Global civil society activity in Geneva, Switzerland

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Geneva is ranked #6 over a 20 year period,
with 4553 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in Top 25 in 2019

Geneva is ranked #13 in 2019, with 173 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Centre International de Conférence Genève


Your congress, seminar or exhibition can be hosted with optimum convenience and comfort in two distinctive conference centres. The CICG and CCV provide rooms with seating from 20 to 2200 places. They are ideally located just off the Place des nations (UN) and within easy reach of the principal international organizations and diplomatic representations in Geneva.

The CICG's versatile infrastructure offers endless solutions and combinations, whatever your needs may be. A spacious lobby, including an information desk, provides a perfect spot for exhibitions, receptions and banquets, and will make your event unique and unforgettable. There are six vast meeting rooms on this level. They can be used as is or converted into larger or smaller units by combining mobile partitions or dividers. The largest of the three meeting rooms can be merged with the room on the next level, resulting in a breathtaking transformation of available space.

A pleasant lounge area equipped with a bar and comfortable armchairs is the perfect spot to relax and catch your breath between two sessions. To make contacts, continue a discussion or simply unwind, the "Espace Léman" is the place to be. You will be pleasingly surprised by what it has to offer: a large assortment of warm, tasty snacks, a newsstand and gift shop.

Geneva Convention Bureau


An international meeting venue ideally situated in the heart of Europe, a financial and technological hub with a global reputation, Geneva is a cosmopolitan city, a unique and particularly privileged setting for meetings industry that takes its visitors by surprise. Meeting facilities with state-of-the-art technology, hotels equipped to the most exacting standards (36 conference hotels 3-5 stars, 2 conference centres for up to 10’000 delegates) and highly skilled personnel are other assets that attract tourism professionals. Geneva also has a human dimension: It is known for the quality of life its visitors are delighted to discover. The International Airport welcomes flights from more than 140 destinations and it takes only 6 minutes to reach the city centre by train.

Regarding the scientific field the University of Geneva has a strong international reputation for the quality of its research. In addition to excellent medical clinics, Geneva University Hospitals manage a first-class research program. The renowned CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is one of the biggest and most prestigious scientific laboratories in the world.

Furthermore Geneva is a big economic hub in many fields providing unique synergies and partnerships: flavors, fragrances, banking, finance, biotech, medtech, cleantech, watchmaking, luxury goods, microtechnologies, commodities trading, trade finance, information technology, and much more.

This dynamic environment has made of Geneva one of the top destinations for world-class international conferences and congresses.

Organizations based in Geneva

International Disability Alliance Est. 1999

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences Est. 1949

World Student Christian Federation Est. 1895

The Lutheran World Federation Est. 1947

International Labour and Employment Relations Association Est. 1966

International Schools Association Est. 1951

International Organisation of Employers Est. 1920

International Organization for Standardization Est. 1947

World Federation of Public Health Associations Est. 1967

International Air Transport Association Est. 1945

International Association of Conference Interpreters Est. 1953

International Publishers Association Est. 1896

International Association of Paediatric Dentistry Est. 1969

World Council of Churches Est. 1948

World Heart Federation Est. 1978

World Intellectual Property Organization Est. 1967

International Organization for Migration Est. 1951

World Meteorological Organization Est. 1947

World Psychiatric Association Est. 1961

World Trade Organization Est. 1995

International Telecommunication Union Est. 1985

International Christian Organisation of the Media Est. 1889

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations Est. 1968

International Catholic Migration Commission Est. 1951

Alliance internationale de tourisme Est. 1898

View More profiles (857 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Geneva

2023 World Congress of PsychophysiologyInternational Organization of Psychophysiology

2023 Biennial World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

2022 Annual ConferenceSociété internationale d'oncologie gériatrique

2022 General AssemblyInternational Association of Department Stores

2022 World Cancer CongressUnion for International Cancer Control

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration

2022 FIDIC Global Infrastructure ConferenceInternational Federation of Consulting Engineers

2022 International Congress of Clinical NeurophysiologyInternational Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

2022 Frontiers in ecology - science and societyInternational Association for Ecology

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods

2022 European Congress on EpileptologyInternational League Against Epilepsy

View More Future Events (11 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Geneva

2022 Conference of the Parties - In Person Segment – Secretariat of the Basel ConventionBasel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
2022 Session of the International Labour Conference – International Labour Organization
2022 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum – International Telecommunication UnionUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Development ProgrammeUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2022 International Conference – European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
2022 Annual Meeting – Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology
2022 EBACE : European Business Aviation Convention – European Business Aviation Association
2022 Annual Meeting - 2nd Part – International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
2022 International Conference – Geneva Health Forum - Towards Global Access to Health
2022 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
2022 Annual Meeting - 1st Part – International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
2022 Session – International Telecommunication Union
2022 International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery – International Society for Glaucoma Surgery
2022 Ecocity World Summit – Ecocity Builders
2022 Global Disability Summit – International Disability Alliance
2022 AAIC Assembly – International Association of Conference Interpreters
2021 World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum – International Telecommunication Union
2021 Congrès Annuel – Société Francophone d'Arthroscopie
2021 Immuno-Oncology Congress – European Society for Medical Oncology
2021 FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference – International Federation of Consulting Engineers
2021 Congrès – Société francophone de transplantation
2021 Ministerial Conference – World Trade Organization
2021 Session of the International Labour Conference - Second segment – International Labour Organization
2021 Annual Conference – World Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences
2021 Conference – International Papillomavirus Society
2021 Session – Committee Against Torture

View More Past Events (7511 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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