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 August 2018, Yoko Yamaguchi, Research Assistant at Meeting Place Fukuoka has secured the coveted title! Here's what Yoko had to say:
1. Why do you consider it so important to contribute your meeting information to ICCA Data?
All my work is for making Fukuoka recognised more widely and deeply. I believe that use of the ICCA database is an important way of participating in the promotion of Fukuoka, even while staying at my desk as a researcher. Sharing valuable information with other ICCA members makes the database useful and reliable.
In Fukuoka, we rely on the contributions of other ICCA members and users.
I believe it is important to return our information, and then other organisations can also benefit from our experience.
2. What would you like to say to other ICCA members who haven't actively used the ICCA Database?
I would say: your ICCA database updates can help the development of the MICE market. The ICCA database relies on the members’ regular and accurate updates. So, I would like to encourage all the ICCA members to get involved and proactively add their conference information to the database.
3. Do you have any tips for your fellow ICCA members?
In my experience as a bureau researcher, it is my opinion that from active use of the information provided by the “Business Exchange”, we can benefit from real experience of other bureaus and organisations.
Using the database you can get extremely valuable information. Also by inputting your own experiences, you can help develop the MICE community.