We are pleased to announce that the next meeting of the IFBF will be held in the French city of Lyon from 9th to 11th of July 2019. Lyon is a fascinating city: the birthplace of André-Marie Ampère; renowned for its architecture; its status as a UNESCO world heritage site, and it has an excellent reputation for its gastronomy. Lyon has its own international airport, approximately 30 minutes from the city centre and a TGV railway station with regular trains from Paris and Geneva (both about 2 hours) 

Our conference will be held in the Centre de Congrès, Lyon which is about 3 km from the city centre, and easily reached by local bus. The conference venue is on the banks of the River Rhone, and adjacent to the Parc de la Tete d’Or. There is limited underground car parking at the venue.

Delegates attending the IFBF may join our visit to IFP – Energies Nouvelles at their site 15 km south of Lyon to see their flow battery installations and microgrid demonstration.

Lyon is a popular city, and hotel accommodation should be reserved promptly. We have reserved some blocks of rooms at hotels in the city. We also advise delegates that the FIFA women’s world cup final will be held in Lyon on Sunday 7th July, on the weekend before the IFBF.

The 10th International Flow Battery Forum will be held at Le Centre de Congrés de Lyon (Lyon Convention Centre), Quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France.

Travelling to Lyon

Visit the conference venue website for travel information. Click Lyon Congress Center and select access, environment & hospitality. The translation button is at the top right of the web page. Or view the conference center access .pdf describing the different ways to access the conference centre.

If travelling to Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport please find further travel information here.

Car parking


We suggest you book your accommodation promptly. Once you have registered your attendance you will receive a confirmation email which includes a link to book accommodation.

Visa applications

Please ensure you allow plenty of time to organise your visa application. The earliest time to apply for a business visa is three months before your planned trip and at the latest 3 weeks before the date you plan to leave for your business trip. Please email info@flowbatteryforum.com for an invitation letter if required.

Useful links for Lyon