ICCA Congress & Exhibition
The ICCA Congress and Exhibition is the annual meeting of the
International Congress and Convention Association(ICCA), an organization of the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.
It has been held every year since 1963 as a
General Assemblyfor ICCA members. As a meeting for members only, has been traditionally held in October/November and has rotated throughout the world. It has lasted approximately 4 days and consisted of category meetings combined with education sessions.
In 1997, the format was changed to combine the General Assembly with a Congress that would be open to all professionals in the meetings industry including non-ICCA members. At the same time an exhibition was held with both member and non-member exhibitors.
The event attracts approximately 450-750 delegates, 40-100 accompanying persons and 50 exhibiting companies. The current format of the event is half a day for the First Time Attendees (Saturday afternoon), one day for the
General Assembly(Sunday) and three days for the Congress(Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) with the exhibitionrunning from Sunday-Wednesday. Because the General Assemblyand Congressis the key focal point of ICCA’s annual activity, the responsibility to deliver a well organised and managed event of a top quality standard is an exciting challenge to a destination. A high standard in all aspects of meetings management is expected - programming, marketing, theming, social activities, logisticalarrangements, etc.
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