Practical information

General Information

Monday 12 June

Welcome desk 14:00 – 20:00
Exhibition 18:00 – 20:00
Welcome reception 19:00 – 20:00

Tuesday 13 June

Welcome desk 08:00 – 19:00
Conferences 08:45 – 17:15
Exhibition 09:00 – 18:00

Wednesday 14 June

Welcome desk 08:00 – 18:30
Conferences 08:45 – 17:20
Exhibition 09:00 – 18:00
Gala evening 19:00 – 23:00 (upon reservation only)

Thursday 15 June

Welcome desk 08:00 – 17:30
Conferences 08:45 – 17:00
Exhibition 09:00 – 16:00

Friday 16 June

Technical visits 08:30 – 17:45 (upon reservation only)

Each participant registered for the Symposium will receive a name badge upon arrival. This badge will be your official pass and must be worn to obtain entry to all sessions, exhibition, catering and events.

All morning and afternoon coffee-breaks and buffet lunches will be served in the exhibition area.

Certificates of Attendance will be sent via email after the Symposium.

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The organizers of the IX International Walnut and Pecan Nut Symposium are delighted to welcome you to Grenoble (winner of the title of Green Capital of Europe 2022) from June 12 to 16, 2023


Grenoble Alpes, in the east of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, in the southeast of France, in the department of Isère, occupies a strategic position at the crossroads of Northern and Southern Europe.

This territory is surrounded by 3 massifs that give it an exceptional environment: the Chartreuse, the Vercors, and the Belledonne chain, which forms a majestic curtain to the fourth massif, the Oisans, the highest, most alpine (highest point in Isère: La Meije, at 3984 meters).

Some distances from Grenoble Alpes


  • Grenoble – Paris : 574 km
  • Grenoble – Nice : 343 km
  • Grenoble – Strasbourg : 535 km
  • Grenoble – Genève : 147 km
  • Grenoble – Barcelone : 631 km
  • Grenoble – Berlin : 1.257 km
  • Grenoble – Milan : 438 km
  • Grenoble – Turin : 236 km

Symposium Venue

The symposium will take place at ALPEXPO.

ALPEXPO, the Grenoble Event Park, was built for the 1968 Olympic Games in Grenoble. The exhibition center classified as “Remarkable Contemporary Architecture” is a technological and architectural feat. The buildings were designed by the architects Jean and Claude Prouvé.

ALPEXPO is located in the south of the city, easily connected to the train station thanks to the direct link of tramway A. The city center can be reached in 20 minutes.

Avenue d’Innsbruck CS 52408


How to get to Grenoble?

Travel smart by choosing low-carbon modes of travel: find out how much CO2 you emit during your trip depending on the mode of travel you choose:

Coming by train

  • Grenoble / Paris, less than 3 hours by TGV
  • Lyon Part-Dieu at 1h15
  • Marseille at 2h45


For all train ticket reservations:

Coming by plane

Three airports near Grenoble:

All the information about Grenoble airport

Only 55 minutes from Grenoble city center, Lyon airport allows you to arrive in the area from all over Europe.
An important network of shuttles, in particular, Ouibus and Flixbus allows transfers to Grenoble-Alpes Métropole
All the information about Lyon airport

At 1h45 from Grenoble city center, Geneva airport offers a multitude of flights to and from the city.
High frequency of shuttles between Geneva and Grenoble

All the information about Geneva airport

Discounts on a wide range of public fares on all Air France and KLM flights, up to 15% off on our international routes, as well as preferential sales and after-sales conditions on routes in Metropolitan France (including Corsica).

Event : IXth International Symposium of the Walnut and Pecan

  • Code identifier : 39355AF
    Valid for transport from : 5 June 2023 to 16 June 2023
  • Location of the event : Grenoble
  • Log on to the event website or directly to

Coming by Car

  • By motorway – A49 – A48 – A41 – A51 > Rocade Sud, exit Alpexpo
  • Lyon 1h / Valence 1h / Geneva 1h30 / Marseille 2h50
  • Free


Tip: carpool with other delegates using the symposium’s carpooling platform

Coming by Bus

Coming to Grenoble by bus has never been so easy.

Numerous bus networks have developed in recent years and serve several stops from and to the largest European cities.

1400 European destinations from the largest cities in France including GRENOBLE
For more information on Flixbus:

4300 journeys in Europe including many stops in GRENOBLE
For more information on BLABLABUS:

Local Transportation

Line A, stop Pôle Sud – Alpexpo
To encourage the use of public transport, the organizing committee will give each participant a Business TAG card (valid for 5 days)

With its 320 km of cycle routes, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole gives you all the good reasons to prefer cycling! VÉLO+
Consult the map of the cycle tracks, the rental points

Dinning Recommendations

You can find a list below of the recommended restaurants in Grenoble.

Insurance and Liability

The organizers cannot be held responsible for the interruption or cancellation of the symposium due to external political, social, economic, or public health events or other events beyond their control (force majeure).
In case of cancellation, the cancellation conditions of the symposium will apply.
Registration for the conference implies full acceptance of the cancellation policy. It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for their trip (health, accident, repatriation, cancellation) before leaving.
The organizers do not accept any responsibility for accidents caused by or to participants and accompanying persons during or following the symposium or during any of the events organized around the symposium.

Invitation letter for visa

If you need a letter of invitation to support your visa application to attend the symposium, please request one when you register online (you will have to provide your passport number). An official letter of invitation will be sent to you by email once your symposium registration has been finalized and paid.