The reasons to choose Toulouse

Capitole Toulouse
Zénith Toulouse
Meeting Lab Salle Multicolore - Toulouse
So* Toulouse

The 4th largest French city, Toulouse offers the right balance between tradition and innovation, known worldwide for its space and aeronautical industries (Airbus headquarters), Toulouse is also famous for rugby and gastronomy. So Toulouse Convention Bureau offers a free one-stop shop for all enquiries and provide you a support, making sure your event is a success and giving you that extra boost so that your Toulouse-based event turns out just as you had hoped for !

A city of knowledge: University and Research

o 113 000 students – 3rd largest French campus

o 3 Universities, 4 Schools of Engineering and 14 Higher Education Schools

o 22,000 researchers work in Toulouse

o Toulouse region Midi Pyrenees is first in France when it comes to the intensity of research and development (Report R&D/PIB)

A dynamic industry in Innovation and High Technology

o European Capital of the space industry

o World center for aeronautics: #1 in Europe, #2 in the world

o #1 in France in the embedded electronic systems industry

o Three world competitiveness clusters (aerospace, cancer bio health, water and agriculture)

o A connected city : Label French Tech

Label French Tech

o 20,000 new residents per year

o 800 000 inhabitants

o 1,5M inhabitants in the urban area

Easy access and Great Hotel Accommodation

o 1 international airport with 8M passengers

o Less than a 20 mn drive from the Airport to the city centre

o 100 direct routes connected to Toulouse

o 43 european cities directly connected to Toulouse

o An hour drive away from a ski station with an abundance of thermal centres and spas

o An hour and a half from Spain and Andorra

o “Most efficient public transportation system of any city in southwestern France” (Frommer 2010 )

o More than 200 hotels ranging from 1 to 5 stars

o More than 14,000 rooms

o Third most affordable city in France (Tripadvisor Tripindex)

An Art de Vivre and a well-known Conviviality

o More than 1,000 restaurants – outdoor patios

o The region boasts 45 Michelin starred chefs, 3 of them in Toulouse

o More than an average of 2000 hours of sun per year

o Festivals and fiestas: 100 per year in the region, some internationally known such as the Jazz Festival of Marciac and Rio Loco in Toulouse.

o Toulouse has been ranked by the economic French newspapers (Express – le Point) the second city in France after Paris with respect to quality of life: French Southwestern “art de vivre”

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Emilie Veaute
Business Events Manager
1 allee Jacques Chaban Delmas
+33 5 81 31 30 23