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Fiexpo Latin America gears up for 15th anniversary show in Panama

Key meetings industry show for Latin America, Fiexpo, is set to make its 2022 return and celebrate its 15th anniversary with a new face-to-face edition in Panama. Fiexpo will welcome over 200 qualified hosted buyers and exhibitors,13-16 June, from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Foz do Iguaçu, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Hotel chains and speciali...

ICCA calls for candidates to Board of Directors

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has issued a call for candidates to stand for election for vacancies on the ICCA Board of Directors. Elections will take place, 6 November, at the ICCA General Assembly 2022. The Board vacancies include: Presidency – one vacancy James Rees comes to the end of his term on the ICCA Board and cannot stand for re-election. To qualify to stan...

2023 ICCA annual Congress destination announced

The International Congress and Conference Association (ICCA) has announced that its 62nd annual Congress, scheduled 12-15 November 2023, will be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand. The Congress aims to help reimagine the city’s future, the global business events industry and benefit the local community. The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will support ICCA in the organisation of the 2023...

ICCA and Destinations International cancel all planned activities in Russia

Following the announcement earlier in the week from the Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO) that it was suspending Russian members from all access to the society’s events and activities, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has moved to toughen its position vis-à-vis the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A statement released 10 March from ICCA read: Dear ICCA members, ...

ICCA and ASAE forge new collaboration designed to benefit association ecosystem

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) have announced a new collaboration to enhance access to content and community for the global association ecosystem. The collaboration aims to lever the strengths of each organisation to expand opportunities for engagement and knowledge sharing between association leaders globally,...

More events industry associations, including EIC and MPI, condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine  

Several events industry associations, including the Events Industry Council (EIC) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have condemned the war in Ukraine and released statements on the ongoing situation. The Washington D.C-based EIC, a federation of more than 30 organisations in the events industry, said it “strongly denounces the war in Ukraine and condemns the clear violation of internat...

Industry associations PCMA and ICCA release statements on the war in Ukraine

The PCMA released, 1 March, the following:   Statement from the PCMA on the unfolding situation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe Now, more than ever, the world must come together. The unprovoked and unjustified attacks on the people of Ukraine prove that we, as a society, have more work to do. Social injustice — war — has no place, anywhere. We support UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres’ posi...

G3 partners release new position paper on ‘Fast Track’ industry recovery

In support of the global return of business events, the G3 Partners – International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) – have launched a new policy White Paper: Business Events are the Fast Track to Recovery. The report supports advocacy efforts of the business events in...

ICCA extends submission deadline for 2021 Destination Performance Index

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has always released its annual statistical ranking report during IMEX Frankfurt and says that, due to IMEX changing dates, it has decided to extend the submission deadline and offer members more time to send in their data for inclusion in the 2021 ICCA Destination Performance Index (the reinvented ICCA rankings). ICCA remains keen to fin...

Social responsibility at forefront of ICCA post-pandemic White Paper

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced that eight members of the ICCA Future Leaders Council have completed their first project on the centrality of social responsibility in meeting the post-pandemic needs of association meetings. The ICCA Future Leaders Council was launched in March 2021, with the aim to provide a platform to extend the influence of young leade...

2021 ICCA Destination Performance Index – rankings reinvented

In its annual statistical report last year, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) made a conscious decision not to include a destination ranking, saying it wanted “to ensure proper representation of what happened that year among the ICCA community”. However, as the pandemic is nearing its second year, the association says the global community has revived and reinvented itsel...

Events Industry Council elects new Board for 2022

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has elected  its 2022 Board of Directors, with Cathy Breden, executive vice-president and COO at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)  and CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) transitioning to chair. Breden will support EIC’s CEO, Amy Calvert (pictured) and EIC’s standing committees and taskforces in  creating new res...