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57th ICCA Congress: Highlights of Four Days in Dubai

The 57th ICCA Congress took place last month in Dubai. The four-day industry event was the biggest the International Congress and Convention Association had ever held outside of Europe, with 1,156 attendees from 70 countries. ICCA’s Charity Run ‘N’ Walk, the Farewell Dinner and three sets of awards were among the highlights. From SoolNua blog and news…

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ICCA Honours Women Across Business Events

The International Congress and Convention Association showcased the contributions of women to the meetings industry at its recent 57th Congress in Dubai, with ten women from across the organisation’s global community personally honoured as Inspirational ICCA Women by outgoing President Nina Freysen-Pretorius. IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer was one of those celebrated. From the Event…

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James Rees Becomes New ICCA President

James Rees, the Executive Director of ExCeL London, has been elected President of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association. The announcement was made at the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai. Rees was first elected to the ICCA board in 2012 and in 2017 became a Vice President. Includes video interview. From CIM News Magazine…

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8 April 2019

UFI MEA Conference 2019, Dubai, UAE

The purpose of these seminars is to make UFI known to the exhibition industry of a given region and to transmit the know-how of experienced UFI members in the scope of international exhibition business cooperation. These seminars are also open to non-members.

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Dubai and Houston Share ICCA Congress

Dubai and Houston will both be collaborating to keep momentum going between this year’s ICCA Congress and the next running in 2019. Dubai will soon host the 2018 International Congress and Convention Association event. Next year’s will take pace in Houston late October. Both destinations belong to Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance. From CIM News Magazine…

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Dubai: Hosting the Institute of Internal Auditors

Getting the Institute of Internal Auditors to hold its conference in Dubai began with the United Arab Emirates IIA Chapter and the Al Safeer Congress Ambassador Programme. It helped that the city had hosted the IIA Global Council back in 2014. The four-day 2018 event attracted 3,000 experts from over 100 countries. From Boardroom…

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Dubai to Hold Association Getaway

Dubai is to welcome international association chiefs for an immersive getaway this December. The new meeting follows the first Dubai Association Conference held late last year, and is designed to offer a unique platform for networking, trials and discussions, set within immersive experiences and scenic settings around the city. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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Dubai Business Events Wins Up 29 Percent

Dubai Business Events has reported strong results for the first half of 2018, with 125 successful bids to host business events. The wins reflect a 29 percent increase over the same period last year. The conferences, meetings and incentive programmes secured are poised to attract over 65,000 delegates from around the world. From CIM News Magazine…

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Dubai to Host World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021

Dubai has emerged as host city for the World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021. The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will welcome over 6,000 delegates from around the world, all of them gathering to share knowledge and best practice, and to advance the health science of gastroenterology. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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Dubai Association Centre Registrations Grow by 38 Percent

The Dubai Association Centre has seen rapid growth in registrations of international associations during the first half of 2018. Following the first Dubai Association Conference in December, the Centre now has a total of 58 licensed associations, with sixteen registrations received since January. This represents a growth of 38 percent. From CIM News Magazine…

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Dubai Spends $42.5bn on Infrastructure for Expo 2020

Dubai is spending $42.5bn on major hotel, theme park and transport projects ahead of international trade fair Expo 2020. The first World Expo staged in the Middle East, the six-month event is forecast to attract up to 300,000 visitors a day, half from abroad, when it opens in October 2020. From CIM News Magazine…

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Dubai’s Meeting Ambassadors Behind Two Thirds of Bids Won

More than 150 doctors, scientists, industry experts and business leaders have been honoured in Dubai for their role in attracting prestigious international meetings to the emirate. The ambassadors, members of convention bureau Dubai Business Events’ Al Safeer Programme, last year supported two thirds (67 percent) of successful bids for association conferences. From Association Meetings International…

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