ICCA Congress 2018
 
Full Schedule

Please note, that the sessions including timings, format and speakers are subject to change.


09/11/2018
00:00 - 23:55Transfers from the airport to the official hotels

10/11/2018
00:00 - 23:55Transfers from the airport to the official hotels
09:00 - 18:00 Expo 2020 Dubai (pre-registration required)
Meeting point: Local information & tours desk
10:00 - 17:00Registration
Foyer in front of Sheikh Rashid
13:00 - 17:00Optional City Tour
Meeting point: Local information & tours desk
15:00 - 18:00Business Exchange Session (for pre-registered delegates only)
Al Multaqua Ballroom, Ground floor

11/11/2018
08:00 - 18:00Registration
Foyer in front of Sheikh Rashid
09:00 - 09:30Accompanying Guests Welcome Gathering
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
09:00 - 12:00VisitBritain (closed meeting)
Dubai A+B, 1st floor
Watterston Associates (closed meeting)
Dubai D, 1st floor
WPCOA (closed meeting)
Dubai C, 1st floor
GainingEdge (closed meeting)
Dubai E+F, 1st floor
09:00 - 12:00First Time Attendees Introduction Programme
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
Chapter Chair Meeting (closed meeting)
Fujairah A, 1st floor
09:00 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Lounge opening hours
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
09:00 - 18:00Braindates
The Hub, Ground floor
10:00 - 17:00Tech Pavilion Opening Hours
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:00 - 10:25Tech Pavilion: #EventTech: Trends & Insights for 2019
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:30 - 11:00Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
10:40 - 11:00CONNECT: mind|body - Wellness the new black (What is wellness, what makes it up? How can it be introduced in the workplace and events)
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
11:15 - 11:45CONNECT: mind|body - Focus meditation for a great start into the day
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
12:00 - 13:00Welcome Lunch - sponsored by Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority
Exhibition Hall 8, Ground floor
13:00 - 14:00Opening ceremony
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
14:00 - 15:00Destination Marketing Sector Meeting
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
Meetings Management Sector Meeting
Sheikh Rashid C, Ground floor
Meetings Support Sector Meeting
Abu Dhabi B, 1st floor
Venues Sector Meeting
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
14:00 - 15:00Transport Sector Meeting
Dubai A+B, 1st floor
Association Executives Meeting (closed meeting)
Ras Al Khaimah, 2nd floor
14:30 - 14:55Tech Pavilion: Apps to Transform Your Events Team
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:10 - 15:30CONNECT: mind|body - Breathing techniques to overcome jetlag and travel recovery
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
15:00 - 15:30Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
Campfire Sessions: Youth Engagement
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:30 - 16:30African Chapter Meeting
Dubai E+F, 1st floor
Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
Central European Chapter Meeting
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
France – Benelux Chapter Meeting
Umm Al Qwain, 2nd floor
15:30 - 16:30Iberian Chapter Meeting
Dubai A+B, 1st floor
Latin American Chapter Meeting
Dubai D, 1st floor
Mediterranean Chapter Meeting
Dubai C, 1st floor
Middle East Chapter Meeting
Sharjah D, 1st floor
15:30 - 16:30North American Chapter Meeting
Abu Dhabi A, 1st floor
Scandinavian Chapter Meeting
Sheikh Rashid C, Ground floor
UK/Ireland Chapter Meeting
Abu Dhabi B, 1st floor
Association Executives Meeting (closed meeting)
Ras Al Khaimah, 2nd floor
16:30 - 18:45ICCA General Assembly
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
18:45 - 19:15Longstanding member reception (upon invitation only)
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
19:30Transfers from the official hotels to Welcome Reception
20:00 - 22:30Welcome Reception
Armani Hotel Dubai
from 22:00Transfers from Welcome Reception to official hotels
Armani Hotel Dubai

