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Paris: 959 congresses in 2010

For the sixth consecutive year, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has assessed congress activity in Paris Ile-de-France.

In 2010, the economic spinoffs linked to congresses (accommodation, catering, leisure, shopping and transport) were estimated at more than 414 million euros (411 million in 2009). Business overnights represented 16.2 million overnights (+11.2% compared to 2009), i.e. 45% of global overnights, and overnights linked to the association congress segment, 1.1 million hotel overnights, i.e. 7% of business overnights.

959 congresses (672,000 participants) were identified compared to 931 in 2009 (704,000 participants). On average, Paris hosted 80 congresses each month, with the medical sector accounting for the majority (50%). This percentage continues to increase its market share (+7 points in three years). 40 events chose Paris for their first event; 38 in 2009.

As in 2009, the city hosted 19 events with more than 5,000 participants. Although they only accounted for 2% of activity in 2010, they gathered 30% of congress attendees.

The majority of congresses (53%) attracted an international audience and the average portion of foreign participants was up: 23% compared to 18% in 2009. The average number of nationalities represented by congresses increased from 6 in 2009 to 9 in 2010. Nevertheless, the majority of congresses rotate nationally (79%), i.e. they only take place either in Paris or in other cities in France.