ICCA

Berlin Tops ICCA Event Rankings. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have announced the rankings for worldwide events. With 195 meetings in 2015 Berlin comes top with Germany coming in 2nd overall.

In the top 100 European rankings a whopping 8 German cities have featured for 2015. This year the trend is set to continue with Germany welcoming a large number of association meetings. The MD of the German Convention Bureau Matthias Schultze said, “Germany’s cities are renowned for using their individual areas of expertise to attract and support conventions and it’s great to see so many of these cities recognised in the latest rankings, with Berlin leading the way. It is a great achievement that our country has retained its place at the top of ICCA’s ranking for well over a decade now. We all work hard as an integrated, country-wide destination, service, venue, hotel, convention centre and economic development community to deliver one-of-a-kind, successful meeting experiences.”

Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller said: “Berlin has become the leading international meeting place. Whether healthcare, mobility, IT, and many other highly innovative industries, all roads lead to Berlin at some point. This also benefits Berlin’s role as a location for trade fairs and conventions, allowing the city to offers its visitors an ideal environment for doing business. Behind this are many years of constant work and effort for which I wish to express my gratitude to all those involved in this success. Berlin has put its efforts to developing this aspect of its economy with consistency and our long-term, future-orientated policies are paying off.”