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ICCA Press Releases

Barcelona claims top city spot for first time since 2004
Barcelona claims first place in the ICCA city rankings by number of meetings in 2017 for the first time since 2004. The association meetings market continues to show robust growth.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai
ICCA announced that the 57th ICCA Congress, taking place from 11 November to 14 November 2018 in Dubai, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

ASAE’s Association Leadership Forum, Asia Pacific is set to focus on building the association community, skills development and sharing best practices, with organisers unveiling a rich programme for October’s event.

As part of its 2017 Statistics Report on the international association meetings market, ICCA has published its country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants.
Cities holding the most meetings also holding the largest ones; U.S.A. and Barcelona continue to shine in first place
As part of its 2017 Statistics Report on the international association meetings market, ICCA has published its country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants.

The ICCA China Committee Meeting 2018 ended on a high note on 7 May 2018 at Shanghai International Convention Center.
The ICCA China Committee Meeting 2018 ended on a high note on 7 May 2018 at Shanghai International Convention Center.

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) releases their second Whitepaper “Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: The Road to a Circular Economy”.
The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) releases their second Whitepaper “Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: The Road to a Circular Economy”.

ICCA member venues decide to push forward with zero food waste initiative
During the most recent Sector Meeting for ICCA Venues, held in Frankfurt just before the start of the annual meeting industry trade show IMEX 2018, a working group made up of ICCA member venues agreed to carry on with their zero food waste project.

ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter rewards millennials and plans 2020 debate for ICC Wales
The ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter announced the winners of its millennials competition during its Chapter Meeting at IMEX 2018 in Frankfurt.

ICCA Middle East’s strategic approach to stimulating the growth of meetings business and diversifying destinations is engaging policy makers and using creative meetings methodology.

ICCA Malaysia is proud to share that as of date, we have 17 active members. In 2018, we welcomed two new members - Evenesis - Y Us Sdn Bhd and Hotel Equatorial Penang.

From 10 December to 12 December 2017 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, ICCA Malaysia Committee members gathered for a two-day meeting and site inspection, and also engaged in an advocacy seminar.

From 10 December to 12 December 2017 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, ICCA Malaysia Committee members gathered for a two-day meeting and site inspection, and also engaged in an advocacy seminar.

Tourism College of Zhejiang
On 19 October 2017, Tourism College of Zhejiang (TCZJ) joined the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), becoming the first and only higher education institution from mainland China to join.

ICCA China has announced the new lineup of the ICCA China Committee, who will take office for their one-year term on 1 December 2017.