It’s not hard to see that with its high profile businesses, universities, research centres and centres of excellence, the Hauts-de-France region is a truly progressive hub of innovation ̶ both economically and scientifically speaking. But what sets it apart from other destinations is its unique backdrop of French culture and heritage. In Hauts-de-France, your seminar, convention or team-building trip has the opportunity to go above and beyond heads-down professional objectives. It’s also somewhere to offer delegates a completely new experience and fresh perspective ̶ and the freedom to share, forge connections and create.
Hauts-de-France’s array of business and convention destinations
Within the Hauts-de-France region, there are ten business and convention destinations to consider for your event, from coastal spots like Dunkirk and Le Touquet, to smaller towns like Arras, Chantilly, Douai, Saint-Omer, Saint-Quentin and Valenciennes, all the way up to French metropolises such as Amiens or Lille.
Just as Jules Verne made Amiens his adoptive city, so too do people who spend a little time here – they still fall under its spell. Experience the charming city streets when on a shared gathering in Amiens.
Lille boasts an unrivalled sense of international accessibility. With its offer of cultural, gastronomic and historic highlights, Lille’s scope for business events in unique venues is second to none.
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage’s unique blend of charm, authenticity and modernism inspires and revitalises in equal measure. It’s a unique setting for delegates to close down some tabs and press refresh!
Few destinations offer a sense of both tradition and technology. Valenciennes is one of them, with a broad spectrum of professional events from tech-driven events to digital detoxes in nature.
Arras is known for WW1 Remembrance and for the aesthetics of its remarkable squares. The way that past and present intertwine with art de vivre makes Arras a destination of choice for your meetings.
Just 40 minutes from Calais, nowhere boasts a more natural setting for a business event than Saint-Omer and its UNESCO-listed marshlands. Saint Omer’s rich history also makes for unforgettable events.
Saint Quentin offers an incredible history in its surprising array of Art deco architecture. Some out-of-the-ordinary venues like a 1930s church or an old steam train could make your event unique.
Like its magnificent belfry standing proudly over the town, Douai is well worth a visit. It has made a name for itself in the business events sector thanks to its unusual, welcoming and historic venues, which will undoubtedly catch your attention
Essentially a Paris suburb and every bit the capital’s match for elegance, Chantilly gives your business event an exclusive edge whether it’s a small and intimate gathering or a large-scale meeting.
Europe’s longest cross-border beach, an active harbour and high-energy town all rolled into one exceptional destination. Dunkirk is also known for its WW2 history and its incredible annual carnival.
Business travel specialists here to help
With several years’ experience behind them, our dedicated team, who specialise in business-oriented events and conventions, offer free of charge advice to organisations researching the meetings and events possibilities in the Hauts-de-France region. They are not only able to recommend each intrinsic supplier on the ground ̶ including hotels, event venues, caterers, event organisers, unique places to stay, and niche service providers ̶ but also have in-depth knowledge of each destination’s key features, specialities and latest offerings.
DID YOU KNOW?
Local company ‘Echappée Bière’ is the leading events organiser specialising in the study of beer! Services include teambuilding, themed seminar activities and corporate evening events.