Corporate events

The Paris region is the world’s number one tourist destination, attracting 45 million visitors every year. The region is also among Europe’s most popular choices for hosting corporate events.

The Paris region has more than 650,000 square metres of exhibition space, which includes three major facilities: Porte de Versailles in Paris, Paris Nord-Villepinte between Paris and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, and the Le Bourget park, which covers 85,000 square metres.

The quality and sheer number of hosting facilities available in the area around Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport – conference and exhibition centres, hotel capacity, the hosting of prestigious salons, etc – make it an unrivalled destination for professional meetings and exchange. And it’s getting even better all the time.

The partners in Hubstart Paris®, in close collaboration with the sector’s professional bodies, are determined to boost the area’s attractions.

World-class exhibition venues

With its 246,000 square metres of exhibition space, its nine street-level halls, its conference centre, its 44 meeting rooms and its 110,000 square metres of outdoor space, the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition park has one of the largest capacities for hosting events in Europe (it’s number ten).

Prestigious salons are held at Paris-Nord Villepinte every year: events such as SIAL, the world’s most important salon for the food industry; MIDEST, the world’s leading industrial subcontracting show; Maison & Objet, the world’s number one salon for homeware; the ESC Congress of Cardiology in 2011; and many more.

The park was expanded in September 2010 with the opening of Hall 7, which has 36,000 square metres of HQE-standard floor space. In the long run, the park will offer more than 300,000 square metres of indoor exhibition space, which will make it one of the ten largest parks in the world.

Now more than 100 years old, the Paris Air Show (also known as the Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) takes place every two years at Le Bourget exhibition park. It’s the world’s biggest event dedicated to the aviation and space industries, and it plays host to more than 2,000 exhibitors from 50 countries, 138,000 professional visitors, and 193,000 members of the general public.

Other salons which take place at Le Bourget include TexWorld, the international salon for the textile industry, and Euronaval, the key meeting of the big players in the naval and maritime industries.

A project of international scope and standard: International Trade Center – Roissy Paris CDG
The forthcoming World Trade Center – Roissy Paris CDG will be an unique combined hotel and exhibition complex, with more than 85,000 square metres of conference and exhibition facilities, as well as a world-class five-star hotel.

A superb range of hotels

With 25,000 rooms, Hubstart Paris® is the second largest hotel cluster in the Paris region, after the city of Paris itself. Most of the major European and American hotel brands are here: Sheraton, Hilton, Groupe Accor, Pullman, Hyatt, Radisson SAS, the hotels of the Disneyland® Resort Paris, etc.

Two key locations are the standard-bearers for this hotel cluster: Paris-Charles de Gaulle international airport and its immediate vicinity (8,000 rooms) and Disneyland® Paris and its surrounding area (13,000 rooms).

A renowned tourist destination

The Hubstart Paris® area teems with one-of-a-kind leisure and entertainment sites, as well as world-famous attractions and areas to explore: Disneyland® Paris at Val d’Europe, the famous flea market at Saint-Ouen, the Stade de France at Saint-Denis, the hot springs at Enghien-les-Bains, and more.

There are also dozens of other remarkable places steeped in history: Meaux, which has France’s second-largest episcopal quarter; the château at Vaux-le-Vicomte; the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget; Saint-Denis basilica, the burial place of kings; the Renaissance museum at Ecouen; and the château at Auvers-sur-Oise – to name just a few.
The area also has a packed calendar of cultural events, which include the Saint-Denis classical music festival, the famous Banlieues Bleues jazz festival, the magical productions by horse troupe Zingaro, and the festivals at Royaumont and Auvers-sur-Oise.

And the immediate proximity of the whole Paris regionoffers the direct acces to legendary places such as the Eiffel Tower, the Palace and Park of Versailles, 3,800other historical monuments or 250 museums.