Lyon, France

We thank everyone who contributed to making the 12th UIA Round Table Europe 2018 a success!

Thank you to the association representatives for your participation, your ideas, your questions.
We were delighted to be able to welcome you all.
Thank you to the speakers for your thought-provoking presentations and lively discussions.
Thank you to our partner at the Lyon Convention Centre for the warm welcome.

You can find speakers’ presentations, a list of participating organizations, and photos below.

Numbers

The 2018 UIA Associations Round Table Europe in Lyon hosted 127 participants.
These participants represented 96 different associations, organizations, and offices from 27 different countries.

Photos

Participating Organizations List

Speakers’ presentations

Sustainable and Accountable
Presented by David Pritchett, Head of Advisory Services, Europe, AccountAbility
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Measuring global progress in education: what to count and why

Identification and building up partnerships for project: experience from the field and lessons learnt
Presented by Philippe Garnier, Head of Habitat programme, CRAterre

Inclusion, diversity and membership

Tips for food and beverage at your events from the French capital of gastronomy
Presented by Stéphane Fructus, Food and Beverage Coordinator, Lyon Convention Centre

Building bridges in the global village
Presented by Isabel Amaral, founder and President, Portuguese National Association of Protocol Studies (APOREP)



What participants said about the UIA Round Tables 2017

“Good platform to meet people in related fields. Help improving our work. Learn new knowledge.”

- Niyada Kiatying-Anngsulee, HAI - Asia-Pacific

"Continue organizing these events, they are great. The proposed topics are really tuned to our needs."

- Cécile Mayer, International Institute of Welding

“Share, learn, connect: that is UIA!”

- Andy Cubalit, Global Educators Network - Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

“UIA technique for separating group discussions is great.”

- Voravit Chansiri, World Organization of Former Students of Catholic Education

“Inspirational and motivational, lot of best practices shared and nice people met.”

- Sidonie Pauchet, European Food Information Resource

“I will be back!”

- Karel Praet, International Association of Railway Radio Amateurs


UIA Associations Round Tables: What, where, why? from World of Associations News, April 2016
UIA Associations Round Tables: since 2007 from World of Associations News, December 2016

List of the participating associations 2009-2017

David Pritchett

David has 20 years of experience in Corporate Responsibility (CR) / Sustainability management, reporting, performance, and strategy development. He has worked extensively with organisations to assess and design CR-related strategy and governance, materiality assessment processes, create stakeholder engagement strategies and implementation plans, facilitate stakeholder engagement activities, and develop assurance, management and reporting systems.

As companies invest increasing resources into non-financial issues and topics, David supports his clients to effectively allocate these resources, to optimize strategic management decision making and to ensure effective performance management through to tangible impact measurement.

David leads the technical content on Materiality, Stakeholder Engagement and Impact for the revision of the AA1000 Series of Standards. He ensures that the wealth of experience gathered over the last two decades in terms of advisory services and research in these areas at AccountAbility is accurately reflected in the updated content of the Standards.

Prior to joining AccountAbility, David spent 14 years with the Sustainability & Climate Change, Governance, Risk and Compliance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Deryck Browne

Deryck Browne is the Chief Executive of the African Health Policy Network, a national association of small community based health organisations and individuals working on issues concerning migrant health, well-being and welfare in the UK.

Before working in the migrant health field he was working in forensic psychology where he released several publications.

Issues of equality and diversity have always been at the centre of his work and he was recently invited by the UK Upper Parliamentary Chamber (The House of Lords) to assist with one of their special Committees working on migrant mental health issues.

He lives in London with his wife and three children. When he is not working he plays guitar in a rock and roll band.

Dr Paulína Koršňáková

IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)

Dr Paulína Koršňáková is a Senior Research and Liaison Adviser to IEA, a non-profit international scientific society that conducts pedagogical research worldwide.

She is responsible for supporting and developing the existing membership and institutional partnerships in accordance with IEA’s mission.

Read Dr Paulína Koršňáková's article in UIA's World Associations News: E stands for education: getting acquainted with the IEA

Philippe Garnier

Philippe Garnier (1963) is an architect by profession, graduated from the National School of Architecture of Grenoble (ENSAG). He is a researcher, lecturer and consultant for CRAterre (the International Center for Earth Construction) at the AE&CC research unit (ENSAG) where he is co-chairing the Habitat research programme.

