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Congress industry is international. Are there any associations or meetings for congress organisers?

asked 16 Nov '11, 07:51

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Indeed there are, Angela :-), here's the first 4 that spring to mind:

  1. International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)
  2. International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC)
  3. Association Internationale des Villes Francophones de Congrès (AIVFC)
  4. Union of International Associations (UIA)

I mentioned elsewhere that there once was a MICE (meetings, incentives, convention/conferences, exhibition industry organisation), the JIC, where these and other international associations sat, including aiic... This is no more but a successor organisation still does: the Joint Meetings Industry Council, JMIC (check out ther members for a few others to add to the list above), and mainly in the USA, The Convention Industry Council, CIC.

I've always felt that aiic regions should put these international connections to good use at regional level, buidling bridges between themselves and the national members (associations) of these and other international associations, also seeing how internationally such connection does exist.

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answered 17 Nov '11, 16:42

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ICCA... http://www.iccaworld.com/ they do some interesting reports/statistics about developments on the conference market too

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answered 28 Nov '11, 15:25

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ICCA... http://www.iccaworld.com/ they do some interesting reports/statistics about developments on the conference market too

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