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With the total of 1,118 congresses attracting 854,000 delegates to Paris in 2016, the metropolis has reclaimed its leading position in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2016 ranking.

From the number of the events held in the French capital, 196 congresses were recognised by ICCA during the evaluated period.

Confirming the important role of the sector for Paris tourism, a survey conducted by the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau revealed an 11.4 percent year-on-year increase in organised events which attracted 12.2 percent more participants over 2015.

Meanwhile, the health sector hosted the majority of the congresses, 37 percent of all events, followed by the technology and science industries, with 11 percent and eight percent, respectively.