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The 20th IFAC World Congress is held in the Toulouse city center, in the district named Compans-Cafferelli. The venue allows

The Congress venue

The Congress venue combines the buildings described below.
Visualize the Congress venue buildings on a map.

Pierre Baudis Congress Center

11 Espl. Compans Caffarelli, 31000 Toulouse

The congress center serves as the central meeting location. It hosts:

  • the welcome desk (ground floor),
  • the desk for tourist offers,
  • the exhibitors (Concorde room at -1 basement level),
  • the main coffee break locations (Concorde room at -1 basement level and Caravelle at ground floor),
  • the session rooms
    • Caravelle 1, Caravelle 2, Caravelle 3 (ground floor)
    • Latécoère, Mermoz (0.5 intermediate level)
    • Spot, Diamant, Argos, Cassiopée, Ariane 1, Ariane 2 (1st floor)
    • St Exupéry Auditorium, Guillaumet 1, Guillaumet 2 (2nd floor)
    • Daurat, Servanty, De Marnier (3rd floor)

Hotel Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans

Boulevard Lascrosses, 8 Espl. Compans Caffarelli, 31000 Toulouse

The hotel is the neighboring building next to the congress center, with a direct internal link between the two buildings. It hosts:

  • a friendly cafe and restaurant,
  • the sessions rooms: Gavarnie, Toulouse, Congues, Cordes, Lourdes, Pic du Midi.

Palais des Sports

This multi-sports arena is located in front of the congress center across the pedestrian square called Esplanade Compans Caffarelli. It hosts:

  • the opening and closing ceremonies (main arena),
  • the plenary and semi-plenary sessions (main arena),
  • the demonstrator session rooms: handball, volleyball (in the VIP rooms at basement level),
  • the sessions rooms: basketball, rugby, football, hockey (in temporary buildings located next to the demonstrator rooms).

Novotel Toulouse Centre Compans Caffarelli

This hotel is situated at five minutes walking distance across the Compans-Caffarelli park. It will host the IFAC secretariat and IFAC official meetings, including the Technical Committee meetings.

Place de l'Europe

On this square next to the Novotel are located several food trucks. These offer affordable lunches of various kind. Congress attendees can enjoy these meals in the neighboring Compans Caffarelli park. Please be so kind to respect the park and put all garbage and litter in garbage bins.


Restaurant Arsenal at University Campus

This self service restaurant of the neighboring university is located at less than ten minutes walking distance from the congress center. Usually closed during the summer break, it opens for the IFAC World Congress with a special lunch offer. Tickets can be purchased on the registration site.