Strasbourg’s exceptional central location and good connectivity as well as its large accommodation offer make it an ideal destination for meetings of all kinds. Moreover, with its robust train network, Strasbourg provides sustainable transportation links to numerous European cities, ensuring seamless access for travellers seeking both convenience and eco-friendliness.
Following a substantial €200 million investment by the city, the convention centre has undergone a remarkable transformation and expansion. Additionally, a new, architecturally striking venue, conceived by the world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has been seamlessly integrated. The Strasbourg Event Complex, a member of GL Events Venues, stands as a shining example of harmonious synergy between its facilities and the picturesque surroundings.
Nestled in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the European Parliament, the cutting-edge complex boasts three auditoriums that can host anywhere from 500 to 1,900 guests. Additionally, it features a diverse selection of 20 adaptable rooms catering to gatherings ranging from 35 to 450 attendees. Moreover, the complex offers an expansive 40,000 sqm of exhibition and multi-functional spaces as well as a new multi-level parking facility with 857 spaces that has been inaugurated this September.
But what truly distinguishes the event complex is its stunning natural surroundings and picturesque green landscapes that enhance the overall event experience and offer ample possibilities for outdoor activities.
Christophe Caillaud-Joos, CEO of Strasbourg Events, also emphasizes their strong commitment to sustainability: “Certified ISO 20121, we proactively manage events with a focus on sustainability, implementing a multitude of practices in this direction. For instance, we forge partnerships with organizations like Emmaus to utilize second-hand furniture, adopt systematic composting of organic waste and minimize food waste by donating leftovers to local associations, reduce carpet usage and pursue initiatives to reduce our energy consumption. Furthermore, we are committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions as close to zero as possible with the planned installation of 5,000 square meters of solar panels, ensuring a sustainable and eco-friendly energy source.”
The 2024 agenda of international events hosted in Strasbourg in the near future reflect a diverse range of fields and interests, showcasing the international appeal and significance of Strasbourg not only as a host city but most importantly as a hub of collaboration and accelerator for innovation in varied fields. Among them let’s mention the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe, the International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter, the International Congress of Mathematics & Physics or the European Huntington Disease Network.
Ramona Fischer, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Strasbourg Events and chair of ICCA France BeNeLux Chapter: “In the recent ICCA ranking, Strasbourg has risen through the ranks ascending among the top destinations in France for international association meetings. To continue to achieve this, we are actively forging partnerships with key stakeholders, collaborating with local experts and professors, and championing excellence across various business event domains. With the fully completed Event Complex we open ourselves to a world of new opportunities.”