It’s no surprise that Strasbourg is a leading destination for international conventions and events. The city offers many standout benefits – with its status as European capital, it has considerable experience in the organisation and security of international summits and events, its historic centre has been doubly recognised by UNESCO, while it can also boast outstanding settings, a comprehensive hotel system and fully modular facilities.
Strasbourg is a highly capable host for all kinds of events, including conventions and congresses, plenary seminars, teambuilding sessions, gala evenings, incentive events, anniversaries, inaugurations, training, product rollouts, workshops and cocktail buffets. We have talented staff ready and willing to come up with custom events, in line with your image, needs and values. When you’ve found the right destination for organising a professional event, half the battle’s already won!
Attending to your every need, from a function room to a full-service custom event
You’re in charge of your company’s business tourism and travel? You’re planning a business event with your company and you want it to be unforgettable, original, fun and unusual? All you need to do is get in contact with the City and Eurometropolis and find out all the advantages of the Helloptimist pack, which features personalised transport offers, tourist documents and info, maps and suggestions for exploring the historic city centre, an architectural gem reflecting all the city’s humanist values with a double inscription in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. Our team of professionals will come up with tailored proposals, based on your specifications and your budget.
The Strasbourg Convention Bureau
Mireille Dartus and her staff will help you find the ideal location, services and service providers – standout accommodation, hotels, restaurants, caterers, receptionists, reception areas, meeting rooms and anything else you might require. Our people have vast experience in business events and will find you the place in or around Strasbourg which fits in with all your requirements.
Strasbourg Evénements (Strasbourg events) is the body in charge of Strasbourg’s Convention and Concert Centre and is part of the GL Events Group. Strasbourg Evénements organises full-service custom events, including everything from the technical components (staging exhibitions, stand and stage design, audiovisual, scenography, etc.) to accommodation, catering and logistics (equipment rental, sound system).
There are many event agencies in Strasbourg, which can also come up with highly professional, personalised proposals.
A vast range of possibilities for business tourism in Strasbourg
A prestige location with modular facilities
The Strasbourg Convention and Concert Centre (Palais de la Musique et de Congrès) is a prestige location which has recently been fully refurbished and extended. It features 3 auditoriums, seating 1800, 1200 and 500 participants, 23 committee and subcommittee rooms (seating from 20 to 440 people), 10,000 m² of total exhibition area (divided into 5 galleries) and an eating area. The Strasbourg Exhibition Park (which also hosts, for example, the Strasbourg European fair and the ST-ART contemporary art fair) has 3 halls of 6000, 12,350 and 6650 m². A brand-new exhibition Park is due to be completed in 2023 and will slot in seamlessly with the convention and concert centre, both of which are within 10 minutes of the TGV (high-speed train) station, the Archipel business district and the European district.
A modular venue outside the city centre
The Zenith venue is a 15-minute tram ride from the TGV (high-speed train) station and its qualified, experienced staff can organise events such as plenary sessions, cocktails, conventions, dinner shows and dinner dances, for between 90 and 3800 participants.
Venues for more intimate gatherings
Events of any size and shape can be organised in Strasbourg, but if you’re looking for a more intimate gathering, the city is full of hotels and restaurants offering comfortable, smaller facilities where your meetings and meals can take place in peace and quiet.
The city can also cater for events where a more unusual setting is sought.
A destination with excellent connections
Strasbourg is located in the centre of Europe within an area with some 30 million inhabitants and is an important hub for the major European communication networks. The city is a stopping point for the East-West (London, Paris, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Munich, Budapest) and North-South (Hamburg, Frankfurt, Strasbourg, Lyon Strasbourg Marseille, Barcelona) high-speed train lines and the station is within easy walking distance of the city centre, with excellent bus and tram transport connections to reach your destination, along with click-and-hire chauffeur-driven cars, taxis and the Vél’hop bike hire scheme. Strasbourg is also a nicely compact city, ideal for walking around.
The city’s airport is an 8-minute ride from the centre, while the Basel-Mulhouse, Frankfurt and Zurich International airports are all under 2 hours away, offering easy access to all worldwide destinations.
Work and play
Everyone needs a spot of relaxation after a hard day’s work, and Strasbourg offers a vast choice of wellness and spa centres, fine dining and traditional restaurants, bars and cafés for afterwork drinks, which can also be hired for private functions, as well as over 9000 cultural events every year! The city is home to large-scale events such as the 500-year-old Christmas market, the Strasbourg International tennis tournament, sports events and a whole host of others. You’re sure to find the ideal way of rounding off your business in Strasbourg, for example by exploring the delights of the mediaeval centre with its majestic cathedral, or the city’s superb Art Deco buildings. Strasbourg is surrounded by water and riverboats offer a great way of seeing the city from a different angle – you can even hire your own motorboat!
And if you’re ready to venture a little further afield, the magnificent wine route and the Vosges mountains are within easy reach. Wherever you go in the city, you’re bound to run into locals who will be delighted to show that the unique warmth Strasbourg is known for is not in any way exaggerated!