Reinforcing their status as an industry-best for associations across the globe, BestCities is pleased to recognise four of their partner destinations – Berlin (3rd), Madrid (5th), Singapore (7th) and Tokyo (10th) – for ranking in the top 10 meeting destinations in the world in this year’s International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) report.
Berlin, Madrid and Singapore have managed to hold onto their positions in the worldwide top 10 since 2016, while Cape Town and Dubai, have held onto their #1 spots in Africa and the Middle East for another year. The alliance also recognises a great result for Vancouver, which has climbed the North American ranks to the #2 spot.
To see more than half of the BestCities partners ranked in the top 50 in the world is testament to the knowledge-sharing and legacy work taking place in the destinations in collaboration with world-class associations.
ICCA, which is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, make the ranking based on the number of meetings hosted in the city each year. They have a continued partnership with BestCities through the annual Incredible Impacts grant programme, which sees associations rewarded with cash grants for their incredible legacy work through their global events.