Due to the unprecedented situation in which we currently are, Lyon Convention Bureau and its partners are making special arrangements for your events in 2021.

Publication date : 01/03/2022

Until 30 April 2022 

In Lyon, we take care of everything:

  • Your transport 
  • Your accommodation 
  • Your peace of mind

What is the purpose of the business events welcome charter?
To bring together the region's major players and thereby make everything easier for the organiser.

ONLYLYON - Charte accueil tourisme d'affaires

Your transport

There are many ways to reach Lyon and organise your event there.

  • 3 TGV stations including the Gare de la Part-Dieu, Europe's no. 1 interchange station.
    Connections to the following major cities: Paris, Geneva, Brussels, London, Turin, Milan, Barcelona, Frankfurt.
  • France's 2nd biggest public transport network 
    Pass Congress (€3 per person per day) available from partner hotels: www.tcl.fr/en
  • Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport 
    Voted Best European Airport 2019 in the 10-25 million passenger category.
    → 130 direct destinations
    → 51 airlines
    → 30 minutes from the city centre by RHÔNEXPRESS shuttle

Your accommodation

The hoteliers of the Lyon region are offering the very best terms for your events.

Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival
Lyon's hoteliers are imposing less restrictive terms and conditions for existing bookings for stays before 30 April 2022. *

*Our special terms for 2021 and 2022:
- Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival
- Fees for cancellation between 30 and 21 days before arrival - 20%
- Fees for cancellation less than 21 days before arrival - 100%
- 20% deposit due 30 days before arrival
- Balance (80%) due 20 days before arrival

This charter covers all types of B2B events: convention, meeting, seminar, congress, or trade show from 100 people; in one hotel or in a venue using several hotels.
18,929 rooms in the Lyon Metropolitan Region in 2019, including 3,816 in aparthotels, 21 hotel & aparthotel chains

  • ** 56 hotels & 3,239 rooms 
  • *** 81 hotels & 5,853 rooms
  • **** 43 hotels & 4,066 rooms
  • ***** 7 hotels & 527 rooms

Discover the Business events welcome charter:

Your peace of mind

The "Charte sérénité"

Lyon Convention Bureau and the Lyon Metropolitan Region have developed a commitment charter, co-signed by all business events stakeholders in Lyon, guaranteeing compliance with health regulations. 

Responsible Tourism

In 2019, our region became the first European Capital of Smart Tourism. 
The Lyon Convention Centre and Eurexpo got their ISO 20121 certification.

A local economy based on sustainability

In 2010, Lyon developed the « Ville Équitable et Durable label ». 
The only one of its kind in France, the label is designed to promote a local, environmentally friendly, social and inclusive economy.

Lyon's sustainability record

In 2020,
The city is working towards obtaining ISO 20121 International Responsible Destination certification.  
Ranked 1st in the biodiversity category by the “Observatoire des villes vertes”. 
Member of the Global Destination Sustainability index

In 2018,
Winner of the Access City Award which recognises cities working to make life more accessible, particularly for people with disabilities.

Since 2017,
A carbon neutral airport

We look forward to welcoming you back to Lyon in 2022!

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