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.
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.