participants and their partners are invited to register for the conference
social events. Bookings should be made in advance with online
registration or contact Simple Meetings for assistance with later bookings.
Early Registration Social - included
June 25 from 16:00 to 18:00
This is an opportunity to pick up your badge and program book, enjoy a
glass of wine and meet up with colleagues before the conference begins.
Reception - included
June 26 from 20:00 to 21:30
no cost for conference registrants; guest tickets $30 USD
conference attendees are invited to the Opening Reception, which will take
place at the Palais de la Bourse in the center of Bordeaux. Mingle with
old and new friends, sip fine Bordeaux wines and nibble on gourmet hors d'oeuvres
amidst the world famous Bordeaux Wine Festival. The
reception will conclude early enough to enjoy dinner on your own and
participate in the celebrations of the last night of the Bordeaux Fête le Vin*.
Dinner Cruise - optional
Monday, June 27 from 19:30 to 23:00
cost for all registrants and guests $70 USD
Join us for the CEF 2016 Conference Dinner aboard the
We will start with a welcome drink on the upper deck and terrace, then
continue with wine
and a standing dinner while we cruise the Garonne River
and admire views of the UNESCO heritage façades of historic Bordeaux.
*Bordeaux Fête le Vin is said to be the world's largest wine tourism attraction. This
public event takes place every two years, and the start of CEF 2016
coincides with the closing of the festival on Sunday, June 26. We encourage conference
attendees to plan in advance to take advantage of this opportunity.
Event details can be found here:
Fête le Vin
and tickets information can be found here:
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