Europe's largest medical congress returns to Paris in 2019

October 18, 2016

Paris, Oct. 18, 2016 - The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is proud to announce that its annual congress will be held in Paris at the end of August 2019. The ESC Congress is the world's premier cardiovascular congress, attracting more than 30,000 healthcare professionals from more than 140 countries during a five-day scientific programme.

"We are delighted to be returning to Paris, a destination which contributed to one of the greatest successes of the ESC," said Chief Executive Officer of the ESC, Isabel Bardinet. "The ESC Congress 2011 that was held in 'The City of Light' will be remembered as one of the most productive and well attended ESC events. We hope that this future edition will encounter even greater success in this very attractive capital."

Bernard Jomier, Deputy Mayor of Paris for Health, Disability and relations with the APHP, welcomed this good news for Paris: "After the success of the 2011 edition, Paris is very honoured to once again host the annual congress of the ESC. It is an excellent opportunity to increase the efforts undertaken by the City of Paris for the prevention of cardiovascular disease risks."

This enthusiasm is also shared by Jean-François Martins, Deputy Mayor for Sport and Tourism, who added: "Paris will assure the best conditions to make this major event a success. Once again, Paris proves its capacity to host such world-class events and is going to intensify its work to attract more congresses in the years to come."

Pierre Schapira, Chairman of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, praises: "the daily work carried out by the Convention Bureau teams to increase the attractiveness of the destination, offering help and advice to planners of major events in the capital; work which has been crowned today with this good news."

Michel Dessolain, CEO of Viparis, is delighted to host the ESC Congress at Paris Convention Centre: "We are proud to contribute to the international appeal of Paris. Paris Convention Centre will provide an optimal setting for major events such as this one. This represents a real vote of confidence for the future Convention Centre of the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, which will be the biggest in Europe."
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About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 120 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people to lead longer, healthier lives.

For further information: http://www.escardio.org/

About the ESC Congress

The annual congress of the ESC is the world's largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals; it contributes to disseminating information on the latest clinical guidelines and major scientific discoveries.

For more information, please contact the ESC Press Office: Tel: 33-0-4-89-87-24-83 - press@escardio.org

About the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Paris Convention Bureau encourages and supports professional associations that wish to propose Paris as a host destination and was proud to count more than 1,000 congresses in 2015. It works alongside Parisian professionals to make the destination even more appealing to associations. More information on its dedicated website: http://www.convention.parisinfo.com

Press contact - 33-0-1-49-52-53-27 - press@parisinfo.com

About Paris Convention Centre

The opening in 2018 of Paris Convention Centre at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles -- which is managed by Viparis -- will make it possible to keep Paris as the world's top destination for international business travellers. The possibilities provided by the structure's 72,000 sq. m - including a main conference room with openwork roof capable of accommodating up to 5,200 seats, directly connected to 44,000 sq. m of exhibition space -- will make Paris Convention Centre the biggest congress centre in Europe, able to meet the needs of the most demanding conferences. http://www.paris-expoportedeversailles.com

Viparis also manages 10 exceptional venues in Greater Paris, and is the leader for congress and trade shows in Europe. http://www.venuesinparis.com

Press contact: Sabrina Disarbois -- 33-0-6-35-16-70-86- Sabrina.disarbois@adkimist.com

European Society of Cardiology

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