He dedicated most of his career since 1990 to experimental research, work and project development abroad in the field of “development” with CRAterre where the local building cultures concept was developed. This approach considers the importance of cultures in the production and management of built environment and how culture is an asset where future, sustainability, vulnerabilities and resilience are considered. He is in charge of several partnership development in relation with countries of operation or institutional network.

He teaches at the “earthen architecture, sustainable development and building cultures” Post-Master (DSA - Architecture de terre) as well as at Master level at the National School of Architecture but he also contributes to the ICUP Master Mundus Urbano (Erasmus+) “International Cooperation in Urban Planning” at Town Planning Institute of Grenoble (UGA-IUG).

He has developed specific expertise on sustainable housing and disaster risk reduction through projects and collaborations with various countries: Morocco, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Peru, Haiti, South Africa, Nigeria, etc. and conducted several consultancy work and expertise for UNESCO, UN-Habitat, EU, GCI, Caritas, ANR, AFD and also several French ministries.

He is a member of the French Partnership for City and Territories (PFVT) and of several other platforms and committees (« Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch” expert committee, Sherpa tool/GSHN, AFPCN, Risk@Univ. Grenoble Alpes, VOR, etc.).

He also publish/co-publish articles and books related to his work.

He is presently a member of the AFPCN Scientific council and of the UGA CDP Risk scientific project.

Read Phillipe Garnier's article in UIA's World Associations News: Identifying and Building up Partnerships for Development Projects: CRAterre Field Experience and Lessons Learnt

Isabel Amaral

Isabel Amaral is the founder and President of the Portuguese National Association of Protocol Studies (APOREP).

Holding a master’s degree in international Relations (Lisbon University), she gives Master classes at the Diplomatic Institute and some universities in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

As an expert on corporate image, cross cultural communication and protocol she has given lectures in four continents and developed executive trainings in Portugal, Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cape Verde, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, People’s Republic of China and United Kingdom.

She’s the author of two books in Portuguese: “Imagem e Sucesso”, a book on image and corporate protocol and “Imagem e internacionalização”, a book about cross cultural communication for a global market and she has contributed to other books and publications.

Read Isabel Amaral's article in UIA's World Associations News: Communication in a global market


Thursday 15 November

9.00-12.00 Optional tours of Lyon
Note: Pre-registration is required! Sign up when you register for the Round Table
Meet outside the Lyon Convention Centre at 9.00
Tour 1: An introduction to Lyon, by bus with stops for walking
Tour 2: A walking tour of Vieux Lyon with stops to taste the food
See the tab “Extras” for more information
12.00-13.30 Lyon Convention Centre, 1st floor lobby outside Rhône 3
Lunch for all delegates, hosted by Lyon
Optional, on request: site visit of the Convention Centre
13.30-15.00
Opening keynote by UIA President Cyril Ritchie on the role of international organizations today

Panel of speakers:

What impact/influence does your association have on society/environment?
What external factors impact/influence your association’s work?

followed by round table discussions
15.00-15.30 refreshments
15.30-17.00
UIA Round Table session 2

Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges

17.15-18.30 Cocktails at the Lyon Convention Centre.
18.30-18.45 Busses leave the Convention Centre and take us to the Lugdunum Museum.
19.15-22.30 Visit of the Lugdunum Museum followed by dinner.
22.30 Busses leave the museum and take us back to the Convention Centre.

Friday 16 November

9.30-11.00
UIA Round Table session 3, Lyon Convention Centre, Rhône 3

Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges

11.00-11.30 refreshments
11.30-13.00 UIA Round Table session 4
Closing keynote by Isabel Amaral “Building bridges in the global village”
13.00-14.00 Lunch for all delegates, hosted by Lyon
Optional, on request: site visit of the Convention Centre
14.30-17.00 Optional tours of Lyon
Note: Pre-registration is required! Sign up when you register for the Round Table
Meet outside the Lyon Convention Centre at 14.30
Tour 3: An introduction to Lyon, by bus with stops for walking
Tour 4: A visit to Les Halles Paul Bocuse with stops to taste the food
See the tab “Extras” for more information

Cyril Ritchie

President of CoNGO - the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (2011-2018)

First Vice President of CoNGO (2018-2021)

President of the Council of Europe Expert Council on NGO Law (since 2008)

Senior Policy Advisor of WFC - World Future Council (since 2012)

Chair of ELCI - Environment Liaison Centre International (since 2000)

President of UIA - Union of International Associations (since 2017)

