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ICCA partners up to enhance event experience

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has established a research partnership with event industry research specialists Explori. The partnership aims to provide ICCA members, of which there are over 1,100, with educational content and market intelligence reports. Senthil Gopinath, CEO, ICCA, said: “We are always striving to deliver engaging events that truly meet the needs and...

ICCA partners with GDS to launch new Global Destination Sustainability Academy

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced a new partnership with GDS, Global Destination Sustainability movement and the launch of a knowledge development initiative on sustainability. ICCA believes it is vital for the meetings industry to take an active role in developing and implementing sustainable event strategies that are of the highest standards and fully ali...

MyCEB appoints ex-ICCA man to new chief operating officer post

The chairman of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Hon. Dato’ Dr Noor Zari Hamat has announced the appointment of Noor Ahmad Hamid (pictured) as the convention bureau’s new chief operating officer. “I am pleased to welcome Noor Ahmad as our new COO. With his vast experience, knowledge, and passion for the business events industry, we firmly believe that he will be able to steer M...

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...