Marseille is the not-to-be-missed destination in Southern Europe! Over the past few years,
Marseille has been totally transformed – as event organisers can confirm, it now boasts all of
the facilities and capacity you need to make your event a success.
Outstanding assets: world-class access; a modern and enriched range of hotels totaling around 9 000 rooms; a variety of original venues to host events for up to 7,000 delegates; numerous business clusters; 300 days of sunshine a year; 57 kilometers of coastline; the Calanques National Park; and a region brimming with places to go, things to do and see, sports activities and culture.

The oldest city in France, Capital of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille benefits from an historical heritage and an exceptional and unique natural environment.
A wonderful museum offer, the MuCEM, European museum award 2015 European capital of Sport in 2017 and candidate with Paris to organise the Olympic Games in 2024: Marseille will welcome sailing competitions, Marseille is a booming destination.

Economic field
International metropolis, “Euroméditerranée”, largest business centre in southern Europe.
Marseille-Fos, 1st port of France, 3rd oil port in the world, 1st cruise ship port  in  Mediterranean.
Leader in the aeronautic industry with Airbus Eurocopter Company. 14000 shops and 4500 downtown: a trendy city.

The successful fusion between the 3 universities Aix-Marseille makes Marseille the first French-speaking University in the world with 75000 students.
Second public scientific and research centre in France with 7700 researchers and 130 laboratories

4 labeled French tech sites, a fast growing startup network, 7 000 companies, 40 000 jobs generated.
Interxion, the giant European data center, chose Marseille to develop connectivity. In order to improve the movie industry, the city created the “Bureau du Cinéma” in 1996. The organization monitors industry trends and provides project assistance: a motion capture studio and special effects at the Belle de Mai Media Hub. 2nd film making destination in France with 385 film shoots.

3rd University Hospital Centre of France, Marseille plays a key role in maintaining France’s international standing in terms of medical excellence. The country’s reputation is founded on its highly skilled practitioners and healthcare teams, the quality of its technical resources, innovation and scientific and clinical research, as well as the provision of universal health care.

They trusted us
Fiber to the Home – FTTH – 3000 delegates
EBMT – European group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation annual congress – 5000 delegates
World Smart Week – NFC World Congress  – 750 delegates
World Medical and Health Games and The International Symposium  Medicine – 2000 delegates

Isheid Congress – 1200 delegates
International Conference on Space Operations – 800 delegates
ITS Congress – International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention – 500 delegates

Ocean Congress – 1200 delegates
Eupha – European Public Health Conference EUPHA – 1500 delegates

Hotels projects by 2017
Toyoko Inn** – 200 rooms  – 2017
NH Collection République**** – 172 rooms – October 2017

Marseille Events & Convention Bureau team –

The Marseille Events & Convention Bureau is part of the Tourist Office & Convention Bureau and plays an active role in promoting the city, its appeal and its reputation.
It federates and centralises local service providers that abide by a shared charter governing quality, hospitality and services.
No matter how complex your request, all 9 members of the team are here to listen to you
and to advise you on every decision.
So if you would like to organise a convention, symposium, seminar, meeting or incentive trip in Marseille, or support the choice of Marseille for a national or international association’s event, or even share your passion for Marseille:
Contact the Events & Convention Bureau!

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Marseille Chanot:
Whatever kind of event you’re holding, of whatever size, Marseille Chanot offers a customised approach, with a large selection of spaces all in one place at the heart of the city. With 60,000 sq m of covered areas adn 60,000 sq of outdoor space, we have just the thing for your project. Marseille Chanot has emerged as one France’s leading convention and business tourism venues. Convention Centre
Over 100 000 sqm of indoor and outdoor areas all on one site: Marseille Chanot, after two rounds of modernization, offers 5 exhibition halls in the city centre.
The Convention centre boasts 15 000 sqm on three floors surrounding an expansive and bright patio area.
2 auditoria : 1205 seats & 426 seats
12 breakout rooms
1450 m2 modular space
terrace of 500 m2
6 halls (40 000 m2 exhibition space)

Palais du Pharo.htpp://
Give your event a historical edge! The Palais du Pharo is situated at the entrance to the Vieux-Port with over 500 hotel rooms in the area. It offers 7000 sqm for your convention spread over two architectural spaces : the historic palace and its modern extension.
4000 m2 of exhibition spaces for convention, the historical Palace (seating 10 to 300) and the contemporary extension (auditorium, seating 900), the catering area (seating 1000) and breakout rooms.
Auditorium with 900 seats
Plenary for 300 seats
breakout rooms
1150 m2 catering hall
1640 m2 exhibition hall
2 historical lounges

An exceptional site with an amazing view Facing the see and the Old Port

World Trade Centre Marseille Provence :
City Center Vieux-Port combines accessibility with authenticity and modernity: easy access, a 1800-places public car park nearby, a 4-star hotel with 200 rooms directly linked to the Event Center where you will be welcome into new areas that have been entirely refurbished with cutting edge technologies. And all this is situated a stone's throw from the Vieux-Port and the city's famous tourist attractions.
Our 2000 m2 of fully flexible and adaptable meeting rooms are perfect for the organisation of all your formats and events: conferences, exhibitions, seminars...
Each professional event is a challenge that our teams will meet at your side with a range of made-to-measure services. Audiovisual equipment and technical assistance Restaurant-Caterer
High quality on-site accommodation: 4-star Mercure hotel
Gala services: closure cocktail parties or gala dinners at prestigious local venues
Opening of the City center Vieux-Port in September 2017


Hotels Facilities : 8 696 rooms
5* : 4 hotels: 364 rooms
4*: 17 hotels: 1920 rooms
3*30 hotels: 1864 rooms
2*: 29 hotels: 1660 rooms
1*; not classified and 0 star hotels : 29 hotels: 1008 rooms
Apartment hotels: 20 : 1880 rooms


By airport
156 scheduled routes, 107 destinations, 28 countries, 35 airline companies 25 rotations per day between Paris and Marseille in 1h 15’
A competitive offer : 1st European low cost airport
A shuttle running every 15’ directly linking the airport to the train station
A personalized welcome at the airport: a welcome desk dedicated to your event,
A board and signage and hostesses*
A VIP welcome on passenger bridge*

By train: Over 200 trains daily, 17 TGV Mediterranée Paris/Marseille daily

Roads: 3 motorways linking Spain, Italy and Northern Europe intersect in Marseille


Madame Corinne CASTIGLIA-MAS
Position : Conference Development Manager Medical Department
Phone : 04 91 13 99 75
Mobile : 06 74 29 63 90