The symposium will last two days and will take place in the Vieux Lille district, the historical heart of Lille. Presentations as well as lunches will be done in the State Business School facility of the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille. In french this facility is called Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) and is located at the following address :
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
Institut d'Administration des Entreprises
104, Avenue du Peuple Belge
The building is not far away from the centre and is, for instance, easily accesible by bus from the Lille-Flandres central station using the line number 9 stopping at the station called Bâteliers. It is very easily and quickly accessible from downtown (train stations) by foot as well.
Web services such as ViaMichelin, pagesjaunes.fr or mappy.com may give you a precise map of the area. These web services usually do not show the exact location of the facility since their electronic map stops at number 88 in the street, when the 104 is 30 meters away from there.
Coming to Lille
French Railways (SNCF) or RailEurope may offer your timetable, price, and reservation directly online. The railways stations Lille-Europe and Lille-Flandres are situated in the centre and are both served by high-speed train. Lille is thus very quickly accessible from Paris (1 hour), Brussels (38mn), London (1h40) and Amsterdam throuh Brussels. Lille is also directly connected to Charles de Gaulle International Airport by train.
You may find more informations on getting to Lille by train on the Lille Tourism Office website.
The international airport of Lille-Lesquin airport serves the majority of the French cities, some European cities and other more remote cities. It is located only at 10 kilometers of Lille. There are shuttles between the airport and the railway stations of the downtown of Lille.
Lille is also located at less than one hour by train from two very big international airports:
You may find more informations on getting to Lille by plane on the Lille Tourism Office website.
Lille is at the crossroads of 5 motorways:
- A1 motorway coming from Paris (220km)
- A27 (E42) motorway coming from Brussels (123km)
- A22 (E17) motorway coming from Ghent (73km), Antwerp (124km) and Amsterdam (287km)
- A23 motorway coming from Valenciennes
- A25 from Dunkirk (71km), Calais (110km) and London (224km)
You may find more informations on getting to Lille by car on the Lille Tourism Office website.
Staying in Lille
L'hôtel de la Treille (3 stars) is the best situated one between the train stations and the Artificial Economics facility. It is in the heart of the Vieux-Lille district, a little bit more than 5 minutes away from the facility by foot.
Hôtel de La Treille
7-9 Place Louise de Bettignies
Phone: +33 3 20 55 45 46
Fax: +33 3 20 51 51 69
Downtown Lille as well as the historical heart of the city is full of hotels. The Tourism Office of Lille offers a complete list of such accomodations. A map with a selection of hotels and their location has been prepared for you and is available as the centre-lille.pdf file. It includes a selection of 3 and 2 stars hotels, as well as some 4 stars one.
If you planned to stay in Lille for the week-end you may found a lot of informations on what to visit in Lille on the Lille Tourism Office. You may for instance try Lille by Segway for very low fees.