Durban to host Association Meetings Programme

Association executives and meetings industry suppliers will gather in Durban after the city was chosen to host the ICCA Association Meetings Programme (AMP).

The fourth edition of the event will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre, 18-20 June 2019, providing a platform form mutual education, networking and business exchange opportunities.

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“Durban is a diverse African city that is focused on investment and growing the economy. It is therefore not a coincidence that the city attracts such important meetings,” said Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, chief convention bureau officer at the South Africa National Convention Bureau.

James Rees, ICCA President said: “ICCA’s statistics on international association meetings show that the number of meetings in the African region has more than tripled in number in the last 20 years.

“This is a clear sign of the region’s growing importance in the global meetings market. ICCA is proud to show its support for the region by hosting our annual Association Meetings Programme.

“The event is attended by both ICCA member-suppliers and association clients, and will provide the perfect opportunity for all major international meetings stakeholders in Africa to deepen their knowledge about association meetings research, bidding, sales and marketing.”

Durban is the only city other than Washington DC to have played host the World Aids Society twice having hosted the event in 2000 and in 2016.