12/11/2018
06:15 - 08:00ICCA Charity Run 'N' Walk
La Mer at Jumeirah Beach
08:00 - 09:00Dubai World Trade Centre Site Inspection (pre-registration required)
Hall 8 Main Entrance
08:30 - 17:30Registration
Foyer in front of Sheikh Rashid
09:00 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Lounge opening hours
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
09:00 - 18:00Braindates
The Hub, Ground floor
09:00 - 18:00Tech Pavilion Opening Hours
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
09:00 - 10:15Monday Morning Wake up Call
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
10:15 - 10:40Tech Pavilion: How can event analytics improve customer engagement?
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:15 - 10:45Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
Campfire Sessions: Engage the Stakeholders, Empower the Change
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:25 - 10:45CONNECT: mind|body - Energizing and mind clearing meditation for mid-day rejuvenation
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
10:30 - 12:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
10:45 - 11:45Data Protection: 150 Days after GDPR
Sheikh Rashid C, Ground floor
How AI and automisation will change the meetings industry
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
Body language - I hear what you are not saying
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
Venue Trend Survey
Sheikh Maktoum D, Ground floor
10:45 - 11:45Translating tech-speak into human language
Sheikh Maktoum C, Ground floor
Demystifying blockchain
Sheikh Maktoum B, Ground floor
Expo 2020 Dubai under two years to go and the legacy it will imprint on the region
Sheikh Maktoum A, Ground floor
ICCA Association Database Training
Ajman A, 1st floor
12:00 - 12:45President’s Choice Session and Inspirational Woman Awards
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
12:45 - 14:00Lunch – sponsored by IMEX
Exhibition Hall 8, Ground floor
14:00 - 17:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
14:00 - 14:25Tech Pavilion: 3 Ways to Uncover the Attendee Journey
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
14:30 - 14:55Tech Pavilion: Thought Leadership Panel Discussion
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
14:00 - 15:15Pitching Masterclass - Part 1
Sheikh Maktoum D, Ground floor
Forensic case study of creative success in a crowded marketplace - SMACC
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
Faster Future - why and how companies are accelerating their plans and projects
Sheikh Maktoum A, Ground floor
Meetings Mean Business
Sheikh Maktoum B, Ground floor
14:00 - 15:15Bidding - from the Core PCO's point of view
Sheikh Maktoum C, Ground floor
Leveraging Neuroscience - To power individual and organisational change
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
Sustainability can't be an afterthought anymore: How can the GDS-Index help leverage your destination brand reputation and where to start?
Sheikh Rashid C, Ground floor
14:00 - 15:15Research database one-on-one appointments (please book your personal appointment through the ICCA Meetings App)
15:15 - 15:40Tech Pavilion: Top 7 Tips to Creating Eye-Popping Content & Images
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:15 - 15:45Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
Campfire Sessions: Be part of meetings impact
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:15 - 17:30Outside the box - Emirates Airline Crew Training Academy (pre-registration required)
Outside the box - Dubai Future Foundation (pre-registration required)
15:45 - 17:00Pitching Masterclass - Part 2
Sheikh Maktoum D, Ground floor
Setting up future proof centres and venues
Sheikh Maktoum A, Ground floor
The ICCA Souk Market - Irresistible Arabian Secrets to Maximise Value from your Membership
Sheikh Maktoum B, Ground floor
The Middle East market and the growth of business events
Sheikh Maktoum C, Ground floor
15:45 - 17:00How to attract more start-ups to grow your local economy
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
How to use empathy as a powerful tool
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
16:00 - 16:30CONNECT: mind|body - Mindfulness and focus techniques for the workplace and how to share some simple practices with your team
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
19:00Transfers from the official hotels to CAT Night
19:30 - 22:30CAT Night
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
from 22:00Transfers from CAT Night to official hotels
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

