Vienna and Seoul pull in the high numbers, according to new ICCA listing

ICCA’s release of its country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants to international association meetings in 2016, as part of its public abstract of its annual statistics report, sees Vienna (2nd for number of meetings) top the list and Seoul in second spot (10th on the city meetings list).

Vienna attracted an estimated total of almost 120,000 participants visiting 186 association meetings in 2016.

Seoul, only tenth in the ranking by number of meetings with 137 meetings in 2016), brought in 105,000 participants.

Barcelona, like in in the ranking by number of meetings in 2016, ranks third with close to 100,000 participants, closely followed by Copenhagen, which is 14th in the ranking by number of meetings.

This means Seoul and Copenhagen host relatively large meetings.

As in the number of meetings ranking, London is fifth. Paris, number one in the ranking by number of meetings, ranks seventh in this new participants’ list.

Table 1: Top 10 city ranking by estimated total number of participants to all meetings organised in 2016, including number of meetings organised in 2016

Rank

City

# Participants

# Meetings

Rank by # Meetings

1

Vienna

119,887

186

2

2

Seoul

104,780

137

10

3

Barcelona

99,468

181

3

4

Copenhagen

99,359

115

14

5

London

91,756

153

5

6

Amsterdam

77,644

144

7

7

Paris

75,710

196

1

8

Rome

68,612

96

20

9

Beijing

65,947

113

15

10

Singapore

61,294

151

6

The top three countries by estimated total number of participants is the same as the ranking by number of meetings: USA is first with over 400,000 participants in 2016, Germany is second with over 280,000 participants and the UK is third with almost 230,000 participants.

Italy is two places higher in this ranking and takes fourth place and, as in the ranking by number of meetings, Spain is fifth.

Table 2: Top 10 country ranking by estimated total number of participants to all meetings organised in 2016, including number of meetings organised in 2016

Rank

Country

# Participants

# Meetings

Rank by # Meetings

1

U.S.A.

401,332

934

1

2

Germany

280,108

689

2

3

United Kingdom

228,642

582

3

4

Italy

219,041

468

6

5

Spain

217,724

533

5

6

Japan

205,537

410

7

7

France

176,660

545

4

8

China-P.R.

167,114

410

7

9

Republic of Korea

160,681

267

13

10

Netherlands

156,039

368

9

ICCA’s annual country and city rankings by number of meetings were published on 8 May 2017. ICCA captured 12,212 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2016, which is a record for ICCA’s annual snapshot of immediate past year’s meetings data, and 136 additional meetings compared to 2015. To be included, association meetings must be held on a regular basis, have at least 50 delegates, and rotate between at least three countries.

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