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ECM and ICCA launch European partnership

The European Cities Marketing (ECM) consortium and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have launched a European partnership designed to provide better aligned benefits for their respective members. Specifically, the new phase of the partnership will start off with a programme of exploring exchange and reciprocity in three areas: educational content, advocacy and a mentor p...

Head Office positions to be phased out in ICCA organisational shake up

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) president James Rees informed the association’s members, 31 July, of a management shake up at the Head Office in Amsterdam. The move follows a review of the organisation and its future development. Rees said the move, which included the decision to phase out some positions, was taken “in order to adapt to the changing demands of our industry...

ICCA to make its 59th Congress in Kaohsiung ‘A global hybrid experience’

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has officially opened the registration its 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, in November. The congress will be a hybrid format and held under the overarching theme: ‘Transforming Global Events Together’. The event will connect ICCA’s global community and allow them to explore new ideas, formats and technologies, combining ...

European Cities Marketing launches first edition of ECM Summer School 2.0 online in August

European Cities Marketing (ECM) is launching the first edition of the ECM Summer School 2.0, which will take place online 24-26 August, 2020. The Summer School is an executive dialogue for advanced professionals and attendees will take a deep dive into the world of the meetings industry and focus on clients and suppliers with the aim to kick off a smart and sustainable recovery. Since the beginnin...

2019: a ‘good year’ for Paris congresses, according to annual CVB study

The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) publishes its annual study for 2019 in an unprecedented context, with a set of statistics pointing to a healthy year passed, yet contrasting with the current Covid-19 dominant situation radically. The 13th edition of the study again provides an opportunity to decipher and interpret the evolution and economic weight of a sector that is more than ever ...

ICCA and BestCities extend partnership for Incredible Impacts programme

The International Congress and Convention Association and destination global marketing alliance BestCities are to renew their annual Incredible Impacts grant programme for a further three years. The programme, now in its fourth year, is designed to award associations leaving lasting legacies. The partnership will continue to showcase the ‘beyond tourism’ impact of face-to-face meetings, and celebr...

ICCA research shows half associations reviewing membership models

Research conducted by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) during May 2020, in collaboration with AfSAE (African Society of Association Executives), APFAO (Asia Pacific Federation of Association Organisations) and ESAE (European Society of Association Executives) has examined the post Covid-19 strategies and plans of almost 200 associations around the world. Among the more in-d...

China hosts international webinar and shares strategy of staging Hunan Auto Show

CMW Managing Editor Paul Colston was one of the speakers taking part in a webinar organised 30 May by the China Convention/Exhibition/Event Society (CCEES). International ‘virtual’ panelists also included: David Zhong, UFI Global Vice-Chairman and Chairman of its Asia-Pacific Chapter  Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Michae...

Bogota leads Colombia’s conference city troika up the ICCA rankings

Colombia has been making some big progress in attracting association meetings and conferences, with the latest 2019 ICCA rankings showing Bogota moving up into the top 5 of cities in Latin America that held the most qualifying events. Colombia is the only country in Latin America with three cities in the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) regional top 10. Cartagena, which sta...

ICCA, AIPC and UFI release Good Practice Guide

The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) have announced the release of a global good practice guide for business events. The ‘Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events’ was jointly produced by all three or...

ICCA and TCEB announce webinar series to navigate the new norm

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) have agreed a new collaboration to organise a series of educational webinars for the meetings community. The webinars kick off on 26 May 2020 under a partnership that is designed to focus on education in response to the global Covid–19 crisis, with the objective to mitigate t...

ICCA announces record number of association meetings in 2019

Fresh statistics from International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2019 have captured 13,254 rotating association meetings, the highest ever recorded annual figure by the association. The figure was an increase of 317 on last year’s record-breaking number. Year-on-year, ICCA has reported a promising consistent growth pattern in the association meetings market and its Association Da...

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