Colleges, hotels and other unique properties in and around Cambridge, has just hosted this year’s meeting of the prestigious Great Ambassador Networking Group (GANG2014). Full Story

Cambridge Hosts Great Ambassador Networking Group (GANG) Conference
Cambridge has recently hosted GANG 2014, a meeting of the Great Ambassador Networking Group for UK & Ireland. Full Story

IT&CM China’s Returning Association Day Centres on Priorities of Chinese Association Executives
Singapore, 3 April 2014 – The importance of the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) in winning business for China, organising large-scale association meetings, and the benefits on associations to use social media. Full Story

Ladies Lead By Example At Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Centre practises a flat corporate structure that facilitates career advancement and development opportunities regardless of gender. One third of its current work are female. Full Story

OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF LATIN AMERICA FIEXPO 2014 IN LIMA
Magali Silva (Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru), Arnaldo Nardone (ICCA Chairman),  Carlos Canales (Lima Conventions Bureau Chairman).

FIEXPO 2014 will take place on June 3 and 4 at the Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center, and will convene most Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as 150 hosted buyers from around the world. Full Story

A Moment of Darkness For A Lifetime Of Light!

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre goes dark for Earth Hour, joining more than 50 AEG facilities-affiliated venues in a global call to action in support of the environment. Full Story

A Moment of Darkness For A Lifetime Of Light!

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre goes dark for Earth Hour, joining more than 50 AEG facilities-affiliated venues in a global call to action in support of the environment. Full Story

IT&CM China To Open With Record-Breaking Chinese Delegation
Singapore, 14 April 2014 – The 8th installment of Leading International MICE Event In China, IT&CM China, will open tomorrow with its strongest Chinese delegation to date. Full Story

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