The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) was established in 1963 and based in Amsterdam, Holland. Being a leading association for the global conference industry, today the Association represents the world’s top destinations and most experienced and leading service suppliers specialised in accommodating international congresses and conventions, and comprises over 1,100 government departments, companies and centres from more than 100 countries and regions around the world specialised in organising international events.* ICCA elaborates ranking report annually on the number of meetings of various countries and regions world-wide, which has become one of the influential and reliable indicators generally trusted by the industry, and also an important reference for the professional conference organisers to select the ideal destination.
To be the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, creating competitive advantage and business opportunities and successful outcomes for association meetings.
Relation between IPIM and ICCA
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) officially joined the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) in 2012 and has been actively organising representatives of local convention and exhibition industry to participate in the annual meetings and other events organised by the Association, aiming to establish a two-way communication with convention managers, professional congress organisers and related agencies of the field from all over the world. IPIM has also launched the “One-stop Service” for MICE Bidding and Support to assist convention and exhibition organisers who are interested in holding events in Macao and to allow them to search for potential congresses and conventions to bid for Macao through the ICCA online database which provides an overview of over 21,000 global association meetings, in order to attract more international conference organisers to stage their events in Macao.
*with reference to the latest information available on the website of ICCA in January 2021.