12 - 19 July 2020
World famous for wine and architecture, the French city of Bordeaux is an ideal destination for our 2020 mid-year CPE Conferences. The city is equally renowned for the study of Medicine and Law; with The University of Bordeaux including both faculties since its 1441 inception.
Since it’s 5th century BC origins, Bordeaux has been fought over, ransacked and placed under Roman, Vandal, Visigoth and French rule (to name a few). However you can’t visit Bordeaux without treating yourself to one of the 960 millions of bottles of wine which are produced in the region annually. Famous for both red (cabernet sauvignon and merlot) and white wines (sauvignon blanc and semillon), there are no limits to how many glasses you can have! We will be including a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Emilion, which is one of the principal red wine producing regions. Introduced by the Roman’s in the mid-1st century, the current wine economy in Bordeaux is now estimated at a staggering 14.5 billion euros per year!
But it’s not all about wine! After Paris, Bordeaux has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France. Bordeaux is classified as the ‘City of Art and History’ and is home to over 350 monuments, with buildings that dating back to the Roman era. Historical areas include the Place des Quinconces (one of the largest squares in Europe), the Musee des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum)one of the finest painting galleries in France (with artists including Van Dyck, Matisse and Picasso) and the Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, which at 53 metres vertical, is Europe’s longest span vertical lift bridge. This bridge enables cruise ships and historical sailboats to dock close to the Place des Quinconces.
Bordeaux has an abundance of venues for contemporary music, theatre, dance, and opera. It is also a flat city that encompasses over 580 km of cycle tracks, so there is plenty to do for everyone.
The conference takes place from Sunday to Sunday, however do not discount Sunday from your Bordeaux itinerary! From popular breakfasts on the river banks, to shopping at the boutiques at the Quai des Marques, lunch on tapas and local oysters from the Bay of Arcachon before shopping at the Rue Sainte-Catherine, a pedestrian-only shopping street that has 1.2km of shops, restaurants and cafes (also one of the longest shopping streets in Europe).
Apero time is 6.00pm; this is the time when terraces and rooftops get crowded due to the spectacular panoramic views of the sunset, which is best enjoyed with a glass of Bordeaux wine! The perfect way to end to your CPE Conference in Bordeaux.
Conference Registration Fees
Per conference, per delegate (AUD)
$1,495 Single conference registration
$1,295 Multiple conferences/delegates registration
$1,095 Emeritus registration (delegates retired from all forms of practice)
$1,095 Speaker registration (approved speakers only)
Conference registration is non-refundable but transferable to another conference within 12 months of the original conference dates. Accompanying persons not requiring CPD points or certificate of attendance are welcome to attend all academic and networking events free of the registration charge.