Global civil society activity in Paris, France

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,140,526 residents in an area of 105 square kilometres. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and the arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Paris is ranked #3 over a 20 year period,
with 6515 meetings since 1998.

Top 10 in 2018

Paris is ranked #6 in 2018, with 259 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau


An expert on the destination, the Bureau is your key partner for organizing your event in Paris.

The Bureau encourages and supports professional associations and scientific societies that wish to propose Paris as a host destination for their congress. It helps them throughout the process, from the compilation of the bid; it recommends service providers and organizes site inspection visits. It carries out part of the lobbying, right up to the presentation of Paris in front of the international committee of the association. The Convention Bureau represents the destination, in connection with the services of the City, the Region and the State. It gathers Parisian professionals and institutional players participating in a bid, in order to offer a full and tailor-made offer.

Organizations based in Paris

Alliance of Management Schools in European Capitals

UNESCO Fellowships Programme Est. 1946

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific Est. 1983

European Institute of Underwater Archeology Est. 1985

Agence internationale pour le développement durable et l'économie sociale Est. 2005

Association des professionnels de santé en coopération Est. 1992

Centre de rencontres et d'études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales Est. 1982

Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady Est. 1854

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Ghost Est. 1921

World Heritage Fund Est. 1976

European Network of Women Elected Representatives of Local and Regional Authorities Est. 1996

Fédération mondiale des docteurs d'état et diplômés des universités de France Est. 2004

Electronic Business Group Est. 1998

International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions Est. 1983

International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association Est. 1949

ISG International School of Business Est. 1967

Fédération Internationale des Accueils Français et francophones d'Expatriés Est. 1984

International Technical Centre for Bottling and Packaging Est. 1960

Organisation pour la prévention de la cécité Est. 1978

Global Ocean Observing System for Africa

International Movement for Therapeutic Free Choice Est. 1968

Centre d'échanges internationaux Est. 1947

Commission for the Geological Map of the World Est. 1881

New Human Rights - International Est. 1977

Académie des sciences d'outre-mer Est. 1922

View More profiles (1082 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Paris

2023 Triennial General AssemblyInternational Union of Pure and Applied Physics

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Papyrologists

2022 Biennial Forum of NeuroscienceFederation of European Neuroscience Societies

2022 Biennial CongressEuropean Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society for Medical Oncology

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Economic History Association

2021 Annual Summer MeetingThe Crustacean Society

2021 Assembly of partiesEuropean Telecommunications Satellite Organization

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Bar Association

2021 Annual CongressInternational Astronautical Federation

2021 European Microwave WeekEuropean Microwave Association

2020 ConferenceInternational Consortium for Personalised Medicine

2020 General Assembly and Information Exchange ForumInternational Lime Association

2020 ConferenceEuropean Society of Aerospace Medicine

2020 Annual CongressInternational Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine

2020 International Conference of Aerospace Medicine

2020 Annual CongressEuropean Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists

2020 MeetingInternational Public Sector Accounting Standards Board

2020 Biennial CongressEuropean Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery

2020 ConferenceVirtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research

2020 Quadrennial CongressWorld's Poultry Science Association

2020 Quadrennial CongressEuropean Committee on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

2020 Biennial CongressInternational Association for Computational Mechanics

2020 ESCAMPIG : European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized GasesEuropean Physical Society

2020 Annual MeetingEuropean Pancreatic Club

View More Future Events (41 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Paris

2020 Triennial Congress – Association of European Latin Americanist Historians
2020 Annual International Convention – Toastmasters International
2019 Conference – European Algae Biomass Association
2019 Biennial Congress – European College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Physicians
2019 Colloque international sur les sécheresses, les étiages et les déficits en eau – International Hydrological Programme
2019 Biennial General Assembly – International Academic Union
2019 Annual Congress – International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy
2019 World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
2019 Women's Forum Global Meeting – Women's Forum for the Economy and Society
2019 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference – Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference
2019 Colloquium on Mechanics in and for Cell Migration – EUROMECH - European Mechanics Society
2019 Annual Conference – Euro-Latin Study Network on Integration and Trade
2019 MED-MID : Annual Mediterranean and Middle East Conference – European Court of Arbitration
2019 Conférence sur l'Aventure de la Mission – Paris Foreign Mission Society
2019 Conference – International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility
2019 General assembly and workshop – International Society of Drug Bulletins
2019 European Microwave Week – European Microwave Association
2019 World Forum on Music – International Music Council
2019 Conference – European Transpersonal Association
2019 Biennial Congress – International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
2019 Euro Attractions Symposium – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
2019 Meeting – European Society of Ophthalmic Nurses and Technicians
2019 Annual Congress – European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
2019 Congress – European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists
2019 Congrès Annuel – Société Francophone d'Echographie

View More Past Events (16554 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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