London moves up ICCA city rankings

Paris has dropped from joint first to third place in the latest ICCA city rankings, while London has moved up the list from 19th to 16th place.

London moves up ICCA city rankings
London moves up ICCA city rankings

Vienna retained the top spot in the ICCA 2009 rankings, followed by Barcelona, while Copenhagen, which hosted the UN COP15 climate conference in December, moved from 11th to 6th place.

Madrid moved into the top 20, taking joint 13th place with Budapest, while Tokyo dropped off the list after being placed joint 19th in the 2008 rankings.

ICCA UK and Ireland chair and Excel London director of conferences and events James Rees credited London's ranking improvement in part to: "the new partnership approach across the city led by Visit London working with venues, hotels, transport providers and the Mayor's office to vastly improve London's congress proposition. After Beijing, London is now in the spotlight in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the city venue and hotel offer is now at its most competitive for years."

ICCA Top 20 city rankings 2009
 

1 Vienna
2 Barcelona
3 Paris
4 Berlin
5 Singapore
6 Copenhagen
7 Stockholm
8 Amsterdam
   Lisbon
10 Beijing
11 Buenos Aires
     Seoul
13 Budapest
     Madrid
15 Prague
16 London
17 Istanbul
18 Sao Paulo
19 Bangkok
20 Athens


ICCA Top 20 country rankings 2009

1 USA
2 Germany
3 Spain
4 Italy
5 United Kingdom
6 France
7 Brazil
8 Japan
9 China
10 Austria
     Netherlands
12 Switzerland
13 Canada
14 Sweden
15 Republic of Korea
16 Australia
17 Portugal
18 Denmark
19 Argentina
20 Belgium

 

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