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 Meteorological Organization Est. 1947

Inter-Parliamentary Union Est. 1889

World Trade Organization Est. 1995

International Catholic Migration Commission Est. 1951

Alliance internationale de tourisme Est. 1898

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

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

Institute of International Law Est. 1873

International Federation of Inventors' Associations Est. 1968

PEFC Council Est. 1999

International Alliance for Biological Standardization Est. 1955

World Federation of International Music Competitions Est. 1957

Association Catholique Internationale de Services pour la Jeunesse Féminine Est. 1897

International Social Service Est. 1921

World Sephardi Federation Est. 1951

View More profiles (823 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 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration

2022 International Congress of Clinical NeurophysiologyInternational Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods

2022 European Congress on EpileptologyInternational League Against Epilepsy

2022 Conference of the Parties - In Person SegmentBasel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their DisposalSecretariat of the Basel Convention

2022 International ConferenceEuropean Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

2022 Session of the International Labour ConferenceInternational Labour Organization

2022 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) ForumInternational Telecommunication UnionUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Development ProgrammeUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2022 Annual MeetingAssociation for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

2022 EBACE : European Business Aviation ConventionEuropean Business Aviation Association

2022 International ConferenceGeneva Health Forum - Towards Global Access to Health

2022 SessionInternational Telecommunication Union

2022 Annual ConferenceInternational Association for Feminist Economics

2022 World Cancer CongressUnion for International Cancer Control

2022 Annual MeetingInternational Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission

2021 Congrès AnnuelSociété Francophone d'Arthroscopie

2021 Immuno-Oncology CongressEuropean Society for Medical Oncology

2021 Ministerial ConferenceWorld Trade Organization

2021 Session of the International Labour Conference - Second segmentInternational Labour Organization

2021 Annual ConferenceWorld Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

2021 ConferenceInternational Papillomavirus Society

2021 SessionCommittee Against Torture

View More Future Events (36 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Geneva

2021 General Assembly – Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center
2021 Session – Committee on Enforced Disappearances
2021 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2021 International Infrastructure Conference – International Federation of Consulting Engineers
2021 Annual Conference – European Educational Research Association
2021 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child
2021 EUROSOIL Congress – European Confederation of Soil Science Societies
2021 Frontiers in ecology - science and society – International Association for Ecology
2021 Session – Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2021 Session – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2021 Congress – International Association of Mathematical Physics
2021 Conference of the Parties - Online Segment – Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their DisposalSecretariat of the Basel Convention
2021 Triennial Congress – International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods
2021 Session – Committee Against Torture
2021 Session – International Labour Organization
2021 Congress – International Automobile Recycling Congress
2021 International Liver Congress – European Association for the Study of the Liver
2021 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2021 Biennial Conference – International Conference on Electricity Distribution
2021 Slot Conference – International Air Transport Association
2021 Biennial Congress – International Association of Paediatric Dentistry
2021 Session – International Telecommunication Union
2021 Session of the International Labour Conference - First segment – International Labour Organization
2021 Triennial Congress – International Academy of Legal Medicine
2021 Annual Meeting – IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components

View More Past Events (7465 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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