Titular of the World Order of the Smile (since 1979)

President of FIIG - Federation of Semi-Official and Private International Institutions established in Geneva (since 1978)

President of ICSFD - International Civil Society Forum for Democracy (2006)

Chair of WOCSOC - World Conference on Civil Society (1999)

Executive Director of ICVA - International Council of Voluntary Agencies (1964-1978 and 1990-1991)

David Pritchett

David has 20 years of experience in Corporate Responsibility (CR) / Sustainability management, reporting, performance, and strategy development. He has worked extensively with organisations to assess and design CR-related strategy and governance, materiality assessment processes, create stakeholder engagement strategies and implementation plans, facilitate stakeholder engagement activities, and develop assurance, management and reporting systems.

As companies invest increasing resources into non-financial issues and topics, David supports his clients to effectively allocate these resources, to optimise strategic management decisionmaking and to ensure effective performance management through to tangible impact measurement.

David leads the technical content on Materiality, Stakeholder Engagement and Impact for the revision of the AA1000 Series of Standards. He ensures that the wealth of experience gathered over the last two decades in terms of advisory services and research in these areas at AccountAbility is accurately reflected in the updated content of the Standards.

Prior to joining AccountAbility, David spent 14 years with the Sustainability & Climate Change, Governance, Risk and Compliance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Deryck Browne

Deryck Browne is the Chief Executive of the African Health Policy Network, a national association of small community based health organisations and individuals working on issues concerning migrant health, well-being and welfare in the UK.

Before working in the migrant health field he was working in forensic psychology where he released several publications.

Issues of equality and diversity have always been at the centre of his work and he was recently invited by the UK Upper Parliamentary Chamber (The House of Lords) to assist with one of their special Committees working on migrant mental health issues.

He lives in London with his wife and three children. When he is not working he plays guitar in a rock and roll band.

Dr Paulína Koršňáková

IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)

Dr Paulína Koršňáková is a Senior Research and Liaison Adviser to IEA, a non-profit international scientific society that conducts pedagogical research worldwide.

She is responsible for supporting and developing the existing membership and institutional partnerships in accordance with IEA’s mission.

Philippe Garnier

Philippe Garnier (1963) is an architect by profession, graduated from the National School of Architecture of Grenoble (ENSAG). He is a researcher, lecturer and consultant for CRAterre (the International Center for Earth Construction) at the AE&CC research unit (ENSAG) where he is co-chairing the Habitat research programme.

He dedicated most of his career since 1990 to experimental research, work and project development abroad in the field of “development” with CRAterre where the local building cultures concept was developed. This approach considers the importance of cultures in the production and management of built environment and how culture is an asset where future, sustainability, vulnerabilities and resilience are considered. He is in charge of several partnership development in relation with countries of operation or institutional network.

He teaches at the “earthen architecture, sustainable development and building cultures” Post-Master (DSA - Architecture de terre) as well as at Master level at the National School of Architecture but he also contributes to the ICUP Master Mundus Urbano (Erasmus+) “International Cooperation in Urban Planning” at Town Planning Institute of Grenoble (UGA-IUG).

He has developed specific expertise on sustainable housing and disaster risk reduction through projects and collaborations with various countries: Morocco, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Peru, Haiti, South Africa, Nigeria, etc. and conducted several consultancy work and expertise for UNESCO, UN-Habitat, EU, GCI, Caritas, ANR, AFD and also several French ministries.

He is a member of the French Partnership for City and Territories (PFVT) and of several other platforms and committees (« Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch” expert committee, Sherpa tool/GSHN, AFPCN, Risk@Univ. Grenoble Alpes, VOR, etc.).

He also publish/co-publish articles and books related to his work.

He is presently a member of the AFPCN Scientific council and of the UGA CDP Risk scientific project.

Isabel Amaral

Isabel Amaral is the founder and President of the Portuguese National Association of Protocol Studies (APOREP).

Holding a master’s degree in international Relations (Lisbon University), she gives Master classes at the Diplomatic Institute and some universities in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

As an expert on corporate image, cross cultural communication and protocol she has given lectures in four continents and developed executive trainings in Portugal, Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cape Verde, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, People’s Republic of China and United Kingdom.

She’s the author of two books in Portuguese: “Imagem e Sucesso”, a book on image and corporate protocol and “Imagem e internacionalização”, a book about cross cultural communication for a global market and she has contributed to other books and publications.

