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Our actions and missions

Our actions and missions

Convention Bureau is:

  • A simplified organisation
  • A recognised quality of service
  • Coordination of all services
  • Total neutrality, only the adequacy with the specifications counts

Our missions

The Convention Bureau is your privileged contact. Its mission is to:

  • Promote the destination to event organisers, associations and companies.
  • Advise organisers and act as an intermediary in relations with service providers.
  • Prepare, study and present applications.
  • Producing and distributing the city’s conference promotion tools.
  • Representing Montpellier as a destination to national and international professional bodies.
  • Monitor the quality of services offered by professionals by listening carefully to the organisers.

Our business networks

Our national and international listings

The Convention Bureau is a member of networks of major French and international convention cities that enhance Montpellier’s reputation in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Congress and Events) sector: The Business Tourism cluster, France Congrès et Evenements, Coesio, Le Club Occitanie Business.


Atout France’s business tourism cluster is made up of approximately 100 members: professionals representing the sector. The Cluster, which contributes to the implementation of Atout France’s strategy and promotion policy, has several objectives

  • To animate and structure the sector.
  • To unite the French offer for a better readability of the markets.
  • To encourage marketing, thanks to a marketing approach and adapted action plans, and to improve knowledge of foreign customers by relaying the offer of French partners.
  • To contribute to the adequacy of supply and demand and to enforce expertise by elaborating studies on the sector.

It allows its members to get involved in a collective approach and to be actors in the development of the sector, to participate in exclusive promotional events, to have access to adapted marketing tools, to benefit from a visibility on all the promotional supports, to master the trends and the evolutions of the markets, to mutualise the financial means to have a stronger impact on more and more competitive markets.

France Congrès & Evènements

France Congrès et Evénements brings together 50 cities and towns that make hosting and organising professional (and general public)meetings a key factor in their economic development and an important vector of image.

  • To inform conference and event organisers about the products and services best suited to their needs.
  • Use a macro-economic vision to improve knowledge of the professional meetings market.
  • To support member cities, and in particular convention centres and event venues, in their efforts to combine innovation, quality, sustainable development and CSR commitment.
  • To promote the professional events market in France and internationally with public authorities and socio-professional players and thus contribute to its influence and development.

In November 2023, the Innov&Tech seminar of France Congrès will be held in Montpellier! We will have the opportunity to welcome all the cities and convention centres in France as well as the invited convention organisers.


The association was founded in 1975 and today brings together nearly 70 French-speaking event destinations, palaces and convention bureaus, thus giving organisers of professional events access to a very wide range of possibilities. The diversity of its members and of the members of the Organisers’ Club is its main asset.

Thanks to these differences and the variety of events organised, the members cultivate and promote a friendly exchange of views on their common concerns during meetings between managers and clients.

For both parties, Coésio is an opportunity to express their expectations in terms of service provision and to participate in the evolution of the profession and the adaptation to new markets.

NB: The organising club is made up of some sixty French associations that organise congresses throughout France. They have joined forces within the network to share and exchange their know-how and problems.

In parallel, the congress bureau participates in the commissions of French destinations with the same objective of exchanging practices and tools.

Club Business Occitanie

The Occitanie Business Club is a network of companies in the Occitanie region, positioned in the MICE sector. With its 127 members (convention bureaus, accommodation, venues and event agencies, etc.), its mission is to federate the MICE offer from the Occitanie region, to position the destination as a major player in the MICE sector in France and internationally, and to promote the visibility of the “Occitanie MICE” offer.

Our actions in 2023 :

  • Participation in the Occitanie MICE workshop in Paris on 14 March 2023
  • Destination Incentive exhibition in Toulouse
  • Participation in the Occitanie MICE workshop in Lyon