On December 6, the 72 members of the International Association of Francophone Cities elected their Board of Directors for the years 2022 and 2023, a board now composed of 8 renewed members and 6 new arrivals including Rémy Crégut, general manager of the 2m2c in Montreux. On the proposal of its president, Odile Delannoy, director of the Mandelieu exhibition center, the latter was elected Vice-President by the Council, more particularly in charge of the international development of Coésio.
Founded in 1973 by the directors of the tourist offices of Rouen, Lausanne and Liège, the Club des Congrès de Langue Française, which in 1975 became the International Association of Francophone Congress Cities (AIFVC), had as its initial objectives to strengthen the natural links between French-speaking cities equipped to host congresses, to promote the rotation of congresses of French-speaking companies or associations between these different cities and finally to contribute to the development of new French-speaking congresses. The association renamed Coésio in 2018 currently has 14 tourist offices or convention offices and 58 convention centers in 62 French destinations (Agen, Aix en Provence, Aix les Bains, Amiens, Angers, Annecy, Antibes, Arcachon, Avignon, Arles , Beaune, Besançon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Béziers, Cannes, Chambéry, Chamonix, Chalons sen Champagne, Clermont-Ferrand, Colmar, Deauville, Dijon, Dôle, Dunkirk, Evreux, Grenoble, La Baule, La Grande-Motte, La Rochelle, Cap d'Agde, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Lorient, Lyon, Mandelieu, Menton, Metz, Nice, Orleans, Paris, Pau, Perpignan, Poitiers, Reims, Rennes, St Brieux, St Malo, St Raphaël , St Etienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Tours, Troyes, Versailles, Vittel) and 10 international destinations (Montreal, Quebec, Luxembourg, Brussels, Liège, Dakar, Yaoundé, Geneva and Montreux).
Coésio is the first French-speaking network of mutual aid and sharing for professionals in the reception and organization of associative and corporate events. Its members can find there a climate conducive to the exchange of good operational or marketing practices, a connection with the users of the destinations of the network during dedicated events, and a source of inspiration in their approaches of anticipation and innovation for the future of professional meeting