TOULOUSE: SMART MEETING INDUSTRY

Congress Fund

In order to attract large-scale congresses, Toulouse Metropole has set up a unique financial mechanism: the "congress support fund”: 1 million euros per year is dedicated to help local organising committees hosting large-scale international professional events, with strong economic benefits for the metropolis. Large-scale conferences (more than 9,000 overnight stays) well as those promoting sectors of excellence are fully eligible, as well as certain international scientific conferences (for example being ranked by ICCA). In order to be eligible for this financial scheme unique in its kind, events must be organized by national or international associations, learned societies, national or international professional federations, higher education and research establishments, or private-public consortiums with a predominance of public structures.

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Business continuity plan

The health crisis and its consequences are greatly affecting everyone involved in the meeting industry sector across Toulouse’s metropolitan area (reception venues, hotels, caterers, events agencies and conference organisers, technical suppliers and service providers). Faced with new restrictions, additional costs and cancellations, it has been vital for the industry to react decisively. Toulouse Safe : Safeguarding the tourism industry in light of COVID-19 The Toulouse Metropole Attractiveness Agency with the teams of the Convention Bureau, and the Toulouse events and meetings sector, are mobilized and committed to:

  • Favour concerted efforts between private and public stakeholders from the meeting industry, at a local scale.
  • Enhance continuity in the sector to support economic recovery.
  • Promote health protocols to ensure public safety.

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High-performance facilities

Since 2020, the new Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Center - MEETT - has been housing a convention center and exhibition halls on more than 40,000 m2 of modular space. The infrastructure is part of a sustainable development approach and meeting not only the expectations of professionals but also the latest of the industry with facilities combining technology and versatility.

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Recovery: they chose Toulouse !

ERTICO ITS Europe : ITS European congress Smart and Sustainable Mobility for all. Today, ERTICO-ITS Europe and the City of Toulouse announces that the next European Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems will be hosted from 30 May to 2 June 2022 by the important French regional city of Toulouse. The ITS European Congresses are the means for the ITS Community to keep pace with the incredible evolution of the industry, particularly seen more recently. With its up-to-date Programme and Demonstrations that strongly embrace the latest in smart mobility and the digitalisation of transport, this event offers both learning possibilities and the opportunities to network with some of the most active players in the industry.

Contact Congress :

The Convention Bureau, specialized in supporting professional events, offers resources and support from A to Z ! We are here to guide you, facilitate your first steps in the city and support your project. Our goal is to help you organize your event as you imagine it, in order to make your congress a real success and a unique experience for your attendees.

Contact

Rodolphe GARCIA, Congress Business Developer
Toulouse Convention Bureau
+33 6 299 466 98