11th ESAFORM2008 conference on material forming. Lyon, France.
23, 24 and 25 april 2008



Registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Lyon is almost a city acting for the future :
In today's world of global economy and exchanges, the international stature of a city takes on strategic significance. The City of Lyon has built a diversified network of partnerships with 32 cities all over the world, in the form of official agreements for cooperation in numerous of specific areas, with the aim of reinforcing Lyon's presence abroad and enhancing its image. The City of Lyon also participates in other networks on a municipal, national and international level.
Professional meetings of all types (conferences, seminars, trade shows) are facilitated by the Lyon Convention Bureau which offers assistance for the choice of an appropriate venue and logistics.

Lyon International Airport

But Lyon is also an old city. Its history takes a great importance since the Roman occupation.

Amphitheatre on the Fourvière Hill
Fourvière basilica © Edmund Hazlewood /Office du Tourisme de Lyon
Hôtel-Dieu Hospital (on the Rhône river bank)© Vincent Formica /
Office du Tourisme de Lyon

Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), Bartholdi fountain on Place des Terreaux © Vincent Formica / Office du Tourisme de Lyon
Lyon is also rich by its industrial history with special features on silk weaving.
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