Social Activities at GHGT-16
GHGT-16 Conference Welcome reception – Sunday 23rd October at the ‘Palais de la Bourse’ 18.00hrs -20.00hrs
Located in the city centre of Lyon, the “Palais de la Bourse” is Classified as a historic monument and is one of the emblematic monuments of the city of Lyon.
The construction of the building started in 1856 and the first stone was laid on 15 March. The building was inaugurated by Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie on 25 August 1860. Initially the building was composed of a museum of art and industry, with shops.
Following a change agents and brokers in silk, the building currently houses the headquarters of the chamber of commerce and Industry of Lyon. The older historic parts of the building are now used to host many exhibitions and events, renovated between 2000 and 2004.
It is accessible by public transport, and is surrounded by hotels and shops. It is served by the metro station Cordeliers, and by bus lines C3,13, 18, 23, 25, 28, 58, 71, 91 and 99. Google map reference showing distance from Lyon Conference centre
Attending: Access to the Welcome reception is included in the cost of the registration fee , complimentary drinks and canapes are also included. Transportation to the Palais de la Bourse is not included so guests will need to make their own arrangements. Doors open at 18.00 hours to 20.00 hours, dress code business casual.
*additional passes can be purchased for this social activity if attending with a partner who is not attending the technical conference. Entrance will only be for the social activities.
GHGT-16 Student reception – Tuesday 25th October 18.00-20.00 hours (Suelta Restaurant )
This reception will be held at the Suelta Restaurant, and is for students and alumni (IEAGHG Summer School) only as space is limited. Entrance is from 18.00 hours to 20:00 hours, dress code casual.
GHGT-16 Gala Dinner – Wednesday 26 October 19.30 -22.30 Hours – La Sucrière
La Sucrière is a famous building devoted to contemporary art, situated 48 Quai Rambaud, on the banks of the Saône in the Confluence quarter of the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon.
It was built in 1930 and was originally used for a factory warehouse in which sugar was stored. It was enlarged in 1960 and finally abandoned in 1990. The building was completely renovated in 2011 by architect William Vassal to turn it into a place for exhibitions of contemporary art,and is regularly used for conference dinners and drinks receptions.
Attending: Access to the gala dinner is included in the registration fee for delegates.
A buffet dinner and drinks are also included in the fee. Please ensure any special dietary requirements are mentioned when completing the registration.
As the venue is approximately a 20-25 minute (9KM) drive from the conference centre we will be providing bus transfers to those that require it from the conference centre hotels (full details available closer to the conference date).
Guests should arrive from 19.30 onwards with buses departing back to hotels at 22.30, dress code business casual.
*Additional passes can be purchased for this social activity if attending with a partner who is not attending the technical conference. Entrance will only be for the social activities.