Brno again in TOP 100 Europe’s most popular conference destinations

30.05.2017

The annual worldwide ranking of the most popular conference destinations is compiled by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

City of Brno ranked again in the TOP 100 Europe’s most popular conference cities according to the number of association meetings held. In 2016, Brno was ranked 91st in the european ranking (97th in 2015) with 15 association meetings, which means same amount as in 2015. In the worldwide rating Brno was ranked 169th (175th in 2015). This success ranked Brno among cities such as Eindhoven, Graz or Perth.

Brno hosted almost 2,000 delegates, which means the average number of 134 delegates per meeting. Average length of the meetings reached nearly 4 days and the most popular venues used for meetings were universities (4 meetings) and hotels (3 meetings).

The biggest congress organised in Brno was LibreOffice Conference 2016 with 300 delegates.

In 2017 Brno is hosting other meetings registered by ICCA, for instance: General Assembly of the Organization of European Cancer Institutes and 2017 European Forum on Oncology (OECI), 85th Session of European Youth Parliament (EYP) or 8th International Symposium on Monogenea (ISM).

Czech Republic was ranked 27th in the worldwide rating and it is17th most popular destination within Europe. In 2016, Czech Republic hosted 156 meetings, which is and increase of 1% compared to 2015.

TOP City and Country rankings

Paris is new number one among cities, followed by Vienna and Barcelona. USA is retaining top ranking country, Germany is second and the third place went to United Kingdom.

Moravia Convention Bureau (MCB) is a specialised department of the official organisation of destination management and marketing of the Tourist Authority – South Moravia.

MCB provides organisers assistance and independent complex information for planning and holding congresses, conferences, business meetings and incentive events in Southern Moravia and in the City of Brno. You can find more information about services provided by MCB here.

Membership of MCB in International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has ensured contact with the global world, valuable contacts and last but not least professional quality of rendered services.

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) represents the main specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises almost 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.

For more information visit the official website: www.iccaworld.com/

Criteria for ICCA meetings

The ICCA Statistics Reports are based on the ICCA Association Database, which means the figures cover meetings organised by international associations which:

1. take place on a regular basis

2. rotate between a minimum of three countries

3. have at least 50 participants

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