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ICCA launches the ICCA Association Community

The International Congress and Convention Assembly (ICCA) has announced it will be launching the ‘ICCA Association Community’ in January 2020.

ICCA and BestCities announce 2019 winners of Incredible Impacts grants

ICCA and marketing consortium BestCities Global Alliance have selected three winning associations as part of their Incredible Impacts Programme. The winners, announced at IMEX America this week, are: The European Lung Foundation in conjunction with European Respiratory Society; International AIDS Society and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect were all commended...

ICCA appoints new Director for Middle East region

Anju Gomes has been appointed ICCA’s new Director Middle East to take the helm of the global meetings industry trade association’s fastest-growing region. Gomes is an accomplished Events Strategist and Director of Business Development with over two decades of experience in the international events sector in the Middle East. Having been based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 1996, Gomes has spe...

Melbourne to host ICCA Asia Pacific business workshop

The global meetings industry will focus on the Melbourne this September following a successful bid to host the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Asia Pacific Client/Supplier Business Workshop 2019. Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) collaborated with the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to develop the winning bid, which will bring 19 ICCA members and 16 of their ass...

ICCA board visits Tel Aviv following $100m Eurovision renovation

The board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) recently took a trip to Tel Aviv in Israel, to learn more about the city and meet with key industry figures.

ICCA strikes content deal with new member eSpeakers

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has struck a partnership deal with eSpeakers, an online source of professional speakers for international meeting organisers.

New Chair for BestCities as Karina Lance steps down

Beverley Williamson, General Manager of Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), has been appointed as Chairperson for the BestCities Global Alliance Strategic Business Development group (SBD). She will take over from Karina Lance of Dubai Tourism, who had been the Chair since May 2017. Williamson (pictured) will bring a wealth of experience, with 25 years in the busines...

AIPC, ICCA and UFI launch of Global Alliance in new collaboration effort

Three global meetings industry associations have agreed to launch a Global Alliance designed to facilitate closer co-operation. AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres), ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association), and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) agreed to launch the initiative, which they hope will generate more comprehensive and bett...

ICCA to take the high ground as Tyrol announced as host for AMP 2020

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced, during the Closing Ceremony, 20 June, of the fourth edition of the ICCA Association Meetings Programme in Durban, South Africa, that its next, 2020 edition would be held in the Tyrol region of Austria. Host cities Innsbruck and Alpbach will share the event. AMP is designed to bring ICCA Members and Association Executives toget...

Privileged Penang to welcome ICCA Asia Pac Summit

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) introduced its business events support programme – Privilege Penang – at a Networking Dinner during IMEX Frankfurt recently as well as announcing it will host the inaugural ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Asia Pacific Summit 2019. That summit will take place concurrently with the 4th edition of BE@Penang, 5–6 Dec...

ICCA UK & Ireland members stridently confident and upbeat about political challenges

Venue and destination members of the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter voiced positive attitudes and commitment to the challenges of Brexit and ongoing political uncertainty in the UK during the annual half year ICCA chapter meeting at IMEX Frankfurt. Following an upbeat introduction from Chapter chair, Diane Waldron of the QEII Centre, members took to the stage to discuss recent wins, positive storie...

Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk appointed to Global Association Hubs

Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk (pictured second from left) has been appointed as the new International Advisor to Global Association Hubs, an organisation which aims to develop associations around the world. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced the sudden departure of long-serving CEO Sirk last July, saying it would be “working with new leadership to drive the associatio...