Numerous major congresses held in bordeaux in the next years
Last year results confirm Bordeaux’s prime position as a business destination in France and abroad, with figures that have been growing steadily for several years.
More than 120 congresses were hosted in the city in 2018, including 57 international ones, for a total of nearly 290,000 congress days*.
86 corporate events followed by the BCB in 2018 will be held in Bordeaux in the next 5 years, representing 120,000 congress days and 35 million euros in estimated economic benefits**. The newly inaugurated Exhibition Hall, the Palais 2 l’Atlantique, welcomes VINEXPO in May with 2,300 exhibitors and 45,000 professionals. Major congresses follows with SAE Aerotech (1,800 pax in September 2019), the Accountants National Congress (4,000 pax in October 2020), the RoboCup, robotic world championship (4,000 pax in June 2020) and ICIP (optic & laser, 1,700 pax in September 2022).
* A congress day is calculated by the number of participants to an event multiplicated by the number of days of the event.
** The estimated economic benefits are calculated according to the study published by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry in December 2012 "Étude sur les retombées économiques de l’activité des congrès en France et en Île-de-France" in partnership with key actors of the sector. The study determines the average expenses per delegate and the related organizational expenses based on 18 in-depth and representative surveys and the interview of 3,200 participants.