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ICCA publishes reinvented 2020 Statistics Report

ICCA says it has reinvented its annual association meetings Statistics Report, in a way that better reflects the changing needs of the industry. The association says it now provides a more accurate representation of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on association meetings globally, as well as being an enhanced tool for guiding the industry out of the current crisis. The 2020 ICCA Statistics Rep...

Nanjing CIMICEC conference hears MICE industry recovery rate in the region reached 67% in 2020

The China International MICE Conference (CIMICEC) attracted 500 domestic and international industry leaders to the eastern city of Nanjing, 15 April. The conference was hosted at the Nanjing International Expo Convention Center and discussion centred on the theme of ‘MICE makes for better cities’, both in an economic and social sense. The conference opening ceremony was attended by Jin Weidong, pr...

AIPC, ICCA and UFI release good practice guide for reopening events

AIPC, ICCA and UFI have released the third and updated version of their ‘Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-opening Business Events’. With an increasing number of markets around the world reopening business events, the guide aims to give businesses the confidence to reassure customers and visitors that business events can be operated in a controller manner. The report is ...

Hybrid City Alliance adds 8 members and set to support ICCA North American Summit

The Hybrid City Alliance has attracted eight new members since its launch in December 2020. Antwerp, Cannes, Durban, Edmonton, Lausanne Montreux, Seoul, Sydney and Zurich  join co-founding members The Hague, Ottawa, Prague and Geneva, expanding the Alliance’s reach to now include destinations across five continents. The Alliance has been conducted a series of focus groups and discussions with a ra...

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance launch Incredible Impacts Awards 2021

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance have opened applications for the fifth year of the Incredible Impacts Programme, a global initiative that shines a light on associations delivering lasting societal change through congress. This year’s programme also responds to the industry challenges faced as a result of the pandemic by welcoming applications from associations that have successfully delivered ...

ICCA president predicts an exciting year ahead for the association in February message

The president of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), James Rees, sent the following February ‘President’s Message’ out to the association’s global membership:   “Dear ICCA Friends and Colleagues, For all of us in the ICCA community, the past year has been an experience none of us expected and for which none of us could have planned. However, the resilience and determ...

FIEXPO moves in behind ICCA Congress in Cartagena in October

The management of the FIEXPO Latin America meetings industry show, in conjunction with the Colombian authorities, has announced a decision to move the event from June to new dates straight after the planned International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress in Cartagena in October. FIEXPO will now run 27-30 October, 2021, following the ICCA Congress (24-27 October), at Las Americas ...

ICCA to host global hybrid event from Dubai in February

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is to host its first global hybrid event of 2021 in Dubai, 17 February. Titled ‘ICCA – from Resilience to Revival’, the event will run 10am-4pm (GST) and is designed to share knowledge of new business models, new technology and new strategies. The association says that as the world begins to recover from the pandemic, “we must be v...

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...