There is no doubt that the US is the top country for meetings and events. A lot of that has to do with the sheer volume of the US economy as well as the large number of industry associations that reside in the US. However you may be surprised to learn that not one US city (or North American city for that matter) ranked in the top 10 city destinations. Certainly an opportunity, and some say challenge, for many Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB) around the US.
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For a world meeting planner, Europe remains the most popular international location for meetings and conferences. There’s also been an increase for meetings in Asia as well as places like Dubai.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has put together a list of the top cities for meetings in 2012. The ranking is based on the number of meetings that were organized in 2012.
The Top Five World Meeting Planner City Destinations
World Time Clock for a World Meeting Planner
Many times a meeting planner will need to organize meetings and conference calls with people in different time zones. There is an excellent tool which allows you to organize a meeting around the various time zones of your participants. Click here for more information on a world time clock for meetings. An essential tool for a world meeting planner.
The one plus of the meeting planner’s job is that they, quite often, get to travel to exotic around the world. If these top five world meeting planner destinations are any indication, there’ll be no shortage of meeting planners wanting to host their meeting or conference internationally.