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Bordeaux Strategic Location


Bordeaux, capital of the astonishing South West of France is not only a world wide city of wine but also a real European Pole of high technologies and international exchanges. Bordeaux and its surrounding cities with a population of over 700 000 inhabitants has always been at the forefront of progress and modernism in fields as varied as aeronautics, electronics, ITC, material and of course the wine and food industry. Bordeaux with its 7 500 researchers has developed outstanding skills in sciences and technologies.

From immemorial time, Bordeaux, Gallo-Roman harbour of Burdigala, is renowned for its wine production and wine merchants which designed the City's outstanding architecture and character. The human knowledge and skills associated with the 4 000 chateaux contributes to the wealth, quality and diversity of the Bordeaux wines (Medoc, St Emilion, Pomerol, Entre-Deux-Mers, Graves and Sauternes).

This history has inevitably shaped the Old Bordeaux where can be found one of the largest examples of XVIIIth and XIXth century architecture.

The best way to appreciate Bordeaux is to stroll/explore it on foot through the cobbled streets. Take the time to wander and discover the narrow alleys and courtyards.


Having spent the whole day discovering the richness of Bordeaux, one aspect of Bordeaux still needs to be explored: its glorious wine and exquisite cuisine full of finesse. To give an exhaustive list of the region's specialties is an inhuman task. So why not start investigating the numerous excellent restaurants, brasseries, bistrots which are spread around in the old part as well as the modern part of the city and enjoy their specialties and wines.


Summer is just round the corner, why not extend your stay and discover the Aquitaine region. The nearby 250 km Atlantic Coastlines with its endless beaches of white sand, the Bassin d'Arcachon and its Pyla Dune (the highest in Europe), Gascony, the Pyrenees mountains, the Basque country and the Landes forest, the largest pine forest in Europe.


More information about Bordeaux: www.bordeaux-tourisme.com


Welcome to IPPW5 Conference

Venue & Local Information

The IPPW5 conference will be held at the AREPA Conference Center, located in the centre of Bordeaux city, a great area for restaurants, shopping, live entertainment, cinemas, museums, monuments and old buildings. Walking is recommended to visit this area of a few hundreds of meters, also well served by public transport (1 week-ticket for ~10 euros).

Click on following links to get some more details about the conference center (French language only).

Some photos of the conference and meeting rooms

Conference Center address and map

Download leaflet (pdf 219 k)

Welcome desk

The welcome desk will be opened every day during normal conference hours.

The registration desk will be opened at 7.30 AM on Monday 25 June.

Conference Secretariat

For any information, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat :

 IPPW5 Conference Secretariat -- ADERA Service


B.P. 196

F-33608 Pessac Cedex

Fax : +33 5 56 15 11 60

E-mail : IPPW5@adera.fr



A message board will be available near the welcome desk.


Delegates are required to wear their badges at anytime throughout the conference and social events.

Official Language

English is the official language of the conference.


Coffee Break
Refreshments will be served during the break in the morning and in the afternoon.

Lunches are included in the delegates'  fee.

If you have any specific diet requirements, please contact the Conference Secretariat : IPPW5@adera.fr prior to the event or during the Conference Secretariat opening hours. You should allow enough time to make the necessary arrangements.



A WIFI connection will be available throughout the conference opening hour.


June is generally warm and sunny in Bordeaux, expect temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 deg Celsius. A light overcoat and umbrella might be suggested.
Security, Health and Safety

For security and regulatory reasons, each delegate is required to wear their name badge for all the conference activities as it is their key to access all the conference facilities on offer. Unfortunately, conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, laptops, and other personal belongings.

The organizers cannot accept any responsibilities for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring Bordeaux. Any special needs or requirements should be dealt with by contacting the Conference Secretariat prior to the event.



Social Programme



On Tuesday evening, June 26th.

The Gala Dinner will take place in the city center : in the 7th floor of the Cite' Mondiale (espace Thomas Jefferson) which offers a panoramic view on Bordeaux and on its river the Garonne.

The Gala Dinner reception is included in the delegates'  fee. However, you may purchase additional tickets with your registration form. Fee per extra person: 60,00 Euros


Saint Emilion Tour

On Wednesday afternoon, June 27th.

Included : Lunch in Bordeaux - Departure by bus to Saint Emilion (declared by the UNESCO) - Guided visit of the medieval town and its monuments - Guided visit and wine tasting in an estate of Saint Emilion -  Return by bus to Bordeaux.

This tour is not included in the delegates'  fee, you may purchase tickets with your registration form.

Fee per person: 40,00 Euros 

Shopping in Bordeaux

You should not miss Bordeaux pedestrian shopping streets which provide a wide range of goods and gifts to fulfill your shopping spree.

Accompanying Persons' Programme, pre and post Event Tours

An informal programmed offering touristic tours to the famous port, the old town, the vineyards, the Atlantic coast can be found at the Bordeaux Office of Tourism :


12, cours du 30 juillet
33000 Bordeaux
Phone : +33 5 56 00 66 00
Fax : +33 5 56 00 66 01
E-mail : otb@bordeaux-tourisme.com

You can visit the Bordeaux Office of Tourism : www.bordeaux-tourisme.com

Accompanying people : a group is being set up, and some visits and/or excursions should take place during the week, depending on number and wishes of interested people. Anyone interested by participation to such group visits is invited to contact the Local organizers who can facilitate the organization of this activity.  

More links:

Surrounding Area Attractions: (click on links to get more information)

Bordeaux is the main city of the department of GIRONDE (~70 km around Bordeaux)

Gironde is part of the AQUITAINE region, in the South West of France 

Local area attractions:

The Bordeaux River Festival will take place from June 21 to June 24 2007




How to get to Bordeaux?


Bordeaux Merignac International Airport -- 30 minutes to the City Centre -- you can choose from 200 flights weekly and 40 destinations. There is an hour flight shuttle from Paris -- Orly to Bordeaux every hour.

For more information : www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr

Shuttle 'Jet-Bus' every 45 minutes to the centre of Bordeaux (very close to the selected hotels)


Railway Station
St Jean Railway station -- 10 minutes to the City Centre -- over 250 trains weekly, you can select from Paris amongst the 25 TGV (high speed train) daily. Your trip will only last 3 hours.

For more information : http://www.sncf.fr


From Paris, you will take the A10, from Toulouse the A62 and from Biarritz the A63.

For more information : AFSA Tel : 33.(0)8.92.707.001 - www.autoroutes.fr


Taxis de Merignac 05 56 97 11 27
Taxis Girondins 05 56 80 70 37
Taxis Tele 05 56 96 00 34
Allo Bordeaux Taxis    05 56 31 61 07
Taxis 05 56 74 95 06

Aquitaine Taxis Radio 05 56 86 80 30