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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 17, 2016

The U.S. was the top country for large association conventions in 2015, according to newly released rankings from the International Congress and Convention Association. The rest of the top 10 countries in order are Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, China, Netherlands and Canada. 

In ICCA's city rankings, Berlin took the top spot, knocking Paris, 2014's best, to second place. Berlin was previously ranked number 4. The other top-10 cities in order were Barcelona, Spain; Vienna, Austria; London; Madrid, Spain; Singapore; Istanbul, Turkey; Lisbon, Portugal; and Copenhagen, Denmark.

ICCA's rankings are based on the number of association meetings that take place on a regular basis and rotate between a minimum of three countries. For 2015, ICCA captured data from a record 12,076 of these events.

The top 20 countries and cities, and the number of meetings they hosted in 2015, are listed here.