As President of UIA and also, until this year, President of CoNGO, the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations, Cyril is particularly well placed to tell us about the pros and cons, the benefits and the obligations, of being accredited in the UN system.

How do organisations become — and remain — sustainable? And why should they go through the trouble? Organisations have become increasingly focused on sustainability: what it is, why it matters and how to manage and measure it. Some have become mature practitioners of sustainability assessment, governance and performance, whilst others are now fast developing their approach or setting out on this journey. At the same time, a diverse range of stakeholders — from nonprofits to investors, consumers and others — have become more engaged with the spirit and mechanics of shared value creation. They increasingly challenge organisations to set clear sustainability objectives; to measure and monitor their progress; and to show impactful performance in areas of material importance. Within this expanding and energized landscape, and through in-depth engagement with our own stakeholders, we have revised the AccountAbility Principles to reflect lessons learned over the past decade and best practices for the 21st century. Designed to be of use to organisations regardless of size or sector, from its inception the AA1000AP has been a practical set of internationally accepted and auditable guiding principles with which organisations can effectively shape their sustainability strategy and successfully manage their sustainability performance.

The purpose of the AccountAbility Principles is to provide organisations with a practical set of internationally accepted guiding principles with which they can assess, manage, improve and communicate their accountability and sustainability performance. The four main principles are:

  1. People should have a say in the decisions that impact them.
  2. Decision makers should identify and be clear about the sustainability topics that matter.
  3. Organisations should act transparently on material sustainability topics and their related impacts.
  4. Organisations should monitor, measure and be accountable for how their actions affect their broader ecosystems.

This presentation will focus on inclusion. In order for our Associations or Networks to be fully effective they have to be fully inclusive. Some of us may think this is relatively straightforward as our membership may be self-defining. But it is usually more opaque than this. Deryck's story will cover his organisation's journey in building a small but diverse membership. He will discuss some of the strategies used to actively involve newer migrant communities, and look at what worked, and what didn't, in respect of appealing to a broader network of members and stakeholders.

The catering at your event is crucial because it is so closely linked to the image of your event.

Your participants may forget the layout of the room, the colour of the carpet, and even the technical bugs, but if the catering is bad they will go home feeling deceived. This impacts the image of the venue and, more importantly, the image of your organization.

Working with an in-house catering department gives you the opportunity to prepare your event and have everything ready well in advance. Are there vegetarians or vegans? What about a gluten-free option? How many courses are enough? A local menu or something more specific? The catering department needs to be able to answer all your questions and to work with you step by step. And then, what next? What about food waste? What are the rules regarding the garbage generated by the event?

Stéphane will share his experience and his challenges as coordinator of the Lyon Convention Centre catering department.

CRAterre is an NGO and research lab that mainly worked abroad in the field of sustainable built environment. Since its establishment the organization has been promoting partnership and capacity building as a key component of its local building cultures approach, co-developing projects with local partners to improve human settlements and to safeguard and promote culture heritage through the valorization of the various resources of local territories. Building partnerships with different stakeholders is a key aspect of our success, as will be illustrated by some case studies. We will conclude with the main lessons learnt at CRAterre.

Philippe will talk from his own experience in identifying partners in his 30 years of field work in various countries (e.g. South Africa, Nepal, Haïti).

To educate the world, we must focus on not only the number of children in school but also the quality of the education that they receive. Recognizing this distinction, UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. As a leader in international large-scale assessments of education, the IEA is well-placed to provide data for monitoring progress towards achieving this goal. However, this has not been an easy task and our experiences have taught us lessons that are worth sharing, because they are transferable to other areas and contexts.

Measuring educational progress at a global level is challenging. Proper data collection is expensive and must follow strict guidelines to ensure comparability. Even with careful and rigorous analysis, there is a risk of focusing on too few indicators of educational progress and leaving out other important factors that influence how a child learns. Similarly, communicating the results of such studies requires a fine balance between reporting progress but not turning the exercise into an international competition of which country is better than another.

Our world has been transformed into a global village and international associations must often work with a multicultural team or organize meetings all over the world.

Globalization does not mean that there is a homogenization of cultures. Culture is a complex system of values, beliefs, attitudes and customs shared by a society. It affects our behaviour and the way we communicate. Until we all speak the same language, share the same history, the same heroes, the same symbols and the same religion, we will continue to be unique.

