ICCA Congress 2017
 
LATEST NEWS
Tragic death of ICCA delegate

We are saddened to share with ICCA colleagues the sudden death of Manisa Mohamed Nor, from Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB), which occurred on her flight to Prague. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and colleagues at this tragic time.

Update: A message of gratitude from MyCEB

Important Notice: Voting Procedures changed for the ICCA 56th General Assembly

The ICCA General Assembly voting has changed! Biggest change: voting has now started! Don’t wait until Prague to vote. For more info, click here.

Why is the road to ICCA Congress in Prague accompanied by bridges?

The combination of words "Bridge to Prague" arose from the reference to the 660th anniversary of the Charles Bridge construction, as its foundation stone was laid in 1357. It is one of the most significant historical monuments and its construction is one of the most important milestones in the history of Prague. A milestone showing the way to something new, similarly to the Charles Bridge construction, is also the 56th International ICCA Congress, which Prague has the opportunity to welcome this year. And since we firmly believe that ICCA is as solid and compact as the Charles Bridge, we chose the Bridge as the main building block and pillar in promoting and organizing this year's Congress.
Click here to read more.

The Future Belongs to Us

ICCA is asking Millennials to compete in a friendly pitching battle at the ICCA Congress in Prague that will help shape ICCA’s next education programme:
30 or under? Competitive? Creative? Pitch a concept for a future Congress session that you believe will really appeal to your fellow Millennial delegates and win a free registration to attend the 2018 ICCA Congress in Dubai + a budget to turn your idea into reality!
You will have to come up with an innovative/engaging format, a great topic or challenge, clear objectives, and explain what’s unique about your idea and why Millennials will like it.
Read more about it here.

Brand new - Tech Pavilion

What to expect in the Tech Pavilion:
Tech Bar - An approachable, interactive area fully staffed by DAHLIA+Agency tech experts to answer all your questions about technology in the industry.
Tech Sessions - Bite-size technology-focused sessions on the latest tech and tech trends both in the meetings industry and beyond.
Tech Kiosks - Where we want to showcase YOUR innovative tech and digital services. If you have hot technology that is very cool for our members then the Tech Pavilion is the right place to show it!
And much much more...
Click here to find out more.

Braindate

You are coming to the congress to meet great people and learn about new things. But how do you spark those meaningful conversations?
It all starts with a braindate.
Braindates are about sharing knowledge. They are one-on-one or group conversations that you book with other participants while you’re at the 56th ICCA congress.
Click here for more information.

ICCA becomes a CAE Approved Provider

ICCA is a CAE Approved Provider, meaning ICCA's education sessions meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.
For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.

Apply for an Incredible Impacts Grant to communicate the value of your association meetings

The Incredible Impacts Programme celebrates the “beyond tourism” value of international association meetings to create a powerful platform to advocate their positive societal impact. A panel of independent judges form the association world will determine which meetings have proven impact to award three grants of USD 7,500 on behalf of BestCities Global Alliance and ICCA.
Do you want to know more about the Incredible Impacts Grant? Then click here .

Calling for Volunteers!

We really love to involve our members in the education programmes as afterall, we know that the majority of industry knowledge is locked within our very own membership!
Click here to find out more about the sessions for which we need your input.

Gift of Love (GOL) Project 2017

Every year, since 2013, participants to ICCA Congresses have offered moral support and brought smiles to the local communities. This year’s ICCA Members Gift of Love (GOL) project is organised with the kind and ready support of the Prague Convention Bureau and LHC of ICCA Congress 2017, who has reached out to SOS Children’s Villages.
Click here for more information.

The ICCA Congress: Not just for the C-Suite

Long standing ICCA member and friend, Christian Mutschlechner of The Vienna Convention Bureau shares with us his views on why ICCA is a family affair and not only for the CEO’s. Each year Christian brings along a large delegation from the Bureau to the ICCA Congress because he sees the event as an unmissable education opportunity that should be shared with his team.
“If you want to achieve something in the world of Association Meetings, you have to be a member of ICCA...”.
Click here to read more.

Why you should send in a submission for the ICCA Best Marketing Award

Don't listen to us, listen to the past winner!
BMA 2016
“We are delighted to have won this great award in front of so many industry peers. We would like to thank the ICCA audience for increasing the reach of the #LondonisOpen campaign by 1600 new impressions and 159 new engagements.”
Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism of London & Partners upon receiving the award
Click here to watch the promotional video.

Speaker Spotlight:
Sofia Falk

Hacker, Diversity Guru, UN advisor & self-proclaimed StoryDoer. Sofia Falk is the beholder of a rather diverse and eclectic background. Born in Sweden, raised in Colombia and educated across all parts of the globe – it’s safe to say that Sofia is definitely not lacking in global wisdom, insights and a wealth of knowledge she is ready to share with ICCA Congress delegates this year in Prague
Click here for more information.

Important notice: Business Exchange at the ICCA Congress will now be held on Saturday 11 November 2017

In order to get the best out of the Business Exchange and, taking into consideration feedback received from previous participants who have attended a BE session during past congresses, adequate time and space is needed without conflicting with any education sessions or meetings. The only way to achieve this is to move the Business Exchange to the Saturday 11 November 2017. The Business Exchange will take place from 14.00 until 18.00. Click here for more information.

Prague Congress Center goes green

Prague Congress Centre has completed the complex reconstruction of technical equipment that will result with a cut down of the annual operating costs by 30%. The first months have already indicated that the percentage of the savings can be even higher. The reconstruction was done according to the plans in full operation by ENESA.

Click here for more information.

ICCA searches far and wide for new insights to enrich delegate knowledge!

We're still just in the first quarter of the year and yet the ICCA Events team are full steam ahead in the planning of a better education programme than ever before. The team are searching far and wide across continents and carefully selecting speakers from a diverse melting pot of intellectual backgrounds, experiences and thought models in a bid to deliver a truly world-class and experiential programme for ICCA members this year in Prague.Click here to read more.