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ICCA Celebrates Game-Changing 62nd Congress in Bangkok

From ICCA: Across four magical days in Bangkok, the 62nd ICCA Congress (12 – 15 Nov 2023) emerged as a beacon of industry leadership, innovation, and advocacy for the international meetings and events industry. In a record-breaking ICCA Congress for the APAC region – and the third largest congress in ICCA history – 1,123 participants…

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BESarawak Announced as Exclusive Seed Grant Contributor

From Business Events Sarawak: The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) as the exclusive Seed Grant Contributor for the first legacy impact certification programme – Association Impact Masterclass. “ICCA is very excited to have Sarawak on board as the destination exemplifies greatness in developing legacy impact, setting a remarkable standard…

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Sarawak Advocates Legacy Impact Agendas at ICCA Congress

From Business Events Sarawak: Sarawak has geared up as a global business events advocate for the government sector at the 62nd ICCA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand from 12-15 November with the Sarawak delegation, led by The Honourable Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah fueling the global interest in legacy impact initiatives in several power-packed activities…

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11 November 2023

ICCA Young Professionals Forum 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

ICCA is proud to announce that the annual ICCA Young Professionals Forum is relocating to the enchanting city of Bangkok on the 11th of November! The Forum brings together young industry professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds. At ICCA, we firmly believe that great ideas flourish when diverse minds collaborate and we are inviting…

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11 November 2023

ICCA Global Business Exchange, Bangkok, Thailand

Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with fellow ICCA members and create business opportunities by sharing detailed meeting intelligence. ICCA Business Exchange lead criteria – 1. Won or lost bids for events took/are taking place after 1st January 2022; 2. Attendance of 200-5000 participants; 3. The lead must have ‘World/International’ as rotation; 4. Members are…

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Thailand chosen to host AFECA AGM 2023

Bangkok, Thailand has been selected to host the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023 in October. The meeting will gather 155 member associations from 19 countries to discuss the elevation of the business events industry, emphasising Thailand as an international MICE leader. From BEAM…

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12 November 2023

62nd ICCA Congress, Bangkok, Thailand

With over 1,000 members from 91 countries and territories across the globe, the hosting of the ICCA Annual Congress will spotlight Thailand as the ideal destination for international conventions in both quantitative and qualitative terms. The congress will create revenue, economic and social impacts as well as contribute to the potential of Thailand in hosting…

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Gothenburg Leads 2022 GDS-Index

Gothenburg is the world’s most sustainable events city for a sixth year running as once again the Scandinavian destinations dominated Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index. Bergen in Norway clinched second spot, with Copenhagen in third. The 2022 GDS-Index list was announced at the 61st ICCA World Congress in Krakow, Poland. From Association Meetings International…

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Leveraging Intellectual Capital – The Second Edition

Global convention sector consulting firm GainingEdge has launched its second annual report on leveraging the intellectual capital of convention destinations, based on an analysis of international association leadership. The research underpinning the Iceberg partner’s report identifies the relative strengths of 350 destinations via the presence of their local intellectual leaders in the governing bodies of international associations that…

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Global Exhibitions Day Marked Across Globe

The seventh edition of GED (Global Exhibitions Day) on 1st June 2022 celebrated the manner exhibitions and face-to-face business events drive the global economy. GED this year focused on facilitating growth and recovery, and was marked by the Messe Frankfurt team during IMEX (pictured), amongst many others. From Exhibition World…

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Prague Tops Intellectual Capital Report

Prague is better than any other city at engaging with its locally-based association leaders to secure big meetings and conventions, says a new report. The Czech Republic’s capital has a 95 percent “harnessing ratio”, according to the Leveraging Intellectual Capital second edition just compiled by Iceberg partner GainingEdge. From Association Meetings International…

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Bangkok’s QSNCCC Gets $455m Revamp

Bangkok’s largest convention centre, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, will reopen in September 2022 with a capacity for 100,000 visitors a day. Following investment of 15 billion Thai Baht ($455 million), the new QSNCC will be reopening with five times the amount of space it previously had (now 78,500 square metres). From Association Meetings international…

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Competitive Index 2020

Global convention industry consulting firm and Iceberg partner GainingEdge has released its third annual Competitive Index of international convention destinations.  The 2020 edition extends the listing to the world’s top 101 cities, those which have hosted 87 or more international conventions over the past three years as reported by the International Congress and Convention Association….

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UFI’s Global Congress Was Largest Ever

Iceberg partner UFI, global association for the exhibition industry, says the virtual meeting it recently held was the largest edition ever. The 87th UFI Global Congress was attended by approximately 700 members from over fifty countries, exceeding the record set last year in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 1,200 connections were registered. From Exhibition World…

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CPhI South East Asia Postpones to 2021

Informa Markets has postponed CPhI South East Asia to May 2021. The event had been scheduled for November 2020 in Maung Thong Thani, Thailand. The meeting is set to return to the Impact Arena next year, and Informa will also create a CPhI South East Asia matchmaking platform online. From Exhibition World…

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COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events...

This report was created for leaders in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry, and particularly operators of small and mid-size sector businesses who are focused on business survival and eventual recovery. It is based on an extensive review of recent and relevant news, studies and analysis, as well as interviews and panel discussions…

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Virtualising the ISPIM Innovation Conference: Innovating in Crisis

Iain Bitran, Executive Director of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, shares the challenge of transforming a physical conference into a digital meeting. In just eleven weeks and with around 400 contributions, the XXXI ISPIM Innovation Conference succeeded in “Innovating in Times of Crisis”. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: Meeting Disruption Roundup

As coronavirus continues to disrupt global travel and trade, planners of events are delaying, cancelling, or soldiering on with their plans. The Singapore Airshow 2020 has gone ahead with temperature screening on site. But some exhibitors have pulled out and a related conference has been cancelled. Other events have been postponed. From PCMA…

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TCEB Supports Largest Chinese Convention

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has just supported the hosting of the International Dragon Award Annual Congress at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. About 7,500 delegates are expected to have generated revenue of 640 million Baht ($20.7 million) during the four-day event, the largest-ever Chinese convention to be held in Thailand. From Meetings International…

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The Bangkok Manifesto

At the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s Global Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, during January 2019, The Bangkok Manifesto was created following a series of workshops with SITE’s International Board of Directors, Trustees of the SITE Foundation and a cohort of global experts in the field of incentive travel. The final ten statements of the document…

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