ICCA Congress 2018
Make the most of your first ICCA Congress!

Here at ICCA we place huge importance on giving First Time Attendees (FTAs) at the ICCA Congress a very warm welcome. The FTA programme has over the years been delivered to over 3000 delegates, specifically designed to help them network, do business, learn, and overall maximise the benefits of attending their first ICCA Congress.

The programme will provide you with a preview of the main social and educational highlights of the Congress, as well as who and what to look out for. It will also offer you the opportunity to participate in small-group discussions led by industry mentors, who will share their experiences with you as well as advise which sessions they think you may find useful for your professional and/or personal development. They will be available to answer your questions and give advice throughout the Congress.

This is a unique opportunity and not to be missed! So, if the 2018 ICCA Congress is your first and you would like to ensure you are prepared to make the most of it, sign up for the First Time Attendee Programme and plan to arrive on time to participate on Sunday 11 November at 9.00am. We look forward to meeting you in Dubai!

Click on the below links to find out what past first timers think of the ICCA Congress: 
My very first time
An ICCA virgin in Shanghai

Karin Hornay

Academic Conferences

Marek Phillips

Conference and Travel Publications Ltd
United Kingdom

Christian Mutschlechner

Vienna Convention Bureau

Martin Balmer

Conference and Travel Publications Ltd
United Kingdom

Nicola President

Conference and Travel Publications Ltd
United Kingdom

Kitty Wong

K&A International Co., Ltd
Chinese Taipei

Alex Donaldson

IMEX Group
United Kingdom

Julie Dodds

Visit Anchorage

Janet Rossiter

Watterston Associates Ltd
United Kingdom

Frode Aasheim

Norway Convention Bureau / Visit Norway

Anitha Krishnan


Alice Au

Business Events Toronto – Tourism Toronto

Bettina Reventlow-Mourier

Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau

Henrik Von Arnold

ENITED Business Events

Ivo Franschitz

ENITED Business Events

Rosa B. Reyero Miguelez

ENITED Business Events

Anja Stas

Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp

Elisabeth Kassanits-Pfoess

Salzburg Convention Bureau

Kristen Rudbeck


Carola van der Hoeff

International Pharmaceutical Federation
The Netherlands

Nonnie Kubeka

Gauteng Convention Bureau T/a Gauteng Tourism Authority
South Africa

Iain Bitran

International Society for Professional Innovation Management -ISPIM-
United Kingdom