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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 12, 2014

The United States remained the top destination for international association conventions in 2013, according to the annual rankings compiled by the International Congress and Convention Association. For cities, Paris was the number-one destination, unseating Vienna, Austria, which had held the top spot since 2005. After the U.S., Germany, Spain, France, the U.K., Italy, Japan, China, Brazil and the Netherlands round out the top 10 countries. Madrid, Spain; Vienna; Barcelona, Spain; Berlin; Singapore; London; Istanbul, Turkey; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seoul, South Korea, followed Paris as the top cities.


Country


Number of meetings in 2013
 1     U.S.A.
 2     Germany
 3     Spain
 4     France
 5     United Kingdom
 6     Italy
 7     Japan
 8     China-P.R.
 9     Brazil
10     Netherlands
11     Canada
12     Republic of Korea
13     Portugal
14     Austria
15     Sweden
16     Australia
17     Argentina
18     Turkey
19     Belgium
20     Switzerland
829
722
562
527
525
447
342
340
315
302
290
260
249
244
238
231
223
221
214
205


City


Number of meetings in 2013
 1     Paris
 2     Madrid
 3     Vienna
 4     Barcelona
 5     Berlin
 6     Singapore
 7     London
 8     Istanbul
 9     Lisbon
       Seoul
11     Prague
12     Amsterdam
13     Dublin
14     Buenos Aires
15     Brussels
16     Copenhagen
17     Budapest
18     Beijing
19     Rome
20     Bangkok
       Stockholm
       Sydney 
204
186
182
179
178
175
166
146
125
125
121
120
114
113
111
109
106
105
99
93
93
93

 


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