13/11/2018
08:00 - 09:00Dubai World Trade Centre Site Inspection (pre-registration required)
Hall 8 Main Entrance
08:30 - 17:00Registration
Foyer in front of Sheikh Rashid
08:30 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Lounge opening hours
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
08:30 - 08:50CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Morning centering mindfulness meditation
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
09:00 - 10:15ICCA Best Marketing Award 2018
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
09:00 - 18:00Tech Pavilion Opening Hours
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
09:00 - 18:00Braindates
The Hub, Ground floor
10:15 - 10:45Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
Campfire Sessions: Purpose Driven Leadership
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:25 - 10:45CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Mudra Yoga - yoga for the hands and Chair Yoga - mindful movement exercises for the office and on the road
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
10:30 - 18:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
10:45 - 12:00Synergies and lessons shared between trade shows and international associations
Sheikh Maktoum B, Ground floor
City strategies for over-tourism
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
Predicting the Future of Meetings: Kings versus Magicians
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
#Digitisedme
Sheikh Maktoum A, Ground floor
10:45 - 12:00Innovation put into practice
Sheikh Maktoum C, Ground floor
ICCA Association Database Training
Ajman A, 1st floor
11:00 - 11:25Tech Pavilion: Propelling Business Forward via Your CRM System
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
12:00 - 13:30Lunch - sponsored by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau
Exhibition Hall 8, Ground floor
13:30 - 15:00CEO Deep Dive - Part 1 (pre-registration required)
Sheikh Rashid C, Ground floor
Shaping your attendees' experience by using 5 Senses
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
Rock and Rule Your Reputation. Handling a Media Crisis in the Online Era
Sheikh Maktoum A, Ground floor
Play the meeting design game
Sheikh Maktoum C, Ground floor
13:30 - 15:00Celebrating the "Incredible Impacts" of international association meetings organized in association with BestCities Global Alliance
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
Doing business across Cultures; how to communicate, cooperate and succeed!
Sheikh Maktoum D, Ground floor
13:30 - 17:00Research database one-on-one appointments (please book your personal appointment through the ICCA Meetings App)
14:00 - 14:25Tech Pavilion: Security, Data Protection (GDPR) and PCI Compliance
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:00 - 15:25Tech Pavilion: AV Equipment planning for convention and exhibition centers
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:00 - 15:30Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
Campfire Sessions: Mobilising task forces in European Palliative Care
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
15:00 - 17:15Outside the box - Emirates Airline Crew Training Academy (pre-registration required)
Outside the box - Dubai Opera (pre-registration required)
Outside the box - Dubai Future Foundation (pre-registration required)
15:10 - 15:30CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Energizing and mind clearing breath exercises for afternoon rejuvenation
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
15:30 - 17:00CEO Deep Dive - Part 2 (pre-registration required)
Sheikh Rashid C, Ground floor
The Association Expert Bazaar
Sheikh Maktoum B, Ground floor
The Future Belongs To Us - Competition
Sheikh Maktoum D, Ground floor
Future Meeting Space - new requirements, new formats, new meeting areas
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
15:30 - 17:00Winning more association congresses: how to build long lasting relationships and manage leads more efficiently
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
15:45 - 16:10Tech Pavilion: Best Practices for Event Websites
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
17:15 - 18:15Town Hall meeting: discussing Association membership (members only)
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
17:15 - 18:15BestCities (closed meeting)
Dubai D, 1st floor
Ungerboeck (closed meeting)
Ras Al Khaimah, 2nd floor
GDS-Index (closed meeting)
Dubai A+B, 1st floor
Australian Committee (closed meeting)
Dubai E+F, 1st floor
18:30 - 19:15Transfers from the official hotels to Farewell Dinner
20:00 - 23:00Farewell Dinner
Al Lisaili desert
from 22:00Transfers from Farewell Dinner to official hotels
Al Lisaili desert

14/11/2018
00:00 - 23:55Transfers from the official hotels to the airport
08:30 - 14:30Registration
Foyer in front of Sheikh Rashid
08:30 - 17:00CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Lounge opening hours
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
08:30 - 08:50CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Morning centering mindfulness meditation
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
09:00 - 10:00The Copenhagen Denmark Lecture - sponsored by the Danish ICCA Members
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
09:00 - 14:00Tech Pavilion Opening Hours
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
09:00 - 14:30 Braindates
The Hub, Ground floor
10:00 - 12:00One-on-one meetings with Regional Directors (please book your personal meeting through the ICCA Meetings App)
10:00 - 10:25Tech Pavilion: The Future of the FOMO Factor
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:00 - 10:30Networking Break
Sheikh Rashid F & Maktoum Lobby
Campfire Sessions: Developing an Impact Journey
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:20 - 10:40CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Improved focus techniques for the workplace and how to share some simple practices with your team
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
10:30 - 10:55Tech Pavilion: Open Q&A Session: Apps
Sheikh Rashid F, Ground floor
10:30 - 11:45Driving profits via pricing: how psychological pricing and value quantification improve pricing and win rates for PCOs
Sheikh Maktoum C, Ground floor
Meetings and the new industrial revolution
Sheikh Maktoum D, Ground floor
The un-conference
Sheikh Rashid D, Ground floor
Importance of smaller association meetings
Sheikh Maktoum B, Ground floor
10:30 - 11:45Are you ready for the future?
Sheikh Rashid A+B, Ground floor
What we can learn from astronauts
Sheikh Maktoum A, Ground floor
ICCA Association Database Training
Ajman A, 1st floor
11:30 - 11:50CONNECT: mind|body lounge - Calming breath exercises for travel ease
Bubble Lounge, 1st floor
12:00 - 13:00Closing Session
Sheikh Rashid E, Ground floor
13:00 - 14:30Next Destination Lunch - sponsored by Houston Local Host Committee
Exhibition Hall 8, Ground floor
13:30 - 18:30Expo 2020 Dubai (pre-registration required)
Meeting point: Local information & tours desk
14:30 - 18:30Optional City Tour
Meeting point: Local information & tours desk

15/11/208
00:00 - 23:55Transfers from the official hotels to the airport