African Bureau of Conventions has been accepted as members of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association.
ICCA is now one of the most prominent organizations in the world of international meetings. ICCA’s network of over 900 suppliers to the international meetings industry spans the globe, with members in 86 countries. ICCA members represent the top destinations worldwide, with the most experienced specialist suppliers.
Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA said: “I’m delighted that African Bureau of Conventions has joined ICCA. We see this as one more sign of the rapid evolution of Africa’s meetings industry, with more and more international associations holding major events on the continent, and the emergence of a vibrant regional African meetings scene.”
“African Bureau of Convention’s marketing, bidding and research capacity will be significantly enhanced through their ICCA membership and their use of our data, tools and business opportunities, and we wish them every success,” he added.
Sharon Peetz and Janine Meyer, Directors of the African Bureau of Conventions said: “This membership will ensure that we have access to the 3,735 potential meetings that can be hosted in South Africa. The growth and potential that both South Africa and Africa can offer international clients is enormous, and we want to ensure that we capitalize on this, through our ICCA membership and the credibility that ICCA affords.”