Netherlands, 7th May: According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), there were a record number of 12,558 rotating international association events in 2017. That is 346 more than the figure recorded in 2016.
In terms of city rankings, Barcelona surpassed Paris and placed first worldwide in 2017, with 195 meetings. In Asia, Singapore remained 6th worldwide and ranked first in the region again, with 160 meetings. Seoul with 142 meetings ranked 10th. Other Asian cities to rank in the top 20 global city rankings were Hong Kong (119 meetings), Bangkok (110 meetings) and Tokyo (101 meetings).