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Simpleview to give ICCA technology boost

Simpleview, a global technology and software provider for the meetings and events industry, has announced a strategic alignment and long-term partnership with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The phased plan will include an ICCA visual identity refresh, the design and implementation of a new ICCA website, a CRM platform to streamline the day-to-day operations, a new IC...

60th ICCA Congress 2021 goes meta and maximises multi-hub format potential

Global associations and meetings industry professionals came together for the 2021 ICCA Congress across five different cities and via a virtual platform. Twelve hundred from 83 countries were united at the Congress 24-27 October and enjoyed 100 hours of live content and 120 speakers to the stages. Hopes for one big unifying Congress in Cartagena, Colombia, were dashed by Covid travel restrictions ...

Gothenburg tops Global Destination Sustainability Index for fifth time in a row

The Global Destination Sustainability Index 2021 awards were presented at the ICCA World Congress in Paris, 26 October, with Gothenburg ranking at the top for the fifth time in a row. GDSI is a broad measure of how cities are at working with sustainability. Assessment and scoring are based on 69 different criteria that cover everything from recycling, greenhouse gas emissions, accessibility, inclu...

ICCA and BestCities honour Incredible Impacts

The Incredible Impacts Programme, a joint initiative by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and BestCities Global Alliance, an international network of convention destinations, has honoured three associations who have left lasting legacies of social change. They are: The European AIDS Clinical Society, a non-profit which promotes excellence in standards of care, research a...

TCEB announces three-pronged international MICE strategy

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has outlined a three-pronged strategy for 2022. It focuses on developing more cities and organisations for international MICE, upgrading skills and standards, and the pursuit of prominent hosting opportunities. According to Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya (pictured), president of TCEB, the organisation’s 2022 strategy will focus on three pillars. T...

Industry kicks off Net Zero Carbon Events initiative

Global industry association ICCA has announced the launch of a new initiative – Net Zero Carbon Events – to connect the events industry globally to the rapidly growing movement towards net zero by 2050. This initiative is hosted by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC). The objective is to have a pledge ready for COP26 in November 2021, when world leaders will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to pr...

60th ICCA Congress heads to Colombia and three global hubs

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), an international meetings association, has announced the 60th Annual ICCA Congress, a meetings industry professionals and association event, will take place as a hybrid event. The global association meetings industry will go to Cartagena, Colombia, 24-27 October 2021 with the theme Forward to our Future. Delegates can join the Congress ...

ICCA statistics ‘reinvented’

It is no surprise that the annual ICCA destination rankings have changed in format, quite radically, due of course to the effects of Covid. All comparisons with previous years are pretty much redundant and the association went for the option of ‘reinventing’ its avidly awaited report on the international meetings market to show just how its members and associations had coped with the unprecedented...

ICCA 60th General Assembly goes digital

Industry association ICCA has announced its 60th General Assembly (Digital) will take place on Monday, 11 October 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30 CET. The association will provide a link for members in the coming weeks. The digital format, ICCA says, is due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will enable the association to connect all members globally during the General Assembly. Members who wish to attend the ...

ICCA announces deadline for Board vacancy applications

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is calling for candidates interested in standing for election for vacancies on its Board of Directors. Elections will take place at the ICCA General Assembly 2021.  Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the General Assembly, on 11 October 2021, will be held digitally and will be accessible for all members via live online access.   The de...

Confidence through collaboration

  ICCA president James Rees sent out the following message, 19 July: Dear ICCA Colleagues, As we reach the end of the first half of 2021, it is a natural point at which to reflect on the continuing effects of the global pandemic on our personal and working lives and on the international events industry as a whole. For a truly global industry association such as ICCA, these effects have been s...

ICCA gives its marketing award a makeover to celebrate creativity in a pandemic

During a year of lockdown, the meetings industry has opened many doors to creativity and the International Congress and Meetings Association (ICCA)’s 2021 ICCA Best Marketing Award will celebrate many of those achievements under the theme of ‘marketing through transformation’.  ICCA’s annual award has been given a makeover to reflect the challenges faced in marketing efforts during the pande...