Social Events

Our Mission

We believe that networking and creating research and business relationships is important to create a sustainable community for improvement and innovation. While the conference offers ideas, presentations, discussions, knowledge during the day, the social talks after the conference are equally important to establish trust and partnerships. We also believe that Europe integrates many regions with different cultures and to build European trust based partnerships we need to learn about the culture of regions. So please join the networking space and social events.

2023 Social Events

Europe has many different regional cultures and customs, and still we need to work together in the EU frameworks. Already at the start of EuroAsiaSPI² in 1994 it was decided to place the conference  in a different region every year and that the local host organises social events that help us to learn about the hosting culture, the traditions, history and the local food. This has a large influence on what social events EuroAsiaSPI² offers.

This year we will visit the Local Microbrewery Les 3 Brasseurs on 30th August 2023, and an Open-Air Aperitif on the Bastille and a
Gala-Diner at the Maitre Restaurateur labelled Restaurant Chez le Per Gras on 31st august 2023.

Grenoble, the capital of the alps in France


Grenoble - a European Scientific Center with French History and Culture

Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère and is an important European scientific centre. The city advertises itself as the “Capital of the Alps”, due to its size and its proximity to the mountains.

Grenoble’s history goes back over 2,000 years, to a time when it was a small Gallic village. It gained somewhat in stature by becoming the capital of the Dauphiné in the 11th century, but Grenoble remained for most of its history a modest parliamentary and garrison city on the borders of the kingdom of France.

Industrial development increased the prominence of Grenoble through several periods of economic expansion over the last three centuries. This started with a booming glove industry in the 18th and 19th centuries, continued with the development of a strong hydropower industry in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, and ended with a post-World War II economic boom symbolized by the holding of the X Olympic Winter Games in 1968. The city has grown to be one of Europe’s most important research, technology, and innovation centers, with each fifth inhabitant working directly in these domains.


The population of the city (commune) of Grenoble was 158,180 at the 2016 census, while the population of the Grenoble metropolitan area (French: aire urbaine de Grenoble or “agglomération grenobloise”) was 687,985. The residents of the city are called “Grenoblois”.

The Bouchayer-Viallet site is a powerful symbol of Grenoble’s industrial past. This former factory is now converted into a dual-purpose area more closely linked to the Berriat neighbourhood. Innovative business activities as Apple Inc. co-exist with housing, sporting facilities, contemporary music venue and arts centres as Le Magasin. At the entrance to the Bouchayer-Viallet site, Square des Fusillés has been redeveloped and extended taking over an old car park, to facilitate access from the tramway stop and Cours Berriat.

Redevelopment of the former De Bonne barracks was an important step in the drive to launch sustainable housing in France. In 2009, the site of De Bonne was distinguished as the best eco-neighborhood in France. A shopping mall contains 53 shops arranged around an inner concourse, with one side opening onto the park and the other connecting to the town.

Grenoble is one of the co-location centres of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities for sustainable energy.

From 2014 to 2017, the city of Grenoble tested the rental of seventy I-Road electric vehicles.

In 2016, the speed limit was lowered to 30 km/h (18.6 mph) in 80% of the streets of Grenoble and forty-two neighboring municipalities, to both improve safety and reduce pollution levels,. The limit however remains 50 km/h on the main arteries.

Grenoble in Wikipedia

Grenoble in Britannica

Grenoble in UNESCO

Grenoble Culture and History


Social Event on the First Conference Day (30. August 2023): Local Microbrewery Les 3 Brasseurs and Alsatian Food


3 Brasseurs is a French catering company specializing in microbrewery, i.e., produces their own beer of the same name on-site. They offer cuisine based on specialties typical of Alsatian brasseries (sauerkraut, Flammkuchen) and the North of France to the widest possible audience. Every year, 33,000 hectoliters of beer are produced by all the restaurants in the chain. The brewery-restaurant in Grenoble-Echirolles is special, and we will have the opportunity to not only tase their unique beers and food, but also to visit their local production site.

18.00 Conference finishes

The local tram takes 30 minutes from the conference location to the brewery, the station is directly in front of the conference location.

20.00 Dinner and beer tasting at the at Les 3 Brasseurs

Address: 56 Av. du 8 Mai 1945, 38130 Echirolles, Grenoble, France

Information about the beer sorts

Information about the restaurant

Information about the menu



Social Event on the Second Conference Day (31. August 2023) - Guided City Tour - Grenoble Bastille - Classical Music - Dinner


Grenoble Bastille (and Classical Music)

On the evening of the second Conference Day we will be invited to a guided city tour, an open air event on the Bastille, and a dinner at a famous restaurant. 

18.00 Conference finishes

The famous cable car to the Bastille is 7 minutes walking distance from the conference location, and 5 minutes by local transport and we plan to organise a guided city tour starting from the conference location and ending at the cable car.

18.30 Guided City Tour Starts from the Conference Location

19.30 - 20.00 Open air Apperitif

20-00 - 20.45 Classical Music Event at the Bastille (with a view across the valley)

21.00 - 23.00 Dinner

Gala-Diner at the Maitre Restaurateur labelled Restaurant Chez le Per Gras

The PerGras restaurant is the essential gastronomic stopover to discover Grenoble. Located at the top of the Bastille, the restaurant terrace overlooks Grenoble and its surroundings. This bastion of Grenoble gastronomy still holds a place of choice among the very frequented places of the capital of the Alps, because here the place and gourmet recipes provide a magical experience.

 Since the winter of 2009, Laurent Gras has been certified by the prefecture of L`Isere Maître Restaurateur de France. This Quality label certifies a production based on fresh products, local products and on-site production by our kitchen team. This title represents a demanding approach that allows us to offer you a guarantee of know-how and welcome in our house


Historic Event on Saturday After the Conference (2. September 2023) - Chateau VIZILLE


This event is not included in the conference fee (the above 2 are) and the core members of the conference and EuroSPI will join this event. You are free to join and learn about European history on your own cost on Saturday and meet the EuroSPI team on a personal level.

The castle shelters the museum of the French Revolution since 1984. The collections gather pieces of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings.



Stay longer and enjoy - Recommended Sight Seeing Tours

Grenoble has a lot of sights to visit:

Take a look at the most interesting sights