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ICCA Association Newsletter

January 2016

Association Newsletter: January 2016
1st Quarterly Update

We would like to use this opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy 2016!
Throughout the year we will be bringing you news on International association meetings and are pleased to forward you the 1st Quarterly update from ICCA, which we hope will be of interest to you.

Are you measuring the full impact of your meeting? 
OK… so you worked for months preparing your association’s annual meeting, you survived on four hours nightly sleep, adrenalin and copious quantities of coffee whilst the event was running, your delegates gave rave reviews about the quality of content, speakers, the destination, and social events in your evaluation survey.  Now your attention turns naturally to next year, and how you can surpass what you’ve just achieved.

But have you captured and reported on the full impact of your previous meeting? The knowledge exchanged or generated or transferred to developing countries, the new research projects initiated, the business deals cemented?  How did your meeting contribute to improvements in healthcare outcomes, or to scientific advancement, or to breaking down trade barriers?  Did your delegates find innovative solutions to social challenges or new ways to improve environmental sustainability?  Did you leave a lasting legacy in the destination where your meeting took place, whether this was economic or intellectual?

If your association is measuring any of these or similar outputs, we would love to hear from you! 

The Joint Meetings Industry Council, an industry umbrella organisation including many of the world’s leading meetings associations, is working with the University of Technology, Sydney, to develop global standards and best practice research models for how associations can measure and report these impacts, and we want to gather as many existing case studies as possible to include in the analysis.  

Please email your case studies to Ksenija Polla, CMP.

In the meantime we would like to invite you to join the celebration of the “Global Meetings Industry Day” on 14 April 2016.

For more resources on the impact of meetings please visit the website of the Joint Meetings Industry Council or watch this video IMEX video.
Attend the meetings industry tradeshow IMEX as part of the ICCA Hosted buyer Group  (for European based associations only)
If you have not signed up for IMEX yet, please sign up now, through this special link! *Conditions apply.
By being part of the ICCA Hosted Buyer Group you will have the added advantage of arranging your own individual appointments. You are also invited to attend the “Association Day”, a programme of custom-designed education and networking sessions for international association executives taking place on the Monday before IMEX opens for business.
Organised by ICCA Australia Committee and ICCA Asia Pacific Regional Office, it will be held from 21 – 22 February 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), prior to the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  Formerly known as the "Forum for Young Professionals (FYP)", the two-day seminar provides an opportunity for meeting industry professionals with less than 5 years of experience to get together and hear about a variety of topics relevant to their professional career and development. There will be plenty of opportunities to make new connections and network with other attendees. Registration to this educational forum is now open! View the programme
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ICCA holds in its database a vast amount of data on international meetings, including yours. In order to ensure that the information we hold on your meeting is up-to-date we urge you to register for the ICCA Association Portal and update your information or alternatively please contact our Director of Research Marco van Itterzon at Up-to-date information will help boost delegate attendance to your meetings.
Expand your association management knowledge to help you run your association more effectively, while you network with association executives from across the Asia-Pacific region. Mark your calendar for ASAE’s Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia-Pacific, 10-12 April 2016, at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong.
FIEXPO Latin America, 30 May 2016 - 01 June, Lima, Peru
On behalf of FIEXPO Latin America it is with great pleasure to invite you to attend the event as a hosted buyer. This meetings tradeshow is aimed at promoting this industry’s infrastructure and services in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. For more information and to register as hosted buyer please contact: Natalia Moyano (
  1. Convene,
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    10-11 Feb. 2016
  2. ICCA Destination Marketing Small Client/Supplier Business Workshop, Uppsala, Sweden,
    18-20 Feb. 2016
  3. ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar,
    Melbourne, Australia
    21-22 Feb. 2016
  4. Middle East Association Congress,
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    5-6 Apr. 2016
  5. ASAE Great Ideas Global Association Management Conference Asia Pacific,
    Hong Kong
    10-12 Apr. 2016 
  6. Association Expert Seminar,
    Frankfurt, Germany
    16-18 Apr. 2016
  7. IMEX 2016,
    Frankfurt, Germany
    19-21 Apr. 2016
  8. ICCA Venue International Client/Supplier Business Workshop,
    Cancun, Mexico
    19-21 May 2016
  9. FIEXPO Latin America
    Lima, Peru
    30 May-1 June 2016
  10. ICCA Destination Marketing European Client/Supplier Business Workshop, Valencia, Spain
    30 Jun.-02 Jul. 2016
  11. ICCA Venue European Client/Supplier Business Workshop, Vienna, Austria
    01-03 Sept. 2016
  12. 55th ICCA Congress, Kuching, Malaysia
    13-16 Nov. 2016
  13. Forum for Young Professionals at ibtm world
    Barcelona, Spain
    27-29 Nov. 2016
  14. IBTM World 2016, Barcelona, Spain
    29 Nov.-01 Dec. 2016

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