Germany Takes First and Second Place in European & Global Meeting Destinations in ICCA Rankings
Press release
09 May 2017

Germany Takes First and Second Place in European & Global Meeting Destinations in ICCA Rankings

For the 13th consecutive year Germany has come out on top of the annual International Congress & Convention Association’s (ICCA) Statistics Report again taking the number one spot for European meetings destinations and coming in second globally only behind the US. Driving the wins is the total number of association meetings hosted in Germany in 2016 which added up to 689.


In the city rankings Berlin continued to be a performer achieving the number four spot in the top five cities globally and in Europe. Berlin has been a consistent player in this “short list” of European city greats having been in the Top 5 for European cities, five times in the past six yearly reports.

Adding to German city strength was Munich and Hamburg in the worldwide top 50 rankings as well as Frankfurt and Leipzig in the top 100.  Additionally, popular German cities in the European line up included Dresden, Cologne, Stuttgart Dusseldorf, Nuremberg and Heidelberg respectively.

Commenting on Germany’s ongoing, strong position in the ICCA rankings Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau, said: “Germany and our dynamic cities are very pleased to once again be recognised favorably in the ICCA reports. Associations, corporations and organisations from around the world find Germany a great place to meet to share knowledge, drive innovation and connect with people, ideas, activities and places in new ways. The GCB and our partners will continue to strive to bring value, sustainability, industry expertise and innovation to meeting planners and delegates from around the world.”


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