ICCA’s newest industry report “A Modern History of International Association Meetings – Update: 1963-2017”, released to celebrate the global association’s 55th anniversary, reveals the results of an extensive study on the 55-year growth of the international association meetings industry. The report marks an important milestone in ICCA’s history and celebrates the continued influence of international association meetings on global progress in fields such as science and technology.
The number of international association meetings doubled every 10 years from 1963 to 2013. According to the current data, this exponential growth trend seems to have slowly transcended into a more mature, yet still solid, growth pattern in the last 5 years. The number of overall participants has increased across the board. The average meeting size has decreased, but more meetings are being held on a more frequent basis.
The full report is available here.