The African Chapter members of the International Congress and Congress Association, ICCA,  have appointed, Mr. Ben Asoro, Director at Calabar International Convention Centre, to Chair ICCA in Africa.

ICCA, International Congress and Congress Association is the global community and knowledge hub for the international associations meetings industry.

ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivaled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.

The Continental Chairman acts as the key contact person between the continental members and the Head office in Amsterdam and board of directors. ICCA opened an African regional office in South Africa in 2012 – a move aimed at enhancing delivery of ICCA’s extensive range of member benefits  to members and potential members, as well as continue to the development of international associatrion meetings market in the African region.

On this development, Dr. Mati Nyazema, CEO of Sandton ICC, South Africa had this to say ‘Ben has proven his commitment to the industry and active interest in regional affairs. He has also worked in two African regions – East and West Africa, and his experience will help drive the objective of a broader participation in ICCA by African countries’.

The Prestigious Belgium based industry publication – The HeadQuarters & MIM Europe Magazine editors and management commented that ‘We believe that Mr. Asoro has proved in the past to be an excellent ambassador for the Meetings Industry in Africa and that he will do his utmost to put the industry on a higher level in future. Mr. Asoro’s extensive network, his experience in the industry combined with his energetic will power will make him the best Chairperson!’

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