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ICCA Congress Ranking 2022: Vienna Remains in 1st Place Worldwide

The ICCA City Ranking Report examines globally held international congress events in 2022. While Vienna reclaims the top spot worldwide with 162 hosted meetings, in 2nd and 3rd place are Lisbon (144) and Paris (134) respectively, followed by Barcelona (133), Prague (129), Madrid (128), Berlin (113), Athens (109), Brussels (108) and London (106). Following the international trend that sees destinations hosting in-person meetings again, the latest ICCA Ranking Report refers to meetings & congresses that took place in-person in each meeting destination.

Christian Woronka, Director B2B Management and Head of the Vienna Convention Bureau, said "I would like to thank our partners in the destination and, of course, my team at the Vienna Convention Bureau of the Vienna Tourist Board - with our combined efforts we were once again able to catapult Vienna to the top of the global congress destinations. We see this latest success as a mandate to continue working with full energy on Vienna's future as a meeting metropolis. At the moment we have about 200 applications for congresses and corporate meetings. We are positioning the city as a modern meeting destination and a model city in the area of ecological and social sustainability."

Austria holds 11th place worldwide

The ICCA also published its Country Rankings for 2022, providing information on performance at country level: Austria (232) holds 11th place worldwide, as in the previous year, topped by the USA (690), Spain (528) and Italy (522). Almost three quarters (70%) of all meetings hosted in Austria, according to the ICCA’s Research team and analysis, took place in Vienna.

For more information: https://www.iccaworld.org