Berlin is the "new number one" for events

Berlin and USA congress and conference statistics

ICCA has announced Berlin as the "new number one" city for 2015 with 195 congress and conference. In their world wide ranking statistics Berlin has become the number one while Paris drops down to second. On country bases USA remains on top again anf Germany as the second country. United Kingdom becomes 3rd as Spain drops down to 4th.  

ICCA CEO Martin Sirk noted that it's always risky to draw conclusions from a single year's data, but it appears that competition is getting tougher for the traditional market leaders, with faster growth outside the top ten positions. This might also reflect a trend we are hearing anecdotally, as many of the top destinations are starting to create their own international meetings, rather than simply bidding for traditional association meetings whenever rotation patterns allow, and these new meetings don’t appear in our data, since they don’t usually rotate between countries.
 
 

You may find the full list below;

RANK COUNTRY # MEETINGS   RANK CITY # MEETINGS
1 U.S.A. 925   1 Berlin 195
2 Germany 667   2 Paris 186
3 United Kingdom 582   3 Barcelona 180
4 Spain 572   4 Vienna 178
5 France 522   5 London 171
6 Italy 504   6 Madrid 171
7 Japan 355   7 Istanbul 148
8 China-P.R. 333   8 Lisbon 145
  Netherlands 333   9 Copenhagen 138
10 Canada 308   10 Prague 123
11 Brazil 292   11 Amsterdam 120
12 Portugal 278   12 Brussels 117
13 Republic of Korea 267   13 Rome 99
14 Austria 258   14 Dublin 97
15 Australia 247   15 Budapest 95
16 Belgium 216   16 Milan 93
17 Sweden 216   17 Stockholm 89
18 Turkey 211   18 Athens 87
19 Denmark 204   19 Helsinki 71
20 Switzerland 194   20 Edinburgh 67

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