The top 25 cities for meetings and events in EMEA

February 2018

Cvent

Cvent has revealed the 2017 list of the top 25 cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Rome and Milan are the only two Italian cities featured in Cvent’s list of the top 25 meeting destinations in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

The list sees a majority of European cities, especially from Germany (6), the United Kingdom (3 including London, the top city), Italy and Spain (2).
Athens and Lisbon grew in popularity, while Brussels lost 6 positions and Istanbul over 10.
Dubai (#13) is the last-standing non-European city on the list.

Here are the top 25 destinations for meetings in Europe, Middle East, Africa:
1. London, UK
2. Barcelona, ​​Spain
3. Berlin, Germany (+2)
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands (-1)
5. Paris, France (-1)
6. Madrid, Spain (+1)
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Rome, Italy (-2)
9. Munich, Germany (+5)
10. Prague, Czech Republic
11. Lisbon, Portugal (+4)
12. Vienna, Austria (+1)
13. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14. Dublin, Ireland (- 2)
15. Brussels, Belgium (-6)
16. Athens, Greece (+5)
17. Budapest, Hungary (+1)
18. Copenhagen, Denmark (-1)
19. Birmingham, UK (+3)
20. Milan, Italy (-1)
21. Manchester, UK (+2)
22. Stockholm, Sweden (-2)
23. Dusseldorf, Germany (+1)
24. Hannover, Germany (+1)
25. Hamburg, Germany (+9)

Five cities in the Cvent’s top 10 – Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Madrid – are also featured in the 2016 ICCA top 10, released in May 2017.

It is interesting to compare it with further researches that pointed out the preferences of different targets:
– what are the best 25 world destinations>>>
– and Millennials’ top 10 favourite cities to live in? >>>