LOCATION


This conference will be held in Toulouse, situated between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, some 456 miles from Paris. The city is capital of the great Midi-Pyrénées region and is the 4th largest French city.
In just a few years, Toulouse made a name for itself an image as hive of economic activity. Aeronautics, space, electronics, information technology and biotechnology are the key words for this big city that has forged a major reputation for itself.

Toulouse is well known for its significant role in aeronautics and space, but Toulouse know-how is also heavily invested in other major fields like electronics, health-related industries, food processing, strategic services, information technology, etc. The Ville Rose is also in the forefront of other advanced technologies like microbiology, biotechnology, etc.

The conference will be held in the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum "Les Abattoirs" of Toulouse.

Conference Centre

With the Left Bank of the Garonne now confirming its status as a centre of culture, a new idea has seen the light of day in the former Toulouse abattoirs, which were opened in 1831 by the town architect and designer Urbain Vitry. In 1995, after an international competition, the architects Antoine Stinco and Rémi Papillault created a vast open space of 6000m2 to accommodate the new purpose of the building: permanent and temporary exhibitions, artistic
experimentation and encouragement to creativity, a library with access for the public, bookshop, auditorium and café-restaurant.

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