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ICCA members share bidding tips at World Meetings Forum

ICCA’s Global Bidding workshop took place at World Meetings Forum Vidanta – Riviera Nayarit 2018 in Mexico

Pictured: ICCA's regional director North America Joanne Joham, member development manager North America Monica Pataki, Daniel Palomo, director of global sales at Visit Houston and other workshop participants

Leading industry suppliers discussed the best practices of bidding for international association meetings at ICCA’s Global Bidding workshop at World Meetings Forum Vidanta – Riviera Nayarit 2018 in Mexico.

Houston’s successful bid for the 2019 ICCA Congress formed the basis for discussion at the session, which aimed to highlight the difference between “best practices” and “fatal flaws” in the international association meetings’ bidding process through real-life case studies.

ICCA encourages its members to share knowledge about international association meetings because of their cyclical nature; as association meetings rarely return to the same destination within a short timeframe, business exchange between traditional competitors is a useful way to gain new knowledge about the latest sector developments.

To kick off the Global Bidding workshop, director of global sales at Visit Houston Daniel Palomo shared his insights and tips from the multi-bid process for the 58th ICCA Congress that resulted in the destination winning the opportunity to host the event, due to be held from 27-30 October 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Joanne Joham, regional director North America, said: “In support of Member requests, the North American ICCA Chapter is pleased to have had the opportunity to offer tips on bidding intelligence to all ICCA Members attending World Meetings Forum 2018. The interest and excitement we created was phenomenal, and we are sure to repeat such offerings in the future."

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