Faced with a different culture we tend to impose our own values believing them to be the best. But what may be acceptable in Lyon may be unacceptable in Delhi. When organising an international meeting it is advisable to adopt a common code to overcome three main barriers in cross-cultural communication: prejudice, language and religion.

Cross cultural competence is knowing how to bridge the gap in behaviour to operate effectively, adapting your approach just enough to relate effectively, but not so much that it feels inauthentic. We need to accept that it’s a continuous learning process and that it’s okay to make mistakes, as long as we apologize when they occur, creating a comfortable atmosphere so people feel it’s easy to speak up, and check in with each other when in doubt.

How to get to Lyon


By airplane to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport

with major connections from

Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milano, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Vienna, and more

International: Dubai, Istanbul, Montreal, Moscow, St Petersburg, and more


By train to Lyon Part Dieu or Lyon Perrache or Lyon Saint Exupéry train station

from Paris (with 23 roundtrips on weekdays): 1 hour 55 minutes
from Geneva: 1 hour 50 minutes
from Lille: 3 hours 5 minutes
from Brussels: 3 hours 37 minutes
from Torino: 3 hours 45 minutes
from London: 4 hours 40 minutes
from Milan: 5 hours 15 minutes


From Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to the Lyon Convention Centre

Take the tram Rhônexpress to Part Dieu train station (See the Rhonexpress Access Map)
Cross the train station and exit by the Rhône door
Take the C1 bus (direction "Cuire") and stop at "Musée d'Art Contemporain"

For more information
https://www.lyonaeroports.com/en/access-transports/access-plan
www.rhonexpress.fr
www.tcl.fr


From the Lyon Part Dieu Station to the Lyon Convention Centre

Exit by the Rhône door (See Lyon Part Dieu Train Station Map)
Take the C1 bus (direction "Cuire") and stop at "Musée d'Art Contemporain"

For more information
www.tcl.fr


FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PASSES will be available at the Lyon Convention Bureau booth in the coffee area of the Round Table. (One day-pass per day and per delegate.)


SPECIAL!
For participants who want to extend their stay in Lyon, a free 2-day Lyon City Card will be available at the Lyon Convention Bureau booth in the coffee area of the Round Table.
Check the list of all the activities included in the Lyon City Card on the website : https://en.lyoncitycard.com/

Rhônexpress Access Map

Part Dieu Train Station Map

Delegates are strongly advised to book their accommodation early!
Lyon will be busy this November and hotels are likely to fill up quickly.


Marriott - Cité Internationale
★★★★

70, Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 17 50 50
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RESERVE A ROOM

Offer available until October 16th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
170 €
1.65 €
Included
Marriott Hotel Lyon has the perfect location. Situated in the heart of Cité Internationale, created by the well-known architect Renzo Piano, between the beautiful park Tête d’Or and the majestic Rhône on the other side. Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale is only 30 min. away from city’s airport Saint Exupéry and less than 10 min. away from the main train station, Part-Dieu.
Crowne Plaza
★★★★

22, Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 17 86 86
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Offer available until October 25th - Subject to availability
Room types:
Rates:
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Standard Supérieure Executive Suite
145 € 145 € 225 € 245 €
1.65 € 1.65 € 1.65 € 1.65 €
Included
Situated between the Rhône and the Tête d’Or Park, this hotel stands out as the reference in terms of luxury accommodation, in the heart of the famous urban architectural project that is the Cité Internationale. The spacious rooms boast panoramic views of the river and are beautifully decorated in mocha and cream tones, with refined furniture and furnishings, and the latest LCD flat screen televisions.
Temporim Cité Internationale
Residence

35, Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
+33 (0)4 37 47 57 67
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Reserve a room by email with the booking code : ONLY LYON - UIA 2018

Offer available until September 24th - Subject to availability
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Superior 1-room apartment
88 €
0.83 €
Included
Business residence offering furnished, equipped and decorated apartments at the heart of the Conference Centre, opposite the Amphitheatre (equipped meeting room) and at the edge of the Parc de la Tête d'Or.
Appart' City Confort Lyon Cité Internationale
★★★

157, Grande rue Saint Clair
69300 Caluire et Cuire
+33 (0)4 72 00 13 60
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Offer available until September 17th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
110 €
1.10 €
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Near the Convention Centre, our aparthotel offers 158 luxury rooms and apartments, from studios to 2 room apartments. We also have a restaurant and a fitness centre. For business or leisure, our Park and Suites Lyon Cité internationale residence welcomes you 24/24. Our apartments offer all the comforts.
Hotel B&B Lyon Caluire Cité Internationale
★★★

