by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2012

The International Congress and Convention Association will open two new regional offices, one in Africa and one in the Middle East, next month. Chris Prieto, CMP, has been named regional director for the African region and Gamal Sadek has been appointed regional director for the Middle East. With the expansion, ICCA will have five regional offices in addition to its head office in Amsterdam. According to ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone, “This [measure] isn't simply a move to deliver better services to our existing members in these two regions, but a recognition that the international association meetings market is continuing to evolve, and it is in the growth of regional meetings that we anticipate some of the most dramatic future developments."