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May 20, 2009
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Top countries and cities for global meetings revealed by ICCA survey




The USA remains the leading country for global meetings and conferences, according to the latest rankings by the ICCA.

The survey covers meetings organised by international associations that take place on a regular basis and which rotate between a minimum of three countries. The data is represents a snapshot of qualifying events in the ICCA  Association Database as sampled on 12 May 2009.

This database is designed as a sales and marketing resource for its members to target future international association meetings, which is why it does not include one-off events or those which do not move between locations.

This year the ICCA data researchers have identified 7,475 events, which took place in 2008, a rise of approximately 800 over 2007. Partly, this reflects the strength of the market, but it is also down to a record number of ICCA members sending in their calendar information to help identify new events.

ICCA country and city ranking measured by number of global meetings organised in 2008

     
1    USA – 507 meetings         Vienna – 139 meetings
2    Germany  – 402               Paris  – 139
3    Spain  – 347                    Barcelona  – 136
4    France  – 334                  Singapore  – 118
5    UK  –  322                       Berlin  –  100
6    Italy  –  296                    Budapest  –  95
7    Brazil  –  254                   Amsterdam  –  89
8    Japan  –  247                   Stockholm –  87
9    Canada  –  231                Seoul  –  84
10   Netherlands  –  227         Lisbon  –  83
11    China  –  223                 Copenhagen  –  82
12    Austria  –  196               Sao Paulo  –  75
13    Switzerland  –  194         Prague  –  74
14    Australia  –  182             Beijing  –  73
15    Portugal  –  177              Istanbul  –  72
16    Rep of Korea  –  169       Athens  –  72
17    Sweden  –  163              Buenos Aires  –  72
18    Finland  –  142               Bangkok  –  71
19    Greece  –  123               London  –  68
20    Belgium  –  122              Tokyo  –  68
 
As has been the case since 2004, USA and Germany are the number one and two countries respectively measured by the number of international meetings organised in 2008. Spain and France, ranked fourth and fifth respectively, experienced a considerable increase in the amount of meetings held compared to 2007 – 40 and 79 respectively.
 
For the first time in three years, Vienna shares the top with Paris as the most popular city. Barcelona in third saw an increase of 30 meetings over 2007. Remarkable newcomers in the top 20 are Athens, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Stockholm and Seoul also both climb in the rankings to eight and ninth position respectively.
 
ICCA is now working on the details behind these headline results. The full ICCA statistics report for 2008 will be released early June. The 10-year statistics report covering 1999-2008 will be published late July.
 
The ICCA statistics reports will be freely available online to ICCA members.

For more information, vist www.iccaworld.com


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