148/150, Grande Rue de Saint-Claire
69300 Caluire et Cuire
+33 (0)8 92 68 70 76
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Offer available until September 30th - Subject to availability
Rate:
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81.15 €
1.10 €
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Very well located on the outskirts of Lyon, a few minutes from the Cité Internationale, the Tête d'Or Park and the Doua campus, the hotel is open 24/24 and offers a friendly, relaxing, 100% no-smoking environment, with all the comforts of a B&B hotel: Free unlimited high speed wi-fi, buffet breakfast, rooms for one to two people equipped with a flat screen television with access to sports and themed channels, a warm welcome and secure, monitored parking. There is also an outdoor terrace and a lounge reception.
Ibis Lyon Caluire Cité Internationale
★★★

9, avenue de Poumeyrol
69300 Caluire et Cuire
+33 (0)4 72 27 75 00
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Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
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149 €
1.10 €
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Ideally situated on the bank of the Rhône, just in front of the Cité Internationale and the Lyon Congress Centre, in 12 min walk, this hotel offers a range of modern and comfortable rooms. We are a 114-room hotel situated on the banks of the Rhone, front the Cité Internationale and Lyon's Conference Centre. 10 mins from the Parc de la Tête d'Or and the Conference Centre's 3,000-seat amphitheatre. The hotel also boasts a themed restaurant, the "ibis Kitchen restaurant", open from 6 - 11 pm. Garage parking available for supplement.
Villa Maïa
★★★★★

8, Rue Pierre Marion
69005 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 16 01 01
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315 €
2.47 €
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Located on Fourvière hill, the cradle of Roman civilization and with an exceptional view of the city, VILLA MAÏA is an intimate hotel, designed and decorated by Jacques Grange, Jean Michel Wilmotte and Louis Benech for the gardens. An unprecedented trio for VILLA MAÏA and the city. All rooms and suites (garden or city) have a private terrace. Behind the ancient vaults revisited on the garden, you will find the thermal baths of VILLA MAÏA, located at the exact place of the Roman baths, discovered during the archaeological excavations and shelters a covered swimming pool of 20 m, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and fitness room.
Cour des Loges
★★★★★

6 Rue du Bœuf
69005 Lyon
+33 (0)4 72 41 06 06
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Offer available until September 14th - Subject to availability
Rate:
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Breakfast:
245 € (2 night minimum stay)
2.47 €
Included
At the heart of the capital of gastronomy, the 60 rooms of the Cour des Loges offer an exceptional blend of modern comfort and the charm of authentic 14th, 15th and 16th century accommodation. With its perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary comfort the hotel promises a successful sojourn, whether you are staying for business or for pleasure. It offers two restaurants (Café-Épicerie and Les Loges), a bar, wine cellar, Pure Altitude Spa, swimming-pool, sauna, Turkish baths, fitness center, hanging gardens, valet parking, and, to ensure complete satisfaction, the three concierges hold three Clés d'Or.
Globe et Cecil
★★★★

21, Rue Gasparin
69002 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 42 58 95
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Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
198 €
1.65 €
12 €
Globe et Cecil Hôtel offers 60 elegant and tasteful guest rooms and a room for your seminars, business breakfasts and conferences. Ideally located in the heart of the city and the historic district listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, a stone's throw from the luxury boutiques, the famous Michelin-starred restaurants and the typical Lyonnais "bouchons", the Globe et Cecil is packed with charm and taste.
Mercure Plaza République
★★★★

5 Rue Jacques Stella
69002 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 37 50 50
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Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
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243 €
1.65 €
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Ideally situated for tourist activities, shopping or for organising your business meetings, the Hotel Mercure Plaza République is perfect for experiencing the pleasures of the city centre and Lyon's vast range of activities. Our polite and dynamic team will take the very best care of you.
Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette
★★★★

29 Rue de Bonnel
69003 Lyon
+33 (0)4 72 61 90 90
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Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
239 €
1.65 €
Included
10 minutes' walk from the Part Dieu TGV station and 5 minutes from the Presqu'île. The Mercure Lyon Saxe Lafayette is perfect for a business trip or a weekend in Lyon. You can make the most of our peaceful and spacious rooms and savour a delicious meal in our restaurant "Le Garage". Come and relax in our Wellness Area, use our fitness equipment or enjoy a swim in our pool. And we have a car park to make your stay even more convenient.
Novotel Lyon Part-Dieu
★★★★

