ICCA named Paris as top destination for international convenes

Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

parisParis in 2016 held a new record by hosting 1,118 congress and 854,000 delegates.

 

Paris is once again the leading city in the ICCA 2016 classification which lists international congresses .  With 196 congresses recognized by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association), Paris is ahead of Vienna, Barcelona, Berlin and London. Ranked first in 2014 and second in 2015, Paris reaffirms its position as congress capital.

 

Beyond this ranking, the congress sector is a strategic segment of the tourism industry in Paris. For the 10th consecutive year, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has carried out a survey identifying all of the national and international congresses hosted in 2016 at 343 venues across the Paris region: with 1,118 congresses (+ 11.4 % compared with 2015) and 854,000 congress attendees (+ 12.2 % compared with 2015), the attractiveness of the destination has increased in this sector. In a post-attack period that has proved difficult for tourism in Paris, these results are particularly noteworthy. Over the period 2006-2016, Paris and the Paris region hosted some 11,000 congresses and 7.8 million congress attendees.

 
In 2016, congress activity generated €1.2 billion in economic benefits and more than 20,000 jobs in events organization (site rental, reception services, catering, etc.) and tourism (transport, hotels, restaurants, excursions, etc.).

 

Strong growth in large-scale congresses

Small and very large congresses were up in number in 2016: congresses with less than 500 congress attendees increased by 5% while congresses with more than 5,000 participants increased by 22% compared with 2015. The number of medium-sized congresses, from 500 to 5,000 participants, remained stable.

 

There was also an increase in congresses that rotate in Europe and locally, up by 4 and 2 points respectively.

 

In terms of frequency, events taking place annually increased by 14% and thus represented nearly three-quarters of all congresses. Congresses rotating nationally lasted on average 2.2 days and those rotating internationally, 3 days on average.

 

The Health sector accounted for the majority of congresses (37%) followed by Technology (11%) and Science (8%). Scientific venues hosted 35% of events compared with 20% for congress centres. The latter however accounted for 65 % of congress attendees.

 

Finally, the months of June, October and November accounted for the biggest number of congresses in 2016. The large majority (95%) were held in Greater Paris (Paris + inner suburbs).

Related Posts

Tags: , , , ,


(No Like Yet)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 19 uzakrota London 2019
  • 20 seatradecruis 2019
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 22 Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019
  • 22 DRT SHOW India 2019
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 22 summitasia 2019
  • 22 TTME 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. TAAPE

      September 19 - September 21
    2. IITM Delhi

      September 20 - September 22
    3. World Routes

      September 21 - September 24
    4. HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE EUROPE

      September 23 - September 24
    5. THE LODGING CONFERENCE

      September 23 - September 26
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com