The international development strategy implemented by La Cité Nantes Congress Centre is paying off. This season boasts a significant number of international conventions, like the Association of Embryo Technology in Europ Congress, the 13th FIAPAC Conference, the 40th IABSE, and the IPIN 2018, the 7th international conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, the International Conference on Human Sea, the 18th ICHA, the 4thECOP (European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy organised by Ecco), the 32nd International conference EFFOST (on Food Science and Technology) among others. In 2018, La Cité Nantes Congress Centre will have hosted 24 international conventions, sixteen of which meet the ICCA requirements.
For more than 12 years, La Cité Nantes Congress Centre has developed partnerhsips with all the local higher education and research establishments as well as with competitiveness centres. It also actively works with the regional centres of excellence promoting the international outreach of the excellence sectors in the region and thus offering event organisers an appealing choice beyond big capital cities.
These trends should be confirmed by the ongoing strengthening of the quality of the regional infrastructure : 10 new direct air routes to open in 2019 (over 100 destinations currently served by 26 companies), hotel facilities with 8 795 rooms, a creative cultural offer and a most welcoming destination.