ICCA 2009 attracts record delegate numbers

The 2009 ICCA Congress & Exhibition has reported a record-breaking 847 delegates from 66 countries have signed up for its annual event, which will take place from 7-11 November in Florence, Italy.

Sirk: ICCA 2009 attracts record delegate numbers
Sirk: ICCA 2009 attracts record delegate numbers

The event's education programme will feature a mix of speakers including corporate and association meetings clients, business speakers from outside the meetings industry and ICCA members.

The 2009 ICCA Congress & Exhibition attendance will break the event's previous record, which was 814 delegates for the 2007 ICCA Congress in Thailand.

ICCA chief executive Martin Sirk said: "We have positioned ICCA as the specialist expert association for the association meetings market and as a result, have seen membership growth continue over recent months despite all the turmoil in world markets ­- 85 companies have joined ICCA so far in 2009.  We believe the main reason for this performance is that more suppliers have realised they need to take the international association meetings market more seriously."

 

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