About ICCA

Shaping the future and value of international association meetings.


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What is ICCA?

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is a global community and knowledge hub for the international association - and governmental - meetings industry.

Founded in 1963, ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector; offering unrivalled data, education, communication channels, as well as business development and networking opportunities.

Today, ICCA is one of the most prominent organisations in – and advocates for – the world of international meetings. The newly-launched ICCA Association Community offers associations across the world education, connections, tools and resources to help them organise more effective and successful meetings.


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Vision & Mission

Vision: Shaping the future and value of international association meetings.

Mission: To be the top global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry by creating:

  • competitive advantage and business opportunities.
  • successful outcomes for association meetings.

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Brand Values

Business-focused: Facilitate commercial opportunities and support members and international associations in meeting their business objectives. Deliver superb member services.

Advocacy: Innovation and Sustainability: Lead the way in event sustainability and innovation. Drive critical discussions, providing platforms for local, regional and global dialogue.

Collaborative: Actively engage and provide a platform for participation for members, clients and industry partners.

Culturally aware and respectful: Committed to being a trusting & inclusive association. We take into account and reflect the uniqueness and diversity within our community.


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Our Members

ICCA represents the world's top destinations and most experienced suppliers specialised in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events. The organisation consists of over 1,100 members in almost 100 countries worldwide. 

ICCA’s structure is based upon:

  • Sectors – each representing a professional sector within the meetings industry.
  • Chapters – based on geographical region.
  • Committees – both Local & National.


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Why Become an ICCA Member?

All companies and organisations committed to providing top quality products and services for international meetings should consider ICCA membership as part of their long-term plans.

The international association meetings market is recognised as the most resilient and dynamic sector of our industry, even when the global economy faces difficult conditions. We believe membership should be an essential element in any destination's business focus. ICCA helps organisations make their mark in the industry and build long-term resilience and stability.

The benefits of being a member include:

  • Cost-efficient way to do business in a specific sector.
  • Being part of an effective, global, business networking platform.
  • Access to the annual ICCA Congress.
  • Countless educational opportunities to grow business.
  • Creative solutions for each member's unique meetings-related objectives.

If your organisation is genuinely committed long term to the international meetings industry, we believe you have a role to play in our global business community.