Congress of the French Social Housing Union

Event type : Convention
Date : 2010
Participants : 4 000
Exhibitors : 200

France's largest travelling congress
100 journalists
5,000 local and national visitors
7,500 overnight stays in Strasbourg
12,000 m² of exhibition space
6,000 m² of catering area

In magnificent event which benefited from the complementarity and from the closeness of our two equipments - Convention centre and Exhibition Park.

"Strasbourg événements teams are highly professional and efficient, both proactive and reactive. We had a few difficulties early on when preparing the dossier, but the communicative exchanges and dialogue that followed allowed us to reach a final, successful agreement. All things considered, everything went smoothly and without a hitch. Our conclusions of the Conference of the Social Union for Housing in Strasbourg? - impeccably organised and a very well chosen venue! The proximity to the city centre and the ease of access by tram were highly appreciated by all delegates. Travelling within the city was no longer a cause of stress."
M Alain RAMDANI, Director of the AREAL, Alsace Regional Association for Social Housing

"In fact, only six or seven cities are in a position to welcome our congress, which requires no fewer than 2,500 hotel bedrooms. The choice of the city is above all a pragmatic one, including factors such as its hotel capacity and the quality of the event sites, as our professional and political congress is an extremely academic event and the various sessions attract large numbers of people.The conference will be covering all of the halls at the exhibition centre (halls 20, 21, Pavilion K) with a plenary meeting for 2,000 people at the Rhenus sport centre, following in the footsteps of Barack  Obama who welcomed 3,000 young people there last April. For its part, the Congress Centre will be hosting the partners’ dinner events in the Contades room. The proximity of these two facilities (the exhibition centre and congress centre) on the same site and their close proximity to the city centre, hotels and the railway station is another key "green" benefit."
Chantal TESTA, General Coordinator for the Congress of the French Social Housing Union