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2017 ICCA Statistics Report: Country & City Rankings

The ICCA Statistics Reports are based on the ICCA Association Database, which means the figures cover meetings organised by international associations according to this criteria: a meeting must take place on a regular basis, host at least 50 participants, and rotate between a minimum of three countries to be included in the Database. ICCA’s Association…

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11 September 2018

PCMA-ICESAP Leaders’ Forum, Hong Kong

The Leaders’ Forum is a platform for industry thought leaders from the PCMA ICESAP Corporate, Agency and Partner membership base to gather and discuss key pressing issues within their segment through a moderated framework. This concludes with a joint session to present findings and agreement on an implementation plan or further investigation steps.

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ICCA Releases 2017 Destination Rankings by Delegate Numbers

Last month the International Congress and Convention Association published its annual rankings of countries and cities for international association meetings. Now ICCA has an alternative view of the data: destinations ranked by estimated number of meeting delegates. Again, Barcelona is top city, and the United States top country. Other placings shift slightly. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Ottawa Targeting Wins International Association Meetings

Ottawa has won a clutch of major international association meetings as part of its ongoing campaign to target industry sectors with strong links to the city. This focus has netted more than a dozen big events held over the next two years, including the International Conference of Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments. From Association Meetings International…

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Melbourne Wins Five Life Sciences Meetings

Melbourne has secured five international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020, boosting Victoria’s status as a medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, and the Biotech Invest Conferences in 2019 and 2020 will attract thousands of delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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“Te Pae”: Christchurch Convention Centre Name Revealed

The official name for the Christchurch Convention Centre, opening in 2020, has been announced as “Te Pae” at CINZ Meetings 2018 in Auckland. The name references a gathering place, and the venue’s exterior has been derived from the Ngāi Tahu creation story of the Southern Alps in South Island New Zealand. From CIM News Magazine…

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Copenhagen: Evaluating Academic Conferences

During IMEX, Copenhagen described the image problem academia is facing: endless conference invitations alongside carbon footprint concerns and straining public budgets. Industrial PhD student Thomas Trøst Hansen has been researching how delegate academics work and receive recognition through the value chain used as a basis for evaluating academic events. From Boardroom…

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26 June 2018

Third Party Planners: Grow market share with supplementary services &...

New commission structures and technology advancements put third-party planning at a crossroads. In addition, there are more competitors vying for the same market segments. Savvy planners have quickly recognized these shifts and adjusted their business models to leverage new growth opportunities. Join us for a discussion on different ways planners are creating new revenue streams by providing…

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