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ICCA ranks most popular conference destinations in 2015

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

icca16The annual ranking for 2015, compiled by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), is announced today, Berlin takes the top place moving Paris down to second place. Istanbul climbs one place up and ranks 8th.

ICCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014.

Berlin climbs 3 places and is the new number one city, at the cost of Paris, which took number one spot last year and is now second. Even though the order is quite different, the top seven is made up of the same cities as last year. Barcelona climbs 2 places and is third and Vienna drops 2 places and is now fourth. London climbs 1 place and is now number five, together with Madrid, which dropped 2 places. Singapore remains seventh. Istanbul climbs 1 place to eighth. Lisbon and Copenhagen are newcomers in the top ten, both climbing 3 places to ninth and tenth respectively.

Table 1: Top 20 city ranking by number of meeting organised in 2015

Rank City # Meetings in 2015 Change in Rank
1 Berlin 195 ▲3
2 Paris 186 ▼1
3 Barcelona 180 ▲2
4 Vienna 178 ▼2
5 London 171 ▲1
  Madrid 171 ▼2
7 Singapore 156  -
8 Istanbul 148 ▲1
9 Lisbon 145 ▲3
10 Copenhagen 138 ▲3
11 Prague 123 ▼1
12 Amsterdam 120 ▼4
13 Brussels 117 ▼2
13 Seoul 117 ▲1
15 Hong Kong 112 ▲1
16 Bangkok 103 ▲13
17 Rome 99 ▲1
18 Dublin 97 ▲6
19 Beijing 95 ▼5
  Budapest 95 ▼3
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