Photo Credit: Wien Tourismus/Christian Stemper

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has just published its ranking of congress metropolises for the year 2022: Vienna once again takes first place worldwide, ahead of Lisbon and Paris. In the overall ranking for 2021 – which was published last year – Vienna already took first place worldwide.

With 162 congresses, Vienna occupies 1st place worldwide in the just published ICCA ranking of globally held international congress events in 2022. In 2nd and 3rd place are Lisbon (144 congresses held) and Paris (134), followed by Barcelona (133), Prague (129), Madrid (128), Berlin (133), Athens (109), Brussels (108) and London (106). Following the international trend to host more physical meetings again, the current ICCA ranking refers to meetings that took place on site in the meeting destination.

Christian Woronka, Director B2B Management and Head of the Vienna Convention Bureau: “I would like to thank our partners in the destination and, of course, my team at the Vienna Convention Bureau of the Vienna Tourist Board – with our combined efforts we were once again able to catapult Vienna to the top of the global congress destinations. We see this latest success as a mandate to continue working with full energy on Vienna’s future as a meeting metropolis. We currently have around 200 applications for congresses and corporate meetings. We are positioning the city as a modern meeting destination and a model city in the area of ecological and social sustainability.”

Photo Credit: ©WienTourismus/Martina Siebenhandl

Austria holds 11th place worldwide

The ICCA overall ranking also provides information on performance at the country level: Austria (232) holds 11th place worldwide, holding the same result as the previous year, topped by the USA (690), Spain (528) and Italy (522). Almost three-quarters (70%) of all congresses held in Austria according to the ICCA counting method took place in Vienna.

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