At the Closing Session of the 53rd ICCA Congress, held in Antalya, Turkey, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) board of directors selected Dubai as the host destination for 2018.
“Not only did this bid fully meet our business objectives and logistical requirements, the board considered it to be a truly exceptional proposal,” commented Nina Freysen-Pretorius, president, ICCA.
ICCA CEO Martin Sirk added, “Dubai is positioning itself as the Middle East hub for association development, and the potential for ICCA membership growth is very exciting, so there are very compelling business opportunities for both ICCA and our members.”
“We are extremely proud and delighted that the ICCA board of directors has chosen Dubai as the host destination for the 2018 ICCA Congress. The ICCA Congress is the most prestigious event in our industry and provides a unique opportunity to showcase Dubai and to familiarize the ICCA members with the growing potential of the entire Middle East. We look forward to working closely with ICCA and the members of the Middle East Chapter to organize the first ICCA Congress taking place in our region,” said Steen Jakobsen, director, Dubai Business Events.
ICCA is the most global meetings industry association and the leader in the international association meetings sector. It represents the main specialists in organizing, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises almost 1,000 member companies and organizations in over 90 countries worldwide.