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Lyon: the ideal crossroads for your business events

Lyon : le carrefour idéal pour vos événements d’entreprises

Known for being the capital of French gastronomy and for its very ancient history, Lyon is also one of France's main conference centres. And a crossroads city particularly well served on a national and European scale.

Congress of the French Society of Pediatrics, Junior Entreprise World Conference, World Congress on Parkinson's disease and related disorders... The year 2018 will be rich in international congresses for MICE in Lyon. A habit for the 2e economic hub and the 2e congress city in France* after Pariswhich each year hosts around 40 of these macro events and around 100 trade fairs. Organizations such as Institut Aspen, the Scientific Foundation of Lyon and the South East and Fondation Mérieux, also contribute to making Lyon a preferred location for the organization of major professional events. And the Lyon-Part-Dieu district is the second largest business district after La Défense in Île-de-France. All this in a historic city founded in 43 BC on the Fourvière hill, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And famous for being the birthplace of the "pope of French gastronomy", Paul Bocuse, as well as for its famous "bouchons" (corks) where you can taste the classic "apron de sapeur" (sapper's apron), quenelles (dumplings) or a gourmet cardoon gratin.


Mercure Lyon Genas EurexpoAccessibility


Never denied since antiquity when Lugdunum was the capital of the Gauls, Lyon enjoys an excellent location. Two hours from Paris, Geneva or Turin, the city is served by Saint-Exupéry International Airport, three TGV stations and five motorways. This exceptional access makes Lyon an ideal crossroads for organizing a professional event on a national scale.



Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des ConfluencesThe Accor network in Lyon


Between Lyon and its inner suburbs, the Accor network has 37 hotels. A wide range of budget Ibis and Ibis Styles, luxury and upscale brands with the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour and the MGallery by Sofitel Royal Lyon and Carlton Lyon, as well as the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour and MGallery by Sofitel Royal Lyon. midscale with our Mama Shelter, Mercury and Novotel addresses. Hotels that provide you with complete services for the reception and success of all types of events: meetings, seminars, product launches, study days, workshops, accommodation for your professional groups...



ibis Lyon Gare La Part DieuIncentive ideas in Lyon

Many event agencies offer all kinds of incentive activities. Here are three original ideas to get away from the usual Lyon delicatessen tasting.


Rallye 2 CV

To promote team cohesion in a fun way and stimulate positive emulation, how would you like to take part in a rally... in a 2CV convertible? Start from your seminar hotel and follow your road book. On the programme: puzzles along the route and mini-games by teams around the 2CV.



Private visit of the Museum of Fine Arts

The museum opens its doors to VIP evenings for a private visit of one of the most important collections in France in the company of a lecturer. At the end of the visit, an aperitif is offered and a dinner with music.

Soap box race

Big kids in search of thrills and fun will be able to take part in a memorable soapbox race! In a green setting, enjoy a lunch on the terrace before you start customizing the most offbeat pedal car possible for the final race!




*UAI classification - Union of International Association

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