Moscow and St. Petersburg have improved positions in the ICCA international association meetings tables
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) published the results of 2014 international association meetings tables. These data are announced annually and to be included, meetings must be held on a regular basis, have at least 50 delegates, and rotate between at least three countries.
According to ICCA database, the number of events in Europe in 2014 rose over 6000. The top five countries all remain in that top echelon, with USA retaining top ranking, Germany and Spain ranking two and three, whilst UK and France swap places into fourth and fifth place respectively.
Paris retains the top rank, with Vienna swapping places with Madrid and moving up from three to two, and Berlin and Barcelona swapping places at four and five respectively. With regular jockeying for position between rival destinations, numerous short-term reasons why space is not always available for association meetings and with more meetings still to be discovered by ICCA and its members, these do not represent any dramatic changes.
Moscow and St. Petersburg have improved their positions in the ICCA rating, rising up a few points in comparison with the previous period. Moscow took 74th place, improving its positions by two points. St. Petersburg moved from 80th to 77th position.