Our history and the history of Europe as a whole show that a region’s image and impact have always been defined not just by the products or ideas created there, by its expertise, culture or lifestyle – but also by its relations with the outside world.
Paris Region is one of the world’s leading metropolitan areas and the no.1 metropolitan region in Europe, located as it is within three hours of 500 million European consumers – the biggest marketplace in the world. The region’s historic expertise in exhibitions and international business meetings and events is one of its key assets.
Every year more than 400 tradeshows and 1,000 conventions are held here, spanning all activity sectors and attracting a total of more than 10 million visitors. Paris Region is the only region in the world to host such a high number of premier tradeshows – many of them the global leaders in their field. These events attract businesses and experts from all over the world – encouraging the foreign direct investment that accounts for nearly 20% of the region’s jobs.
This outstanding track record reflects the high quality and global renown of Paris Region’s tradeshows, the range of sectors they encompass and their organisers' professionalism. It also reflects the performance of a world-class hotel industry – its diverse, state-of-the-art offering of 150,000 rooms make Paris and the surrounding region the world’s no.1 destination.
Welcome to Paris Region!
Chairman of the Regional Council