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Members Update

Last year, the global meetings industry faced its biggest challenge yet. One hundred percent of countries worldwide placed restrictions on travel. Our industry ground to a halt.

ICCA management team is glad to announce the appointment of new ICCA Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)

We are pleased to announce that the 61st ICCA Congress will take our members to a city in the heart of Europe that is also a centre of international culture, art and science; Krakow, Poland from 13 to 16 November 2022.

The European Hematology Association (EHA) is pleased to inform the conference and meeting community that it will release an Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the appointment of a Professional Conference Organizer
(PCO) for the EHA Congress in 2023.

During the global pandemic, businesses wanted to connect with their audiences. It became more critical as in-person events stopped and people were working from home. Creating that sense of community became harder.

The 60th ICCA General Assembly online voting on all motions for members to vote on is NOW LIVE, and will close midway through the General Assembly (digital) on 11th October 2021

First Travel Solutions has been providing managed coach and taxi services in the UK since the mid-1980’s and has grown generically across several market sectors.

What will events look like in the future, and how can we use what we have learnt during the pandemic to transform the industry? Those are the questions many in the meetings industry are facing as more of the world opens up.

Tourism 365 is a new company based in Abu Dhabi, eager to engage with different stakeholders and make Abu Dhabi a favourable destination.

Congratulations to Elena Garbizu, Sales and Marketing, Kursaal Congress Center for being Researcher of the Month!

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance, are thrilled to honour 2021 Incredible Impact winners, three associations who have left lasting legacies of social change.

Issue 92
See here the Monthly Compilation Newsletter of The Iceberg Legacies of Business Events- JMIC

We're so close to meet again, face-to-face and virtually, for an annual ICCA Congress that will be like no other. Watch here the recording of the Digital Launch- ICCA Congress 2021.

ICCA is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative – Net Zero Carbon Events – to connect the events industry globally to the rapidly growing movement towards net zero by 2050. This initiative is hosted by the Joint Meetings Industry Council.

As per 1 September 2021, Tadeja Pivc-Coudyser, The Hague Convention Bureau, will step down from her position as France Benelux Chapter Chair. Deputy Chair Ramona Fischer will take over as acting Chair until the next elections.

Santiago MICE was created, the new convention bureau of the city, with the objectives to position Santiago amongst the most important international destinations to hold trade fairs, congresses and events

Today the Global Destination Sustainability Movement has evolved to be a collaborative platform that acts to catalyse transformation in the tourism and events industry.

Congratulations to Erika Valente, part of the
Operation team at the Florence Convention Bureau for being Researcher of the Month!

Discover the list of candidates who are standing for (re-)election on the ICCA Board during the 60th (Digital) General Assembly of ICCA

The UK’s leading group of academic venues, with over 35 years' experience of matching event planners with amazing spaces.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announces the national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, as the newest addition to the organisation’s Regional Travel Partnership programme.

ICCA management team is glad to announce the appointment of new ICCA Education Programme Manager

We at ICCA World are optimistic for the future of our industry. That's why we are staying proactive in ensuring our members are ready for the challenges and opportunities of the post-pandemic situation.

Kazan Expo IEC is one of the largest exhibition complexes in Russia. It is distinguished by a favorable geographical position in the center of an economically developed and investment-attractive region of Russia.

We are a proud Strategic Industry partner of the German Convention Bureau’s (GCB) ongoing research, Future Meeting Space.

As the "new engine" to promote the rapid economic development of Nanjing and the largest convention and exhibition venue in Jiangbei new area.

Congratulations to Cintia García Valenzuela, Executive at Santiago MICE Bureau for being Researcher of the Month!

Shenzhen Landpeace Exhibition is affiliated to Beijing Landpeace Exhibition. Since 2005 Landpeace Group has organized a series of Food Industrial exhibitions and conferences in several cities in China.

Confidence through collaboration

After a challenging year, we are looking ahead to our community’s growth and how we can best support our members in a transformed and stronger future.

ICCA management team is glad to announce the appointment of a number of new team members cementing further ICCA's commitment to building a sustainable and robust organisation for its members.

ICCA has established a research partnership with Explori, a full-service research agency and trusted platform for event experience insights.

China Jiangsu Baima Agriculture International Expo Center went into service in December 2019, but it has seen success in 32 conferences and exhibitions in 2020, including 12 national-level and eight international-level events.

MP Events is part of MP International, which is part of Pico Group, a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments.

Africa is ascending to new heights as it takes a collaborative approach to innovative, sustainable business events. That was the message of ICCA’s first Africa Summit. The event kicked off with the exciting launch of the Kenya Convention Bureau.

KrowdX is determined to bring COVID-Safe in-person meetings back to life. Our motivation is to provide meeting and event planners with the tools and solutions to turn their events into a COVID-free bubble with Safe Entry.

ICCA is calling for candidates who are interested in standing for election for the following vacancies on the ICCA Board of Directors. Elections will take place at the ICCA General Assembly 2021 (date to be announced)

Congratulations to Benoit Welté, Business Development Manager at Business Events Luxembourg for being Researcher of the Month!

ICCA announces strategic partnership with GDS to support ICCA members as they create and implement sustainability changes, report on impacts, and communicate stories that can catalyse action within the industry

The Alliance is an alliance of seventeen cities convention bureaus who are working together to serve meeting and event professionals along with organizers, meeting planners, associations, and corporate entities.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announces Oman Air as the newest addition to the organisation’s Regional Travel Partnership programme.

The Latin America Thought Leadership Session was a remarkable opportunity to share insights, knowledge and experiences between industry colleagues on the current landscape of the meetings industry, globally and regionally.

Mexico strikes a balance between strong business ties to North America and strong cultural ties to Latin America. The 2021 ICCA Mexico Summit analysed the value of meetings for Mexico, regionally and internationally.

Europe’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have lingered longer than most people would like, yet ICCA’s European Chapter chairs are seeing brighter days ahead.

The new ProColombia-led Ambassadors Program, which was launched on Global Meetings
Industry Day, was created to boost the meetings industry activity in Colombia.

Industry software powerhouses Ungerboeck and EventBooking announced they are coming together to form one company. The former competitors bring their combination of 50 years of experience to power the event world in unprecedented ways.

Congratulations to Asako Sato, Convention Sales, Sapporo Convention Bureau for being Researcher of the Month!

Zambia Tourism Agency is warmly welcoming us to embark on a unique experience through glittering lakes, river, enchanting wildlife and sun-kissed beaches.

The recently established Ethiopia Convention Bureau will lead, develop and facilitate Ethiopia’s MICE industry competitiveness and commercial sustainability to become Africa’s meetings destination of choice

ICCA launches a certification programme, ICCASkills, for its membership and the industry to meet the challenges of the new business models and to enhance professionalism and standards in the industry.