Global civil society activity in France

France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. 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 several islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Due to its several coastal territories, France has the largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Andorra and Spain in Europe, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname and Brazil in the Americas. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and over 67 million people. 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 Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

France is ranked #2 over a 20 year period,
with 14984 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in 2019

France is ranked #6 in 2019, with 616 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau


Local UIA Partner

Ville de Marseille


Local UIA Partner

Lille Grand Palais


Local UIA Partner

Lyon Convention Bureau


Organizations based in France

World Federation of Engineering Organizations - Paris
Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques - Paris
International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication - Paris
International Music Council - Paris
International Science Council - Paris
International Federation for Parent Education - Sèvres
Commission for the Geological Map of the World - Paris
International Brain Research Organization - Paris
International Comparative Literature Association - Paris
International Prison Chaplains' Association - Rennes
International Organization of Legal Metrology - Paris
International Judo Federation - Paris
International Union of Biological Sciences - Orsay
Association mondiale des sciences de l'éducation - Reims
International Commission on Large Dams - Paris
International Association of Cancer Registries - Lyon
World Medical Association - Ferney-Voltaire
World Road Association - Paris La Défense
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Paris
Fédération internationale des professeurs de français - Paris
International Federation of Catholic Universities - Paris
Fédération internationale des professions immobilières - Paris
International Union of Women Architects - Paris
World Confederation of Billiards Sports - Venon
International Organization Against Trachoma - Créteil

View More profiles (3682) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in France

2031 IRC : International Rubber ConferenceInternational Rubber Conference Organisation - Créteil

2031 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - Créteil

2028 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Créteil

2026 Annual General MeetingInternational Veteran Cycle Association - Créteil

2025 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Créteil

2024 Annual Scientific MeetingInternational Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery - Lyon

2024 CongressEuropean Society of Veterinary Internal MedicineEuropean College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - Marseille

2024 Quadrennial CongressComité international d'histoire de l'art - Lyon

2024 Annual ConferenceEuropean Scientific Association for Material Forming - Toulouse

2024 SessionInternational Olympic Committee - Paris

2024 Biennial CongressEuropean Society for Agronomy - Rennes

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Bar Association - Paris

2023 Annual MeetingSociety for the Neurobiology of Language - Marseille

2023 Plenary MeetingFinancial Action Task Force - Paris

View More Future Events (99) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in France

2022 Session - First Part – Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - Strasbourg
2022 Annual Ards Conference – Association for Research and Documentation of medieval and Renaissance sculpture - Paris
2022 International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change – Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate - Paris
2022 European Conference – World Hereford Council - Paris
2022 Annual Conference – International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology - Strasbourg
2022 Conference – Cook & Health Network - Lyon
2022 International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control (MCC) – International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control - Lyon
2022 International Geographical Congress – International Geographical Union - Paris
2022 Congrès – Société Francophone de Néphrologie Dialyse et Transplantation - Rennes
2022 Conference – European Association for South-East Asian Studies - Paris
2022 Congress – Union européenne des modélistes ferroviaires et des amis des chemins de fer - Amiens
2022 European Mensa Annual Gathering EMAG – Mensa International - Strasbourg
2022 Biennial Conference – European Society for Oceanists - Ajaccio
2022 L'Histoire de l'Authenticité, Pilier de la Sécurité Juridique – Institut international d'histoire du notariat - Paris
2022 Conference – European Society for Phenylketonuria and Allied Disorders - Paris

View More Past Events (35383) in The International Congress Calendar

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