The Paris Convention Bureau encourages and assists professional associations that consider Paris as a host destination for their congress.

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 Maryline 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

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Clarisse Dupont - Congress Development Coordinator
+33(0)1 49 52 53 09 /

Cécile Mairaville - Director, Marketing and BtoB Development
+33 (0) 1 49 52 53 88 /

Maryline Piel - Congress Development Coordinator
+33 (0) 1 49 52 53 26 /




Find an auditorium in Paris

Auditorium - Palais des Congrès de Paris

Consult our lists of parisian auditoriums in an exhibition center, an event venue, a museum, a hotel...
You can send your brief directly to each establishment by using the ‘get a proposal’ button.

Find your auditorium :

- up to 200 seats
- up to 600 seats
- up to 4 000 seats



 Congress activity in 2017

Paris has hosted in 2017 a total of 1 110 congresses and welcomed 773 090 participants, of which 262 850 foreigners, who participated to 54 % of congresses. They represent 34 % of the total number of participants, a 7 points rise compared to 2016.

The frequentation of events eligible to the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) criteria * has also grown of more than 50 %, rising up to 112 000 delegates in 2017, compared to 74 856 in 2016. The city ranks 2nd at the ICCA City Rankings.

View the study on congress activity in 2017


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Travel freely in Paris thanks to the Paris Visite Pass.
Valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days, Paris Visite Pass entitles the individual to unlimited travels on metro lines, RER lines and bus lines.

For more information and to download the Paris Visite Pass, click here

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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