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 3808 meetings since 2001.

Top 10 in 2021

Geneva is ranked #9 in 2021, with 87 meetings.

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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.

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.

Organizations based in Geneva

International Council of Voluntary Agencies Est. 1962

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences Est. 1949

World Student Christian Federation Est. 1895

The Lutheran World Federation Est. 1947

World Intellectual Property Organization Est. 1967

World Meteorological Organization Est. 1947

World Trade Organization Est. 1995

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations Est. 1968

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Est. 1919

World Health Organization Est. 1946

International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers Associations Est. 1920

International Society of Endocrinology Est. 1960

International Federation of Consulting Engineers Est. 1913

International Hotel and Restaurant Association Est. 1946

IndustriALL Global Union Est. 2012

World Council of Comparative Education Societies Est. 1970

World Business Council for Sustainable Development Est. 1995

International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Est. 1976

PEFC Council Est. 1999

International Electrotechnical Commission Est. 1906

International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education Est. 1985

World Sephardi Federation Est. 1951

World Stroke Organization Est. 2006

Global Commission on Drug Policy Est. 2011

Disability Council International

View More profiles (865 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

2023 UN/CEFACT ForumUnited Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

2023 General AssemblyInstitute for Planetary Synthesis

2023 Biennial SessionUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe

2023 Annual SessionCommittee on Inland Transport

2023 Principals ConferenceSteering Committee for Humanitarian Response

2022 UN/CEFACT ForumUnited Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

View More Future Events (8 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Geneva

2022 Conference of the parties – Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
2022 Annual Session – Committee on Sustainable Energy
2022 IOCES International Conference – Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society
2022 Global Forum on Health Promotion – Alliance for Health Promotion
2022 Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health – Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
2022 Symposium – World Council of Comparative Education Societies
2022 Session – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2022 Annual General Meeting – Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
2022 Session – UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry
2022 Annual Conference – Société internationale d'oncologie gériatrique
2022 General Assembly – International Association of Department Stores
2022 Collaboration for Sustainability – Cross-Industry Solutions for the Future – Women's International Shipping and Trading Association
2022 World Cancer Congress – Union for International Cancer Control
2022 Session – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
2022 Annual Congress – European Association for Osseointegration
2022 Launch of White Paper on Illicit Economies and Organized Crime in Africa – University for Peace
2022 Public Forum – World Trade Organization
2022 Plenary Session – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
2022 Human Rights and Climate Change – International-Lawyers.Org
2022 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2022 FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference – International Federation of Consulting Engineers
2022 Meeting – International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
2022 International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology – International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
2022 International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development – United Nations Economic Commission for EuropeUnited Nations Economic Commission for AfricaUnited Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the CaribbeanUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
2022 Frontiers in ecology - science and society – International Association for Ecology

View More Past Events (7597 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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