London makes ICCA's top ten

London has become the seventh most popular destination for association meetings in ICCA's 2011 world rankings.

London has jumped to 7th position in the latest ICCA rankings
London has jumped to 7th position in the latest ICCA rankings

In 2011, the capital played host to 115 conferences and conventions, pushing it up the table from 14th place last year. Four years ago London was ranked 19th in the league table.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, ordered a review of business tourism in 2009, which was chaired by Bob Cotton, then chief executive of the British Hospitality Association.

The London & Partners team has also worked closely with the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and the International Conference Centre at Excel to promote London as a top destination.

ICCA's top 20:

2011 city rankings
   1. Vienna - 181 meetings
   2. Paris - 174 meetings
   3. Barcelona - 150 meetings
   4. Berlin - 147 meetings
   5. Singapore - 142 meeting
   6. Madrid - 130 meetings
   7. London - 115 meetings
   8. Amsterdam - 114 meetings
   9. Istanbul - 113 meetings
   10. Beijing - 111 meetings
   11. Budapest - 108 meetings
   12. Lisbon - 107 meetings
   13. Seoul - 99 meetings
   14. Copenhagen - 98 meetings and Prague - 98 meetings
   16. Buenos Aires - 94 meetings
   17. Brussels - 93 meetings and Stockholm - 93 meetings
   19. Rome - 92 meetings
   20. Taipei - 83 meetings

2011 country rankings
   1. USA - 759 meetings
   2. Germany - 577 meetings
   3. Spain - 463 meetings
   4. UK - 434 meetings
   5. France - 428 meetings
   6. Italy - 363 meetings
   7. Brazil - 304 meetings
   8. China - 302 meetings
   9. Netherlands - 291 meetings
   10. Austria - 267 meetings
   11. Canada 255 meetings
   12. Switzerland - 240 meetings
   13. Japan - 233 meetings
   14. Portugal - 228 meetings
   15. Republic of Korea - 207 meetings
   16. Australia - 204 meetings
   17. Sweden - 195 meetings
   18. Argentina - 186 meetings
   19. Belgium 179 meetings
   20. Mexico - 175 meetings

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
How events can save the world

Crisis planning, sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion can cause difficulties for event organisers. So is it possible to host a truly ethical event?

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Annie Metcalfe from Clear Partners says planners must adapt to the changing demands of incentive travel programmes.

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Gerardo Tejado has held a number of commercial and client management roles at American Express GBT over the past 17 years.

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

From Croatia to Northern Ireland, the fictional land of Westeros has filming locations around the world ideal for meetings and events.

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

An independent HR consultant explains what judges are looking for in accreditation like C&IT's Best Places to Work.

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

UK companies increased their marketing spend in Q1 2019, in contrast to flatlining budgets at the end of last year.

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

Venues should use their expertise to help familiarise planners with a new destination, says panel at the C&IT Association Forum.

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

CoinGeek transformed The Mermaid London for its three-day conference on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

New senior account manager for Top Banana

New senior account manager for Top Banana

Natalie Benson joins from ACA Live and will work on finance, automotive and retail accounts.

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

This kind of technology could scientifically prove the value and impact of events, says Dan Broadberry from Brands at Work.

LATEST JOBS