You are half dream, half reality. You are the city of lights, art, cafes, beauty and culture. I have found myself at once a Parisienne, having made the move from Atlanta across the ocean after the summer faded into autumn and I could turn over a new leaf in an old place. Living here for the past few months has been both wonderful and, through recent tragedy, a great lesson in resilience, courage and fortitude.
Paris has long been my favorite city as a meeting planner. The movement and energy on the streets seem to whip through hotel doors and into spaces and venues where attendees gather. An hourlong break between sessions can become a quick trip across the fifth floor of the Musee d’Orsay to visit the brushstrokes of Monet and Renoir, a walk through the Luxembourg or Tuileries Gardens on a warm day, or a quick cafe creme from the corner with another attendee.
Meetings in Paris allow attendees to feel the energy of the world, to embrace the culture around them and to feel human and alive in the midst of full, busy days.
Meetings in Paris allow attendees to feel the energy of the world, to embrace the culture around them and to feel human and alive in the midst of full, busy days. Off-site dinners often become once-in-a-lifetime experiences as you watch the delight of each person finishing their last course, looking out at the Eiffel Tower sparkling like it’s covered in diamonds. In essence, Paris nearly does your work for you. It is perfect in every way—for life, for meetings, for connection.
Paris is resilient and stands ready for a bright future. Walking the streets, you can sense the city is more aware and dedicated than ever to the fullness of life, knowledge and exploration. This city, more than any other in which I’ve planned events across the world, pursues hospitality and offers incalculable and invaluable experiences to me as a meeting planner. Brimming with life, Paris awaits…
Global Conference Director, Miller Tanner Associates