10 new reasons to organise your conference in the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis

  1. Aix-Marseille Provence, France's sunniest metropolis on the Mediterranean
  2. Efficient national and international accessibility: Marseille Provence International Airport with more than 150 destinations, 2 TGV stations, one in Marseille in the heart of the city and one 15 minutes from Aix-en-Provence
  3. An extensive range of 4 Congress Centres, ideally located and easily accessible by public transport: Marseille Chanot, Palais du Pharo, World Trade Center Marseille Provence and Aix en Provence Congress Centre

  4. A wide variety of hotels, with more than 9,450 rooms in Marseille and 22,269 in the Aix-Marseille Provence metropolitan area

  5. A large choice of exceptional and unusual venues: rooftop, museum, island, vineyards, Provencal farmhouse or historical and iconic places: you will be amazed by the diversity of the offer

  6. Expertise in hosting major international events in the field of business, sports and cultural tourism

  7. Development of sustainable tourism: protection of the coastline and natural areas (Calanques National Park, Sainte Victoire Mountain), promotion of soft transport, support for hotels in their green key certification process, obtaining ISO 20121 "Innovative and Sustainable Marseille" certification and improved ranking in the GDS Index

  8. Innovative Aix-Marseille: With the largest multidisciplinary French-speaking university, 6 fields of excellence, research centres (2nd largest public research centre in France), Euroméditerranée, the largest urban regeneration project in Europe, make the metropolis a dynamic territory

  9. Aix-Marseille Provence is a natural and cultural paradise for social programmes! An exceptional playground for the organisation of visits

  10. And you will certainly find the 10th, the one that will make your event unforgettable!


Marseille hosted the IUCN congress from 3 to 11 September 2021, marking the resurgence of business tourism in Marseille and throughout France and giving renewed confidence to event organisers.

5,000 delegates present for 9 days, a lasting legacy commitment by hoteliers to the green key label and service providers to an ISO 20121 approach

500 national press articles, 950 regional press articles and 400 radio/TV reports in 140 countries


Pascale BIGO, Aix-Marseille Provence Convention Bureau Manager
Aix-Marseille Provence Convention Bureau
+33 (0)4 86 09 50 31