London tops Cvent's list of Europe's best meeting destinations

London has topped Cvent's list of Europe's best meeting destinations for the second time, followed by Barcelona and Amsterdam.

London tops Cvent's list of Europe's best meeting destinations
London tops Cvent's list of Europe's best meeting destinations

In the Europe, Middle East and Africa category, this was the second year London and Barcelona took the top two spots. Amsterdam climbed into the top three for the first time, while Paris dropped to fourth place. Czech capital Prague also entered the top ten, moving up from number 11 in 2015.


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The top ten cities identified were: 

  1. London, England
  2. Barcelona, Spain
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Paris, France
  5. Berlin, Germany
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Madrid, Spain
  9. Brussels, Belgium
  10. Prague, Czech Republic

David Chalmers, marketing director at Cvent Europe, said: "Meetings and events are critically important to the economies of cities of all sizes around the world. This is the second year that we have ranked EMEA and the findings create an incredibly valuable resource for meetings and events suppliers across Europe."

Tracy Halliwell MBE, director of business tourism and major events at London & Partners, said: "This is fantastic news for London. The city has become an increasingly popular destination for meetings and events due to the mix of venues and hotels and its expertise in sectors such as finance, tech, life sciences and the creative industries." 

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