Upcoming Convention Dates and Locations
•July 5-9, 2013 – Hamburg, Germany: Centrally located in the heart of Europe, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is one of Europe’s hallmark ports. Internationally known as a bustling commercial and industrial metropolis, the magical aura of faraway places is still alive in the historic Speicherstadt warehouse quarter and network of quaint canals and waterways crisscrossing the city. The outstanding facilities provided by the Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, along with a wide range of cosmopolitan restaurants, cultural attractions, and shopping malls full of international flair make the “Gateway to the World” a perfect setting.
•July 4-8, 2014 – Toronto, Canada: The most populous city in Canada, Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with an international vibe. Some of the city’s unique features include: the impressive Eaton Centre, a multileveled glass-roofed galleria that welcomes one million visitors each week; the landmark CN Tower; the Toronto Zoo; Canada Wonderland, a theme park that includes a variety of rides, a 20-acre water park and Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster; Ontario Place, an entertainment complex built on three man-made islands; the enjoyable Toronto islands and more.
•June 26-30, 2015 – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: A tropical paradise with a modern feel, Honolulu is a city of unparrelleled beauty. Honolulu is both the capital of the state of Hawaii and an exquisite island destination for people from all around the world.
•June 24-28, 2016 – Fukuoka, Japan: Located in the southwest region of Japan, the charming City of Fukuoka is a well-balanced harmony between the old and the new. Since ancient times, Fukuoka has grown into one of Asia’s leading shopping and gourmet centers. Traditional festivals, an abundance of fresh caught seafood, a modern downtown area, and the lively atmosphere of the yatai street stalls blend together with the natural beauty of Hakata Bay and Fukuoka’s surrounding mountain greenery. Serene nature, urban vitality, and heartfelt hospitality are just some of the reasons that make Fukuoka City the place where you want to stay longer.
•June 30-July 4, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois, USA: In 1917, Chicago businessman Melvin Jones inspired others to improve their communities and the world. Come celebrate our association’s centennial at the 2017 International Convention in the city where it all began, Chicago. Be a part of this historical event!