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The World Trade Center Marseille Provence, then and now

Key milestones for the World Trade Center Marseille Provence

  • In June 1979, the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry earned its “World Trade Center” license from the WTCA (World Trade Center Association).
  • In 1984, the conference center opened its doors.
  • In 1989, the language training center was founded.
  • In 2002, direct access to the Hotel Mercure opened, marking the beginning of a productive partnership. Despite being Marseille’s third conference center, the World Trade Center Marseille Provence is the only one located downtown connected directly to a hotel.
  • In 2005, a business center was created. Companies can hire offices and meeting rooms there or use it as a registered address.
  • Over the subsequent 10 years, the World Trade Center Marseille Provence gradually upgraded its services; in January 2014, it opened the Espace George V, a new establishment on the famed avenue of the same name in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
  • In 2015, a collaborative space called the Cowork’In Vieux-Port, was created to meet the needs of a new generation of entrepreneurs and a new way of using workspace.
  • In September 2016, as the ribbon was cut on the City Center Vieux-Port business center, several major renovation and expansion projects kicked off on the site, slated for completion in September 2017.
  • By 2018, the World Trade Center Marseille Provence will boast a new upscale establishment on the top 2 floors of La Marseillaise tower: the Sky Center La Marseillaise.