Social Events

Thursday 13 September
Welcome reception: 18:15-20:00
Location: Lyon Convention Centre

Designed by the architect Renzo Piano, the Centre de Congrès de Lyon is situated in the heart of the Cité Internationale with its hotels, restaurants, casino and numerous entertainment facilities. With magnificent views over the Rhone river, the hills of Lyon and the beautiful 117-hectare Tête d’Or park, the Lyon Convention Centre offers 25,000m² of modular event space, including 3 amphitheatres with capacities ranging from 300 to 3,000 people, making this event complex truly unique in Europe.


Friday 14 September
Lyon city boat trip: 19.00 – 20.15
gathering point departure: Cité internationale 69006 Lyon.
Departure at 19.00 sharp! Back to the dock: 2 quai des Célestins 69002 Lyon.

Let yourself be guided on an in-depth sightseeing tour of Lyon and discover the city’s symbolic monuments from another angle.
boat trip Lyon

Saturday 15 September
Conference dinner & Awards Ceremony: 19.30 – 22.30,
Location: Palais de la Bourse Room: la Corbeille
Address: Place de la Bourse, 69002 Lyon.

The Palais de la Bourse is a building located in the quarter Les Cordeliers, in 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. It currently houses the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon. In 1994, the building has been classified as monument historique.

Palais de la Bourse

The construction started in 1856. The building was inaugurated by Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie on 25 August 1860. It is composed of four corner pavilions and a central hall, called “Salle de la Corbeille”.

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From the Lyon Convention Centre, take the C5 bus (Direction Cordeliers), “Cordeliers” stop

Dinner location Palais de la Bourse