ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association – is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.
ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,000 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries worldwide. ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.
With more than 1,000 member organisations, eco – Association of the Internet Industry is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, the eco association has been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, forming framework conditions, and representing member interests in politics and national as well as international committees. In the eco competence groups, all important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, driving current and future Internet themes forward.
The EVVC (European Association of Event Centres) represents about 750 event centres, congress locations, arenas and special event locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Italy and other bordering European countries. Event organisers and supply companies supplement the association’s broad range, thus making the EVVC the most versatile communications network within the sector.
As an industry association, the main task of the EVVC is to quickly identify and analyse trends and developments on the market and in politics. With its office in Berlin, the EVVC has actively been lobbying within the political arenas of Berlin and Brussels since 2007.
FAMA (Fachverband Messen und Ausstellungen) supports its members in further improving the quality of their events and the transparency for customers, thus sustainably increasing the success of exhibitors, visitors and event locations.
Members and guests come together twice per year to exchange experiences, with FAMA conferences traditionally taking place on Mondays and Tuesdays in the last week of June and November. Both the transfer of know-how and networking take the centre stage for attendees, offering new ideas for their practical work.
Degefest is the only association in the German-speaking area to provide a platform for all actors in the congress and seminar industry in order to achieve goals such as promoting attendee satisfaction, optimising quality in the German congress, conference and seminar industry, using resources efficiently by establishing optimised processes, as well as ensuring and boosting the international competitiveness of Germany as a conference location.
The focus of Degefest lies in events that aim at providing professional training and personal development.
The German Association of Event Organisers, or Vereinigung Deutscher Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V. (VERANSTALTUNGSPLANER.DE), has been in existence since 2004. During this period, it has grown to become a reliable network for event organisers. In its role as a valuable driving force and MICE industry association, it supports event organisers by providing innovative and in-depth expertise as well as inspiring visions. Its focus lies on linking expert knowledge and market developments.
The GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.’s mission is to secure and improve Germany’s position as one of the leading – and sustainable – conference and congress destinations around the globe.
Driving topics related to innovation within the conference and congress industry, the GCB provides its members with valuable market research data. By developing marketing activities specific to the relevant target group, the GCB is present on both international and national markets and assists members and partners in marketing their products and services.
Lufthansa, German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) and the German Tourist Board (DZT) are strategic partners that support the GCB’s work.