2019 Pre-Summit in Saint-Étienne
3–5 April 2019

The 2019 Pre-Summit Meeting was held on 3–5 April 2019, coinciding with the City’s design Biennial, the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne.

The Pre-Summit Meeting was the next milestone on a path leading to future full-scale Design Summit Meetings.

The Pre-Summit Meeting focussed on the development of three key projects outlined in the Montréal Design Declaration, which were identified as highest priority by the Declaration Signatories in a recent internal survey.

The Saint-Étienne Pre-Summit Meeting sessions were devoted to:
— Establishing metrics and collecting data and case studies to more effectively communicate the value of design;
— Supporting development of national and regional design policies;
Fostering development, recognition, support and funding for design education and research, including development of new formats for design education curricula.

The Pre-Summit Meeting agenda included plenary sessions and sessions devoted to each of the Projects. Project sessions included curated keynote presentations, as well as panel and round table discussions. The results of these sessions inform the pathway for full activation of the Projects leading to the next full scale Summit Meeting.

Each of the project-dedicated sessions were being organised by Project Management Committees (PMCs). The committees include representatives of the organisations that participated in the initial Montréal Summit and invited experts in each of the subjects.

The committees prepared for the Pre-Summit by identifying working methodologies, collaborators, project timelines and objectives as well as determining resource requirements and cataloguing available expertise.

Download the Pre-Summit Meeting press release for more details.

3-5 April 2019

Innovation Week: Forum Design & Innovation and Designers Day
The innovation week, within Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, builds common grounds to cross economic stakeholders (institutions, businesses, designers) and to activate collaborations at the regional, national, and international scales. The Design & Innovation Forum and the Designers Day question the role of design in all kinds of organizations.

Participants of both the events will cross in networking moments to enrich their respective reflections.

Networking moments
Common lunches on 4-5 April 2019.
Evening events:
— Wednesday, 3 April:  Opening Reception 19:00–21:00
— Thursday, 4 April: Design Award Ceremony 19:30–22:30
— Friday, 5 April: Closing Cocktail 19:00–21:00

The Pre-Summit participants will have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, on the Cité du design-Manufacture site (same site as the Pre-Summit meeting) and in the museums and cultural spots of Saint-Etienne.

Full programme of the biennale: https://biennale-design.com/saint-etienne/2019/en/programme

Below you will find a list of recommended hotels. These hotels are located near the Meeting venue. These hotels are recommended as they offer: security, moderate price, proximity to venue, convenient location, etc.

We encourage all attendees to book as soon as possible as reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis.

In case of need, you can contact the Saint-Etienne Tourism Office for assistance : information@saint-etiennetourisme.com

Adresse : 5 Cours Antoine Guichard, 42000 Saint-Étienne
Téléphone : +33 4 77 42 81 81
Email : benoit.majorel@accor.com

Hôtel du Golf
67, rue Saint-Simon, 42000 Saint-Etienne
Téléphone : +33 4 77 41 41 00 ;
Email resa@hoteldugolf42.com

City Lofthotel
15 rue Gambetta, 42000 Saint-Etienne
Téléphone : +33 4 77 30 35 00 
Email reservation@cityloftsaintetienne.com

Hotel Les Poteaux Carrés
Adresse : 33 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 42000 Saint-Étienne
Téléphone : +33 4 77 32 34 36
Hôtel Continental
10 rue François Gillet, 42000 Saint-Etienne
Téléphone : +33 (0)4 77 32 58 43 
Hotel Ibis Gare Chateaucreux
35, Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 42000 Saint-Etienne
Téléphone :  (+33)4/77379090
Email: ibis.saintetienne.garechateaucreux@orange.fr;
ResidHotel St Etienne Centre
5 Rue Louis Braille, 42000 Saint-Étienne
Téléphone : 04 77 45 10 00

Hôtel Ibis La Terrasse
35 Place Massenet, 42000 Saint-Étienne
Telephone : + 33 4 77 93 31 87

Kyriad, centre de Saint-Etienne
77 Rue de la Montat, 42100 Saint-Étienne
Téléphone : +33 4 77 21 12 21 

Cheval noir
1 Rue François Gillet, 42000 Saint-Étienne
Téléphone: +33 4 77 33 41 72 ;