by Firenze Convention Bureau

Florence Convention Bureau won the announcement of selection that makes it the official partner in promoting Florence around the world in order to host congresses, big events and international weddings. On October 9th the Major of Florence is going to announce this partnership with a press conference in Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence and the most institutional and prestigious venue of the city.

Florence Convention Bureau (FCB) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. In the last five years, it has come from strength to strength, registering a remarkable increase in the number of associate partners (which currently amounts to 170) and winning pivotal events and international congresses. Also, FCB has recently opened a new division dedicated to the international weddings market: FCB will provide the best suppliers and will support the client in each stage of the event organization.

This qualification makes Florence an even stronger and more competitive destination thanks to the grounded relationship between MICE local professionals, represented by FCB, and the local institutions. So, each event will take advantage of this special partnership that will provide to the clients the best and exclusive locations and the best services for any kind of request. Furthermore, Florence Convention Bureau will be now in charge for the organization of the Municipality events thanks to the cooperation with its specialized members.

Firenze Fiera manages the three Florentine congress and fair venues: Palazzo dei Congressi, Palazzo degli Affari and Fortezza da Basso located in the heart of the city’s historical centre. The three venues can be seen as a “congress citadel” accommodating MICE events from 10 up to 10,000 participants. The Palazzo dei Congressi boasts a 1000-seats auditorium connected to an area of 920 sqm. Its other meeting rooms can host 50, 80 or 200 people. Palazzo degli Affari, a modern, multi-purpose building of 4,000 sqm, can host any kind of event and a total of 1,800 people. The 16th-century, monumental Fortezza da Basso is the ideal location for large conferences, with 100,000 sqm, more than a half of which covered.

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for media:
Federica Prayer
Web Marketing & Communication
+39 055 49 733 41

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for event planners:
Eleonora Odorino
Corporate Events Developer & Sales Office
+39 055 49 733 43

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manger Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114