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ICC is proposed to take place in the wonderful town of Lyon.

WHY LYON?

HISTORICAL & CULTURAL CITY

2000 year old Unesco world heritage architecture
One of the largest Renaissance quarters in Europe
Birthplace of cinema with Lumière brothers
About 2 million visitors yearly for the Lyon’s light festival
A true, authentic French city experience !

FOOD LOVER’S HEAVEN

Among the best places in the world to wine and dine
The gastronomic capital of France
93 starred chefs in the “Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes”
21 starred chefs in Lyon
Wide choice of restaurants and “bouchons” (typical regional Lyon cuisine)

GREEN CITY

Freely available bicycle service : 4000 free to use bicycles
Lyon Convention Centre in harmony with sustainable development 
Banks of the river Rhone: 5 kilometer stretch of modern and delightful walkways. Lyon new confluence district : a reference in energy efficiency.
The “Parc de la Tête d’Or”: An area of 105 hectares including a 16 hectare lake.

ACCESSIBLE CITY

France’s 3rd International airport with 115 direct flight connections.
Regular flights to all main European cities.
Connection between airport  and city center in 25 minutes.
3 TGV stations allowing easy access to the city for delegates from all around the world.

CITY OF CONGRESSES

2nd largest and most active modern Convention Centre with 3 amphitheaters and  8500 m² already tested successfully with numerous international association events.
France’s 2nd largest hotel offer with more than 18000 rooms in Lyon and Greater Lyon still growing, from the dependable comfort of big brand names to charming boutique hotels.

LEADING FRENCH LIFE SCIENCE CITY

France 2nd largest region in terms of health sector
World number one producer of vaccines
530 public and private research laboratories
13 300 researchers of whom 1800 international

 THRIVING CITY

Leader in 5 industries: Biotechnologies; chemistry/environment; digital entertainment; textiles and flexible materials; transportation & mobility systems
2nd economic region in France
6th economic region in Europe

STUDENT CITY

150 000 students in 2017
  17 “Grandes Ecoles” and 4 universities
Lyon named France’s best city to be a student in 2017

LYON IN THE RANKINGS

2nd choice in France for business and considered as future alternative to the Paris according to 60% of the decision-makers interviewed (Ernst & Young 2013 Survey)
1st French city in number of created companies
1st Smart city in France (M2Ocity – 2014)

 

LYON CONVENTION CENTRE

CITE INTERNATIONALE

AN ULTRA MODERN COMPLEX

Designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, the architecture of the Cité Internationale district is both modern and original.

A DYNAMIC SITE

With its hotels (500 rooms on site 3 and 4 stars + 500 additional rooms at walking distance), restaurants, shops and leisure facilities (Modern Art Museum, UGC Ciné Cité cinema complex, casino, etc.), the Cité Internationale caters for every aspect of modern life, in harmony with its environment.

AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION

Situated between the River Rhône and the Tête d’Or Park (117 hectares), the Cité Internationale is in an exceptional setting! Benefiting from the 2nd largest public transport network in France, the Cité Internationale is 10 minutes from the city center and the Part-Dieu Station, and just 30 minutes from

 

STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

A modern venue with state-of-the-art equipment and event spaces that benefit from natural daylight.
25,000m²
of modular space at your disposal to host events for up to 19,000 participants. All the spaces benefit from natural daylight.

The event spaces are laid out according to your needs: seminars, meetings, fairs, product launches, congresses, gala evenings and shows.

THE EXPERTISE OF THE GL EVENTS GROUP

The expertise of the GL Events Group, acknowledged around the world for its know-how in the events trade, and the guarantee of bespoke solutions adapted to your event, thanks to a wide range of services: technical assistance (equipment and support), catering (thanks to our catering partners and our in-house catering facilities), reception and access-control staff, layout and decoration of event spaces, signage, security, cleaning, etc.

A DEDICATED PROJECT MANAGER

A dedicated project manager whose role is to provide advice and support and to coordinate all the services in order to make your event a genuine success, in line with our values of excellence, trust, respect, team-spirit and integrity
Their commitment is to organize your event in the best possible way so as to fully meet your expectations and dazzle your guests !

