Global Association Forum

24-26 June, 2024 | Cancun, Mexico

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Welcome to the ICCA Global Association Forum 2024

ICCA is proud to announce that the third in-person ICCA Global Association Forum will be first held from 24-26 June, 2024 in Cancun, Mexico. 

The ICCA Global Association Forum is an annual event focused on bringing together association meeting planners, senior association representatives and meeting suppliers from across the world, to provide valuable insights and practical tools and resources to support the association meetings industry. 

The event will also incorporate tailored business networking opportunities, using a unique matchmaking technology platform, to connect association meeting planners with meeting suppliers they are considering for business in the near future.

Welcome to Cancun!

With its gorgeous turquoise seas, powdery white-sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs, it’s no surprise that Cancun is one of Mexico’s most popular spots.

Since 1989, Cancun has seen significant changes and growth. It has become Mexico’s liveliest city, drawing millions of visitors each year. The rise of all inclusive resorts has made it a popular choice for vacationers seeking convenient and comprehensive experiences. Cancun’s pristine beaches, known for their soft sand and warm blue waters, have become iconic symbols of this coastal paradise. The city offers a range of adventurous attractions, such as water sports and eco parks, adding to its appeal. With a bustling nightlife and a diverse culinary scene, Cancun offers something for everyone. It has truly become one of the most sought after destinations on the Caribbean.


Alex Alles
Executive Director at JMIC Joint Meetings Industry Council

Alex Alles joined JMIC Joint Meetings Industry Council in August 2022. There he is responsible for the overall operations of the association as well as the project office of the Net Zero Carbon Events. 

Tia Daniels
Director, Business Development & Community Engagement at BestCities Global Alliance

Tia has more than 25 years of experience in the meetings and events industry, with previous positions stationed in the US and Denmark. 

Alexandra H. Zita, CIS, SEPC
Sustainability specialist for the Meetings & Events Industry in Latam 

Pioneer in Sustainable Events in Latin America. Alejandra has more than 25 years of experience in the tourism sector. 


Juan Francisco Millán Soberanes
Founding Director of the Council of Ethics and Transparency of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Mexico.

Graduate and post-graduate studies in medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), specialization in Gastroenterology at the General Hospital of the National Medical Center; studies in Bioethics at UNAM. 

Bianca La Placa
Journalist and senior event manager, WEEC network 

Journalist and senior event manager specializing in international events, I have worked in a variety of operational and marketing roles, specializing in digital and print media, events and projects.


Jorge Moller
Program Director for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Jorge Moller is a sustainable tourism expert with nearly 40 years of leadership and hands-on experience in Chile and throughout Latin America.  

Francisco Gomez
Founder & CEO, Factum Global

Francisco Gomez is the Founder & CEO of Factum Global, a leading boutique international consulting firm recognized for its unparalleled expertise in assisting organizations to expand and thrive across global markets. 


Whitney Buchmann
Founder Illustra Impact

Whitney Buchmann, MBA is a Social Entrepreneur who founded Illustra Impact with a vision to create a world of sustainable, equitable, thriving communities.  

Michel Wohlmuth
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Creatividad

A creative entrepreneur with a specialization in the design, planning, and production of corporate meetings, Michel Wohlmuth serves as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Creatividad, a company boasting 33 years of experience in organizing corporate events. 


David T. Stevens
Founder Event Marketing Authority

David T Stevens is a 20-year veteran planner and 6x Fittest Male #EventProf, an honor achieved by topping the occupational leaderboard of the annual CrossFit Games Open. He has planned meetings, events and incentives for media, live entertainment, agency, association and corporate organizations.

Who Should Attend?

Association Executives 

Global association executives with an interest in the future outlook of association meetings and with a real desire to create meaningful and sustainable meetings that matter.  

ICCA Members 

ICCA members wanting to network in an exclusive setting and enjoy a golden  opportunity to attend one-to-one business meetings to create new fruitful partnerships. 


Any stakeholder who is not an association executive or ICCA Member.  A professional involved in the global meetings industry and would like to make a positive contribution to creating meetings that matter.

Why Attend

One-to-one networking opportunities through pre-scheduled appointments based on bespoke business matchmaking.

Learn about the key trends on regenerative meeting design and how to create meetings with greater societal impact.

Internationally accredited educational content created by a panel of key international association and meetings industry leaders.

Fully hosted places available for associations. *by application

Registration Fees



A limited number of fully hosted places will be sponsored by  Cancun and available for associations by application only. 



Attendance for Association Executives is subject to approval. 



Please note that places for ICCA members will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Due to the popularity of the event, ICCA Members are limited to one participant per company.



Observer registrations will be reviewed and subject to approval. ICCA reserves the right to accept or reject the registration request.

The registration fees above are listed excluding VAT.

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