47 Boulevard Vivier Merle
69003 Lyon
+33 (0)4 72 13 51 51
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Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
239 €
1.65 €
Included
The hotel is located on the forecourt of the Lyon Part Dieu TGV station, close to the Porte Rhône exit, 30 minutes from Lyon airport. Whether you are on a business trip, romantic break or family vacation, the Part Dieu district is perfect for reaching all Lyons' points of interest: Auditorium, Part Dieu shopping mall, Halles Paul Bocuse covered markets, conference center etc.
Hotel Roosevelt
★★★★

48, rue de Sèze
69006 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 52 35 67
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Reserve a room by email with the booking code : ONLY LYON - UIA 2018

Offer available until September 17th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
185 €
1.65 €
Included
A small distinctive hotel close to the Parc de la Tête d’Or, the Conference Centre at the Cité Internationale, and the Part-Dieu business centre, the Opera House, the Fine Arts Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Park Tête d'Or. 48 fine decorated rooms are spread over 6 floors served by an elevator. The bar with its "Jazzy" atmosphere will charm you with its open fire and friendly welcome.
Ibis Lyon Part Dieu Les Halles
★★★

78, rue de Bonnel
69003 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 62 98 89
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RESERVE A ROOM

Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
159.50 €
1.10 €
Included
The ibis Lyon Part Dieu Les Halles hotel is in the center of Lyon, opposite the Halles Paul Bocuse and a stone's throw from the Part Dieu and the auditorium. A 10 minute walk from the train station and 35 minutes from the airport on the Rhônexpress, thehotel is ideal for business, urban or cultural stays (Bellecour, Hôtel de Ville and Old Lyons are 15 minutes away on the metro-tram). 216 renovated rooms, round-the-clock reception, bar and ibis kitchen restaurant. Free WIFI.
Ibis Part Dieu Gare
★★★

3 Place Renaudel
69003 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 95 42 11
Email


RESERVE A ROOM

Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
179.50 €
1.10 €
Included
The Ibis Part-Dieu Gare hotel has 144 renovated and air-conditioned rooms boasting free wifi access. A Courtepaille restaurant, terrace, bar and paying private car park are also at your disposal. A warm, modern and comfortable atmosphere, cosy beds and functional bathrooms, Ibis rooms have everything you need, including the Internet and flat screen TVs with all the most popular channels.
Mama Shelter
Residence

13 Rue Domer
69007 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 02 58 57
Email


RESERVE A ROOM

Offer available until September 15th - Subject to availability
Rate:
City tax (per day):
Breakfast:
179 €
0.83 €
Included
A unique concept which resulted from a meeting between the designer Philippe Starck and the Trigano family, and offers a totally new hotel experience at very attractive prices for a top of the range service. In the heart of Jean Macé, 3 metro stops away from the Part Dieu train station and 5 minutes from the city centre. Mama Shelter has 156 rooms, 8 meeting rooms for up to 120 people, a bar and restaurant with a terrace open 7 days a week. Concierge present 24 hours a day. Activities every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Our partners in Lyon are pleased to offer delegates a selection of tours before and after the Round Table.

Pre-registration is required! When you register for the Round Table, you can also choose to sign up for the tour(s) of your choice. Or send an email to nancy@uia.org.

Please note that there is a maximum of 50 participants for each tour.


On Thursday 15 November from 9.00 to 11.30

Tour 1: An introduction to Lyon, UNESCO World Heritage

(This tour is the same as Tour 3 on Friday afternoon)

Departure 9:00 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance (in front of the bear statue)
Arrival time 11:30 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance
Description The historical site of Lyon was selected by UNESCO as World Heritage. The circuit is an invitation to explore 2,000 years of the city’s history. From the hill of Fourvière, down to Old Lyon, across to the Presqu’île – an ideal solution for seeing Lyon’s emblematic buildings and discovering its history from Roman times through to the present day.
The coach-trip includes several stops for walks, especially in Old Lyon for visiting the "traboules" and its narrow pedestrian streets.
Language English
Means of transport By bus
Maximum number of participants 50

