Forum of Associations: moving forward with the study of the Spanish meetings market

Forum of Associations: moving forward with the study of the Spanish meetings market
Members of the Forum of Associations at EIBTM

Members of the Forum of Associations at EIBTM

There was a host of all types of professional meetings at the EIBTM fair at which the ICCA Iberian Chapter was represented. Taking advantage of the presence of members of the Forum of Associations, a working meeting was held to discuss subjects that included the market study project, designed to measure the economic impact of the MICE sector in Spain and which has the support of national tourism board Turespaña. Among questions covered were the working procedures and the calendar. The goal of the study is to highlight, in a professional way, the importance that the meetings sector has in a country like Spain, which for several years has been the third most popular destination for international meetings, according to the ICCA rankings,

The Forum comprises the principal associations for the meetings sector in Spain. In addition to the ICCA Iberian Chapter they are the Spanish Fairs Association (AFE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI España), the Spanish Federation of Professional Congress Organizers (OPC España); SITE España (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence), and the Spanish Association of Destination Management Companies (SpainDMCs).