A dynamic MICE sector and good for corporate events
France ranks 6th in the world economy
With nearly $2,575 billion in current prices in 2018, just after the United States, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
In Europe, it is the first nation in terms of welcoming foreign companies or groups. It includes nearly 28,000 foreign subsidiaries, while Germany has 27,000 and the United Kingdom 22,000.
With nearly 67 million inhabitants and access to 500 million European consumers, France offers an ideal location and investment situation in Europe.
It has the first business airport, the 1st freight airport, but also the 2nd largest passenger airport, 2 ports that have been ranked among the top 10 in Europe, the 3rd most efficient rail network, and the first road network in Europe. France is therefore a strategic location at the heart of the European market, for both companies and investors.
Economic and scientific dynamism
France has the world’s sixth largest economy and is ranked second in Europe. Home to 71 innovation clusters – or centres of excellence – France is ranked sixth in the world for gross domestic expenditure on Research & Development. What are the leading sectors doing events in France?
All this expertise is available to associations via the national and the locals convention bureau.
France has a wide range of exclusive venues in which to host events. France’s hotel industry offers more than 13,000 hotels which have adopted the new classification system designed to attract the international market. At french-events.com we are specialists of 4 and 5* properties welcoming groups.
Dedicated event industry professionals
France has a proven track record of hosting successful events and is determined to continue to offer improving services and support thanks to its network of talented and service-focused event industry professionals.
France is a destination of choice for event planners with 11 international airports, one of the longest and safest road networks in Europe and 2,000 km of hig speed railway tracks. Nowhere else in Europe offers such quick and easy access to neighbouring countries, with key destinations located just a few hours away.
France is the world’s leading destination with 83 million visitors (Untwto 2019). France is the world’s most popular destination for foreign tourists, who come for its unmatched attractions, rich heritage, diverse cultures, wide selection of landscapes, excellent transport system, and top-quality accommodation.
Art de vivre, culture and heritage
From historic sites to fine gourmet dining, France offers a wide range of off-site venues. The most visited country in the world, France has 41 properties designated Unesco World Heritage sites, more than 40,000 monuments, castles, abbeys, manors, churches and 8,000 museums. The ‘Gastronomic meal of the French’ has also been added to the Unesco Intangible Heritage of Humanity list.
Diversity of landscapes
France provides participants of meetings and incentives with a vast range of memorable experiences thanks to its spectacular surroundings: scenery, beaches and coastal areas, mountains and urban cities. Choose the perfect mix to inspire and motivate your event.