Toulouse inspires your meetings!
Located in the Southwest of France, innovative, sportive and festive, Toulouse cultivates its creativity and dynamism. Toulouse’s heritage, Garonne River, climate and conviviality make the “pink city “an attractive destination.
Toulouse is an exceptional destination for great international conferences. Its competitive advantage in the aeronautic and aerospace industry is known world-wide. Its efficient infrastructures and unforgettable identity, are transforming this European metropolis into an international premier destination.
Rich in 2,000 years of history, Toulouse revels in major historical sites (UNESCO classified, museums, architecture...).
However, Toulouse is also an icon for progress and innovation.
As the second French student city, Toulouse revels in high-level standard research laboratories, engineering schools and accredited industry leaders.
With more than 800,000 inhabitants, Toulouse is expending demographically, ranking first among the southern European cities, with a yearly increase of 10,000 inhabitants for the past 10 years.
Strong tradition and permanent innovation makes Toulouse a favorable destination in overcoming any challenges!
TOULOUSE CONVENTION BUREAU
Toulouse Convention bureau guides meeting planners, scientific organisations or associations to the success of their events and promotes Toulouse as a world destination for congresses, meetings and conventions.
Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus Group, Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, ATR and the Aerospace Valley, considered as a global cluster.
Aerospace Valley is a French cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centres. More than 850 affiliated companies are responsible for the creation of 120,000 jobs in the aviation and space flight industries.
In addition, some 8,500 researchers are active within the affiliated companies and institutions.
The cluster’s stated aim is to create 40,000 new jobs within the next 20 years. Since its inception in 2005, the cluster has initiated more than 900 research projects with a total budget of 1.2 billion euros, including 285 million euros in government funding.
UNIQUE CANCER CAMPUS IN EUROPE
Oncopôle embodies and represents the “health sector” throughout the world; merging task force surrounding transdisciplinary research, the specification of each stage of drug development, personalized medicine and the overall sectors of health and beauty. In other terms, this strategic, scientific and economic continuum located on a 220-hectare health innovation campus, brings together all skills surrounding the patient.
EUROPEAN CITY OF SCIENCE
In 2018, Toulouse is hosting ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum), the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation, offering a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public. Thanks to ESOF, Toulouse is now labeled the "European City of Science."
LOCATED IN TOULOUSE
A new convention and exhibition center: 100,000m² of total surface with a great hall of 15,000m², 40,000m² of exhibition space, an outdoor exhibition space and numerous welcome and catering spaces, coming in 2020. 3,400 seats plenary session.
2 congress centers with 500 seat amphitheaters and exhibition areas (1,200 and 2,000 sqm)
More than 150 venues for seminars, conferences, conventions, congresses.
42,000 accommodation capacity.
International or independently owned hotels and residences, with more than 50 percent among 3,4 and 5 star-hotels.