Conference and exhibition centre planned for Valenciennes

Valenciennes, a town on the Escaut river in northern France, lying close to the Belgian border, is to open a conference and exhibition centre scheduled for completion by 2017.

The new building will be located in the Rives Creatives de l'Escaut, a former industrial area which has been converted into a business park centred around digital technology. 

The conference centre will offer more than 5,000 msq of modular exhibition areas, three auditoriums with a capacity of 150, 150 to 300 and 500 to 800 people. Beakout rooms will host up to 610 people at a time, and there will also be a 900 msq conference room/concert hall which can be divided into three separate areas, as well as a panoramic lounge bar. 

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