Calabar ICC Joins ICCA as First Member from the West and Central African Region


The Calabar International Convention Centre [Calabar  ICC] continued to register unprecedented  milestones in the international meetings  industry when the ICCA board, sitting at  the Headquarters in Amsterdam,  Netherlands, formally approved the  application of Calabar ICC to join ICCA.

ICCA – is the International Congress and Convention Association, one of the most prestigious organisations in the world of the international meetings industry. It is the only global association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises almost 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide.

On receiving the communication from the ICCA President, Ben Asoro, Director of Marketing and Sales commented, “I am glad and grateful that we have achieved this. Joining ICCA puts Calabar ICC on a global platform with valuable resources, in the bidding cycle, to help us effectively compete, bid for, and win more international conferences to be hosted in Calabar, Nigeria.”

Calabar ICC is poised to be one of the leading convention facilities in Africa and couldn’t have joined ICCA at a more appropriate time than now. Calabar ICC is ICCA’s first member from the west and central African region.

Applauding the development, Paul D’Arcy, the Calabar ICC CEO, said “it is a pleasure to be part of the ICCA family once again. The benefits which membership of ICCA brings to an international conference centre are immense. The collective knowledge of ICCA, which becomes available to all member organisations, leads to a significant competitive advantage.”

The Calabar ICC is part of the remarkable 367 hectare Summit Hills development that will include a business hotel, international hospital, 18-hole golf course and a residential development.  A scenic monorail will convey delegates across the Tinapa Lake between the Calabar ICC and the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel. For more information on Calabar International Convention Centre, contact: +234 (0) 811 056 0617, or

This article was written by REBECCA BAM

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