ICCA was invited to attend Xiamen International MICE Week by its three members in Xiamen: the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs, C&D Global Tourism Group and ITG MICE Group. This is the first time ICCA held a Global Executive meeting in a city outside the its Head Office in Amsterdam.
Since it joined ICCA in 2016, Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs, the city’s convention bureau, held a close relationship with ICCA. ICCA’s Director Asia Pacific Noor Hamid visited Xiamen for training and knowledge exchanges and in October of this year, General Director Jeoven Wong led a delegation from Xiamen to participate in the 58th ICCA Congress in Houston, USA.
ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath said: “Xiamen is a great example of a destination where the public and private sector effectively work together to win more meetings business. The city has a very good foundation and great potential to organise more international meetings. We have increased our collaboration and support this week and look forward to further support Xiamen’s international strategy to bring more MICE business to the many impressive meeting facilities in this beautiful city. We want to thank Xiamen for their hospitality and for hosting us and look forward to continuing to intensify our collaboration with Xiamen and the entire Chinese meeting market.”
With currently 84 member-organisations, China-P.R. is the country with the most ICCA members. And this number continues to grow. During this visit to Xiamen, ICCA welcomed new member Shaanxi Meton Conference and Exhibition Management LTD as a new member and others showed their interest to join ICCA’s global community.