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ECTA Conference 2021

17th-19th June 2021 - Bordeaux, France

The ECTA Conference 2021 will take place in Bordeaux, France, from 17th to 19th June. The conference will be kindly organised by Symop.

The ECTA Conference 2023 will take place in Switzerland. 


Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons

Wonderful 4-Stars hotel located in the historical wine dealers district of Bordeaux!

Website: Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons

Accommodation fees:

  • Single room: 140.00 € / night incl. breakfast
  • Double room and twin bed room: 150.00 € / night incl. breakfast


Please note that the deadline for booking ends  15 January 2021!

It is possible to cancel the reservation free of charge until 18 April 2021.


The online registration for conference tickets is now open!


Conference Ticket:  756,- Euro

The conference ticket includes dinner on Thursday, the conference itself with coffee breaks and lunch, the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including closing lunch. The Congress documents (programme, Congress bag, participant badge) are included in the Congress fee.


Accompanying Person Ticket:  240,- Euro

The ticket for the accompanying person includes dinner on Thursday, the partners programme and the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including closing lunch. This ticket does NOT include the conference programme.


Registration WCTC 2019


Programme (tentative)



17:00 - 18:30   ECTA Presidents' meeting (special invitation)
19:30               Cocktail and Welcome Dinner (Cruise on the River Garonne)


09:00 - 12:00   Morning Session
                         ●   Welcome Speech by ECTA President
                         ●   Speech from Symop Economics Dept. & Guest
                         ●   Standardization : UNM Speech about the Europ. 3D Cutting Tools Database
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 - 17:15   Afternoon Session
                        ●   Technical conference
                        ●   Industrial conference 

19:30              Gala Dinner at Palais de la Bourse

Friday - Partners Programme

10:00 - 12:30   Bordeaux Guided Tour
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 16:00   Free time, Shopping
16:00 - 17:30   Multi-Sensory Experience Workshop at the City of Wine Museum


09:00 - 12:00   Morning excursion - Trip to Saint-Emilion
                        Visit and collaborative wine workshop at Cloitre des Cordeliers
12:30 - 14:00   Cocktail-Lunch and Wine Tasting at Chateau de Ferrand
15:00               Close (1hs bus shuttle to hotel, airport or main station)


How to get to ECTA

By Plane
Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is only 20 minutes away from the conference venue/Hotel Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons. You will find several rental car stations at the airport (

By Bus & Train
There are regular trains from Saint-Jean Bordeaux Main Station to Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons.
It's a 15 minutes taxi ride from Saint-Jean Bordeaux Main Station to the Hotel.

Visa information
In order to help our participants for applying for visa, you will find most important information at the following. Please note that the congress organiser is not accountable for correctness and completeness.

EU nationals
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter France.

Non-EU nationals
Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in France. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in a 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements here.


The European Cutting Tools Conference 2021 (ECTA) will be an ideal platform to promote your company's profile by sponsoring. We offer you a unique opportunity with various sponsorship packages. 

BASIC - This sponsoring package offers every company the chance to be visible at the conference.

EXHIBITION - This sponsoring package offers good branding opportunities.

BASIC+ - This sponsoring package offers strong visual presence to few companies.

DINNER - This sponsoring package is an exclusive sponsorship offer with good networking opportunities.


All the presentations and documentations of the ECTA Conference 2021, as well as the photos taken at the event, will be made available for download after the event.