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Social Program

Below you will find some useful information concerning the social program of ECCO XXXI - CO 2018: welcome cocktail, social activity and gala dinner. Additional information will be given during the conference.


Welcome Cocktail

The Welcome Cocktail of ECCO XXXI - CO 2018 takes place on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018, at the theatre Equilibre in the city center (see map below) from 18.00 until 20.00. Registration will be possible during the welcome cocktail.

Please have a look at Google Maps to find optimal directions.


Social Activity and Gala Dinner

On Friday afternoon, we will go by bus to Broc where you will have the opportunity to visit the famous chocolate factory of Cailler (organised tour). Afterwards, we will go to Gruyères where you can visit the city and the 13th-century Château de Gruyères (on your own). Not to miss: inside the small St. Germain Castle, the H.R. Giger Museum shows artwork relating to the film Alien. We will meet at 13.20 on the parking behind the building Pérolles 21.


At the restaurant Fleur de Lys (Rue du Bourg 24, 1663 Gruyères) in Gruyères, we will meet for an aperitif at 18.30. Finally, we go to the restaurant Auberge de la Halle (Rue du Bourg 24, 1663 Gruyères), where the Gala Dinner of ECCO XXXI - CO 2018 takes place at around 20.00. After the dinner, we will go back to Fribourg by bus again.