The International Center of Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) joined the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter on 24 April, 2017. For the first time in ICCA’s history, Vietnam has joined the global association of the international meetings industry. With the acceptance of the first member from Vietnam, the Chapter membership comprises 236 members in 16 countries and regions in Asia Pacific.
Vietnam has hosted almost 600 international association meetings since 1992 and has confirmed business on its books through to 2019. Among the major conferences won by Vietnam are the General Assembly of the International Federation of Surveyors 2019, International Congresses of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control 2019, and General Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions 2018.
Mr. Jean Tran Thanh Van, President of ICISE: "We want to help Asian professionals, students and scientists to meet with the international community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge by attending international conferences. Now, being the first ICCA member in the Region, we want to open up the opportunity of such a beautiful conference venue, close to the beach, to the association meetings market."
Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director Asia Pacific: "We are pleased to welcome ICISE into the ICCA family. We hope it will encourage other industry professionals to follow suit in adopting a more strategic approach towards the association market, of which Vietnam has huge potential. Many destinations in the region are looking at the outputs of professional development, knowledge exchange, job creation, community advancement, and extensive range of outcomes beyond that of tourism spends."