• Conference venue

  • Cité | Centre de Congrès | Lyon

    The Lyon Convention Centre is a unique place in Europe to host scientific conferences.
    In a centrally located complex called Cité internationale, between the wonderful Parc de la Tête d’Or and Rhône River, the Convention Centre offers daylight spaces:
    • 3 auditoriums from 300 to 3,000 seats,
    • 26 rooms from 50 to 450 seats,
    • 8,400 sqm pillarless for lunch and exhibition
    The complex includes 1,000 hotel rooms at walking distance, many restaurants and bars and is easily accessible by several buses, street-cars or tram lines.

    > Visit the Lyon Convention Centre website
  • Flexible and adaptable facilities
    to accommodate all the conference needs
      An environmentally responsive Centre
    from its conception to its operation
    Daily approach:
    • Staff awareness of eco-attitude
    • Preferred utilisation of eco-products
    (biodegradable or recyclable products, vegetable-based inks)
    • Waste recycling with a managements based on selective sorting.
    • Environmentally aware, the GL events group is engaged in a group-wide sustainable development initiative through the program Think Green and launched, some years ago, an ISO 14 001 certification process for all its venues in France. The Lyon Convention Centre obtained the certification in 2013.
    Concrete results:
    • 25% of energy saving by year thanks to the bioclimatic
    control system of the building fronts.
    • 70% of the heating and cooling use renewable and clean energy, thanks to the groundwater located under the building.
    • 46% of waste are recycled.

    France is developing a strong law system in order to fight
    food waste. Some of the F&B’s suppliers are already in contact with food banks and associations in order to meet
    the needs of the less fortunate.