The ICAM conference traces its roots back to the 1980s.
It used to be held either at Ryalls hotel or Mount Soche hotel. Eventually it was relocated to the lakeshore district of Mangochi and was being held at Club Makokola.

Later when the numbers started increasing, the conference moved to Sun N Sand Holiday Resort then Nkopola conference Centre and now back to Sun N Sand Holiday Resort.

In the 1980s participation hovered between 40 and 60 delegates. At present, the conference has grown to attract as many as 800 delegates

2015 – 562 delegates from 167 companies and organisations

2016 – 609 delegates from 196 companies and organisations

2017 – 691 delegates from 212 companies and organisations

2018 – 720 delegates from 248 companies and organisations