Gateway to the Grand Ouest in the Loire Valley, ideally located less than 90 minutes from Paris, Angers will seduce you by the quality of its welcome and the city’s attractive lifestyle. In Angers, everything can be done on foot, backed by an extensive public transport system – assets that make trips to Angers simple and easy. In the forefront of the horticulture sector with a world-class cluster for vegetal innovation, Végépolys, Angers is also distinguished in terms of health and digital with a label ‘French Tech’ for its IoT ecosystem. In 2019, its new, re-designed convention centre will open, offering 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms for conferences of up to 1,240 delegates, 5,000m2 of reception and exhibition space and a new terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view of a botanical garden. A unique setting of greenery bathed in natural daylight. Photo credit: Ville d’Angers
Calgary, Canada is a boutique size destination with big-city energy. Recognized globally for volunteerism, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride, Calgarians are the ultimate hosts. Along with their famous hospitality, visitors enjoy uncompromised convenience in a vibrant meeting at the doorstep of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. As an attendee, you will have plenty to see and do, whether it's taking part in one of the 700-plus annual cultural events, experiencing the tastes at over 6,000 restaurants, shopping at hundreds of unique retail shops, enjoying the city's arts and entertainment scene or exploring urban parks and river pathways.
Cartagena de Indias is a magical city located on the Caribbean coast. It is best known internationally for its historic Old City, which is enclosed by 11 kilometres of colonial walls and has been declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. The Spanish colonial architecture, its streets, buildings and monuments are the best preserved in South America. With a strategic location ashore the Caribbean Sea and a privileged climate free of hurricanes, the city magically combines history and modernity. City of sea breeze, colorful sunsets and host to great meetings and legendary encounters of the Americas and the world. The City offers non-traditional venues such as bulwarks, squares and forts. Its unique events, exquisite gastronomy and invaluable historical and cultural allure, combine for a magical experience. Named one of the Condé Nast Traveller’s 50 most beautiful cities.
Dubai’s strategic location between East and West makes it the perfect place for a meeting of global delegates. With a strong history and culture forged by its roots as an age-old trading entrepôt, Dubai today is a global knowledge and business hub from where one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight. Where tradition meets ambition and renowned for its futuristic architecture, this visionary city has made it its mission to become ‘the world’s most visited city’.
The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), your next destination!The French touch at the crossroads of three major European capital cities: Brussels, Paris and London. Lille, capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region, is proud of its festive traditions and its gastronomy. Flemish, Burgundian and then Spanish before finally becoming French, Lille has an outstanding architectural wealth. A trading city since medieval times, a citadel under Louis XIV, a hive of industry during the 19th century and a city of ambition during the 20th century, Lille offers a blend of faces of the past and of the future.
Macao is made for meetings of all sizes offering fully integrated convention precincts, over 190,000 sqm of meeting space and 37,000 hotel rooms all conveniently within 30 square kilometres. Ease of access via Hong Kong International Airport and Macao International Airport and a land gateway to mainland China for over 400 years. Asia's entertainment centre and a UNESCO heritage destination.
Nantes, an amazingly creative destination! Gateway to Brittany, Nantes stands out as a destination that is both creative and sustainable. The marvellous Voyage à Nantes with its fantastic machines and urban itinerary showcases Nantes as a thriving, amazing city. With activities ranging from a ride on a Giant Elephant to meetings or gatherings, the convention bureau’s team creates weird and wonderful experiences that participants will remember for years to come. Green Capital of Europe 2013, Nantes makes sustainable development a key aspect of its business tourism offering. We are the first French destination to be in the Global Destination Sustainability - http://gds-index.com/index/?city=Nantes
Nice’s history was built on sharing, welcoming and inspiration and the city is nowadays one of the major destinations for the international tourist industry. Nice is also becoming an innovative, relevant, contemporary, avant-garde city with its eyes on the future. More open to the world through its airport - the second largest in France - it bubbles with energy and creativity. It is also home to cutting-edge medical research with the University Hospital of Nice (CHU) and Pasteur 2, bringing together a hospital, a research centre and a university campus – with a huge auditorium to round off the meeting facilities. Finally, Nice is a city dedicated to sustainability – through the ISO 14001 certification obtained by Acropolis Congress and Exhibition Center, and ongoing projects like the Eco-Valley with a future 75,000 sqm exhibition and congress centre.
• 4th Best City in the World to Experience Culture by Foreign Policy’s Global Cities Index • 2nd Largest Financial Centre in North America and 7th in the World by The Banker Magazine • University of Toronto Ranked 1st in Canada in Clinical and Pre-Clinical Medicine & 4th in the World for Medical Research according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2015-2016.