About the Congress

"Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge"

Greetings from the French National Committee = Mot de bienvenue du Comité national français

Congress Venue

The complex is ideally situated in the city between the Rhône and the Parc de la Tête d’Or, in the heart of the Cité Internationale, designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano. Quick and easy to access, it is at 15 minutes from the city centre on public transport, 12 minutes from the Part Dieu TGV train station and less than 30 minutes from Saint Exupéry international airport.

The Lyon Convention Centre is a modern and recently built venue offering the latest state-of– the-art equipment with a totally modular surface area of 25,000 m2, which can welcome up to 19,000 people in a natural daylight environment, 3 amphitheatres of 300, 900 and 3,000 places designed for plenary meetings and shows, an exhibition area of 8,400 m2 on a single level which can also welcome more than 7,000 people for cocktails or up to 6,000 people for a conference and 26 fully-equipped conference rooms which can hold from 50 to 450 people.


IFLA will also hold a trade exhibition at the Lyon Convention Centre in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress. Attendees are invited to visit the exhibition which will be open from the afternoon of Sunday, 17 August until Wednesday, 20 August.

Final opening hours will be included in the Congress Programme.

Further instructions on how to order online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS®) as well as information about the IFLA WLIC 2014 will be included in the Sponsorship Prospectus. [Comming soon!]

Please note the deadline for early exhibition space booking is 31 January, 2014.

If you have any questions please email the Congress Secretariat by E-mail: wlic2014-sponsorship@kit-group.org


IFLA offers a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities for IFLA WLIC 2014. These can be booked online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS®).

For further information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact the Congress Secretariat by E-mail: wlic2014-sponsorship@kit-group.org

Congress Material

Congress material will be available for collection onsite at the Congress Bag Desk in the Registration Area.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation services will be available in six languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic. This service will be available for the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Session and other selected sessions. Please look for the SI mark in the Congress Programme.

IFLA Congress Communication

IFLA will communicate news items through several channels before and during the Congress, such as the Mailing List IFLA-L, a Pre-Congress Newsletter, social media and an online Newsletter: IFLA Express.

IFLA WLIC 2014 Website

Information regarding the Congress will be frequently updated on the IFLA Conference website. We recommend visiting the IFLA website regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information regarding IFLA WLIC 2014.

Congress Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Association & Conference Management has been appointed as the Congress Secretariat for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2014.

IFLA Congress Secretariat
c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH – Association & Conference Management
Kurfürstendamm 71
DE-10709 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-314
Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-399
Email: wlic2014@kit-group.org

Last update: 11 October 2013