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Evening Networking Receptions

Sunday, March 22: Station F


Venue address: Station F, 5 Parvis Alan Turing/Rue Ada Lovelace, 75013 Paris

Station F is a business incubator for startups, located in 13th arrondissement of Paris. It is situated in a former rail freight depot previously named la Halle Freyssinet (thus the "F" in the name), and is known as the world's largest startup complex. The 34,000 m2 facility was formally opened by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017; with more than 30 startup programs, 35 public administrations, 40 VC funds, 4 mentorship offices and 600 events per year, Station F offers all the best resources and knowledge to help entrepreneurs grow their companies. 

All BIO-Europe Spring attendees are cordially invited to join us for the welcome reception. You will be able to pick up your name badge at the welcome reception between 19:00–21:00.

Monday, March 23: Salle Wagram

19:00 – 22:00

Venue address: Salle Wagram, 39/41 avenue Wagram, 75017 Paris

The Salle Wagram is a historic auditorium in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, France. First built in 1812 as the Bal Dourlans, the ballroom was designed by Adrien Alphonse Fleuret, and is listed as an official historical monument by the French Ministry of Culture. The ballroom has been the setting for international congresses, political conferences, fashion exhibitions and dance competitions, and since the 1950s, used as a classical recording venue, including a Beethoven symphony cycle with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Stravinsky ballets, the complete Carmen with Maria Callas and Nicolai Gedda, and many recordings with the French National Orchestra. 

Sponsored by: Sanofi 

18:30–19:15 Shuttle buses depart from the conference center to the evening event. 

21:00–22:00 Shuttle buses depart from the evening event to all conference hotels. 

Tuesday, March 24: Terminal 7

19:00 – 23:00 

Venue address: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 7, 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris  

Terminal 7, recreated as a breathtaking reception space in Pavilion 7 of the Porte de Versailles, embodies the masterful work of Brazilian artist Guto Requena called The Rhizomatic Grid. This monumental structure covers the entire space and represents an inverted tree whose roots take root in the sky, diffusing electrifying multicolored lights. This creation is inspired by the structure of the rizome and emerges from the ground generating an interlacing of LEDs which transform it into an interactive, permanent and changing work of art. It is a truly inspiring space both inside and out, complete with magical views of Paris.