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the Nantes and Saint-Nazaire
Convention Bureau

The Nantes and Saint-Nazaire Convention Bureau is a neutral gateway for business events in the destination, making it easy to plan your professional event.

About us

The Nantes and Saint-Nazaire Convention Bureau was created in September 2015. As part of Nantes Saint-Nazaire Développement, the local economic development agency, the Convention Bureau's mission is to develop the business tourism sector in the region. Each year, our destination hosts over 130 conventions, some fifty trade fairs and more than 160,000 attendee days. Thanks to our strong performance in the business tourism sector, we ranked 99th in the world in the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) 2021 ranking.

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Our missions

Since the beginning in 2015, the Nantes and Saint-Nazaire Convention Bureau has focused on 4 main missions:

  • Promote the region as a business event destination for professional event planners, 
  • Serve as a neutral gateway to the destination for all professional event planners and provide objective and free advice on the region's event resources,
  • Guarantee premium hospitality for all professional events held in the region,
  • Unite the entire event community (hoteliers, venue operators, event caterers, event agencies and service providers) through our network of members,
  • Commit to sustainable business tourism by developing a roadmap in agreement with local stakeholders.
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At your service

  • Our services
  • Our team
  • Partners and governance
  • Members

Our services

Convention bureau services

Advice and information

After reviewing your requirements, we provide information and advice on what the destination can offer

Mobilise the community

We mobilise the community to co-construct a tailor-made event and direct you towards a selection of service providers

Resources for marketing the destination

We provide you with resources to market the destination to your participants and partners

Explore the destination

We offer you a location tour (depending on your project).

Hosting your event

The destination's stakeholders deploy the Events Hosting Charter (depending on eligibility)

Promoting your event

At your request, we will promote your event on our website and social media

Our team

As a meeting planner, do you need help planning your event? As a business tourism professional, do you want to join our network of members? Contact us!

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Olivier Le Floch
Convention Bureau Director
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Claire Belondrade
Project Manager
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Sylvie Mazin
Business Development Manager
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Anne-Laure Chollet
Business Development Manager
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Sophia Bennani
Sales & promotion manager
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Servane de Boudemange
Communications manager

Partners and governance

The Nantes and Saint-Nazaire Convention Bureau is a regional agency that develops the business tourism sector in the destination. Our action is monitored by all the local stakeholders in the sector via different types of governance (political, strategic and technical).

Nantes Métropole
Partners and Governance

Nantes Métropole comprises 24 towns in the Nantes metropolitan area.

Saint-Nazaire agglo
Partners and Governance

Carene comprises 10 towns in the Saint-Nazaire area.

Le Voyage à Nantes
Partners and Governance

As a tourist organisation in charge of promoting the Nantes Métropole destination via culture, the Voyage à Nantes is a key business tourism stakeholder in the region.

La Cité des congrès
Partners and Governance

A large metropolitan facility, La Cité Nantes Events Center hosts many cultural and professional events in the area.

Partners and Governance

A large metropolitan facility, Exponantes hosts the region's biggest events: trade fairs, conventions and business meetings, sporting events, etc.

The Nantes St-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Nantes St-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports the growth of local businesses.

Antoine Leneveu

Antoine Leneveu, General Manager of La Carrière, is the elected representative of the members of the Convention Bureau.
He is also the representative of the College of private venus.


The Nantes and Saint-Nazaire Convention Bureau has 9 permanent staffers, a network of institutional partners and also a network of private businesses in the event industry, who are members of the Convention Bureau. The Convention Bureau network currently comprises 88 organisations, each of which is a link in the event chain (hotels, private venues, event caterers, event agencies, incentive agencies, event service providers). Each of these organisations has been selected by the Convention Bureau, which guarantees that they are qualified businesses and that you will get premium quality service.

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