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Prague is the 11th world’s most popular conference destination

Prague has been ranked 11th in the worldwide rating of cities according to the number of association meetings held. The annual ranking is compiled by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). In 2015, 123 association meetings were organized in Prague, which is an increase of 4,2 % compared to 2014.

The first place went to Berlin with 195 meetings. Paris, which was first in 2014, is second with 186 meetings and the third place went to Barcelona (180), followed by Vienna, London, Madrid, Singapore, Istanbul, Lisbon and Copenhagen. The first seven places are occupied by the same cities as in 2014, only the ranking is different.

Many of the TOP 20 destinations saw a decline in number of the meetings suggesting more equal distribution of events among the other cities. Although the number of association meetings held in Prague grew, the city dropped from the 10th place in 2014 to the 11th in 2015. In total, ICCA registered a record number of international meetings. There were more than 12,000 of them.

“I perceive the increase in number of meetings in Prague as a very positive trend. We see this phenomenon also in our statistics based on our members’ data,” said Roman Muška, Managing Director at Prague Convention Bureau.

“The goal of Prague Convention Bureau is to support this trend in the coming years and also to be regularly ranked among the TOP 10 conference destinations of the world.”

One third of all the association and corporate conferences held in the Czech Republic took place in Prague in 2015 according to the Czech Statistical Office. 4187 meetings were held in Prague last year bringing about a 14% increase compared to the 2014.

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