According to the International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) report , Paris is the 2nd destination in the world for international congresses organized by international associations, remaining among the exclusive club of the top attractive destinations in the world, and announced a record year in 2017 in term of attendance.
ICCA ranks congress destinations based on 3 main criteria: a recurrent frequency, a minimum of 50 participants and a rotation including at least a 3 different countries. In 2017, Paris hosted 190 congress matching the ICCA criteria with 112 000 delegates, versus 196 events and 74 586 delegates in 2016. Since 2010, Paris holds systematically the first top 2 positions in the ICCA ranking, confirming its preeminence in the international congress sector.
These results demonstrate the success of the promotional actions led by the professionals of the industry with The Convention Bureau of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, that works daily to reinforce the attractiveness of the destination offering help and comprehensive advice to associations organizing major events in the city.