Florence confirms six new international congresses over next two years

Historic Italian city will welcome 4,000 delegates during 2018 and 2019, including the European Spice Association.

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Image credit: iStock

The Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau has confirmed four congresses will be held in the city in 2018 and two more in 2019.

First on the list is the General Assembly of the European Spice Association, which will be held in Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Centre in May, hosting 300 delegates.

The EMS Academy chose Florence for the International Symposium on Electro Stimulation (25-26 May), after three consecutive editions in Madrid. It will be organised by MCR Conference at Convitto della Calza and will be attended by 200 delegates. 

The next event in 2018 will be the Integra International 2018 Congress in October, which will be organised in Italy for the first time by the PCO First Class, after being in Tokyo, Capetown, Vienna and Miami. The conference will be expecting around 200 delegates who will be welcomed in Grand Hotel Baglioni.

Also in October, will be the TIES - Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). The event will take place in Italy for the first time and will be attended by 600 delegates. 

Then, in 2019 there will be Design, Automation and Test in Europe, with a further 1,500 delegates.

The Swiss association EAACI also chose Florence for the Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM) 2019, after having organised its 2016 board meeting in the city. That event will bring in around 1,700 delegates. 

Carlotta Ferrari, director of Florence Convention Bureau said: "The constant growth of Florence in MICE tourism is the great result of this year."

Anna Paola Concia, the Ministry of Tourism, Municipality of Florence, added: "These results confirm that Florence is a innovative city, thanks to the our strong collaboration with university, associations and local players."

 

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