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ICCA announces Best Marketing Award finalists for record-breaking Congress in Shanghai

ICCA announced the finalists for this year's ICCA Best Marketing Award, taking place at the 52nd ICCA Congress in Shanghai-China-P.R.. The upcoming ICCA Congress will attract the biggest attendance by far for an ICCA Congress venue outside Europe.

ICCA Best Marketing Award

The ICCA Best Marketing Award, established in 1997, recognises the excellence and outstanding achievements of organisations in their effort to market their destination or product. Entries can range from full scale campaigns and branding exercises to individual promotions and events. The ICCA Best Marketing Award is sponsored by Bedouk Meetings & Events Media ( and is open to ICCA members only.

The 2013 ICCA Best Marketing Award finalist are:

  • Gdansk Convention Bureau
  • Melbourne Convention Bureau
  • Palais des Congres de Montreal
  • VisitDenmark

These finalists will present their successful marketing campaigns at the the 52nd ICCA Congress, taking place 2-6 November in Shanghai, China-P.R..

ICCA CEO Martin Sirk: “It’s a great spread of finalists, both geographically (three continents represented!) and in terms of the size and scope of the entries, ranging from wildly innovative low-budget promotional projects to ambitiously large-scale branding strategies. All of them have fantastic learning ideas for the audience at the Congress.”

Simone Sfeir, General Manager of Bedouk Event Sourcing Solutions and co-presenter of the Award Ceremony: “Bedouk is proud to be sponsoring the 16th edition of the Best Marketing Awards. We are very happy to once again acknowledge great examples of innovation and creativity, research and rationale, return on investment and success in meeting the objectives of marketing strategies of ICCA members.”

Record attendance
With just a couple of days to go, more than 900 senior representatives from 60 countries of the world’s leading suppliers to the international meetings industry have signed up for the 52nd ICCA Congress in Shanghai, China-P.R.. This is by far the biggest attendance for an ICCA Congress venue outside Europe. The 52nd ICCA Congress will take place 2-6 November in the
Shanghai International Convention Centre.

ICCA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, which will end with a climactic Gala evening at the ICCA Congress in Shanghai.


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About ICCA
ICCA - The International Congress and Convention Association - represents the main specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, comprising almost 1,000 member companies and organisations over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA is the only international meetings association specialised in the international association meetings market, and has been tracking international association meetings for 50 years; ICCA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. ICCA has five regional offices in addition to its Head Office in Amsterdam, with established operations already serving Asia-Pacific, North- and Latin America, and new regional offices in the Middle East and Africa. For more information about ICCA visit

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