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GainingEdge launched the Destination Competitive Index back in 2018. This benchmarking tool ranks cities based on their competitive strength to attract international conferences. The index starts with the International Congress & Convention Association’s (ICCA) list of TOP 100 destinations based on the last three years results and taking into consideration also the decision-making factors of meeting planners.

Prague, a stable TOP 10 in the ICCA ranking with 451 international association meetings hosted between 2017 and 2019, improved its position from 52nd to 47th in the Index. Having a less competitive convention destination product than many global and European cities, Prague’s meeting performance is indicative of a strong convention bureau very effective at harnessing the city’s intellectual capital. In Europe ranking, Prague took the 20th place, experiencing very solid growth of +5 position. All this contributed to the fact that Prague was included among the “Cities to Watch” within the Index Report.

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Global convention industry consulting firm, GainingEdge, released its third annual Competitive Index of international convention destinations. The 2020 edition extends the listing to the world’s top 101 cities – those which have hosted 87 or more international conventions over the past three years as reported by the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).

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