Lyon, a leading french city in sustainable events

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Grand Hotel-Dieu facade

As the second offer for congresses and second city in France for international association meetings according to the last ICCA ranking, Lyon has a great deal to offer you: a central location in Europe combined with good access, excellent venues facilities and the charm of a 2,000-year-old city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two rivers which cross it.

It's not just a gastronomic capital with 17 starred chefs, it's also a creative city in the fields of fashion, the arts and culture. In december 2021, Greater Lyon has been awarded the title of 'World’s Tourism Leading Emerging Destination' and '2nd best European city destination in 2021' by the World Travel Awards (WTA). Finally, in terms of sustainable tourism, Lyon is the leading French city and the 7th worldwide city in the GDS-Index (Global Destination Sustainability Index) for the year 2021.

The International Organization for Standardization (IOS), an international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) had created in 2011 a specific standard dedicated to the events industry for a sustainable development, thanks to responsible and sustainable consumption evolutions. Only Lyon Tourism and Conventions has been certified ISO 20121 in April 2022.

The team at the Convention Bureau is on hand to assist congress organizers with this approach and has created The to-do list for organising a sustainable event in Lyon

Take a look at Boardroom’s new serie: France’s Famous Faces, with Florence Agostino-Atchetto representing Lyon


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