A successful track-record in organising a multitude of prestigious and world-renowned events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the UEFA Euro 2016 that took place across 10 French cities last year, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Fashion Week in addition to hosting the prestigious golf tournament - Ryder's Cup in 2018 indicate France's established competency in organising corporate events blended with professional expertise and the charismatic French flair.


Capital city Paris recently reclaimed its top spot as the City that hosted the most number of Congresses in 2016 (ICCA rankings - International Congress and Convention Association). This positive development further reinforces France's positioning in the domain of meetings and business events.


The contemporary Indian corporate is lured by France's picturesque locales and a choice of eclectic venues for organising sublime incentives, gala dinners and award ceremonies. A selection of enthralling activities on land, sea and air also ensure a busy team-building agenda that makes for a well-rounded incentive.


India's largest incentive movement to France (over 2200 passengers in 2015) has set a healthy precedent for a slew of other incentive movements that have taken place in France over the last year. Proactive measures taken by the French Embassy and the network of Consulates across India, such as visa issuances within 48 hours, facilitating submissions for groups have further powered our endeavour of positioning France as a preferred incentive destination. While Paris remains a favourite destination for incentives, current trends indicate that Indian enterprises are ready to discover France's diverse regions and cities such as Deauville-Normandy, Cannes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille- Provence, Nice-Côte d'Azur, Chamonix Mont Blanc-Alps-Mont Blanc and the emerging region of Northern France to name a few.


The changing face of Indian incentives and the emergence of different source markets and domains such as media, fashion, entertainment and insurance that are now looking to travel to France for their initiatives prompted us to showcase a collection of made to measure experiences for the discerning corporate. The following 20 pages will unravel France's areas of expertise and signature destinations that provide the right synergies in guaranteeing the success of your corporate incentives, gala dinners and team-building activities.


We wish you a very pleasant read and hope that these signature experiences motivate you to Be Inspired and Be in France for your next corporate event.

 

Sheetal Munshaw - Director
Atout France in India -France Tourism Development Agency