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ICCA REPORTJune 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 33 his year's ICCA rankings have been a mixed bag of movers and shakers. The rankings profi le meetings organised by international associations which take place on a regular basis and which rotate between a minimum of three countries.In London's Olympic year its status in the rankings means more positivity for the capital's meetings market. Up the ranks The 2011 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) global rankings were published in May. Vikki Carley reports on the resultsLondon was the biggest climber in the top 20 city rankings, moving from 14th place to seventh with 115 qualifying meetings. Vienna retained its number one status in the city rankings, and following it Paris overtook Barcelona in the second and third place battle. Beijing led the way among the fast growing BRIC destinations by climbing from 12th to 10th place.In the country rankings the top 10 countries showed little change, with the top six repeating their rankings, led by the USA, Germany and Spain. The Netherlands and Austria appeared in ninth and 10th place respectively, taking the place of Switzerland, which dropped from 10th to 12th, and Japan, which in the aftermath of cancellations due to the earthquake and tsunami, T234567891011121314151617181920Mexico175Belgium179Argentina186Sweden195Australia204Rep. of Korea207228Germany577Spain463United Kingdom434France428Italy363Brazil304China302Netherlands291Austria267Canada255Switzerland240Japan233Portugal1United States of AmericaNumber of meetings in the top 20 countries of 2011 - total 10,070759