Global civil society activity in Marseille, France

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Marseille is ranked #118 over a 20 year period,
with 350 meetings since 2001.


Marseille is ranked #116 in 2021, with 8 meetings.

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Ville de Marseille


Crossroads of civilizations and trade since ancient times, Marseille possesses a nature, land and sea heritage unique in its diversity. These assets, combined with a city in metamorphosis, have generated a vigorous revival of economic activity and has placed the city among the most popular tourist destinations.

The figures speak for themselves: over 4 million tourists in 2010, 12,000 direct jobs or 5.4% of total employment in Marseille, and over € 700 million of income.
In 2011, the city had 5,182 hotel rooms, 3.6% more than the previous year.

Marseille has also become one of the first ports of embarkation for the European cruise market, an interesting position given that the Mediterranean destination has the fastest growth.

As the top cruise centre in France, with more than one million passengers in 2012, Marseille reinforced its status as first port of embarkation in France with nearly 380 calls to port in 2011 for an estimated income of €110 million.
In less than 15 years, Marseille has tripled the number of Congress days hosted on its territory from 109,000 days in 1996 to almost 300,000 in 2011.

The city now has powerful and functional structures to accommodate some 350 events per year in places as diverse as the Palais du Pharo, the Palais des Congrés in the Chanot Park and the World Trade Centre.

Organizations based in Marseille

European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Est. 1970

European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society Est. 2004

Mediterranean Centre of Audiovisual Communication Est. 1986

European Gamma Knife Society Est. 1989

Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean Est. 1990

Water Monitoring Alliance Est. 2005

European Virus Archive goes Global

Réseau Universitaire et Scientifique Euro-Méditerranéen sur le Genre et les Femmes Est. 2012

Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change Est. 2015

Applied Health, Equity and Development Research Network Est. 2015

Institut méditerranéen de formation et recherche en travail social Est. 1990

Observatoire international pour la non violence Est. 1995

Research Institute for Southeast Asia, Marseille Est. 1993

Institut méditerranéen d'écologie et paléoécologie

Maison Asie Pacifique Est. 1999

Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille Est. 1969

Santé Sud Est. 1984

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale Est. 1980

Libre organisation mondiale d'aide aux réfugiés Est. 2004

Institute for Advanced Studies on the United Nations

Organisation internationale contre l'esclavage moderne Est. 2001

Agence des Villes et Territoires Méditerranéens Durables Est. 2012

Small Islands Initiative

Institut de la Méditerranée Est. 1994

Mediterranean Association of Psychiatry Est. 1967

View More profiles (72 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Marseille

2026 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

2024 CongressEuropean Calcified Tissue Society

2023 Annual MeetingSociety for the Neurobiology of Language

2023 ConferenceEurope Jazz Network

2023 Plant Biology Europe ConferenceFederation of European Societies of Plant BiologyEuropean Plant Science Organization

2023 Joint Conference - CEIR – EUROPUMP – PNEUROPEuropean Association for the Taps and Valves IndustryEuropean Committee of Manufacturers of Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Pneumatic ToolsEuropean Association of Pump Manufacturers

2023 European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ECCN)International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

View More Future Events (7 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Marseille

2023 Congrès de Pneumologie de Langue Française (CPLF) – Société de pneumologie de langue française
2022 Congress – Catholic International Education Office
2022 World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology – International Bronchoesophagological SocietyWorld Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
2022 PER-IADR Oral Health Research Congress – Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research
2022 Conference – European Petrochemical Luncheon International Association
2022 Biennial International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation – European Language Resources Association
2022 FELASA Congress – Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
2022 Annual Congress – European Society of Paediatric Radiology
2022 General Assembly – World Federation of Friends of Museums
2022 Annual Executive Meeting – International Commission on Large Dams
2022 Triennial Congress – International Commission on Large Dams
2022 Spring Meeting – European Coil Coating Association
2022 European Biomass Conference – European Biomass Industry AssociationEuropean CommissionUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationWorld Council for Renewable EnergyEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition
2022 Conference – International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation
2022 Annual Conference – European Emergency Number Association
2022 Business Forum – ITER International Fusion Energy Organization
2021 Triennial Congress – International Commission on Large Dams
2021 Congress – European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2021 Congress – European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
2021 Members Assembly – International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
2021 World Conservation Congress – International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
2021 European Biomass Conference – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationEuropean Biomass Conference and ExhibitionWorld Council for Renewable EnergyEuropean CommissionEuropean Biomass Industry Association
2021 General Assembly – Réseau méditerranéen des écoles d'ingénieurs
2021 Congrès – Société Francophone d'Analyse du Mouvement chez l'Enfant et l'Adulte
2020 Congress – Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders

View More Past Events (730 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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