The Congress team of the Paris Convention Bureau helps and supports the organizers free of charge at any time during their project, both in the bid phase (help in putting together a bid, recommendations for Parisian partners, support for a bid, organization of site visits, etc.) and when Paris is confirmed as the host city for a congress (help in promoting the congress, providing promotional tools, etc.), thanks to its expertise and tools.
Get some help for your project
Are you are a member of a not-for-profit organization wishing to plan an event in Paris, and don't know ‘where to begin’? Then, look no further, you've found the right contacts!
Our team of association experts Cécile, Clarisse and Laura will guide and help you with your project.
We will use our expertise, tools and knowledge of the Parisian market to enable you to save time and energy, and to ensure the viability of your project. As a not-for-profit organization, our services and advice are provided free of charge. We can assist you at any time during your project, both in the bid phase (help in putting together a bid, recommendations for Parisian partners, support for a bid, organization of site visits, etc.) and when Paris is confirmed as the host city for a congress (help in promoting the congress, providing promotional tools, etc.).
We share the same goal ... making your event a renowned success. Contact us today!
Contact the team
Cécile Mairaville - Director, Marketing and BtoB Development
+33 (0) 1 49 52 53 88 / email@example.com
Clarisse Dupont - Congress Development Manager
+33(0)1 49 52 53 09 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Marcilly – Congress Development Coordinator
+33 (0)1 49 52 42 89 - email@example.com
Congress activity in 2019
Paris has hosted in 2019 a total of 1,084 congresses and welcomed 922,900 participants, of which 291,737 foreigners. They represent 32 % of the total number of participants, who attended 53.5% of congresses held in Paris.
The city ranks 1st at the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) City Rankings with 237 congresses meeting ICCA criteria, ahead of Lisbon (190) and Berlin (176).
Charter for the hosting of major congresses
In order to attract major professional events and in particular congresses1, the Paris City Council, the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, through its Convention Bureau and the tourism professionals that it brings together and UNIMEV have put in place a policy facilitating the organization of major events and increasing the attractiveness of the destination. This global strategy agreed on by all of the operators, above and beyond their respective strategies, has led to the elaboration of a charter for the hosting ofmajor congresses, signed by the 17 hotel groups representing more than 650 hotels all categories taken together (i.e. more than 75,000 guest rooms), the Paris City Council, the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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