ICCA Congress 2017
  • 1.How much does it cost to register?

    Please find an overview of the registration fees here.

  • 2.What is included in the registration fee?

    Included in the registration fee:
    • Access to all education sessions
    • Business Exchange
    • Lunches, coffee breaks, evening social events
    • Airport transfers to/from official hotels only (on specific days only)
    • City tour (at specified times only, pre-registration required)

  • 3.How can I pay for my registration fee?

    Payment of the registration fee can be made by bank transfer (for bank details please see the invoice) or credit card (AMEX, MasterCard or Visa). To facilitate tracking of payments, please clearly indicate the invoice number in the reference field when making the payment.

    Please note that observers can only pay by credit card.

  • 4.When will I receive an Invoice?

    Please note that we are still working on finalizing the invoice template and process as per the VAT regulations in Czech Republic. You will receive the official invoice via email as soon as possible.

  • 5.What do I do if I haven’t received an invoice?

    If you have not received the registration confirmation or the invoice, please check your spam folder as it may be preventing you from receiving the document. Otherwise, please contact us.

  • 6.When do I have to pay the invoice?

    You can find the due date of your invoice below the invoice number. Payments should be made within 30 days after the invoice has been issued. If you have not paid before the due date written on your invoice, ICCA reserves the right to send you a credit note and a new invoice with a higher fee if a registration deadline has passed in the meantime.

  • 7.Where can I find the bank details of ICCA?

    If you wish to pay by bank transfer, you can find our bank details at the bottom of your invoice.

  • 8.What happens if I don’t pay before a new deadline has passed?

    ICCA reserves the right to send you a credit note and a new invoice with a higher fee if a registration deadline has passed in the meantime.

  • 9.How do I cancel my registration?

    Notification of cancellation of your registration must be sent in writing to the ICCA Events Department.
    • For cancellations received up to and including 29 September 2017, a cancellation fee of €100 will be charged. Accompanying guests will be charged €50.
    • For cancellations received on and after 30 September 2017, no refund will be given, full amount required.
    • Name changes are not accepted, unless the participant is from the same company.
    • All refunds will be processed after the event.

  • 10.How can I book a room in one of the official hotels?

    Please visit the hotel accommodation page for more information about the hotels. You can book a room at any of the official or recommended hotels via the dedicated booking links, which will be sent to you in the confirmation email.

  • 11.Can I book accommodation at an alternative hotel of my own choice?

    You may book your own accommodation, however, please note that airport transfers to/from official hotels will only be provided on complimentary basis on designated congress arrival/departure dates and to/from social event venues only for guests staying at the official hotels. Participants wishing to stay at other hotels should plan means of transport to/from the congress venue, airport and social event venues.

  • 12.How do I change or cancel my hotel accommodation if I am staying at one of the official/recommended hotels?

    Changes and cancellations should be sent in writing to the hotel reservation department.

  • 13.Is there a transfer service to/from the airport to the official/recommended hotels and the social event venues?

    Click here for more information.

  • 14.Do I need a visa to go to the Czech Republic?

    Please check here to see if you need a visa to go to the Czech Republic.

  • 15.I need an invitation letter to obtain my Visa, how do I get one?

    Should you require a letter for the Congress, please contact the ICCA Events Department once you have registered.

  • 16. How can I send a shipment to the venue?

    If you would like to send a shipment to Prague Congress Centre you may use BECKSPEDITION.

    Delivery address: 
    Kongresové centrum Praha
    5.května 65
    140 00 Praha 4, CZ
    Contact: Mr. Pavel Beck t: +420 602 311 950 / Monika Veselá t: +420 724 328 380

    Click here to read the shipping instructions. 

  • 17.How do I participate in the Business Exchange?

    When registering, you can indicate that you want to participate. You will then receive a separate email with instructions. The instructions will also include a link to an online application form where you will need to complete information on the event you are putting forward for the Business Exchange.

  • 18.What information do I need to supply for the Business Exchange?

    First you have to propose a lead. Participants do so, by filling out an Online Lead Proposal Form and submitting the form to ICCA HQ. Once your lead has been reviewed and updated by the research department, you will receive an acceptance letter. It is only when this process has been completed that you can become a Business Exchange participant.

  • 19.What must the lead include in order to participate?

    A lead must:
    - Your lead must attract at least 250 participants.
    - Your lead must be held on a regular basis.
    - Your lead must rotate between at least 3 different countries.
    - You must have won the lead which you are proposing.
    - In case of a past meeting, it should not have taken place more than 2 years ago.
    - Make sure that you have inside knowledge about your lead which you obtained by bidding for or with organizing/hosting the meeting.   

