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“Crazy Idea”: Psychotherapy Congress’ Freudian Walk

Sometimes meeting and destination are truly a perfect fit. In 2023 the World Council for Psychotherapy’s World Congress returns to its inaugural venue, the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna. With the city being the birthplace of Freud himself, the Vienna Convention Bureau suggested the “crazy idea” of a “Freudian walk”. Photo: Gugerell. From PCMA Convene…

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Barcelona’s CCIB Resilient During 2017

A deadly terror attack and chaotic independence push failed to dent Barcelona’s reputation as a meetings destination in 2017. The Barcelona International Convention Centre hosted 122 events, a nine percent rise and new record. Over 473,200 delegates visited, and its revenue topped €33.3 million, with big medical and scientific meetings dominating. From Association Meetings International…

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Incredible Impacts: World Confederation for Physical Therapy

In November the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. During the event, the inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by both…

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Incredible Impacts: World Parkinson Coalition

In November the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. During the event, the inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by both…

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How UK Cities Excel at Hosting Conferences in Advanced and Creative...

The United Kingdom is a preferred host for international meetings, conferences and events because of its economic, academic and industry sector strengths. That applies equally to the major gateway cities and the many regional cities spread across every corner of the UK, each with extensive clusters of expertise in advanced and creative industries. This sector…

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Convening Leaders 2018: Aligning Meetings with Knowledge Hubs

The Iceberg’s very own James Latham presented a session at Convening Leaders 2018 in Nashville called “The Rise of Intellectual Capitalism: The Role of Meetings”. Destinations and conferences which align themselves to knowledge clusters like biotech, fintech or healthcare reap benefits on all sides, he said. Latham was also interviewed by Amanda Marijanovic. From PCMA Convene…

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Medical Conferences: A Healthy Future?

Artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, wearables, telemedicine: the convergence of healthcare and technology is reaching an inflection point at a time when other pressures are putting the squeeze on medical meetings. How can they stay relevant if the entire structure of healthcare is about to fundamentally change? From PCMA Convene…  

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ICC Sydney Helps New South Wales Lead in Association Conferences

The reopening of major facilities in Sydney has made New South Wales once again most popular Australian destination for professional association conferences, according to Conference Monitor. 389 such events were held there in 2017, up 38 percent on 2016. 325 were held in Victoria and 302 in Queensland, the most popular in 2016. From CIM News Magazine…

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Healthy Growth and Record Revenue for PCMA

While an attempt to to form the largest ever human guitar didn’t quite break the world record, the Professional Convention Management Association did announce strong financial growth and record revenue at its annual Convening Leaders event. Membership globally now totals 7,000, with more than half attending in Nashville. From Association Meetings International…

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20 June 2018
11 April 2018

ICCA Iberian Chapter Annual Meeting, Granada, Spain

The ICCA Iberian Chapter was created in the early 90s after years participating amongst other colleagues in the Mediterranean Chapter. All Spanish and Portuguese ICCA Members at that time thought about joining forces together in order to create an Iberian Chapter that could attract to both countries new business opportunities. Attracting new congresses and events to Spain…

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19 March 2018

ICCA France-Benelux Chapter Summit 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The France Benelux Chapter has members across the 5 countries: France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourgh and Monaco including convention bureaux, PCOs, convention centers, media groups and other suppliers in the meeting industry. Most of the professionals you will find in the France-Benelux chapter have been ICCA members for many years, and have extensive experience in hosting…

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