Premier Region in Europe
World famous because of the City of Light and activities such as tourism, luxury goods and haute couture, the Paris Region has a population of more than 11.9 million people and a GDP of over 572 million euros, making it the leading region in Europe, with an area of 12,000 km². This unparalleled economic power in Europe is also explained by the presence of a diversified network of economic activities, particularly in high technology or high value-added services. Paris Region also has the third largest global concentration of international company headquarters (Source: Fortune 500) and is the second city in the world city in terms of where multinational companies are based.
Paris Region offers the best national and international access to the major European metropolises, and is the leading commercial powerhouse in the world thanks to its two international airports and its 8 stations which serve high-speed trains. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport serves the largest number of cities of any European airport. Hotel accommodation, which ranks 1st in the world in terms of capacity (151,000 rooms) is constantly being developed, and remains unparalleled for the diversity on offer, from the hôtel de charme to the international hotel chain, not forgetting themed hotels.
Energised by a number of transportation projects and the development of new economic zones, Paris Region is currently the focus of the largest urban project in Europe with the Grand Paris project and the regional Master Plan, which provides for public investment of 32 billion euros over the next 25 years. The Paris region is the ideal capital to participate in a trade fair and optimise international business leads.
An international centre for trade shows and conventions
Each year, more than 400 trade shows, half of which relate to professional sectors, take place in Paris Region and cover all business sectors. They host 9 million visitors and have approximately 100,000 exhibiting companies. It is the only region in the world which can accommodate such a large number top class professional exhibitions, including many trade shows which are global leaders.
The leading centre for congresses and the largest exhibition area in Europe with over 680,000m² of covered space, the capital’s region has many years of experience in organising fairs and exhibitions. It is home to most of big French international trade fairs (over 80%).
These are major international events where professionals from all around the world come together and where there are unique opportunities to develop and find new business opportunities.
The trade shows in Paris Region are also laboratories for ideas, where policy makers, researchers, buyers, students, journalists, etc. rub shoulders, and where you can find out about key trends, aspects of business and the technologies of the future.
This undoubtedly makes the Paris Region and its trade fairs a preferred business destination, offering platforms for economic trade and discussion and insight into trends and innovations.
Paris Region, a source of inspiration!