BFDG 2018 Annual Event

Scientific conference on eating & drinking - 11&12&13 April 2017

Date and Time:
Wednesday 11 April - 15:00 – 17:30 - Institut Paul Bocuse, Laboratoire du Service - Ecully
Thursday 12 April - 8:30 - 17:30 - Marriot Cité Internationale – Lyon
Diner - 19:30 - Brasserie des confluences - Lyon
Friday 13 April - 8:30 - 15:00 - Marriot Cité Internationale – Lyon

The 2018 meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group will take place at the Marriott Cité Internationale Hotel, Lyon on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April 2018.
The pre-conference will take place the Wednesday 11 April 2018 afternoon in the Research Center of Institut Paul Bocuse (Visit of the culinary school and the Experimental Restaurant -Living Lab, Presentation of the Research activities, Welcome drinks).
The conference is an annual multi-disciplinary gathering of scientists and welcomes original contributions of research investigating some aspects of eating and drinking related to psychology, physiology, medicine, nutrition, food science, dietetics and related disciplines. The programme will cover research linked to ingestive behaviour and associated conditions, overall well-being, food and beverages choices, preferences, perceptions and consumption, encouraging exchange and discussion of research findings across disciplinary boundaries.


The Marriott Cité Internationale is located in the city of Lyon beside the Tête d'Or Park (biggest French urban park) and with a beautiful view on the Rhone River.
The Marriott is situated at 45 minutes from the Lyon Airport by common transport.
Access to the Marriot Cite Internationale

Registration for the conference can be booked here.
Registration costs are as follows and include two full days, lunches and dinner and a pre-conference visit of the Institut Paul Bocuse:
  • Student: € 175 (early bird) € 200 (regular)
  • Academic: € 285 (early bird) € 310 (regular)
  • Industry € 365(early bird) € 390 (regular)

The deadline for conference early bird registration is 15 February.
The deadline for conference registration is 25 March.

Bursaries will be available for students who are giving an oral presentation, judged on the quality of abstracts. The number and level of grants will be determined according to sponsorship and will be announced.

Rooms / Hotel:
Marriott are now taking room reservations at a special rate for BFDG delegates: 155 € (single) and 175 € bed and breakfast per night.
It is a 4 stars Hotel with an Italian restaurant "Zucca". Free Wifi. Check your emails in the Executive Lounge with wireless internet access or unwind in the fitness center.
50 single rooms and 25 double rooms have been prereserved for the BFDG participants until the 15 February 2018. From the 15 February to the 26 February 2018, Marriott will release 50% of the rooms prereserved and not booked for the BFDG. The 26 February, the Marriott hotel will release all the rooms non booked.
Link to book directly your room in Marriott Hotel with the special rate :
  • A first night non-refundable deposit will be charged upon reservation (within 15 days).
  • Rates published are for single occupancy. An extra person charge per person may apply for 2 or more guests sharing the same guest room.
  • There is a 1.65 EUR per person per night tax.
  • If you cancel for any reason, attempt to modify this reservation, or do not arrive on your specified check-in date, the entire stay will be charged if the cancellation is after February 25th 2018.

Hôtel Ibis Lyon Caluire Cité Internationale (15 min walk) also offers rooms for delegates.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 January. All abstracts should be submitted to Details regarding the format of the abstracts for oral or poster presentation can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in April.

Dr Agnès Giboreau
For any queries please email

We would like to thank the following organisations for their sponsorship and support for this event :

Billetterie Weezevent

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Institut Paul Bocuse

Château du Vivier - Ecully - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 18 02 20

20, place Bellecour - Lyon - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 78 37 23 02

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