Consular festival (Fêtes consulaires) and the Lyon ASEAN Forum in Lyon in June 2014

from 12 to 15 June 2014

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Venue for the visit:

Lyon (France)

In June 2014, Lyon welcomes the consular festival and the Lyon ASEAN Forum (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).


As a reflection of the international outlook of the territory and the presence of foreign communities in Grand Lyon, the 2014 Consular Festivals presented some sixty consulates based in Lyon, on the Place Bellecour, from 14 to 15 June 2014, and twenty ambassadors were welcomed to Lyon.

In the context of this event, Grand Lyon, the consular corps of the Lyon Chamber of Trade and Industry organized, on 12 and 13 June, the 2014 Lyon ASEAN Forum. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a cultural and economic political organisation of 10 countries in Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Businesses were invited to take part in this forum which offers lectures, round tables and individual meetings with representatives of the ASEAN chambers of trade to develop business opportunities with this geographical zone. ASEAN is the 3rd largest population in the world and had a cumulative GDP of over 2,400 billion US dollars in 2013.

On the programme

Thursday 12 June 2014, 2 pm to 6 pm – Opening conference of the forum - Lyon City Hall, Place de la Comédie

  • Opening addresses of the Forum
  • The future of France in Southeast Asia and its geo-strategic challenges
  • The co-habitation of 3 legal systems in ASEAN
  • Words of diplomats

Friday 13 June 2014, 9 am to 4 pm - Hotel Mama Shelter, 13 Rue Domer, 69007 Lyon

  • 9 am -11.20 am ASEAN: Understanding the local market (Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore)
  • 11.20 am -12.45 pm: Round Table on Intellectual Property
  • 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm: Round Table on City and Infrastructures OR
  • Round Table on the Medical and Health Challenges in Southeast Asia

Simultaneous business meetings with representatives of Chambers of Trade: Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

Check the consular festival programme on the City of Lyon website

Get informed on the ASEAN Forum meetings on the Lyon Chamber of Trade website


Guillaume Arnould

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

chargé de mission internationalité territoire et logistique organisation