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Paris Secures ESMO Congress 2021

Paris, which recently topped ICCA’s City Rankings for international association meetings, will host the European Society for Medical Oncology’s annual congress in 2021. ESMO is holding its first flagship meeting in the city at the Paris Convention Centre and Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Almost 30,000 cancer specialists are expected. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris Leads 2018 ICCA City Rankings

Paris has returned to the top of the ICCA City Rankings in emphatic style, hosting 40 meetings more than second place Vienna as well as knocking Barcelona off the lead. The French capital hosted 212 rotating international association meetings in 2018, up by 22, and was last lead city in 2016. From Association Meetings International…

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London and Paris Join Forces on Incentives

London and Paris are collaborating to offer a range of travel products aimed at North American incentive buyers. Specialised itineraries of the two-in-one incentive trip have been created allowing delegates to experience new cultural attractions, restaurants and hotels in both capital cities. This includes an official partnership with Eurostar. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Paris Nord Villepinte Shows Solar Solidarity

The latest venue to add solar power to its sustainability credentials has done so in innovative fashion. Viparis has announced its first solar tarpaulin, installed on the Paris Nord Villepinte gallery’s glass facade. Paris Nord Villepinte is the first exhibition complex to test such a system, with the goal of reducing carbon footprint. From Boardroom…

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Paris: The ERS International Congress 2018

Paris is a leading destination for association meetings. The International Congress of the European Respiratory Society recently took place in the Paris Convention Centre. A platform for the latest knowledge in respiratory medicine and science, the event draws more than 20,000 delegates from over 130 countries for around 420 scientific and educational sessions. From Boardroom…

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New Competitiveness Ranking: Paris Leads

Paris has topped a new index which ranks cities in their competitiveness at attracting major international conventions. Iceberg partner GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer said his company’s index would help destinations know how many conventions they should expect to be hosting every year. Paris was followed by Washington, Barcelona, New York and Boston. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris Wins IAC 2021 Space Congress

More than 6,500 members of the global space community will gather in the French capital in 2021 for the 72nd International Astronautical Congress. The Paris Convention Centre will host the IAC’s scientists, academics, engineers and sector leaders for the event. Since its recent opening, the venue has already hosted eight world conferences. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris: 2024 and Olympic Competition

Paris is riding high both on its new convention centre and on hosting the 2024 Olympics. But when one huge event is in town at a major destination, does that cause other large meetings to, erm… bottle out? There’s evidence this is the case, but good reasons why it shouldn’t be. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Europe’s Largest Convention Centre Opens in Paris

The Paris Convention Centre, the largest venue of the kind in Europe, has opened its doors for business. The new facility boasts 72,000 square metres of event space and can host up to 35,000 people. The €180 million project is the first of three phases in the refurbishment of the Parc des Expositions. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles the 2028 Games

Paris is to host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 games. LA’s Organising Committee will receive advance funds of $1.8 billion to foster participation and access to youth sports programmes in the run up to its later event. The news comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded both games together to the two destinations. From CIM News Magazine…

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Paris and Los Angeles in Olympic Photo Finish

In a creative if unusual approach to bid selection – let the events industry take note – the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the 2024 and 2028 games together to both Paris and Los Angeles. Which city hosts which games will be decided later by the destinations’ National Olympic Committees and the IOC. From CIM News Magazine…

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