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ICCA launches new certification programme

Coming off the back of a difficult year, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is delivering on its promise of a new focus on innovation and business opportunities for members and has launched a new certification programme, ICCASkills. ICCA says it has launched the certification programme to meet the challenges of the need for new business models, enhanced professionalism an...

ICCA announces a series of new senior appointments

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced a number of new senior appointments. Caroline Stanners has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Business Development Officer. She will be leading and supporting the Regional Directors, ICCA’s events, marketing and communications activities. Frances van Klaveren will serve as the association’s new Communit...

ICCA draws 300 participants to hybrid Asia Pac Summit

The 2nd ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Summit (ICCA AP Summit), curated from Yokohama, Japan, 15-16 December, drew 300 participants both on-site and online, from 14 countries, including 40 speakers and 35 associations. The hybrid event was hosted by the City of Yokohama, Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) and PACIFICO Yokohama and co-organised with the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter. The 2020 ...

ICCA signs off record-breaking Congress with Kaohsiung Protocol

The 59th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress was a congress like no other, with a record attendance, albeit the majority in digital attendance. The ICCA family demonstrated a victory of the power of community and connectivity, with the official Congress days, 1-3 November in Kaohsiung and the other global hubs packing in valuable content and networking to add to the e...

CVB shares its Copenhagen Legacy Lab processes

While it has received much attention, there is little knowledge of how to work strategically and systematically with congress legacy. Hoping to change this, Copenhagen CVB has been sharing insights from its Copenhagen Legacy Lab initiative with the ICCA community and the wider global meetings industry. Congresses of the future need to have a long-lasting, positive impact at heart, not solely as a ...

Industry draws big endorsement from Luxembourg prime minister speaking at ICCA Congress

ICCA’s multi-hub, hybrid 59th Congress continued the process of ‘Transforming Together’ and, on its second day, 2 November, attracted a message of support delivered in person by Luxembourg prime minister Hon. Xavier Bettel (pictured), who showed that some politicians really do get our industry. Speaking at the European hub in Luxembourg, 2 November, he greeted ICCA delegates and acknowledged the v...

ICCA Transforming Together in 2020

The 59th ICCA Congress has opened with the hosts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, thrilling the audience both physical and virtual with a musical feast of an Opening Ceremony. The spirit of Kaohsiung City shone through whatever the medium of connection. ICCA’s London-based President James Rees beamed in his welcome to delegates thanks to holographic technology. A metaphor for the overarching theme of this ye...

HUB SEOUL ready for interactivity at ICCA Congress 2020

Seoul Convention Bureau is organising an interactive hub, HUB SEOUL, as part of its participation in the 59th ICCA Congress 2020. The congress will be in hybrid format for the first time in the industry association’s history. ICCA will take on a hub-and-spoke system and Seoul will be one of six hubs, along with Cape Town, Kuching, Luxembourg, Malaga, and Riyadh. There will also be two virtua...

ICCA transformation well underway as Congress digital platform broadens its reach

The International Congress and Convention Association rallied its global network for the ICCA Congress Broadcast on 22 October. The online event came a month after the launch event for this year’s hybrid ICCA Congress and is part of a strategy of extending the life of the Congress. Recent weeks have been an opportunity for ICCA members to connect and reconnect, and be part of a huge knowledge exch...

ICCA presidential report covers Covid, congress, community and co-operation

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) president James Rees delivered the following presidential report to association members at the 59th General Assembly on Monday 19th October which, for the first time, was held in a virtual format. In preparing for today’s General Assembly, I have found it difficult to believe that a year has passed since we gathered for our annual congress i...

Asia Pacific Regional Hub selects keynote speaker for ICCA Congress 2020

The Asia Pacific Regional Hub for the 59th International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) Congress 2020 has selected Alena Murang, a Sarawak-born musician and creative artist as the keynote speaker. Her keynote session, ‘Sarawak Tribal Wisdom’ aims to “inspire the delegates to learn and garner tribal values and see where it can be applied to the business world of today”. The ...

82% of meetings affected by Covid-19, ICCA research reveals

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has released the results of its research conducted into post-Covid-19 plans. Conducted in May 2020 in collaboration with African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE ), Asia Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO) and European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), the research examined the post-Covid-19 strategies...

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