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ECTA Conference - 25-27 June 2020

Bordeaux, France

The ECTA Conference 2020 will take place from June 25th to 27th in Bordeaux, France, kindly organised by Symop. Located close to the atlantic and providing an excellent infrastructure Bordeaux is an ideal place for the event. 


Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons

Wonderful 4-Stars hotel located in the historical wine dealers district of Bordeaux!

Website: Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons

Accommodation fees:

  • Single room: 130.00 € / night incl. breakfast
  • Double room and twin bed room: 140.00 € / night incl. breakfast


To arrange your hotel reservation please refer to the hotel booking form:

Please note: The deadline for hotel booking ends 25 February 2020!


The online registration for conference tickets is now open:


Conference Ticket:  756,- Euro

The conference ticket includes dinner on Thursday (boat trip on the river Garonne), the conference itself with coffee breaks and lunch, the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including closing lunch and wine tasting. The Congress documents (programme, Congress bag, participant badge) are included in the Congress fee.


Accompanying Person Ticket:  240,- Euro

The ticket for the accompanying person includes dinner on Thursday (boat trip on the river Garonne), the partners programme and the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including closing lunch and wine tasting. This ticket does NOT include the conference programme.

Registration WCTC 2019


Thursday, 25th June

17:00 - 18:30   ECTA Presidents' meeting (special invitation)
19:30   Cruise Cocktail and Dinner - Boat Trip on the River Garonne

Friday, 26th June - ECTA Conference

09:00 - 12:00   Morning Session
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
14:00 - 17:15   Afternoon Session
19:30   Gala Dinner at the Great Hall of the Palais de la Bourse

Friday, 26th June - Partners Programme

10:00 - 12:00   Bordeaux Guided Tour
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 16:00   Free time, Shopping
16:00 - 17:30   Multi-Sensory Experience Workshop at the City of Wine Museum

Saturday, 27th June

9:00 - 12:00   Morning excursion - Trip to Saint-Emilion, Visit of Chateau Soutard and collaborative wine workshop
12:30 - 14:00   Cocktail-Lunch and Wine Tasting at Château de Ferrand
14:00   Close (Bus shuttle to hotel, airport or main station)


How to get to ECTA

By Plane
Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is only 20 minutes away from the conference venue/Hotel Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons. You will find several rental car stations at the airport (

By Bus & Train
There are regular trains from Saint-Jean Bordeaux Main Station to Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons.
It's a 15 minutes taxi ride from Saint-Jean Bordeaux Main Station to the Hotel.

Visa information
In order to help our participants for applying for visa, you will find most important information at the following. Please note that the congress organiser is not accountable for correctness and completeness.

EU nationals
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter France.

Non-EU nationals
Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in France. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in a 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements here.


The European Cutting Tools Conference 2020 (ECTA) will be an ideal platform to promote your company's profile by sponsoring. We will offer you a unique opportunity with various sponsorship packages. More information will follow soon.


All the presentations and documentations of the ECTA Conference 2020, as well as the photos taken at the event, will be made available for download after the event.