ICCA analysis shows that meetings industry is resilient and confident

kf - Wednesday, February 26, 2020    


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The research division of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, has analysed the status of all 1,065 meetings in the ICCA Association Database currently scheduled in Asia Pacific for 2020. The results show that only 44 meetings scheduled for Asia Pacific are affected by COVID-19 (4.1%). Of these 44 meetings, 34 have been postponed, 5 cancelled and 5 relocated. Outside Asia Pacific, two meetings in Europe and one in Africa have been postponed. ICCA President James Rees said: "We believe the international meetings industry can play its part in finding a solution to the current COVID-19 outbreak. International meetings represent the best possible vehicle for addressing this and many other global issues. As an industry, we must demonstrate resilience and confidence by maintaining to the greatest extent possible our ongoing schedule of activities – and where this is not possible, by working collaboratively to develop alternatives that help maintain the exchange of information and insights that account for the benefits we believe to result from this kind of engagement."

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