Global civil society activity in Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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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 3992 meetings since 1998.

Top 10 in 2018

Geneva is ranked #10 in 2018, with 145 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

Brothers to our Brothers Est. 1965

European Society for Immunodeficiencies Est. 1994

Convention Concerning the Social Repercussions of New Methods of Cargo Handling in Docks Est. 1973

European Federation of Schools Est. 1963

Convention Concerning Social Security for Seafarers, 1987 Est. 1987

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Acupuncture Without Borders Est. 1992

International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association Est. 1966

International Communications Volunteers Est. 1999

Convention Concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry Est. 1937

Groupement international des secrétaires généraux des universités francophones Est. 1977

World Scout Interreligious Forum

Convention Concerning Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training in the Development of Human Resources Est. 1975

Convention Concerning Prevention and Control of Occupational Hazards Caused by Carcinogenic Substances and Agents Est. 1974

United Nations Women's Guild - Geneva Est. 1970

International Federation of Tamils

International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use Est. 1990

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations Est. 1998

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Est. 1945

European Broadcasting Union Est. 1950

European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Est. 1980

ART for The World Est. 1995

World Federation of Scientists Est. 1973

Fondation du forum universale Est. 1989

Pan African Institute for Development Est. 1964

View More profiles (778 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Geneva

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union

2021 Annual ConferenceWorld Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Leadership Association

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Neuroradiology

2021 Annual ConferenceEuropean Educational Research Association

2021 Annual ConferenceEuropean Educational Research Association

2021 CongressInternational Association for Ecology

2021 CongressInternational Association of Mathematical Physics

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods

2021 Biennial ConferenceInternational Conference on Electricity Distribution

2021 SessionInternational Telecommunication Union

2021 Triennial CongressInternational Academy of Legal Medicine

2021 Annual MeetingAssociation for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

2021 SessionCommittee on the Rights of the Child

2020 Congrès AnnuelSociété Francophone d'Arthroscopie

2020 Annual SessionCommittee on Sustainable Energy

2020 SessionUnited Nations Human Rights Council

2020 SessionUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2020 World Investment ForumUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2020 SessionIntergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting

2020 Annual Accounting WorkshopUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2020 Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable DevelopmentUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2020 Annual ConferenceICOM International Committee for Documentation

2020 International Infrastructure ConferenceInternational Federation of Consulting Engineers

View More Future Events (50 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Geneva

2020 International Conference – Geneva Health Forum - Towards Global Access to Health
2020 Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region Session – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
2020 European Thermoforming Conference – Society of Plastics Engineers
2020 Annual Conference – International Council of Voluntary Agencies
2020 Congress – International Automobile Recycling Congress
2020 Session – Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2020 Session – Human Rights Committee
2020 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2020 Digital Radio Summit – European Broadcasting Union
2020 Session – United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2020 Annual Conference – Geneva International Model United Nations
2020 World Forum on Research and Innovation for New Coronavirus – World Health Organization
2020 Executive Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council
2020 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child
2020 Annual Meeting – International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
2019 General Assembly – Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
2019 Meeting – Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
2019 Immuno-Oncology Congress – European Society for Medical Oncology
2019 Biennial Meeting – International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
2019 General Assembly – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
2019 Session – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

View More Past Events (7348 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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