News & Articles - association meetings

  • Four reasons why you should attend professional association meetings

    As an association manager, I’m regularly coming up reasons why professionals should join their industry associations, and different ways to market and share their value propositions – and yet, there is still work to do around awareness in our own meeting planning industry! How do you get your professional development? What networks have you joined? Is it time to start being more active in your industry’s association? Or, maybe you’ve already had a full career and it’s time to give…

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  • ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016

    The number of international association meetings continues to double every ten years. Paris reclaims the top spot in the 2016 city ranking. ICCA captured 12,212 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2016, which is clearly an all-time record for ICCA’s annual snapshot of immediate past year’s meetings data, and 136 additional meetings compared to 2015. More than five decades of doubling every ten years This was another decade of great success for the sector as ICCA identifies more than…

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  • ICCA captures record number of international association meetings taking place in 2015

    Rankings released: Canada now in top 10 country ranking ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015, the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014. These numbers reconfirm the consistent growth pattern in the association meetings market as identified in ICCA’s 50-year report. The ICCA Association Database now includes 20,000 regularly occurring meeting series, 220,000 meeting editions and…

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  • ICCA aims to increase the value of association meetings and get closer to international associations

    The International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) new five-year strategic plan, launched at the General Assembly before the ICCA 2015 Congress in Buenos Aires, focusses on improving the success and value of association meetings and on increasing the effectiveness of ICCA’s relationship with association executives and meeting planners. The plan includes a new vision to shape the future and value of international association meetings’ in a move which positions the association much closer to the aspirations of its members clients.…


  • International associations anticipate strong meetings growth in 2014

    Another generally positive performance by association meetings in 2013 has created the foundations for significantly stronger future growth, according to respondents to a survey carried out by IMEX and ICCA amongst the attendees from this year’s IMEX Association Day in Frankfurt. The results from the latest annual survey jointly carried out by ICCA and the IMEX Group into how major international association meetings are faring, continue to paint a very positive picture for this most resilient sector in the meetings…

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