Top 15. In the beginning of May, the International Congress and Conference Association (ICCA) announced its long-awaited first results of the congress tourism statistics for 2011 which showed that Prague has successfully set out to a journey to achieve its ambitious goals. In ICCA’s world congress destination ranking, Prague achieved a significantly better position than in 2010 – it ranked 14th best congress destination in the world. Due to a significant increase in the number of international association congresses held in Prague, the city made it to the TOP 15 from the 19th place in 2010, sharing the 14th position with another successful European destination Copenhagen, both with the total number of 98 events; the previous year there were 85 association meetings held in Prague. Therefore, Prague has a great chance to achieve its ambitious goal set last year – to get back into the top ten of the most successful congress destinations by 2014 and to the top five by 2020. “The results of the ICCA statistics for last year really thrilled us. It was a pleasant surprise for us that the city made such a great shift in the ICCA’s ranking. We see the better position of Prague as a reward for our hard work over the past two years. The city’s success is also partly the result of an excellent cooperation with the members of the Prague Convention Bureau,” says the director of Prague Convention Bureau Lenka Žlebková.