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Europe’s largest medical congress returns to Paris in 2019

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced 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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