Atout France Announces Dates for Upcoming Seminars and Trade Shows

Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, will be holding its annual France breakfast seminars, known this year as "Rendez-vous en France 2012," from February 7 to March 9. Except for White Plains*, the format is the same for all cities, beginning by a trade show from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., followed by a breakfast seminar from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. during which presentations on the partners and suppliers will be shown, concluding with a prize drawing.

The East Coast series (February 7 to 10) will feature 15 exhibitors, from transportation companies like Rail Europe, Regional Tourism Boards including the Rhone-Alps, Midi-Pyrenees and Provence to other French partners like the Galeries Lafayette department store or the Seine River cruise company, the Bateaux-Mouches.

The West Coast series (March 6 to 9) features 13 exhibitors, including Rail Europe, the Regional Tourism Boards of Provence and Saint-Martin, tour operators, tourist offices, the Galeries Lafayette department store and cultural sites.

1. East Coast series schedule and locations:

- Tuesday, February 7 Garden City – Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street
- Tuesday, February 7 White Plains* – Ritz-Carlton, 3 Renaissance Plaza
 * Luncheon & trade show, noon to 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 8 Washington, D.C. – St Regis Hotel, 923 16th and K Street
- Thursday, February 9 Atlanta – Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue
- Friday, February 10 Houston – St Regis Hotel, 1919 Briar Oaks Lane


Email [email protected] or call 212-745-0957

2. Mid-West and West Coast series schedule and locations:

- Tuesday, March 6 Chicago – Hôtel Fairmont, 200 North Columbus Drive
- Wednesday, March 7 San Francisco – Hôtel Fairmont, Nob Hill, 950 Mason St.
- Thursday, March 8 San Diego – The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue
- Friday, March 9 Los Angeles – Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard


Email [email protected] or call 310-271-4721

**Travel Agents wishing to attend should provide their full name, agency name, telephone and address.

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