Paris holds its place as top meeting city

Published on : Monday, May 18, 2015

New hostels in ParisParis has held its position as the top city holding maximum number of meetings in 2014. The city hosted 414 meetings according to the ICCA’s (International Congress and Convention Association) annual statistics on the countries and cities which held the most rotating international association meetings.


The result is mostly consistent from the report published by the ICCA in the last year.  The top 5 cities and countries have remained the same except that they have traded places with each other.


The second place has been taken by Vienna which lost out to Paris by 12 meetings. Madrid went down to the third position from second . Barcelona hosted 182 international association meetings in 2014. This is the second Spanish city to find place in the first five ranking.


The list is mostly dominated by European countries with Berlin being the fourth most popular city for hosting international association meetings. Singapore and Istanbul occupy the 7 and 9 positions respectively. None of the American cities have found  place in the top 20 slot.


While in the country category USA has maintained its top spot among the top 20 countries hosting 831 meetings in 2014.Germany held the second place hosting 659 meetings, UK and Spain also found place in the top 5 list.


With the statistics being published every year ICCA takes international meetings into regular accounts. There are 50 participants that are selected on a rotational basis between the three host countries. The Association tries to improve the accuracy of data in its limited parameters. Events are held in large numbers and take place every year. The number is increasing every year and the task in becoming increasingly surmountable. But the statistics act as a positive indicator for market and event planners.


Top 10 Cities (no. of meetings in 2014)


1          Paris (214)


2          Vienna (202)


3          Madrid (200)


4          Berlin (193)


5          Barcelona (182)


6          London (166)


7          Singapore (142)


8          Amsterdam (133)


9          Istanbul (130)


10        Prague (118)






Top 10 Countries (no. of meetings in 2014)


1          U.S.A. (831)


2          Germany (659)


3          Spain (578)


4          United Kingdom (543)


5          France (533)


6          Italy (452)


7          Japan (337)


8          China-P.R. (332)


9          Netherlands (307)


10        Brazil (291)


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