The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) recently launched the ICCA Association Community, to help foster relationships between associations and its members in order to advance international association meetings on a global scale.
James Rees, ICCA President, says, “ICCA is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. Its members are dedicated to providing world-leading services to this industry, engaging with association executives to exchange knowledge and share best practice. The launch of the ICCA Association Community will integrate associations with our membership, helping to shape ICCA’s future and provide opportunities for ever-closer collaboration.”
ICCA has been engaging with associations in this manner for many years already. However the process was informal, whereas the new community forum will formalise these relationships and put in place the processes that can help to nurture and develop them.
“The launch of the ICCA Association Community will integrate associations with our membership, helping to shape ICCA’s future and provide opportunities for ever-closer collaboration.”
ICCA highlights the following benefits of joining the ICCA Association Community:
Thought-provoking education and expertise at ICCA events and through online resources
Peer-to-peer networking at ICCA events (attendance at special rates for associations)
Access to the ICCA Association Database, containing details of international association meetings similar to yours, and contact your peers about their meetings. You will be able to search through a database of 220,000 meetings, 20,000 regularly occurring meeting series and 11,500 associations
Access to the ICCA Destination Comparison Tool allowing you to compare association meeting destinations based on type of meetings, meeting sizes and more
Find potential speakers using our Big Data Search Tool
Opportunity to update your meetings profile and share your RFP, so you only receive enquiries regarding your specified criteria
For a detailed list of benefits please visit: www.associations.iccaworld.org.
International non-profit associations with rotating meetings are eligible to apply to join the ICCA Association Community, provided the following conditions are met:
At least one meeting must rotate across three countries, attract a minimum of 50 participants and be held on a regular basis
The main contact person should be a Board member or Senior Director within the Management Team in charge of association meetings
The Association Profile form should be signed by a Board member or Senior Director of the association
Full details on how to apply to join the ICCA Association Community can be found at: www.associations.iccaworld.org.
Successful candidates will be required to pay an annual administration fee of 250 Euros (excl. VAT).