Current statistics of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2013 have shown that Prague climbed one rung and improved its position in the European ranking last year, thus becoming the 9th most popular congress destination within the region.
On a global scale, with a total of 121 events, i.e. 9 events more than in 2012, the city kept its position of the 11th world congress destination. Prague is therefore just one step away from accomplishing its ambitious goal - to get among the TOP 10 world congress destinations by 2015 and among the TOP 5 by 2020.
In spite of the fact that the general congress statistics on Prague, regularly published by the Czech Statistical Office, experienced a noticeable decline last year, according to the ICCA 2013 statistics Prague, on the contrary, was successful in the field of association congresses and conferences. Although its position in the ranking of the world congress destinations remained the same as in the previous year, the popularity of Prague as a congress destination is still growing. This is demonstrated by the increased number of association congresses and conferences organized in Prague last year due to which Prague improved its ranking in Europe and maintained its position in the world congress destinations ranking.
The list of significant congresses and conferences held in Prague last year includes e. g. the Conference of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA 2013), 12th European Congress of Internal Medicine, 31st World Veterinary Congress, 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, or the Conference of the International Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2013).