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ICCA Congress (hybrid edition)

ICCA World Congress 2020

ICCA has worked in collaboration with Maritz Global Events on the format of this years’ Congress. ICCA’s global community of member-suppliers and associations can experience the future of global events live in Kaohsiung, at a regional hub or virtually from 1-3 November 2020. An innovative virtual platform will give all attendees the opportunity to network […]

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Founder of Khan Academy keynote speaker at ICCA Congress

Salman Khan keynote speaker ICCA congress 2020

Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Khan Academy, Salman Khan, will be joining this years’ ICCA Global Hybrid Congress Experience as keynote speaker. Revolutionize education Salman Khan seeks to remove the barriers to education that leave over 600 million children lacking basic math and reading skills. His free, world-class curriculum—available to anyone, anywhere—has made a […]

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Microsoft’s Bob Bejan keynote speaker ICCA Congress

Bob Bejan ICCA keynote speaker

Bob Bejan, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President: Global Events, Production Studios and Marketing Community, has been confirmed as a speaker for the 59th ICCA Congress, a global hybrid experience. Bob Bejan is responsible for the development, production and execution of global events and experiential marketing for Microsoft. He and his team are reimagining the corporate event […]

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59th ICCA Congress 2020 – Global Kick-Off

ICCA World Congress 2020

ICCA will hold a Global Kick-Off to share the journey and decision-making process behind the 59th ICCA Congress – a global hybrid experience, and answer questions from press and the wider audience. The broadcast will be held on Friday 11 September 2020, 13:00 CET from the DRPG studios in the UK. Hybrid congress format ICCA […]

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ICCA liveblog on Coronavirus outbreak

Liveblog ICCA on Coronavirus

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has started a liveblog on the Coronavirus outbreak.  The goal is to help meeting professionals find reliable information about the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and to share meetings industry-related resources with the global ICCA community of meeting suppliers and associations. When facing uncertainty or crisis, identifying reliable and […]

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ICCA launches Association Community

ICCA President James Rees

ICCA has announced the January 2020 launch of its “ICCA Association Community” in a message on October 15th to its global membership. Offering education, connections, tools and resources to assist and support international associations in organising more effective meetings, the new platform will officially welcome association executives into ICCA’s global association meeting community as affiliates. […]

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Gothenburg tops world sustainability rankings for third consecutive year

Annika Hallman receives the award from Melanié Delaplanche, GDS-Index Project Director and James Rees, ICCA President

For the third year in a row, Gothenburg has come out on top when it comes to sustainability, according to Global Destination Sustainability Index 2018, which was revealed on Wednesday. This is a broad international ranking of sustainability work being done in 50 world cities. “We are immensely proud of this award. The fact that […]

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Cartagena announced as host of 2021 ICCA Congress

ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius announced today during the General Assembly at the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that the city of Cartagena, Colombia will be the host of the 60th ICCA Congress in 2021. The ICCA Congress is the flagship event of the International Congress and Convention Association and is highly-anticipated among […]

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