01 Mar. 2017


Bordeaux attracts event organisers

Bordeaux, a creative economy destination

Bordeaux Events will be hosting Cartoon Movie from 8th to 10th March 2017 at the Bordeaux Congress Centre

Bordeaux, the innovation and creative economy marketplace 

Bordeaux stands out by its ability to promote new trends and uses as well as being an attractive metropolis for the creative economies. With its French Tech accreditation, the Bordeaux metropolitan area is also a driving force for the development of the digital economy and support for innovative enterprises. 

France’s 4th city for business tourism* and heading several rankings, the city of Bordeaux, previously nicknamed the Sleeping Beauty, is riding high and is now more dynamic than ever for events organisation. 

The organisers of Cartoon Movie, the international animated film exhibition, have chosen Bordeaux to host their 2017 edition after having spent the last 7 years in Lyon.



The city of Bordeaux has been chosen for the vitality of its rapidly expanding digital economy, for the quality of its the Bordeaux Congress Centre and for the dynamism of a metropolis that combines historical heritage, modernity and a green, human-size city”, explains Annick Maes, director of Cartoon Movie.

Created in 1999, Cartoon Movie has established itself as a major event in animated film. Since its inception, more than 259 films have been able to find funding, for a total of €1.8 billion.

From 8th to 10th March, the Bordeaux Congress Centre in Bordeaux will welcome the next Cartoon Movie, the leading European event for animation and digital image professionals. 750 participants from 40 countries are expected for the preview showings of all the new European animated feature film projects.

This event is a real opportunity for the Nouvelle Aquitaine region to throw the spotlight on its local treasures and the key players in its animation and digital image ecosystem (in particular Bordeaux and Angoulême through the Magelis Image Cluster).

The City of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Events team were also strong arguments

Apart from its cultural riches and its UNESCO listed heritage, Bordeaux belongs to the greater Nouvelle Aquitaine region which has 11 competitiveness clusters and several sectors of excellence such as Xylofutur for wood and paper. This economic buoyancy makes Bordeaux a major destination for national and international events for industries of the future. 

  • Wood Rise International Congress 2017

The 1st global congress focusing on high-rise wooden buildings will take place at the Bordeaux Congress Centre in Bordeaux from 12th to 15th September 2017.

This new event is seeking to be international in outlook. 

  • APM 2017 Convention

The Association Progrès du Management (management progress association) is an international association with 7,000 French speaking managers as members who are committed to improving their businesses in order to make progress on a long-term basis. Every 2 years, the APM holds its Club Convention, which brings together several thousand entrepreneurs and a hundred or so experts.

The APM has chosen Bordeaux to host its 2017 convention. The Bordeaux Events team will be on hand for the highlights of this convention at the Hangar 14. 

  • ANIMASIA 2017

On 7th and 8th October, Animasia, the Asian cultures festival, will take place at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre for its Vietnam-themed 2017 edition. 

*ICCA rankings 2015


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