Convention Bureau Genova

Convention Bureau Genova

Convention Bureau Genova is the institutional point of reference for those who want to organize an event in Genova and it is the focal point of the city’s congress system, always offering high quality services and international standards by referring you to the most qualified operators.Convention Bureau Genova is the institutional point of reference for those who want to organize an event in Genova and it is the focal point of the city’s congress system, always offering high quality services and international standards by referring you to the most qualified operators.The Consortium was founded in 1998 to promote the congress tourism of the city; it offers all the services related to the MICE sector, from hotel accommodation to conference rooms, from catering to supporting facilities.Convention Bureau Genova works with the aim to make easy the job to all who are involved in the organization of events by offering the following services free of charge:

  • Preparation and presentation of customized candidatures in Italy and abroad;
  • Selection of conference venues and verification of availability and quotations;
  • Verification of availability and quotations and booking service;
  • Formulation of cost estimates;
  • Organization of fam-trips, co-ordination and planning of inspection visits in Genova;
  • Co-ordination with local authorities and support;
  • Tourist information desks at conference venues with professional staff.

Moreover, the Consortium has signed an exclusive agreement with the City Municipality, which provides a range of benefits for operators who wish to organize their event in Genova.

Genova been the European Capital of Culture, the official site of the Summit G8 and the place of great international events, such us the International Boat Show and the exhibition Euroflora.

It has an international Airport located just 15 minutes form the city centre, an efficient railway system and a motorway network that connect the city with the major Italian and European towns. 

The first encounter with Genova is always an emotional experience: especially when you arrive by air or by sea and you look at the fabulous panorama of this urban amphitheatre rising from the water.

Genova is a very active and lively city, with many different souls, addressed to the future and innovation, always in the forefront but with respect for culture and traditions.

Why choose us

  • Cosmopolitan: Genova is a destination well known all over the world;
  • Easily accessible: Genova has an international Airport located just 15 minutes form the city centre, an efficient railway system and motorway network.
  • Unique: the first encounter with Genova is always an emotional experience;
  • Exclusive, for its striking and unique congress sites.
  • Dynamic, it is a very active and lively city, with many different souls, addressed to the future and innovation.

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Total number of hotels

3.227

Total number of rooms

1.480

Largest congress center capacity

29.000

Largest exhibition space (sqm)

Territory

Genova, which can be found between the sea and the mountains on the Ligurian coast, is the meeting point for Northern and Southern Europe. The city, historically known as “La Superba”, always excites at first sight with its appealing contrasts: from its geographical position between the sea and the mountains to the lights and the shadows enclosed in its most intimate alleys called “caruggi”. The medieval old town, the largest in Europe, the heart of the city preserves the city’s past and the charm of a true capital, with its churches, Renaissance and Baroque palaces of inestimable artistic value are tangible evidences of a glorious history.

The city has started for many years a path for the development of tourism, dotted with important events that have played a leading role on the international stage. The city was in fact has been designated “European Capital of Culture” in 2004 and, since July 2006, Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli have become part of the list of the “UNESCO World Heritage”.

The city is perfectly equipped as a destination for meetings and events. It has an international airport situated just fifteen minutes outside the city center, very efficient railway and highway links which connect it with the most important Italian and European cities.

Moreover, all conference venues are situated in strategic locations near the city center, combining the unique features of a meeting by the sea or in historical buildings with the most updated technical equipment; the excellent hotel accommodation system provides around 3,000 rooms between 5, 4 and 3 stars to host comfortably the visitors of the city.

Congress Center & Venues

Fiera di
Genova

29.000 sqm. - exhibition space

10 meeting rooms

Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura

2.000 sqm. in total - 830 max. capacity

5 meeting rooms

420 main hall max. capacity

Porto Antico di Genova Centro Congressi

8.500 sqm. in total - 2.200 max. capacity

13 meeting rooms

1.480 main hall max. capacity

Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

1.400 sqm in total - 1.000 max. capacity

21 meeting rooms

900 main hall max. capacity

Incentive Activities

The guided tour of the historic center of Genoa

The guided tour of the historic center of Genova, where are the 42 Palazzi dei Rolli, art heritage of UNESCO, belonging to the aristocratic families of the ancient Republic and an example of luxurious residences that have contributed to the spread of an architectural model and of a culture very well known all over the world or the visit to the Old Port Area, designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano, the center of the amusement life and fun of the city. In this area there is the famous Aquarium, one of the biggest marine parks in Europe, with a rich aquatic exposure; then there is the so-called “Bigo”, the panoramic elevator supported by steel arms which recall the shape of the cranes used for loading cargo ships.

A Walking through the Old Town Shopping Center

A Walking through the Old Town people can discover the oldest shops of the city (spices, soaps, stock fish, the very rare “tripe”, ropes, banners), workshops (ceramic, iron, glass, wood, slate, clothing, footwear), admiring the styles and taste the flavors of the Genoese tradition, such as confectionery that is being carried out since 1780 by Confetteria Romanengo with predominant ingredients and flavors, or Chocolate Factory Viganotti that still retains the antique furnishings and original tools to grind the toasted hazelnuts and cocoa.

Some proposals for team building

Some proposals for team building: an example is the cooking team, to learn the history, secrets and smells of the world’s very well known sauce (Genoese Pesto) together with an expert of the traditional gastronomy: this pesto competition involves, enjoys and intrigues all participants. Another proposal is an activity to be carried out in the picturesque and emotional location of the Aquarium of Genoa to become a guide for a day and learn the story of a habitat of an animal Aquarius: a kind of exhilarating course of public speaking to enrich their professional experience.

Genova the city in the middle of the East and West coastlines

The Riviera di Levante, with Portofino, Cinque Terre and Golfo dei Poeti: a magic mix of nature, history and high society with pure spaces, small perched on the mountain villages, terraced vineyards. Amazing seaside resorts and typical villages in the hinterland are the frame of Golfo Paradiso and to taste the famous focaccia is necessary a stop to the village of Recco. The high and jagged coast has beautiful coves for snorkeling and scuba diving, for walking tour or excursion by kayak.

The Riviera di Ponente, divided into Riviera delle Palme and Riviera dei Fiori, has several coves with sand and pebbly beaches. It is ideal for free climbing, golf and cycling.

Accessibility

Main Airports

Genova Colombo Airport
www.airport.genova.it

Train Stations

Genova Brignole
www.trenitalia.com

Genova Piazza Principe
www.trenitalia.com

 

Where we are

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You can rely on:

Paola Guccione
Secretariat Office and Marketing
Tel. +39 010 5761975

Rossana Morelli
Secretariat Office and Marketing
Tel. +39 010 5761975

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