Are you organising an event? Lyon combines accessibility, innovation and fantastic food.
As the second city in France for international association meetings according to the 2017 ICCA rankings, Lyon has a great deal to offer you: a central location in Europe combined with good access, excellent reception facilities and the charm of a 2,000-year-old city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two rivers which cross it. It's not just a gastronomic capital with 20 starred chefs, it's also a creative city in the fields of fashion, the arts and culture.
Here are a few figures to give you more of an idea about Lyon...
• Leading French city in terms of new businesses being set up • 1st region producing vaccines • 2nd leading economic centre in France and 2nd region in France in terms of health sector development • 2nd city in France for international meetings (Union of International Associations ranking) • 1.35 million inhabitants • 150,000 post-secondary students (best student city in 2017 according to l’Etudiant.fr), 13,300 researchers and 530 laboratories in Lyon • Leading city in 5 sectors: biotechnology, chemistry/environment, digital entertainment, innovative textiles, transport & mobility • 2nd for hotel accommodation with 18,000 hotel rooms in Metropolitan Lyon. • 4th busiest international airport in France with 120 destinations with direct flights, 3 TGV train stations and 5 motorways connecting to all major European cities. • More than 40 international NGOs, • Many scientific and medical conventions organised in Lyon are contributing to Lyon's standing in France and abroad. A case in point is the XXIII World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders which was held from 19 to 22 August 2018, Riverflow- International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, from 3 to 5 September 2018 or International Conference on Systems Biology from 28 October to 1st November 2018, UIA Associations Round Table Europe, from 15 to 16 November 2018, then the European Congress of Endocrinology from 18 to 22 May 2019 and the World Allergy Congress from 12 to 14 December 2019.