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AUDITORIUMS
300, 900 and
3,000 seats

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8 400m²

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26

MEETING ROOMS
50 to 450 people

 

LYON ACCOMMODATION

 

18,000 ROOMS

Hotels 5*: 343 rooms

Hotels 4*: 4 284 rooms

Hotels 3*: 4 721 rooms

Hotels 2*: 3 321 rooms

Hotels 1*: 970 rooms

Hotels NC: 747 rooms

APARTMENT HOTELS

3 486 apartments

YOUTH HOSTELS

338 beds

 

 

ON SITE HOTELS  

Near 500 rooms

Marriott Lyon Cite Internationale |4*| 204 rooms  - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Temporim Cite Internationale | Apartments hotel | 104 rooms & apartments  - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Hotel Crowne Plaza | 4*| 156 rooms - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

HOTELS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE

More than 550 rooms

Warwick Reine Astrid | 4*|88 rooms - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Appart City Confort Lyon Cite | 3* | 158 rooms - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Hotel B&B Lyon Caluire | 3*| 120 rooms - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Ibis Lyon Caluire Palais des Congres | 3* | 114 rooms - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Ibis Budget Caluire Palais des Congres | 2*| 71 rooms - Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

City center hotels are accessible within 10 min by public transportation

 

VISIT LYON

2000 years of history: 500 hectares classified as a
Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998
One of the largest Renaissance quarters in Europe after Venice : Saint Jean Cathedral, narrow streets, inner courtyards and "Traboules“ (passageways).
Capital of silk weaving : 30.000 silk weavers used to live in Lyon the 19th century
Traboules” (passageways), silk printing workshop, Lyon’s traditional know how.
Fourvière’s church (XIXème siècle) : major building of Lyon heritage
Mosaics, stained glass windows, marbles and an astonishing view on the city !
Birthplace of cinema with Lumière brothers
City of Lights: 200 sites are artistically lit up on the 8th December during Lyon’s Light Festival (2 million visitors yearly)
More than 30 museums in the city
Major contemporary architects signatures (Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava...)
A true, authentic French city experience !

 

GETTING TO LYON

LYON BY AIR >  LYON SAINT EXUPÉRY AIRPORT

Located in the heart of Europe and with over 115 non-stop flight routes, Lyon Airport boasts one of the most comprehensive international route networks with 38 airline companies. It offers 91 international destinations connected to 70 European cities (London, Madrid, Rome, Dublin, Lisbon, Berlin, Barcelona, Porto, Venice, Manchester, Prague,etc.).

The airport is situated just 25 minutes from Lyon city center and is connected by an Express tramway RHONEXPRESS (every 15 minutes) and 24 hours taxis.

For participants arriving at PARIS CDG AIRPORT from ASIA and USA, direct connection to Lyon by TGV –high-speed train, 26 round trips per day in just 1h50, no need to change airport upon arrival at CDG, the station is located directly beneath the airport.

In 2016 : 4th Airport in France - 9,5 million passengers (+ 10% ) - 30 new routes (of which 20 new destinations) including 3 long-haul routes In 2017 : 10 million passengers -  A new terminal (70 000 m2) doubling of the current capacity - 4 new routes (of which 2 new destinations In 2020 : 2nd Airport in France - 15 million passengers

LYON BY RAIL > 3 HIGH SPEED TRAIN STATIONS

Lyon is very well connected to Europe and counts 3 high-speed train stations in the city :

St Exupéry Train station (airport) connected to Lyon Airport by a moving sidewalk. 

Perrache Train station (city center) serves mostly for trains operating on the Paris to Marseille route - terminus station for train operation on the Lyon to Geneva route.

Part DieuTrain station (city center) is the main railway station and serves international cities.

Lyon-Paris: 1h55 (23 round trips on week days)

Lyon-Geneva: 1h50 - Lyon-Brussels: 3h37 - Lyon-London: 4h40

Lyon-Torino: 3h45 -Lyon-Milano: 5h15 Lyon-Barcelona : 5h - Lyon-Francfort : 6h

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Société Chimique de France - Division Catalyse - 2018