There are several types of office conventions and congresses:
  • Scientific congresses, where renowned scientists and professors come to present their advances and where pharmaceutical companies come to present their new discoveries.
  • Professional congresses, which bring together actors from the economic world, social sciences, industry or technology.
  • More surprisingly, since 1905, an Esperanto congress has been held to promote this language and where thousands of people discuss, in Esperanto of course, science, education, tourism, sports…

The United States is by far the country that organizes the most congresses before the European countries.

Some figures on this sector according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance:
  • 7.49 billion euros in sales, including economic spin-offs (impact on the hotel and restaurant industry, transportation, etc.)
  • 12,900 direct jobs and 120,000 indirect FTE jobs (job creation generated by these events in the associated sectors: hotels, restaurants, transport, etc.)
  • 6,692 companies, not including economic spin-offs in associated sectors.

In Paris alone, the figures are impressive: in 2018, there were 1,192 congresses organized (nearly 50% of which had an international dimension), bringing together more than 880,000 delegates. The economic benefits are estimated at 1.34 billion euros and the congresses represent 2.17 million overnight stays in hotels! The medical sciences are the most represented, with 440 congresses dedicated to this sector. These excellent figures allow Paris to rank as the world’s leading convention city, even though the United States continues to dominate the ranking by country according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

In order to better organize their event flow, more and more conventions are using groups and events management tools such as Lab Event.

On three occasions, in 1900 in Paris, in 1920 in Strasbourg and in 1970 in Nice, France has organized the International Congress of Mathematicians, during which the prestigious Fields Medal is awarded for work and discoveries in this field.

The role of an event agency is essential when organizing a congress. Indeed, an agency can be solicited throughout the event in order to actively participate in its organization, to find a room, a caterer, to organize a closing cocktail, etc. Agencies therefore have a key role to play in these events and it is often an opportunity for them to assert their position and their place in a very competitive market.

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Lab Event is the first ERP/CRM software dedicated to the event industry! Take advantage of many benefits:

  • Manage more events in less time
  • Increaseyour revenue
  • Improve your profitability
  • Work better with your customers but also with your collaborators

By opting for its use, you will have access to different features. You will be able to :

  • detail the organization of your events
  • follow the availability of your rooms/venues
  • have a commercial follow-up of your customers and providers
  • share your services and venues thanks to your database
  • create estimates and invoices
  • jointly manage your events with your collaborators by centralizing information

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