Lille Grand Palais, fostering creativity

29th Apr, 2016

Meeting planners who want to organise an event in France are spoilt with choice. But Lille, together with its flagship venue Lille Grand Palais, offers this je-ne-sais-quoi that clearly makes a difference.

Located in northern France, Lille is highly accessible, within easy rich of three international airports and two train stations with Eurostar, Thalys and TGV stops, all servicing Belgium and England*. As to Lille Grand Palais, it combines a convention centre, exhibition grounds and a Zenith Arena, allowing to organise your event just the way you imagine it.

Ideal for events of all size and nature, from 20 to over 20,000 delegates, Lille Grand Palais features three auditoriums that, depending on your needs, can be twined with the exhibition grounds or the Zenith Arena, all under a same roof, for a plenary hall with 4,500 seats. The interior layout, designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, allows for an easy flow between the various areas, all linked to each other. Modularity is the keyword – you can clearly let your imagination run free! 

Dedicated teams to create an incredible experience

With the personalised follow-up of the set-up of the event through a single point of contact, each client can remain focused on the actual content of their event. Lille Grand Palais aims to make a difference by adding a layer of creativity over its client's projects.

New technologies helping the organiser

Lille Grand Palais has fully digitized its 45 000sqm of premises (11 acres). In collaboration with the design department of the venue, organisers can visualize their project in a very realistic 3D rendition, including the flow of people accessing the different areas. 

Your event held in an eco-responsible venue

For nearly ten years, Lille Grand Palais has placed sustainable development at the core of its values and sets the example in its eco-responsible approach. This global policy has been rewarded with ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certifications, and, more recently, the Quality and Sustainable Development Charta (Charte Qualité et Développement Durable) delivered by France Congrès et Évènements.

More than just a will to reduce our impact on environment, the idea is to add a social dimension to the company and raise some eco-awareness among all of its partners. Since engaging in best behavior is a global responsibility, Lille Grand Palais encourages all its partners and third parties to act according to high social and environmental standards.

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*Lille-Lesquin, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (21 TGV trains each day leaving from Lille Europe), Brussels-Zaventem (14 TGV / day) and London-Heathrow (10 Eurostar / day).

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