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  • Hybrid City Alliance Grows to Include Another Canadian Destination

    A second Canadian city has joined the Hybrid City Alliance, a global coalition of destinations working to organize safe in-person and virtual events. Edmonton is one of eight new members. Others include Antwerp, Belgium; Cannes, France; Durban, South Africa; Seoul, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; and Lausanne-Montreux and Zurich, Switzerland. They join co-founders The Hague; Geneva; the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague; and Ottawa, expanding the alliance’s reach to now include destinations across five continents. “(We are) proud to be…

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  • BCIT Centre for Ecocities Internationally Recognized for Impact of 2019 Event

    Ecocity Builders and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Ecocity Centre are the recipients of the 2020 Incredible Impacts Award in recognition of an event they hosted that excelled in areas such as sustainability, accessibility and ecology. The announcement was made Sept. 24, by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the BestCities Global Alliance. “There’s never been a more important time to showcase the major milestones our industry can overcome, and we hope this year’s winners provide…

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  • Montreal named most popular city for international conventions, reports the ICCA

    Montreal is back on top as the city having hosted the most international conventions in all of North America, according to the Country and City 2016 rankings released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Montreal finished ahead of destinations like Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Chicago and Washington with 76 events held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the universities and the city’s hotels. These events attracted nearly 37,000 business travellers and delegates to the city – 21 per…

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  • Vancouver ranked top North American City for international meetings

    Planners surveyed by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destination Vancouver is one of North America’s most sought-after destinations for international meetings, according to two prominent reports recently released to the public. In the span of a week, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North America for international meetings, and Watkins Research Group’s prestigious Meeting and Convention Planners Survey rated the Vancouver…

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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.…

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  • ICCA identifies 25,000 potential association meeting ambassadors using Big Data

    ICCA once again offers important improvements to its Big Data Search tool to its members. The upgraded edition, which was just launched, offers ICCA members 25,000 high-potential association meeting ambassadors – 10,000 more than before. These local association representatives are likely to be interested in bidding for an international association meeting. At ICCA’s 2014 Congress in Antalya last year, ICCA launched an extra sophistication to its original Big Data Search for potential local “meeting ambassadors”, identifying whether professors and academics…

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