By Nathalie

Ajaccio, the ideal city for your business events.

Facilities, infrastructure and experts at your disposal to ensure the perfect business event.

For business trips or professional events, Ajaccio has some serious advantages: the city allows you to perfectly combine work with relaxation.

The richness and variety of the coastline, the proximity of the mountains and its villages and an exceptional climate all combine to make this a perfect convention destination. Not forgetting the beauty of an ancient Mediterranean city that is a testament to Napoleon. Equipped with the very best infrastructure and facilities, with excellent sea and air links, Ajaccio guarantees that your business event will be a success.

Since 2011, the tourist office’s Convention Bureau has helped visitors organise their business events.  Do you want to arrange an AGM, a convention, congress or event? They are at your service. Bringing together all the local suppliers, they can provide the savoir-faire and knowledge of local business that will perfectly compliment your project. Prior to your event, and right up until its completion, they can supply dedicated help, advice and assistance. Reconnaissance trips, diagnostics, venue finding, hotel pre-booking, links with local incoming agencies, transport providers, suppliers, entertainment, etc. The Convention Bureau will always be by your side. 

Visits of the city, Napoleonic tours, discovery of sites and museums: the Convention Bureau places at your disposal a programme of personalised guided tours that will allow you to build your trip and adapt the itinerary to your requirements. Excursions, walks, Corsican discoveries, post-tours: the bureau will put you in touch with qualified professionals. A shopping trip in the boutiques of the city centre, escape for a few hours aboard a boat, jet skiing, wine tasting or sampling sea urchins: let your imagination run wild. The Convention Bureau will spare no effort in satisfying your needs. If you need any literature for your delegates, they can arrange dedicated promotional material for your event.

Palais des Congrès : its geographical location and setting is ideal, in the very heart of Ajaccio’s town centre, just beside the marina and cruise port, within close proximity of numerous restaurants, shops and 3* and 4* hotels. It is only 10 min from the Napoléon Bonaparte international airport and this imposing architectural structure offers event organisers everything they could possibly need. With 9 modular meeting rooms with a variety of capacities (up to 200 pax), an auditorium that seats 434, a panoramic restaurant with for 500 people and a large multi-use space that covers 1000 m², is entirely adaptable and is perfect for congresses up to 650 pax as well as events (cultural or artistic), the Palais des Congrès d’Ajaccio is both aesthetic impressive and functional.

Espace Diamant: its central location and adaptability make this municipal cultural space, which was entirely renovated in 2010, the ideal place for medium sized events, congresses and meetings. The space boasts an auditorium that seats 315, a 150 m² exhibition hall and various modular reception areas.

Exceptional and historic venues: the city’s museums and sites provide private spaces that are ideal for hosting exceptional rendezvous. Gala evenings and prestigious receptions, you can welcome your guests in the Napoleonic rooms of the town hall, in the sumptuous gallery of the Palais Fesch or the Lazaret Ollandini that is home to the Musée Marc Petit. These great historic sites are at your disposal to allow you to host some extraordinary events.

Private spaces: multifunctional and modular reception venues and studios, our professionals are happy to place at your disposal their facilities, staff, equipment, savoir-faire and local knowledge: Technicians, coach operators, vehicle rental, hostesses, local guides… high quality and professional local assistance. 

If you require a little bit extra, to organise a post event activity or original ideas for something during your event, agencies and suppliers are on hand to offer you some astonishing activities in exceptional locations.

- Ajaccio boasts a hotel capacity that is capable of handling any sort of event, as well as a wide range of services and rates. Hotels for seminars, resorts, spa-hotels, family run establishments full of charm.  All of these facilities allow you to hold your meetings in a fantastic setting. For your business meetings, the city centre hotels benefit from a location that is in close proximity to the Palais and other conference venues.

If you feel like sampling the flavours of Corsica or tasting the locally caught fish, you will find something to satisfy every craving. In the old port, by the sea, in the countryside or in the mountains, you are sure to find restaurants, brasseries, inns and bistros that will offer a warm welcome all year round.

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