At the heart of a network

Lille Grand Palais is involved in professional and international associations representing event organisation professionals. The objective is to discuss the evolution of our business and above all to innovate in order to improve the experience of our customers. Lille Grand Palais is involved with the Tourist Office and the Nord France Convention Bureau in numerous professional trade shows to promote the Lille Métropole destination and show the attractiveness of the territory: Lille’s Meeting, North France Convention Bureau, Hello Lille.


Hello Lille, the attractiveness agency

Created in February 2019, on the initiative of Lille Metropole, the CCI Région Hauts de France and Entreprises et Cités, the Hello Lille attractiveness agency aims to develop the territorial, touristic and economic attractiveness of Lille through its brand: Hello Lille.

Its missions are:
To promote Lille and its territory in France as well as internationally, around the ‘Hello Lille’ brand, bringing together all the actors that make our territory attractive, whether it may be economic, touristic, public or private
Increase tourist attendance and strongly develop business tourism
Prospect all types of companies and investors likely to be interested in the opportunities of our territory
Support the candidatures of major events, participate in their organisation
Attract new talents and grow the sense of pride and belonging of our metropolitans



ICCA : International Congress and Convention Association
Regroups event organisers onto the same platform (worldwide directory)
and provides power for future agendas





Created in 1975, the AIVFC, with its new name COESIO, regroups about fifty event destinations : Reception sites (Palais, Centres) and Conference Offices thus allowing the organisers to have a global offer of the destination. The members meet the same objectives: to develop a climate of exchange between them, cooperative relationships with the users of their buildings to be a force for development and anticipation for the professional meeting industry.




UIA : Union of International Associations
Research Institute and Documentation Centre based in Brussels. Non-profit, apolitical, independent and non-governmental, the UIA has been a pioneer in researching, monitoring and providing information on international organisations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.


UNIMEV : Union Française des Métiers de l’Evénement (French Union for Event Trades)
UNIMEV is the only professional organisation representative of all professional meeting stakeholders: organisers of fairs, shows, conferences and sports events, host site managers and service providers. It has over 400 members, representing 85% of the sector’s activity in value, which it represents with public authorities, professional organisations, as well as the press and the general public.



France Congrès et Evénements brings together 50 cities and metropolises that welcome and organise professional meetings (and the general public) as an axis of economic development, and an important vector of the image. Regional contacts (elected and professional) and companies positioned on this market, France Conference and Events is committed to quality, sustainable development, the promotion of its members and the sector, supervision, regional marketing (… ), and innovation with the recent creation of Innov&Tech©, a collaborative space aimed at stimulating the emergence of new offers and solutions. The organisation also favours the direct relationship with the client-organisers (companies, federations, agencies, etc.).



The act of 1901 type associate, Lille Events was created with the aim of being able to respond effectively to the increasing demands of companies and agencies of the business and event tourism market who wish to organise an event at the heart of the “hub” that today represents Lille and its region.

In a process of positioning and qualifying professionals in the business tourism sector, Lille Events brings together all the assets for the corporate event organiser: all trades and skills are gathered within the association. In addition, a quality charter, shared by all members of Lille Events, guarantees the best of the know-how of each of our professionals in each profession.

The Lille Events professionals are gathered in a voluntarist and structuring approach around the same objective: offer a quality and tailor-made service to meet all requests without fail.