Inaugural ICCA Asia Pacific Summit kicks off in Penang

ICCA is holding its inaugural Asia Pacific Summit at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Penang, 5-6 December. The event is running concurrently with its homegrown conference – BE@Penang. The dual events are organised by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), Anderes Fourdy Events and the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter. The conferences feature 40 speakers comprising of industry leaders from 2...

ICCA increases footprint in China at Xiamen International MICE Week

ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath and his Management Team met in Xiamen during the 5th edition of the 2019 International MICE Week during the ICCA Global Executives Round Table Conference. The ICCA team joined the Xiamen International MICE Summit and welcomed new members in Xiamen, as well as signing an MOU to increase further collaboration. ICCA had been invited to attend Xiamen International MICE Week b...

Houston’s giant ICCA leap

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) President James Rees welcomed almost 1,000 attendees to the association’s 58th Congress in Houston, Texas – a record number for North American hosts. Delegates from 75 countries attended a four-day programme of education, networking and business opportunities. This year’s congress theme was ‘Innovation and Technology’, and the congress heard...

ICCA goes wild and chooses Estonia for BMA 2019

ICCA awarded its Best Marketing Award to the Estonia Convention Bureau at the Closing Ceremony of the 58th ICCA Congress in Houston, Texas

Russian Convention Bureau Director joins ICCA Board

Alexey Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau, has joined the Board of Directors of the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).

ICCA Congress lifts off in Houston

ICCA President James Rees welcomed almost 1,000 attendees at the opening ceremony of the 58th ICCA Congress in Houston, Texas, USA – a record number for North American hosts.

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.