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

World Student Christian Federation Est. 1895

International Publishers Association Est. 1896

World Council of Churches Est. 1948

World Meteorological Organization Est. 1947

Inter-Parliamentary Union Est. 1889

World Trade Organization Est. 1995

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations Est. 1968

International Catholic Migration Commission Est. 1951

Alliance internationale de tourisme Est. 1898

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

World Health Organization Est. 1946

Union for International Cancer Control Est. 1934

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

World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies Est. 1997

IndustriALL Global Union Est. 2012

CHS Alliance Est. 2015

International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association Est. 1966

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

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association Est. 1978

Institute of International Law Est. 1873

International Federation of Inventors' Associations Est. 1968

View More profiles (831 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Geneva

2023 Biennial World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration

2022 Biennial CongressInternational Organization of Psychophysiology

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods

2022 European Congress on EpileptologyInternational League Against Epilepsy

2022 Annual MeetingAssociation for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

2022 Annual ConferenceInternational Association for Feminist Economics

2021 Annual ConferenceWorld Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

2021 Annual ConferenceSociété internationale d'oncologie gériatrique

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Leadership Association

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Neuroradiology

2021 International Infrastructure ConferenceInternational Federation of Consulting Engineers

2021 Annual ConferenceEuropean Educational Research Association

2021 EUROSOIL CongressEuropean Confederation of Soil Science Societies

2021 Frontiers in ecology - science and societyInternational Association for Ecology

2021 CongressInternational Association of Mathematical Physics

2021 CongressInternational Automobile Recycling Congress

2021 Biennial ConferenceInternational Conference on Electricity Distribution

2021 SessionInternational Telecommunication Union

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Academy of Legal Medicine

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

2021 EBACE : European Business Aviation ConventionEuropean Business Aviation Association

2021 Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers of the Vienna ConventionUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeSecretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2021 European Thermoforming ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers

View More Future Events (26 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Geneva

2021 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child
2020 Congrès Annuel – Société Francophone d'Arthroscopie
2020 Annual Conference – ICOM International Committee for Documentation
2020 Annual Session – Committee on Sustainable Energy
2020 Europe in the Age of Xi and Trump – Europaeum
2020 GIAF : Geneva International Association Forum – Association WorldGeneva Convention BureauCongrex Switzerland
2020 Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2020 Session – Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting
2020 Annual Accounting Workshop – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 Annual General Assembly and Conference – Airports Council International - European RegionAirports Council International
2020 Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 UN/CEFACT Forum – United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
2020 Executive Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2020 International Infrastructure Conference – International Federation of Consulting Engineers
2020 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child
2020 EUROSOIL Congress – European Confederation of Soil Science Societies
2020 Session – Committee Against Torture
2020 European Congress on Epileptology – International League Against Epilepsy
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2020 Session – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
2020 Session – International Telecommunication Union
2020 European Meeting – International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics
2020 United Nations Conference to Review All Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

View More Past Events (7329 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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