Global civil society activity in Marseille, France

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Marseille is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is located on the Mediterranean coast near the mouth of the Rhône. The city covers an area of 241 km2 (93 sq mi) and had a population of 870,018 in 2016. Its metropolitan area, which extends over 3,173 km2 (1,225 sq mi) is the third-largest in France after those of Paris and Lyon, with a population of 1,831,500 as of 2010.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Marseille is ranked #137 over a 20 year period,
with 336 meetings since 1998.


Marseille is ranked #184 in 2018, with 8 meetings.

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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

Mediterranean Engineering Schools Network Est. 1997

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

Institut de médecine tropicale du service de santé des armées Est. 1905

Observatoire international pour la non violence Est. 1995

Research Institute for Southeast Asia, Marseille Est. 1993

Association pour les Langues et Cultures Européennes Menacées Est. 1962

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

European Federation for Research and Information on Sectarianism Est. 1994

Femise Network Est. 1997

Institut méditerranéen d'écologie et paléoécologie

European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Est. 1970

Water Monitoring Alliance Est. 2005

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History Est. 1951

Mediterranean Institute for Maritime Transports Est. 1967

Congrégation du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus Est. 1852

Mediterranean Centre of Audiovisual Communication Est. 1986

Institut de recherche pour le développement Est. 1944

Centre de formation et de recherche en médecine et santé tropicales, Marseille Est. 1898

International Association for Mediterranean Forests Est. 1996

100 Historic Sites of the Mediterranean Coastal Heritage Est. 1989

International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Est. 1991

Maison Asie Pacifique Est. 1999

Cultural Exchanges in the Mediterranean Est. 1983

Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille Est. 1969

World Water Council Est. 1996

View More profiles (49 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Marseille

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

2021 Annual Executive MeetingInternational Commission on Large Dams

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Commission on Large Dams

2020 Pan European Regional CongressInternational Association for Dental Research

2020 Members AssemblyInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

2020 World Conservation CongressInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

2020 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Paediatric Radiology

2020 CongressEuropean Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

2020 Annual CongressInternational Association of Professional Numismatists

2020 CongressEuropean Calcified Tissue Society

2020 European Biomass ConferenceEuropean Commission

View More Future Events (11 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Marseille

2020 Congress – European Congress of Magnetic Resonance in Neuropediatrics
2020 Conference – European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism
2019 Colloque sur l'atténuation du changement climatique – Association Forêt Méditerranéenne
2019 European Public Health Conference – European Public Health Association
2019 Annual Congress – European Association for Panels and Profiles
2019 Autumn Members Meeting – Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
2019 Annual Conference – European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society
2019 European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference – European Commission
2019 Annual Congress – European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society
2019 HOPIPHARM : Congrès Francophone de Pharmacie Hospitalière
2019 International Sleep and Breathing Conference – European Respiratory Society
2019 Annual Congress – Société Francophone du Diabète
2019 Congrès – French-Language Society of Pneumology
2019 Atelier International sur la Mise en Oeuvre de Solutions Fondées sur la Nature pour Lutter contre le Changement Climatique – Plan Bleu
2018 Meeting – European Society of Cardiology
2018 Forum – European Association of Independent Vehicle Traders
2018 Water and Climate International Conference – World Water Council
2018 World Congress on Resilience – International Association for the Promotion and Dissemination of Research on Resilience
2018 Biennial international tug and salvage convention
2018 Conference – International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
2018 Biennial International Conference on Space Operations – International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations
2018 Symposium – International Symposium on HIV and Hepatitis
2018 Meeting – RIPE Network Coordination Centre
2018 General Assembly and Annual Conference – European Association of History Educators
2018 Assembly – European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products

View More Past Events (665 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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