The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has officially opened the registration its 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, in November.
The congress will be a hybrid format and held under the overarching theme: ‘Transforming Global Events Together’.
The International Congress and Convention Association and destination global marketing alliance BestCities are to renew their annual Incredible Impacts grant programme for a further three years.
The programme, now in its fourth year, is designed to award associations leaving lasting legacies.
The partnership will continue to showcase the ‘beyond tourism’ impact of face-to-face meetings, and celebrate inspiring work from international associations – through factors like legacy, sustainability, diversity, environmentalism and knowledge sharing.
The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) have announced the release of a global good practice guide for business events.
ICCA president James Rees issued the following presidential message on 23 March:
“ICCA Colleagues and Friends,
“It has become increasingly evident that the outbreak of coronavirus is affecting us all and presents the greatest challenge that most of us will have faced in our lives and professional careers.