The ICCA Association Portal offers the following benefits to Association Executives, free of charge:
Contact with other association executives
Do you want unbiased advice at first hand? ICCA can put you in touch with other association executives who have organised their annual congress in a destination you are planning to go to. Just let us know what your criteria are in terms of destination, size of meeting and/or subject/branch and we will forward you the matching contacts.
ICCA Meetings Resource Publications
ICCA has produced a set of publications to help Association Executives in running successful events. The publications are available online in PDF format and at major tradeshows as printed publications:
- Crisis Management for Meetings
- Negotiating with Hotels
- Working with Airlines and Ground Transport Operators
- Working with Convention Bureaux
- International association meetings: bidding and decision-making
- Contracting with major congress and convention venues
- Personal Meetings ROI Handbook
- What are Meetings Management Companies
- Hosted Buyer Programmes for Association Executives
- Partnering for success: Regional insights into the global association meetings market
Additional useful resource publications are:
Invitation to the Association Expert Seminar
This 2,5 day interactive seminar brings together 20 international association executives and 40 international suppliers (ICCA members) to share information and experiences, and to update themselves on the latest trends and ideas relating to international association conferences.
Hosted Buyer invitations
Attend some of the most prominent international meetings tradeshows like ibtm world and IMEX and join the Hosted Buyer Programme, which provide association delegates with a great opportunity to share experiences while also meeting recognised suppliers to the association industry.
Invitation to Client/Supplier Business workshops
An ICCA convention bureau or venue member can host you at these small-scale business workshops. 10-15 international association congress decision makers/influencers and 10-15 ICCA members exchange detailed background information on your meeting in return for excellent feedback on the services ICCA members can provide. This information is shared via one-on-one meetings.
Volunteer to speak at ICCA events
ICCA is always looking for international association leaders who are interested in speaking about future trends in association congresses and the strategic objectives of their associations. Contact us (link to Martin’s email) if you would like to know more about participating in our annual Congress or AMP as a speaker.
Access to your meetings profile
Check and update your meetings profile in the ICCA database to ensure you receive tailored bids from ICCA member suppliers who can meet your specific needs.
Review of your bid manual
A bid manual describes the decision procedures and requirements and conditions for future meetings. Do you already have a bid manual, however would like somebody to have a look at it? ICCA is happy to review it and make suggestions where and if needed. In order to receive your suggestions please:
For more information on any of the above benefits please contact Ksenija Polla.