Paris, France Social Agenda

5 - 12 July 2017


Note: A private booking for our group has been made under CPE Group - Lorenzo Boccabella.

Please advise of any dietary requirements on the delegate information form.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 | Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome Drinks: Summer Terrace of the beautiful Westin Paris Vendome, 3 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris. Meet and greet the conference group over a wine or beer. You will receive your delegate pack with final conference information at this complimentary event.  

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Complimentary Dress Code: Smart casual

Welcome Dinner: Continue the night with your new peers and enjoy a three course dinner in the classic ambience of the
Le First Restaurant. Facing the Tuileries Gardens, le First, Restaurant Paris invites you to taste an authentic and inventive cuisine, in an elegant setting designed by Jacques Garcia.

Time: 8:00pm - LATE
Cost: $150.00 per person includes 3 course meal in the private dining room of le First, Restaurant Paris. Meal includes soft drinks and red & white Parisian wines.
Dress Code: Smart casual


Thursday, 6 July 2017 | le Marais Walking Tour

Step back into the Paris of yesteryear on a walking tour of Le Marais, the Renaissance district, filled with the aristocracy’s beautiful mansions that have survived Haussman’s modern renovation of Paris. Dive deep into Paris’ trendiest district and explore one of the most historical quartiers of the City of Light. A perfect Parisian blend of scenic architectural backdrops, trendy modern style, local fashion boutiques, lovely Parisian cafés and mouth-watering eateries. Escape the crowd and find out about the Marais’ hidden treasures and hear some fun historical anecdotes that will only enhance the magic of this fascinating neighborhood.

Meals: As advised in your CPE Travel Conference Package, breakfast lunch and dinner are provided at Westin Paris for all delegates. Each day breakfast is served from 6:00am and dinner is served at approx 7:30pm. Free coffee & tea break provided on day tour. 



Friday, 7 July 2017 | Champagne Day Tour

Our day begins by taking a TGV train to Reims to visit the beautiful and historic cathedral and town. We are then taken on a guided tour of one of the famous champagne caves to view the manufacture process. After, we sit down to a delicious lunch that is matched with incredible vintage and non vintage champagnes, whilst our expert guide educates our palettes on each.

We realise it is not an inexpensive day, but the experience will be one you will remember for years. As we tour the champagne region and view the extensive area under ancient vines, we will visit another of the champagne houses as we watch the sun set over this beautiful French region.

On his death bed, John Maynard Keynes reputedly said "My only regret is, I haven’t drunk enough French Champagne" – don’t let that be yours! Overall – Tres Magnifique!

Time: 7:30am - 6:20pm
Cost: $695 Dress Code: Smart Casual

Includes: (Transport, Lunch & Morning tea included and of course Champagne!)

Saturday, 8 & Sunday, 9 July 2017 | Networking Days


Monday, 10 July 2017 | Private Tour of Louis Vuitton Museum

9:30am to 3:30pm - Academic Session: Private guided tour of Constitution Hill, The Constitution Court of South Africa and a private guided tour of the Apartheid Museum

In October 2014, one of the most signifcant buildings for decades opened its spectacularly designed doors to enormously positive reviews. The Frank Gehry designed Louis Vuitton Foundation museum cannot help but captivate your attention.  Holding the huge art collection of Francois Pinault, this sparkling new museum is definitely worth visiting.

After our tour, we have made a booking in the acclaimed Le Frank Restaurant in the foyer of this beautiful building. Each guest will be able to order and pay for their own meal – i.e. we have not included any cost for lunch in this event price, but we have been able to secure a group reservation. Please indicate on the form if you wish to be included in the Lunch Booking so we can ensure correct numbers. Both the museum and this stylish restaurant are outstanding additions to the Parisian scene

Time: 10.15am
Cost: $110 Dress Code: Smart Casual

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 | Academic

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 | Departure Day