> Lille Grand Palais
This year, ERF is located in Lille (France) at the Lille Grand Palais.
This conference center is in downtown, close to the two train stations and the pedestrian zone of Lille. It’s a practical place and well connected by the tramway.
For more information, please visit: Lille Grand Palais website
Designed by the architect Rem Koolhass and inaugurated in 1994, Lille Grand Palais is an exceptional centre, unique in Europe, highly adaptable and housing many inter-communicating spaces under one roof: congress-convention-seminar, exhibitions and the Zenith Arena.
The greater Lille area is young, welcoming and full of life. Bold and innovative with its 85 towns and more than one million people, it is ceaselessly reinventing culture, sports and fun…
From its Flemish history, Lille has retained a few unusual traditions and an exceptional heritage that stands alongside with the greatest and most daring contemporary architecture. As you stroll in its streets and neighbourhoods, you will turn other beautiful pages of its history, for the Flemish city of Lille can also reveal its Burgundian, industrial, trading, green, gastronomical or cultural sides…
Lille has an exceptional architectural heritage. The city provides traces of its historical past (The Citadel designed by Vauban), and industrial, past interspersed with glimpses of its future. As the European Capital of Culture in 2004, Lille is now a cultural reference, with its 15 museums, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, – the largest museum in France after the Louvre.
With 2 international airports close by, 8000 hotel rooms in centre Lille town centre and the surrounding and 2 TGV stations in the town centre with over 50 connections per day to Brussels, London and Paris, it presents itself as the ideal location for the Forum.
More information: www.lilletourism.com