ICCA increases footprint in China at Xiamen International MICE Week

Press Room > 2019

From left to right:  Qiu Guoyue, Xiamen ITG MICE Group; Senthil Gopinath, ICCA; Jeoven Wong, Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs; Noor Hamid, ICCA Asia Pacific; Huang Xiuyun, C&D Global Tourism Group


ICCA was invited to attend Xiamen International MICE Week by three of its members: the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs, C&D Global Tourism Group and ITG MICE Group. This is the first time ICCA held a Global Executive meeting in a city outside its Head Office in Amsterdam.

Chief executive officer Senthil Gopinath and the Management Team met in Xiamen during the 5th edition of the 2019 International MICE Week to hold ICCA’s Global Executives Round Table Conference.  At the same time, ICCA welcomed new members from Xiamen and signed an MOU to increase further collaboration.

Since 2016 when Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs joined ICCA, the city’s convention bureau has established a close relationship with ICCA. ICCA’s director Asia Pacific Noor Hamid for example, has visited Xiamen for training and knowledge exchange and, in October of this year, the general director of the city’s convention bureau, Jeoven Wong led a delegation from Xiamen to participate in the 58th ICCA Congress in Houston, USA.

China currently is the country with the most ICCA members of 84 organisation strong. The number continues to grow with ICCA welcoming new member Shaanxi Meton Conference and Exhibition Management LTD.


Left: Representatives of Xiamen and ICCA met in Xiamen during the Xiamen International MICE Week