London has climbed to sixth place in the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) world rankings report, released today (13 May).
In 2012, in addition to hosting the Olympics and Paralympic Games, London hosted a record number of global business events, which has now elevated the city’s world ranking from seventh place last year to sixth. In 2008, London was ranked at 19th position.
The ICCA report showed London ahead of competitors such as New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chicago and Sydney whilst overtaking some of its closer European rivals such as Rome, Athens, Munich, Brussels and Edinburgh.
London has also recently secured some of the most prestigious medical congresses, including The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in 2015 and the European Association for the Study of the Liver in 2014.