The ICCA* 2014 ranking (International Congress and Convention Association), a benchmark when it comes to international ranking for business travel, was excellent for Montpellier!
The city climbed to 6th place nationally (and 125th place internationally), at a tie with Bordeaux, i.e., +3 places at a national level and +11 places at an international level as compared to 2013.
At the national level, with 19 international events, Montpellier thus ranks behind Paris (1st both in France and worldwide), Marseille-Aix, Lyon, Nice and Toulouse. At the global level, Montpellier is located in the same market as Auckland, Jakarta, Hanoi or Sapporo.
Each year, ICCA lists the cities having hosted the most international conventions.
These conventions help increase the reach of Montpellier and the Languedoc-Roussillon region and increase their positioning in the segment of business tourism.