Berlin new number 1 city for meetings and congresses



Berlin new number 1 city for meetings and congresses

Berlin climbs 3 places and is the new number one city on the ICCA ranking list 2015 with the most popular meeting destinations for associations. This at the cost of Paris, which took number one spot last year and is now second.

 

Even though the order is quite different, the top seven is made up of the same cities as last year. Barcelona climbs 2 places and is third and Vienna drops 2 places and is now fourth. London climbs 1 place and is now number five, together with Madrid, which dropped 2 places. Singapore remains seventh. Istanbul climbs 1 place to eighth. Lisbon and Copenhagen are newcomers in the top ten, both climbing 3 places to ninth and tenth respectively.

 

Rank

City

# Meetings in 2015

Change in Rank

1

Berlin

195

+3

2

Paris

186

-1

3

Barcelona

180

+2

4

Vienna

178

-2

5

London

171

+1

 

Madrid

171

-2

7

Singapore

156

 -

8

Istanbul

148

+1

9

Lisbon

145

+3

10

Copenhagen

138

+3

11

Prague

123

-1

12

Amsterdam

120

-4

13

Brussels

117

-2

13

Seoul

117

+1

15

Hong Kong

112

+1

16

Bangkok

103

+13

17

Rome

99

+1

18

Dublin

97

+6

19

Beijing

95

-5

 

Budapest

95

-3

 

Second tier cities are growing faster
In the city ranking, the 'winners' are the cities with the smallest losses, or with a very small growth; new number one city Berlin has only 2 more meetings compared to 2014, while Paris has 28 meetings less than in 2014, Vienna has 24 and Madrid 29 less. Barcelona is 2 down and London is 5 up and Madrid is 29 down.

 

Since the total number of meetings in 2015 has increased, this means that the meetings are more equally spread out amongst destinations, and relatively smaller, second tier destinations are becoming more and more successful at attracting association meetings.

 

Country rankings: United Kingdom climbs to number 3
The top 9 countries all remain in that top echelon, with USA retaining top ranking and Germany strengthening 2nd place. United Kingdom climbs 1 place to number three at the cost of Spain which drops 1 place. France, Italy, Japan and China-P.R. retain respectively 5th – 8th place. The Netherlands climbs 1 place, now sharing 8th place with China, and Canada is the only newcomer in the top 10.

 

Rank

Country

# Meetings in 2015

Change in Rank

1

U.S.A.

925

 -

2

Germany

667

 -

3

United Kingdom

582

+1

4

Spain

572

-1

5

France

522

 -

6

Italy

504

 -

7

Japan

355

 -

8

China-P.R.

333

 -

 

Netherlands

333

+1

10

Canada

308

+2

11

Brazil

292

-1

12

Portugal

278

+3

13

Republic of Korea

267

+5

14

Austria

258

-3

15

Australia

247

-2

16

Belgium

216

+4

 

Sweden

216

-2

18

Turkey

211

+1

19

Denmark

204

+3

20

Switzerland

194

-4

18-05-2016

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