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Organize an event in Lyon
FAIRS, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS: LYON, THE PLACE TO ORGANIZE YOUR EVENT IN FRANCE
Since 2007, Lyon has been listed in the top 30 world cities in which to host a conference1 and it is the 2nd most popular location for events organization in France. The keys to its success are that it is an easy location to travel to, it boasts innovative facilities and attracts tourists. It is within a reasonable distance from all other major European cities, and has perfectly adapted infrastructures. The organization of the famous Light Festival each year shows the city's potential. Moreover, Lyon is also home to the headquarters of GL Events, Europe's no. 1 events planner.2
Lyon, at the intersection of European cities
In view of its central geographical location, Lyon is at the heart of the major European trade routes. The city is directly connected to 112 major European and French cities via the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport. At the convergence point of trains, motorways and planes, Lyon-Saint Exupéry is one of the rare multimodal platforms in Europe.
Moreover, Lyon has 3 TGV stations, which makes travel easy for the participants of your event. With 203 TGVs travelling daily to Lyon, the city at the heart of the largest high-speed train network in Europe.
Modern and adapted facilities
Lyon's Conference Center is a superb, modern venue. The masterpiece by Renzo Piano is perfectly designed for hosting international conferences. It holds up to 19, 000 visitors and its amphitheater can seat 3000 spectators.
Eurexpo convention and exhibition center welcomes over 1.5 million visitors per year. It is the second largest exhibition center in France, after Paris, and it adapts to all kinds of events. With varied and flexible facilities, Lyon has a wide range of venues adapted to meet your needs!
From major success to prize winner
Hosting an event in Lyon is a guarantee of success BioVision, Sirha, Game Connection are a few examples. Pollutec, the world's International exhibition of environmental equipment, technologies and services is held in Lyon on alternate years with Paris. Furthermore, Lyon is France's top destination for medical conferences.
In particular, Lyon is the ideal city for combining professional and leisure activities. Its rich historical and cultural heritage, along with the quality of its gourmet cuisine, makes the city an ideal place for your seminars, symposiums and fairs in France. It is easy to reach and its proximity to other tourist destinations, including the sea and mountain resorts, make Lyon an unbeatable location for your events.
To discover the possibilities offered by the city of Lyon in terms of event organization, consult our free service: http://www.lyon-france.com
1 UIA Union of International Associations listings
2 GL Events was chosen by the Organising Committee of the Fifa World Cup 2010 for the development of ten sites set to host the competition from June 11 to July 11, 2011.
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