Kaohsiung selected as 2020 ICCA Congress destination
Eight ICCA destination teams submitted first round bids, three of which were shortlisted just before IMEX in May 2017: Kaohsiung, Yokohama in Japan, and Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.
The final presentations were made to the Board on November 11, and the winner was announced the following day by ICCA president Nina Freysen-Pretorius during the General Assembly at the 56th ICCA Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.
“All three presentations were creative, passionate, but also strongly business-focused, each with their own personality, and in any other year, any one of the three could easily have been a worthy winner,” said Freysen-Pretorius.
“Kaohsiung told a compelling story of a city that is re-inventing itself through the power of meetings, their team designed creative concepts that will help ICCA engage more effectively with Asia-Pacific based associations, and they demonstrated great team cohesion and offered tremendous value for money. I have no doubt that 2020 will be a wonderful Congress experience for our entire global community.”