Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content


Created10/04/1442 05:01 م



ICCA and SCEGA have announced a new collaboration framework to foster continuous advocacy and build an awareness program to develop continuous meetings industry education for local stakeholders.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalises the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between ICCA and SCEGA at both the strategic and working level. This new framework will be focusing on the development of association meetings and its impacts. It will also streamline ICCA’s advocacy efforts and strengthen them further in Saudi Arabia.

ICCA is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, will provide a platform for SCEGA to develop meetings industry education in Saudi Arabia.

SCEGA aims to develop and organise the meetings industry in the Kingdom and is working towards necessary plans to achieve its growth and developing a strategy to improve the meetings industry.

ICCA and SCEGA have a shared objective of the exchange of knowledge between themselves and international associations. This MoU will strengthen future cooperation to achieve common goals that will position Saudi Arabia in the association meetings industry as a future destination.

Senthil Gopinath the ICCA CEO said:

"There is a real desire for international associations to join forces with local associations and host future associations meetings in Saudi Arabia. ICCA through its long-term relationship with SCEGA will work together to achieve the objective of SCEGA. This is a significant step in developing the meetings industry in Saudi Arabia."

Taiseer Al Mallah, Acting CEO, said:

"Saudi Arabia is a promising destination, and it has the capability of being one of the top hosting countries for future association’s business meetings, I am happy to welcome this important initiative which formalises and strengthens the existing relationship between ICCA and SCEGA that will definitely help developing the Meetings Industry.

I look forward to continuing to build on our constructive co-operation in the interest of enhancing meetings industry business."


About ICCA - the International Congress and Convention Association - is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.

ICCA is the global association leader for the international meetings industry and specializes in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, education, communication channels, and business development and networking opportunities. Since its establishment in 1963, ICCA represents the world's top destinations and most experienced suppliers specialized in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises of over 1,100 member companies and organizations in almost 100 countries and territories worldwide.

As of 2020 ICCA encompasses all major stakeholders in the world of association meetings, by opening its doors to associations with the launch of the "ICCA Association Community", offering education, connections, tools and resources to associations to organise more effective meetings.

ICCA Press Contact

Lisa Harrison, Marketing & Communications Executive:

SCEGA Press Contact

Sara AlSheikh, Marketing Department :