In March 2016, Lyon confirms its know-how in the business tourism segment by hosting 3 major international events linked to the healthcare sector. In total, more than 7,000 people will participate in these three events and will discover Lyon in a professional setting.

Publication date : 16/03/2016

The cradle of life science in France, Lyon is positioned as a stronghold in the health sector with an extensive fabric of specialised companies, several experts and cutting-edge infrastructure. All these arguments make Lyon a favourite European venue for the organisation of conventions and trade fairs related to the life science field

International Conference on Health Safety (WHO) - 22 to 23 March at Lyon Convention Centre – 350 delegates

Considered the 'COP 21' of health, this conference organised by the World Health Organization (WHO), will discuss global health risks such as epidemics. 500 experts, including Ministers of Health from different countries and Heads of State, will spend two days debating this issue on which Lyon is at the forefront. Lyon is home to the P4 laboratory, Sanofi and Merial. This international summit is a consecration for the Lyon biodistrict.

Congress of the Société Francophone du Diabète – 22 to 25 March at Lyon Convention Centre – 4.400 delegates

Already held in Lyon in 2005, the Congrès de la Société Francophone du Diabète (Convention of the French-speaking Diabetes Society) is back in town with more than 4,400 delegates over 3 days. This congress brings together practitioners and researchers but also paramedics and industrialists.

Forum Labo & Biotech – 30 to 31 March at Lyon Convention Centre – 2.000 delegates

Previously organised every other year in Paris, Forum Labo & Biotech, dedicated to laboratory equipment is, as of this year, organised each year, alternating between Paris and Lyon. The 1st Lyon edition already looks set to be a success as the show has completed its exhibitor quota with more than 150 companies presenting across 2000m² of stands. Forum Labo & Biotech Lyon reaches out to researchers, engineers and scientists, buyers and decision-makers in Switzerland and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and PACA regions.

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