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Edinburgh wins bid to host ICCA Congress 2020

May 13, 2016

Edinburgh wins bid to host ICCA Congress 2020
High profile team helps to secure prestigious international conference for Edinburgh

Edinburgh, 13 May 2016 – Edinburgh has won its bid to host the biennial International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress 2020 in what is estimated to be a £2 million boost to the local economy that will see over 1,200 delegates in attendance.

The team bid partnership comprising the Scottish Arbitration Centre, Convention Edinburgh, Conference Partners, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and VisitScotland, also gained national high profile support including the UK Prime Minister, Scotland’s First Minister and representatives of the national and international arbitration and legal communities.

The ICCA’s 2020 Congress, which is supported by VisitScotland’s Conference Bid Fund, is the world’s largest conference devoted to international arbitration. The ICCA is a worldwide non-governmental organisation devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration and other forms of international commercial dispute resolution. Its activities include convening international arbitration congresses and conferences, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications, and promoting the harmonisation of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws and practices.

In securing the bid win, Edinburgh bet off stiff competition from Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna, St Petersburg, Vancouver and Mexico City.

ICCA President, Donald Donovan, said: “We are delighted to be going to Edinburgh in 2020, and congratulate the bid committee on having prevailed in the face of stiff competition from a strong field of bidders. After recent ICCA Congresses held in Rio, Singapore and Miami, this year’s event in Mauritius, and a 2018 Congress scheduled for Sydney, ICCA looks forward to bringing the Congress to Europe in 2020. We’re confident that ICCA Edinburgh will provide a spectacular platform from which to pursue ICCA’s mission to address the toughest issues facing international commercial and investment arbitration.

Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre welcomed the news that the ICCA’s 2020 Congress will be hosted in the Centre’s home town and said: “We look forward to showing the international arbitration community what Scotland has to offer and are confident that this conference will put Edinburgh firmly on the map as venue and a seat of international arbitration.

Lesley Williams, Head of Business Tourism at Convention Edinburgh said: “The successful bid to bring ICCA 2020 to Edinburgh is a testament to the solid collaboration between all parties involved with the project. Not only will this high profile conference bring around 1,200 delegates and generate almost £2 million for the local economy, it will play a crucial role in raising Edinburgh and Scotland’s global reputation in international arbitration.

Nicola McGrane, Managing Director at Conference Partners said: “We are delighted with that the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has chosen Edinburgh to host their 2020 Congress. The partnership working with the bid partners throughout the bid process was crucial to the success of bringing ICCA 2020 to Edinburgh. We believe this team approach has been reflected in our success and highlights the warm welcome delegates will experience in Edinburgh in 2020.

Marshall Dallas, the EICC’s Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled that Edinburgh and the EICC have been chosen to host this prestigious international conference in the face of significant global competition. It is a testament to the hard work from the team and our supporters – overall it is great news for the city and the economy. It seems fitting that the ICCA Congress is being held in a city and nation renowned worldwide for its proud and progressive legal tradition.

Rory Archibald, Business Development Manager at VisitScotland, said: “Winning the right to host the ICC World Congress is another coup for Edinburgh, and is testimony to the capital’s enormous appeal to conference organisers, as a city which boasts cutting-edge facilities as well as incredible history and heritage. Business events is an industry worth nearly £2 billion to the Scottish economy and we are delighted to be supporting this prestigious event through the VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund.

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British Airways macht bei den Superbrands das Doppel

March 16, 2015

British Airways macht bei den Superbrands das Doppel
Auszeichnung als herausragendste Marke in zwei Kategorien

Frankfurt, 12. März 2015 – Die Premium Airline British Airways hat bei den diesjährigen Superbrands Awards in beiden Kategorien als beliebteste Business- und Consumer-Marke gewonnen. Nachdem sich die Fluggesellschaft bereits im letzten Jahr die Auszeichnung im Konsumentenbereich gesichert hatte, erhält sie in diesem Jahr als erste Fluggesellschaft überhaupt den Preis in beiden Kategorien. Google war 2008 die letzte Marke, der es gelang in beiden Kategorien zu gewinnen.

Mit der doppelten Punktlandung liegt British Airways vor Unternehmen wie Apple, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft in der Kategorie „Business“ und vor Rolex, BBC, Microsoft und Nike in der Kategorie „Consumer Superbrand“.

Die britische Consumer Superbrand wird durch die britische Öffentlichkeit in einer nationalen Umfrage von 2.500 Erwachsenen gewählt. Die Business Superbrand hingegen von einem Gremium aus Marketingexperten und 2.000 Geschäftsleuten aus ganz Großbritannien.

Keith Williams, Executive Chairman von British Airways: „Wir möchten uns ganz herzlich bei unseren Kunden für ihr Vertrauen bedanken. Wir tun alles, um das Reisen für unsere Fluggäste noch angenehmer zu gestalten und freuen uns daher ganz besonders, dass dies durch die Awards bestätigt wird.“

Stephen Cheliotis, Chief Executive des Zentrums für Markenanalyse und Vorsitzender des Superbrand Rates, erklärt die Juryentscheidung: „British Airways hat ihre Marke kontinuierlich gestärkt. Mit dem Leitsatz ‚To Fly: To Serve‘ und ihrem Fokus auf exzellenten Service punktet die Airline bei ihren Kunden. Das Investitionsprogramm in neue Flugzeuge und moderne Lounges sowie die Einbindung neuer Technologien sind ein wichtiger Schritt um traditionelle Markenwerte mit Innovationen und neuen Produkten für die Kunden zu verbinden.“

Die Preisverleihung steht auch im Zeichen eines neuen Buchs, das ab 28. April im Handel erhältlich ist: Better By Design: Shaping the British Airways Brand von Paul Jarvis, Direktor des British Airways-Archivs, erscheint im Amberley Verlag, mit einem Vorwort von Keith Williams, Executive Chairman von British Airways.


February 3, 2014


Press Release: 3rd February 2014 – Following on from the recent announcement regarding the promotion of Craig Moyes as head of the newly structured Leisure Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions’ (RTE)( has confirmed that Sallie Coventry will be appointed as the new Portfolio Director for the IBTM Events Portfolio.

Richard Mortimore, Chief Executive (UK), Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, “We are delighted that Sallie has accepted this position and we are confident that her broad range of expertise will ensure she excels in the role which encompasses multiple shows in a highly competitive, global industry segment.

“Prior to joining Reed Travel Exhibitions, Sallie was Managing Director of W&O where she successfully oversaw double digit growth of her key accounts over three consecutive years and was responsible for building and developing a team of highly skilled event professionals to service client needs”.

Sallie Coventry commented, “I’m very excited to be joining the Reed team and to have the opportunity to build on the great success of the portfolio. The IBTM shows are well respected in the industry and I take this heritage very seriously. I intend to maintain this legacy, whilst bringing a fresh perspective from my experience as a buyer, as well as to drive customer service and innovation continuously forward”.

IBTM Events are the world’s leading showcases for the meetings and events industry held in seven business destinations across the globe. Tailored for the markets they serve and guaranteeing the attendance of top level decision makers, the exhibitions provide a time and business efficient matching service for buyers and sellers through the unique Hosted Buyer Programmes. To find out more about the IBTM Events Portfolio visit

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