08 Jun. 2017
From 17 to 19 May 2017, leading neuroscience experts attended a conference at the Bordeaux Congress Centre.
1,300 researchers gathered at the Bordeaux Congress Centre from 17 to 19 May to take part in the 13th edition of the French Neuroscience Society conference, NeuroFrance.
The 13th edition of NeuroFrance brought together 1,300 researchers and 50 exhibitors from around the world at the Bordeaux Congress Centre, to share the results of their research involving the brain and to work together to find new treatments for degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Different parts of the Bordeaux Congress Centre were used for the occasion. Plenary lectures were held in the amphitheatre and the 7 parallel sessions took place in the two other amphitheatres and committee rooms.
The multipurpose area was used to display 50 stands, spread out over its 3,000m² of surface area. The lobby space accommodated the organisation committee.
Bordeaux Events and its partners managed services required for the event to run smoothly, including audiovisual equipment, signage, catering, Wi-Fi, cleaning, security and electricity.
A technological extra:
The names of the various speakers were directly integrated in the lecterns for each session using an automated programme system.
Though the organising team has extensive experience organising conferences around the world, they were delighted with the poster panels provided for the event, describing them as "very practical and perfectly-suited for scientific conferences". The organisers would like to rent these panels or have similar ones made for their future conferences in Germany. In addition, the use of lecterns with screens was greatly appreciated as this tool enables organisers to quickly display speakers' names on a digital screen - a highly practical system for this type of event which includes a great number of speakers.
Feedback from organisers and participants about their experience at the Bordeaux Congress Centre has been very positive:
"We quickly became familiar with the building and the well-positioned signage helped us find our way easily".
"The Bordeaux Congress Centre is well-suited for various needs and is located in a nice area in close proximity to hotels. Parking is free and the direct tram line provides easy access to the centre of Bordeaux and the train station".
Feedback from exhibitors has emphasised very easy access to the venue and has highlighted the high quality of its exhibition spaces (posters, catering, breaks in the same space).
With its university hospital named best hospital in France in Le Point magazine's 2017 ranking and the opening of its Neurocampus, Bordeaux has become the global centre for neuroscience. Therefore, it was only natural that the French Neuroscience Society chose to hold the13th edition of its NeuroFrance conference at the Bordeaux Congress Centre.