London climbs in annual ICCA rankings

London ranked sixth in Congress and Convention list


15 May 2015
London has climbed one place to sixth in the International Congress and Convention Association's (ICCA) latest world city rankings, whilst Paris retains its top spot ahead of Vienna.

ICCA’s annual statistics, which detail the most popular destinations for association meetings, sees Paris retain top rank above both Vienna and Madrid.

London moved up one position to sixth place. Singapore, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Prague followed closely behind.

ICCA CEO Martin Sirk said: "What was striking in this year’s exercise is actually the very large number of meetings we identified over the last twelve months for the year 2013 – more than 600 meetings were identified worldwide, and we’re pretty certain we’ll have equal success in finding more qualifying 2014 meetings over the next twelve months."

Edinburgh achieved its highest ranking since 2010, moving up nine places to 31. Convention Edinburgh explained that 2014/15 has been one of the most successful years in the organisation’s history with a record total of 208 new events, including the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis and the International Conference on Ocean Energy, both set to take place in 2016.

ICCA Rankings - top 10 cities:

  1. Paris
  2. Vienna
  3. Madrid
  4. Berlin
  5. Barcelona
  6. London
  7. Singapore
  8. Amsterdam
  9. Istanbul
10. Prague
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