Surrounded by the Alps, Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is one of the only European regions which offers landscapes from sea to mountain, a rich cultural heritage and a legendary lifestyle.
In addition, the region benefits from a very dynamic economic environment. Structured and innovative scientific projects support a rich set of sectors of excellence, thus constituting a formidable capacity for large events in terms of networking and business opportunities.
A haven for congress organizers, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur South Region has launched the « Attract Congresses and Events » aimed at bidding for and then hosting in the best possible way large international events. It has been designed to financially support events of a structural nature in sectors of excellence which will generate substantial spin-offs in economic and image terms. Eligible are congresses and conferences that can combine over 800 nights.
Managed by Provence Côte d’Azur Events, the regional convention bureau, the Major Events Department’s role is to identify major business events, convince decision-makers, support and assist the bidding destinations, initiate substantive conventions to facilitate and improve the delegates’ experience, and offer services complying with the organizers’ requirements. This program provides organizers a tailor-made support:
Highlight on the region’s assets and forces, presentation of the destinations, connections with the best quality partners according to the project, evaluation of the feasibility of the project in the region
Carrying out a collective bidding process which enables to join forces for a more efficient and distinctive candidacy: lobbying actions towards political and business stakeholders, facilitating administrative actions
Drafting a regional Welcome Pack to improve the delegates’ welcome services in airports and train stations
A commitment of professional stakeholders to comply with quality processes, and to develop services of excellence including innovative solutions with the aim to improve the delegate’s experience, create synergies and meetings with representatives of the sectors of excellence hosted in the region.