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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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James Rees elected as new ICCA president

James Rees, Executive Director at ExCeL London, has been elected as the new ICCA president at the General Assembly of the 57th ICCA Congress, which is taking place from 11-14 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rees was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became a Vice President in 2017. Before […]

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ICCA in search for new CEO

The board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announces the departure of long-serving CEO Martin Sirk and is in search for a successor. For the time being Chief Value Officer Dennis Speet will  lead the association as acting CEO. Martin Sirk “16 years is an exceptionally long period in any role, and I’m immensely […]

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Barcelona claims top spot in ICCA city rankings

ICCA statistics 2017

Barcelona claims first place in the ICCA city rankings by number of meetings in 2017 for the first time since 2004. The country rankings only show minor shifts. The association meetings market continues its robust growth, according to the statistics ICCA published on 7 May. Rotating international association meetings In another successful year for the […]

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Flanders Meeting & Convention Center’s “A room with a ZOO” campaign Wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

ICCA announced Flanders Meeting & Convention Center as the winner of this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award at the Closing Ceremony of the 56th ICCA Congress on 15 November in Prague, Czech Republic. The “A room with a ZOO” campaign, promotes the new convention center in Antwerp, Belgium, with a purpose and introduces conservation in […]

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