In early October, Atout France Headquarters, together with several partners, will organize an international VIP networking event (France Meeting Event) in Paris, linked to a prestigious sports event, the final of the Qatar prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
In this article, we provide more information about the partners involved in the event, who are also happy to help you organize your event in Paris.
Paris No. 1 business travel destination
According to the latest report from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Paris is again ranked #1 as a business travel destination. With a total of 212 international meetings last year meeting ICCA’s criteria, it organized 40 more events than runner up Vienna. The opening of the Paris Convention Centre in late 2017 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles congress complex certainly contributed to this. They are now the largest conference venue in Europe and have been able to directly host some important European and international conferences.
Every day, about 300 events a day take place in Paris. From annual toppers like the Fête de la Musique and Museum Night, there are major art exhibitions in every style, gourmet festivals, major sporting events. Trade fairs that are open to both professionals and consumers like Maison du Chocolat or the Paris Air Show also attract many visitors.
Check out the Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau site for up-to-date MICE information and tips: https://en.convention.parisinfo.com/
Original event location
Among the many new event venues that opened in recent years is certainly the completely renovated legendary Paris Longchamp horse racing track. At the request of France Galop, architect Dominique Perrault put down a bold design with open-air cafes, restaurants and a 500m2 rooftop terrace. The environment has been thought of with solar panels on the roof and a heating system with geothermal energy. For (business) events there are many possibilities, with 70,000 m2 of outdoor area and 10,000 m2 of flexible and equipped indoor spaces, 17 suites and 12 private rooms. In the summer, music festivals take place and DJs perform regularly.
Ideal stay Hotel Pullmann Paris Tour Eiffel
This comfortable and elegant Accor Group hotel is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, on the ‘rive gauche’. With its 430 rooms, 23 modular spaces for business events, including a ballroom, this is an ideal place for the modern business traveler. The bar-restaurant FRESH is the place to go for French-Californian-tinged snacks and drinks from noon to 11 p.m. The bar can be privatized for afterworks or events with live music.
Prestigious dinner at Palace hotel
The Hotel de Crillon was commissioned by King Louis 15th in 1758 at the Place de la Concorde as a résidence to receive high-ranking people. Six years ago, the hotel temporarily closed its doors for a renovation to continue to make today’s guest feel as comfortable as possible in a luxurious and contemporary interior. After all, the hotel is classified as a Palace Hotel for a reason. Those staying here can use pool, spa, hairdresser, fitness and enjoy excellent cuisine and wines. The hotel has several rooms for (business) events, including the Aigles (93 m2) and Batailles (60 m2) where participants in the France Meeting Event enjoy dinner.
A trip down the Seine 2.0
Under the name Ducasse sur Seine, a great cruise on the Seine is combined with a delicious lunch or dinner prepared by the famous chef Alain Ducasse. But you can also organize your own event aboard the beautifully styled boats!
At the height of the Palais de Tokyo, there is a floating terrace where visitors enjoy an ice cream sundae or drink with delicious pastries in the afternoon.
DMC offices happy to listen to your needs
Ikebana Events stands for creative, passion, attention to detail, customization, and everything being perfectly coordinated. Here, a very enthusiastic team will work for you to create an unforgettable event according to the latest trends and locations.
Holt has been an established name since 1960 for all your travel, meetings, incentives and events throughout France. Their goal is to provide the customer with an unforgettable experience. Witness their long list of loyal customers.
Today they are among the top organizers of major events.
Those traveling to Paris by public transportation can choose to fly or take the Thalys.
Air France – KLM Global Meetings & Incentives
Air France KLM has developed a handy tool for those organizing a business event, trade show, conference or seminar abroad with more than 10 participants. The organizer easily creates an event account . Participants book their own tickets at a discount , with arrival/departure up to 7 days before and after event. They also receive their Flying Blue miles. The organizer receives free tickets with certain number of participants and a personalized communication kit. http://globalmeetings.airfranceklm.com
Thanks to the high speed, the travel time from Amsterdam is only 3h18 to Paris, from Schiphol it is 3h02 and from Rotterdam 2h37. On board, travelers are guaranteedexcellent service, good catering, multilingual staff and ergonomic comfort. He or she can use the WiFi network during the trip.
Since April, there have also been two trains daily to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Marne la Vallée (Disneyland Paris ®), at 7:15 am and 3:15 pm. From Amsterdam the travel time is 3h40 and from Rotterdam 2h48
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