Lyon hosts annual Evenement France

Lyon was the destination chosen for the annual Evenement France, organised by Maison de la France in association with a number of suppliers, including the Lyon CVB. Around 78 event organisers attended the three-day event, meeting French suppliers from across the country and experiencing Lyon’s C&I offer at first-hand. Delegates flew into Lyon from Stansted, courtesy of International Air Charter, and were met with a buffet lunch at the Hilton, next to the convention centre. Lunch was followed by a ‘five senses rally’ run by DMC LSO International, enabling the group to mingle and work in teams to complete tasks such as wine-tasting around the cobbled streets of the old city. Dinner was held at fish restaurant Jols and then guests were billeted between the Hilton, the Boscolo Grand Hotel and the Cour des Loges properties. The next morning commenced with business appointments, followed by a tour of the convention centre and an update on its expansion project, plus visits to local hotels. A black-tie gala dinner was held at the Cours de Loges that evening. The event concluded with a visit to the nearby Beaujolais region and lunch at the Château de Bagnols. JM Marketing Events sales and marketing director Janet Moore felt the trip successfully showcased Lyon and said she would use the facilities at the convention centre, combined with the Hilton. "I would also use the château for intensive learning sessions for groups at CEO level," she commented.

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