Global civil society activity in France
France, officially the French Republic, is a country located primarily in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and had a total population of over 68 million as of January 2023. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre; other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Nice.
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From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report
Top 10 over 20 years
France is ranked #2 over a 20 year period,
with 12712 meetings since 2001.
Top 10 in 2021France is ranked #5 in 2021, with 266 meetings.
Local UIA Partner
Paris Convention and Visitors Bureauwebsite: http://en.parisinfo.com/
An expert on the destination, the Bureau is your key partner for organizing your event in Paris.
The Bureau encourages and supports professional associations and scientific societies that wish to propose Paris as a host destination for their congress. It helps them throughout the process, from the compilation of the bid; it recommends service providers and organizes site inspection visits. It carries out part of the lobbying, right up to the presentation of Paris in front of the international committee of the association. The Convention Bureau represents the destination, in connection with the services of the City, the Region and the State. It gathers Parisian professionals and institutional players participating in a bid, in order to offer a full and tailor-made offer.
Local UIA Partner
Ville de Marseillewebsite: http://www.marseille.fr/sitevdm/jsp/site/Portal.jsp
Crossroads of civilizations and trade since ancient times, Marseille possesses a nature, land and sea heritage unique in its diversity. These assets, combined with a city in metamorphosis, have generated a vigorous revival of economic activity and has placed the city among the most popular tourist destinations.
The figures speak for themselves: over 4 million tourists in 2010, 12,000 direct jobs or 5.4% of total employment in Marseille, and over € 700 million of income.
In 2011, the city had 5,182 hotel rooms, 3.6% more than the previous year.
Marseille has also become one of the first ports of embarkation for the European cruise market, an interesting position given that the Mediterranean destination has the fastest growth.
As the top cruise centre in France, with more than one million passengers in 2012, Marseille reinforced its status as first port of embarkation in France with nearly 380 calls to port in 2011 for an estimated income of €110 million.
In less than 15 years, Marseille has tripled the number of Congress days hosted on its territory from 109,000 days in 1996 to almost 300,000 in 2011.
The city now has powerful and functional structures to accommodate some 350 events per year in places as diverse as the Palais du Pharo, the Palais des Congrés in the Chanot Park and the World Trade Centre.
Local UIA Partner
Lille Grand Palaiswebsite: http://www.lillegrandpalais.co.uk/
An ideal location at the heart of the Paris-London-Brussels triangle, the best possible access and plenty of public transport make metropolitan Lille the perfect place for your eco-friendly event.
Lille Grand Palais is an area of 45,000 m2 comprising:
- 3 auditoriums
- 4 exhibition halls
- 28 meeting rooms
- Zenith Arena.
Organising an event in Lille Grand Palais in France means having an experienced team on hand to help. A team dedicated to you, making sure that everything runs smoothly and that all your demands are met! Our philosophy: work with us and share our skills to ensure you enjoy your event just the way you want it.
Lille Grand Palais has been the organiser/orchestrator of events since 2007. This expertise has been deployed for such evenings as Ladies After Work, congresses – such as the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Conference, NutrEvent, etc. We also organise exhibitions (public or professional) which have recently included the Lille Art Fair, Kids Park, the “ Créer” Trade Fair, the Personal Services exhibition, etc.
Local UIA Partner
Lyon Convention Bureauwebsite: http://www.en.lyon-france.com/
Organizations based in France
World Federation of Engineering Organizations - Paris
Association mondiale des sciences de l'éducation - Reims
Fédération internationale des professions immobilières - Paris
Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service - Paris
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population - Aubervilliers
International Catholic Conference of Guiding - Paris
International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association - Paris
International Arts and Entertainment Alliance - Paris
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies - Paris
Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse - Paris
Association internationale de lutte contre la cybercriminalité - Paris
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities - Boulogne-Billancourt
Société de neurophysiologie clinique de langue française - Montpellier
Fédération internationale pour la sécurité des usagers de l'électricité - Paris
World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training - Trelissac
Association Internationale des Technologistes Biomédicaux - Le Perreux-sur-Marne
International Regulatory Peptide Society - Toulouse
International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons - Montpellier
International Blackcurrant Association - Beaucouzé
International Multiple Sclerosis Cognition Society - Bordeaux
Electronic Business Group - Paris
International Convention of Puppetry Schools - Charleville-Mézières
International Technical Centre for Bottling and Packaging - Paris
Fédération internationale des associations nationales d'exploitants de téléphériques, funiculaires et autres transports par câbles pour voyageurs - Francin
International Association of Gerodontology - Paris
View More profiles (3605) in the Yearbook of International Organizations
Future Events in France
2031 World Contest – World Ploughing Organization - Paris2031 IRC : International Rubber Conference – International Rubber Conference Organisation - Paris2028 Congress – Syndicat international du décolletage - Paris2027 Congress – European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Lille2026 Annual General Meeting – International Veteran Cycle Association - Lille2026 Annual Meeting – European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - Marseille2025 International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) – International Union of Nutritional Sciences - Paris2025 European Congress of Arachnology – European Society of Arachnology - Saint-Malo2025 World Congress – Fédération internationale des professeurs de français - Besançon2025 Congress – International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Besançon2025 Hydrocephalus Meeting – International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders - Toulouse2024 Annual Scientific Meeting – International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery - Lyon2024 World Lottery Summit – World Lottery Association - Paris2024 Biennial Meeting – European Society for Immunodeficiencies - Marseille2024 European Microwave Week (EUMW) – European Microwave Association - Paris
View More Future Events (110) in The International Congress Calendar
Past Events in France
2023 Congress – International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity - Paris
2023 Annual General Meeting – International Federation of Podiatrists - Lille
2023 Annual Meeting – The Nordic Society for Aesthetics - Paris
2023 Colloquium – Rousseau Association - Paris
2023 Joint Conference – European Association of Pump Manufacturers – European Committee of Manufacturers of Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Pneumatic Tools – European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry
2023 Annual Meeting – Space Frequency Coordination Group - Toulouse
2023 Spring Meeting – European Materials Research Society - Strasbourg
2023 Annual Meeting – European Association for the Study of Diabetes - Nantes
2023 Conference – Organisation Intersex International Europe - Paris
2023 European Regional Conference – International Society for Music Education - Lyon
2023 Conference – European Association for Music in Schools - Lyon
2023 Summer Session – European Industrial Gases Association - Paris
2023 Annual General Meeting and Conference – International Capital Market Association - Paris
2023 Conference – Association Internationale de Recherche en Management Public - Dijon
2023 Annual Conference – European Plastics Converters - Lyon
View More Past Events (36265) in The International Congress Calendar
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