Global civil society activity in Geneva, Switzerland

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Geneva is ranked #13 over a 20 year period,
with 6711 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Geneva is ranked #11 in 2021, with 167 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

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences Est. 1949

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

International Society of Endocrinology Est. 1960

International Electrotechnical Commission Est. 1906

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

Disability Council International

Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Est. 2003

International Grain Trade Coalition Est. 2014

Toilet Board Coalition Est. 2015

International Federation of Standards Users Est. 1974

Association for the Prevention of Torture Est. 1977

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Est. 2003

International Salivary Gland Society Est. 2003

Association for the International Collective Management of Audiovisual Works Est. 1981

Indian Council of South America Est. 1980

European Society for Dermatopathology Est. 1996

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry Est. 1974

Digital Television Action Group


Hybrid broadcast broadband TV Association

International Council Supporting Fair Trial and Human Rights

European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation Est. 2008

International Communications Volunteers Est. 1999

Intergovernmental Committee of the International Convention of Rome for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations Est. 1961

Association of Former WHO Staff Members

View More profiles (873 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Geneva

2023 CongressAssociation internationale des assureurs de la production agricole

2023 Quinquennial CongressPublic Services International

2023 IUCN Leaders ForumInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

2023 MeetingEuropean Plastic Surgery Research Council

2023 SessionCommittee Against Torture

2023 World Congress of PsychophysiologyInternational Organization of Psychophysiology

2023 World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

2023 Annual MeetingDonor Committee for Enterprise Development

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

Past Events in Geneva

2023 Session of the International Labour Conference – International Labour Organization
2023 Meeting – International Network of Basin OrganizationsUnited Nations Economic Commission for EuropeGlobal Network of Basins Working on Climate Change Adaptation
2023 EBACE : European Business Aviation Convention – European Business Aviation Association
2023 Global Patients Congress – International Alliance of Patients' Organizations
2023 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – United Nations WatchGeneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
2023 UN/CEFACT Forum – United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
2023 General Assembly – Institute for Planetary Synthesis
2023 INDEX Triennial Congress – EDANA, the voice of nonwovens
2023 Biennial Session – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
2023 Session – Committee Against Torture
2023 Geneva Conference on Person-Centered Medicine – International Council of NursesInternational College of Person-Centered MedicineWorld Medical Association
2023 Session – United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development
2023 Annual Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2023 Annual Conference – International Council of Voluntary Agencies
2023 Emerging Issues Seminar – Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
2023 Annual Meeting – Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
2023 Annual Session – Committee on Inland Transport
2023 EDGE Seminar – International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
2023 Principals Conference – Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response
2022 Annual Forum – Convention against Torture Initiative
2022 High-Level Meeting – Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation
2022 UN/CEFACT Forum – United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
2022 Conference of the parties – Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
2022 Meeting – Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
2022 Annual Session – Committee on Sustainable Energy

View More Past Events (7659 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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