France is a leading destination for leisure and business tourism. Several million visitors flock here every year to discover the richness and beauty of our territory. To meet the growing demand for business events, the major French destinations have structured themselves around multi-purpose, high-capacity facilities known as convention centers or convention and exhibition centers. A convention center is therefore a large building, composed of modular spaces, and close to all the facilities needed to organize numerous events:
- adapted parking spaces ;
- referenced caterers;
- hotel rooms in the immediate vicinity;
- tourist office…
Sometimes called convention centers, convention centers are recognized for their event know-how. They can host large-scale meetings:
And also political events, shows, and other artistic events mobilizing a large number of participants.
The reception halls and their associated services (technical know-how, logistics, catering, audiovisual, etc.) are rented by conference organizers, event agencies, companies, associations, federations and international organizations.
A convention center like the CID Deauville is therefore a large-scale site, a place of international stature and above all a place conducive to professional exchanges.
Why choose a convention center for your event?
- An ideal infrastructure for hosting exceptional events: world meetings, conventions, trade shows, conferences, gala evenings, exhibitions, shows, concerts…
- Large rooms at your disposal: amphitheater, auditoriums, conference rooms, exhibition halls, VIP lounges, meeting rooms, exhibition halls…
- Simplified organization for quality professional events: a team of professionals oversees the smooth running of business events from A to Z
- A strategic location: convention centers are located in major French cities. They are generally well served, easily and quickly accessible from airports, train stations, highways…
- They are places of international stature for an increased visibility of the event.
What are the missions of a convention center ?
The convention center is the privileged partner for the holding of a large-scale event. It orchestrates the actions of all the stakeholders involved at each stage of the creation of the business event. This “temple of congresses” offers event organizers a complete range of solutions and services. The specific professions represented in the convention center teams are Event marketing, project manager, stage manager, electrician, handler, fire and safety officer, catering manager, quality and CSR manager, reception staff…
How to choose a convention center?
For events gathering many participants, with a media impact and notoriety, the organizer will choose a destination including the convention center, accommodation, catering, team building…
Choosing the right place to organize a business event means first of all making sure that the convention center or exhibition center is easily accessible and ideally served according to the geographical origin of the participants. If the participants arrive mostly via the airport or the bus station, it will also be essential to think about the service to the hotels and the reception venue. For a regional event, the organizers will focus on the appropriate parking spaces around the convention center.
When an event takes place over several days, it is advisable to check the hotel capacity and the hotel rooms in the immediate vicinity of the convention center.
It is relevant to organize the event in an attractive place, in a tourist area or in a pleasant setting: it allows participants to get away from their usual work environment, to break with the daily routine. Choose a place that is conducive to productivity and relaxation in order to capture the attention of participants and to seduce them: the choice of an emblematic place increases the participation rate.
Convention centers committed to sustainable development and participant safety
To go further, ask convention centers about their commitment to eco-responsible events: actions must be taken to limit the ecological footprint of your event. The certifications obtained by convention centers allow you to measure the level of commitment to sustainable development.
Convention centers are constantly on the lookout for changes in the event industry. They adapt their know-how and equipment to new uses, such as hybrid events. This mix of face-to-face and remote events emerged in response to the Covid-19 health crisis and the restriction on the number of people attending gatherings. Since then, it has become a permanent fixture in the events landscape and allows event organizers to gather ever more participants, while benefiting from the international health accreditation earned by convention centers: the variety of audiovisual equipment made available (live broadcasts and projections, TV sets, interconnected spaces, etc.) makes it possible to send the same level and quality of information to all convention attendees, whether they are in person or remotely.
The Centre International de Deauville is an exceptional venue in Normandy
When holding a conference or organizing a business seminar, choosing a venue of international stature such as the Deauville Convention Center means benefiting from the image of excellence and the reputation of the seaside resort of Deauville. The CID, Deauville Convention Center, has hosted many world political summits and is the co-organizer of the Deauville American Film Festival. This mythical place seduces congressmen and leaves them with a memorable souvenir, it is perfect for your congresses!