ICCA Congress 2019
 
 
ICCA Association Meetings Programme
Durban, South Africa, 18-20 June 2019

58th ICCA Congress

Houston, U.S.A.
27 - 30 October 2019
Useful information

Weather
Houston’s temperate climate sustains tropical vegetation and allows the city’s residents and visitors an enviable outdoor lifestyle.
- Houston averages only 18.0 days per year with temperatures of 32°F or less and 99.6 days with high temperatures of 90°F or more. Temperatures rarely reach 100°F.
- Houston’s growing season averages 300 days. The normal frost-free period extends from Feb. 14 to Dec. 11.
- Houston has had only 14 measurable snowfalls since 1939.
- A statistically average year contains 90.3 “clear” days, concentrated in October and November; 114.5 “partly cloudy” days, typical of June through September; and 160.3 “cloudy” days, common in December through May.
- Prevailing wind in Houston is south-southeasterly at a mean speed of 7.4 mph.

Timezone
Houston lies in the Central Time Zone (GMT-5).

Currency
The United States dollar (USD) is the official currency of the United States.

Language
More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston. That's the third largest number of languages spoken in a U.S. city behind New York (192) and LA (185). More than a third of Houstonians older than five speak a language other than English at home. English is the primary language.

Electricity
110 volt, 50 cycle. For your electrical appliances you may need an adaptor and/or power converter.

Getting around Houston
Visit www.visithoustontexas.com to find low-cost ways to get around Houston, information on approximate taxi fares and cleaner transportation alternatives.