  • 20.How many leads can I propose?

    You are only able to propose one lead. If the proposed meeting doesn't meet all of these criteria, the meeting will not be accepted and you will be asked to propose another lead as soon as possible.

  • 21.Can I use a lead I proposed in the past at other ICCA Events?

    Yes you can, however you will have already talked about your lead to some of the participants and they may no longer be interested in the same lead while they might have a new lead themselves.

  • 22.After sending my proposal form I saw that I made a mistake, can I make a change?

    As long as it is still within the deadline, you may, please contact Tim Schwartzmann.

  • 23.When is the deadline to propose my Business Exchange Lead?

    The deadline to submit the form is 13 October 2017.

  • 24.What happens if I miss the deadline to participate in the Business Exchange?

    Unfortunately if you have missed the deadline and haven’t submitted the Online Lead Proposal Form, you will not be able to participate in the Business Exchange.

  • 25.When can I look at the other leads that have been proposed?

    As soon as a lead has been approved you will be able to access it on the ICCA Association Database, following the instructions in your acceptance letter.

  • 26.When will I receive the Business Exchange booklet?

    No, BE booklets will not be made and send out. However you can find all the leads in the ICCA association online database and a Time-Schedule with all leads will be send to you once the deadline has passed.
  • 27.How do I make a Business Exchange appointment?

    You will be able to make appointments, via the Tapcrowd app which will be made available to all participants 2 weeks before the ICCA Congress. Through this app you will be able to contact other Business Exchange participants to set up meetings in advance.

  • 28.How many appointments can I make?

    There are no limits on the number of appointments you can make.

  • 29.How long does an appointment last?

    During the Business Exchange time slots, each round will last 10 minutes.

  • 30.Can we discuss leads with each other outside of the Business Exchange sessions?

    You can engage in Business Exchange throughout the Congress. But please note; most participants will expect you all to be present at the actual Business Exchange sessions.

  • 32.I am a first time attendee, is it obligatory to participate?

    It is not mandatory to participate in the programme; however we strongly recommend attending, as it is a good way to meet other new attendees and also see what you can get out of the Congress.

  • 33.How can I become a mentor?

    In order to become a First Time Attendee mentor you must have attended a previous ICCA Congress. If you would like to volunteer to become a mentor at the Congress, please contact Ksenija Polla.

  • 34.What is a Braindate?

    Braindates are about sharing knowledge. They are one-on-one or group conversations that you book with other participants while you’re at the ICCA Congress.

  • 35.How can I arrange a Braindate?

    1. Open Braindate from the main menu of the ICCA Meetings App.
    2. Explore the topic market–where all participants (including you!) post the knowledge they are willing to share.
    3. Pick something you want to learn or create your own topic.
    4. Book your braindates and meet in person at the Braindate Lounge!

  • 36.I have a question regarding Braindate, who can I contact?

    If you have a question regarding the ICCA Meetings app, please contact the ICCA Events Team. If you have a question regaring Braindate, please contact the Braindate team.

  • 37.Can I still make appointments with other delegates without using Braindate?

    Yes, appointments can be made through the ICCA Meetings app and by email.

  • 38.What are Fringe Meetings?

    ICCA has again created a timeslot for members who want to organise an internal meeting (user groups, marketing consortia, alliances).

  • 39.How can I book a Fringe Meeting?

    If you wish to arrange a meeting, please contact Mieke van Loenen.

  • 40.Can I book a fringe meeting during the entire congress?

    No, there are pre-defined time slots for these meetings.

  • 41.Do I have to pay for organising my meeting?

    The room is free of charge; however food, beverages and AV are at your own expense.

  • 43.How can I set up an appointment?

    You can book an appointment using the Tapcrowd App. 2 weeks before the Congress you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app.

  • 44.What is the Silent Auction?

    The annual ICCA Silent Auction has now moved online. All members and Verified Associations, whether they attend the congress or not will have the opportunity to bid for the prizes. If you're interested in donating a prize and profiling your company, please check the silent auction box during registration. We will be sending you information about the auction closer to the event.
    For questions, please contact Tonia Petra.

  • 45.Are there any opportunities for me to sponsor the ICCA Congress?

    If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact >Mieke van Loenen.

  • 46.I don’t want to sponsor anything on the list, can I make a suggestion?

    We are open to new sponsorship ideas as long as they are in line with the Congress goals, theme and design. If you would like to make a suggestion, please contact Mieke van Loenen