The red update button is your friend! The more you use it, the more concrete information you get. ICCA members - together with the ICCA team - are working hard to achieve a mutually beneficial situation of sharing information on the ICCA Association Database.
Keep finding ways to press it and you'll be in the running to become the next Researcher of the Month - or even Researcher of the Year!
For April 2019, Adrien Humair, Meetings & Conventions Coordinator at Geneva Convention Bureau, has secured the coveted title! Here's what Adrien had to say:
1. Why do you consider it so important to contribute your meeting information to ICCA Data?
ICCA is the biggest database for the association world. Therefore in our team, this tool is more than useful to find any information about an association and/or a meeting. We use it to see the history of a meeting; its relative information; and all the useful details we can find about the organisation.
As we use others’ information, it is fair to provide them with our information. This database can only work efficiently if every member contributes to its well-being by updating all the information relative to a meeting happening in their destination.
2. What would you like to say to other ICCA members who haven’t actively used the ICCA Database?
I would say that they are losing a lot of information. This database is built to share information about associations/meetings. If you pay the fees to be a member, you need to use this information to bring you potential business. This tool offers you the possibility to identify congresses which suit to destination’s requirements - not to use it while being a member of it appears to be a waste.
3. Do you have any tips for your fellow ICCA members?
It is really important to keep all the information up-to-date. As the other ICCA members will refer to this information to identify potential business, it is crucial to trust all the information we find in the Datadase. Therefore my only tip would be for any member organisation to have someone in charge of the statistics sent to ICC,A to ensure that this information stays sharp and updated.