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Manchester Third UK Convention Centre (68th In The World)

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Published on May 13th 2014.

Manchester Third UK Convention Centre (68th In The World)

MANCHESTER has jumped ten places above its 2012 position in the influential International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) annual report. 

It is important because it is one of the first considerations of associations choosing a future host city. 

The city now ranks 68th in the global table and shares company with cities such as Chicago, Moscow, San Francisco and The Hague, whilst at a UK level Manchester has moved into third place becoming the leading non-capital destination. London and Edinburgh are ahead in the UK. 

ICCA rankings are used as an industry benchmark by destinations, associations and events planners across the world with a city’s position determined on how many international and conferences they held in the previous year. 

A city’s ICCA ranking helps understand where it is in terms of  being a high quality international destination for business tourism. It is important because it is one of the first considerations of associations choosing a future host city. 

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Each city that features in the ICCA report must comply with specific conditions stating that meetings must be held on a regular basis, regularly rotate between at least three countries and that each meeting must attract a minimum of 50 delegates.  

Amongst the thousands of conference held in Manchester 34 were deemed significant international conferences and were ICCA approved four additional meetings on 2012, representing a 13% increase. 

International conference submissions which were accepted by ICCA and took place in Manchester in 2013 include the World Congress on Disaster & Emergency Medicine at Manchester Central and the World Congress on Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences and the Congress of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine which both took place at The University of Manchester. 

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