Tour 2: Old Lyon's Renaissance District and the Secret of Lyonnais Gastronomy

Departure 9:00 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance (in front of the bear statue)
Arrival time 11:30 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance
Description From the silk workers’ mâchon to the contents of the cooking pots of the mères Lyonnais, the town has earned itself the firm reputation of a town in which the art of cooking has become a veritable religion.
Inspired by this heritage, Paul Bocuse has added his own know-how, becoming the first Chef to exert his influence at international level.
This visit includes culinary anecdotes, food tasting and a historical presentation of the UNESCO site, and will enable you to discover Lyon’s heritage as well as its gastronomy.
Language English
Means of transport Transfers by bus and walking tour
Maximum number of participants 50

On Friday 16 November from 14.30 to 17.00

Tour 3: An introduction to Lyon, UNESCO World Heritage

(This tour is the same as Tour 1 on Thursday morning)

Departure 14:30 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance (in front of the bear statue)
Arrival time 17:00 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance
Description The historical site of Lyon was selected by UNESCO as World Heritage. The circuit is an invitation to explore 2,000 years of the city’s history. From the hill of Fourvière, down to Old Lyon, across to the Presqu’île – an ideal solution for seeing Lyon’s emblematic buildings and discovering its history from Roman times through to the present day.
The coach-trip includes several stops for walks, especially in Old Lyon for visiting the "traboules" and its narrow pedestrian streets.
Language English
Means of transport By bus
Maximum number of participants 50

Tour 4: The Lyon Paul Bocuse Covered Market

Departure 14:30 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance (in front of the bear statue)
Arrival time 17:00 Lyon Convention Centre main entrance
Description After learning a little about Lyon gastronomy, go for a stroll through the alleyways of the covered market and discover all the products that make the world capital of gastronomy so famous.
A festival of colour, sound, aroma and taste in a very special atmosphere where quality rhymes with well-being.
You will also have the opportunity to taste regional products during the visit.
Language English
Means of transport Transfers by bus and walking tour
Maximum number of participants 50

For more information

General information/What to do and see in Lyon: https://en.lyon-france.com/
Activities: https://en.visiterlyon.com/
Lyon City Card: https://en.lyoncitycard.com/

or contact

+33 04 72 77 69 69
info@lyon-france.com


SPECIAL!

For participants who want to extend their stay in Lyon, a free 2-day Lyon City Card will be available at the Lyon Convention Bureau booth in the coffee area of the Round Table.

Check the list of all the activities included in the Lyon City Card on the website : https://en.lyoncitycard.com/



Lyon, The Ideal French City


As France’s second largest urban area, Lyon proposes a journey back in time to discover the traditional French art of living. From its cuisine to its historical heritage, not forgetting its lights and silk, the city boasts numerous advantages making it a charming destination for visitors!


Lyon: World Heritage

A living work of art with more than 2000 years of history behind it, the city has a remarkable cultural heritage and no fewer than 500 hectares of the city centre have been registered as UNESCO world heritage.

The capital of French cuisine

Lyon is a leader in the culinary arts. It has around 15 Michelin star-rated restaurants and more than 2000 restaurants in all, including ‘Bouchons’ (traditional restaurants).

A lively cultural scene

Lyon has numerous museums including the Lumière Museum (where cinematography was invented by the Lumière brothers) and the Musée des Tissus (the Fabric Museum, presenting 2000 years of textile history). There's always something going on, all year round, with examples being the Biennial Contemporary art and Dance festivals and the Grand Lyon Film Festival.

An attractive shopping destination

In the city centre, the ‘Carré d’Or’ district offers a wealth of luxury brands while further to the east, the Part-Dieu shopping centre is the largest in Europe with 260 stores. The brand new Hotel Dieu also offers a large range of boutiques along the Rhône river bank.

A city of light

Thanks to a popular tradition, Lyon has enjoyed a very special relationship with light since December 8, 1852. This local festival has gone on to become an international event, today known as the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Light).


For more information

General information/What to do and see in Lyon?: https://en.lyon-france.com/
Activities: https://en.visiterlyon.com/
Lyon City Card: https://en.lyoncitycard.com/

or contact

+33 04 72 77 69 69
info@lyon-france.com


FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PASSES will be available at the Lyon Convention Bureau booth in the coffee area of the Round Table. (One day-pass per day and per delegate.)


SPECIAL!

For participants who want to extend their stay in Lyon, a free 2-day Lyon City Card will be available at the Lyon Convention Bureau booth in the coffee area of the Round Table.

Check the list of all the activities included in the Lyon City Card on the website : https://en.lyoncitycard.com/

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Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018

Lyon Convention Centre
Lyon, France

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