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14/05/2013 Statistics and MICE researches

ICCA statistics: in 2012 Italy was once again ranked sixth with 390 associative congresses hosted

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has released the first data of the 2012 Top 20 rankings for cities and countries drawn up on the basis of the number of associative congresses hosted. Data included their international status, number of delegates, in this case more than 50, and application of the principle of rotation of the destination in at least three different countries.

The ranking shows an increase in the number of associative congresses held in 2012. In fact, 1,000 more congresses were held with respect to the previous year (11,150 in total). Conversely, the top ten countries and cities showed little change compared to 2011.

The USA (with 833 congresses) and Germany (with 649) respectively reconfirm their first and second place rankings of countries classified in the top seven positions. They are followed by Spain (550), the UK (477), France (469) and Italy which remained stable in sixth position with 390 associative events, Brazil (360) and Japan (341) which last year dropped out of the top ten ranking, The Netherlands (315) and China which fell from 8th to 10th place.

In the top ten city rankings, Vienna retained its number one status with 195 congresses, Paris once again came in second and Berlin was ranked third with 172 congresses followed by Madrid (164) and Barcelona (154). London (150) climbed up one place, being ranked in sixth position on a par with Singapore which dropped two positions compared to the previous year. Copenhagen, a new entry with 137 congresses, took eighth spot while Istanbul (128) and Amsterdam (122) were ranked respectively in ninth and tenth positions, displacing Beijing which fell three places to 13th position.

Among the Italian cities, Rome came in at number 20 together with Budapest with 98 congresses while Milan was only ranked 59th on a par with Krakow with 39 associative events.


Tag: ICCA, associative congresses
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