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A seminar in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez for Carl ZEISS

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A seminar under the sun of Sainte-Maxime

From August 22nd to 25th, we welcomed sixty collaborators of Carl Zeiss in Le Var (France) for a 3½-day seminar. Four-star hotel, meeting rooms and entertaining activities constituted the full programme awaiting our guests.

Leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics, and initially founded in 1846 in Germany, Carl Zeiss (French branch) wanted to organise a working and team-building seminar in South-Eastern France in late 2016. Based in Le Var, our agency appeared as the perfect partner to their project and was in charge of devising and coordinating the event.




Four-star hotel and short sailing boat trip for a successful event

We wanted their guests to stay at a high-end hotel, enabling them to work within a calm atmosphere as well as to relax during free time. To meet those criteria, we suggested the four-star hotel Amarante Golf Plaza in Sainte-Maxime. Located up above town, it matched all of the requirements, featuring meeting rooms, pools, sauna and spa.

The hotel perfectly met our client’s requests. Spacious conference rooms allowed all collaborators to work efficiently throughout the three days. To wrap up those working sessions, a special dinner was set up by the sea, on the beach of Sainte-Maxime. Before their last night in Le Var, guests had their meal surrounded by an exceptional setting.

The last half-day was dedicated to something totally different: a short sailing trip on the sea. Divided into small groups, all sixty guests went on board sailing boats for a team-building activity. For many of them, sailing was a first; a final highlight which seemed very much appreciated by all.

In addition to the accommodation, catering and outdoor activity, we also arranged airport transfers upon arrival of the guests in the PACA region, as well as when they left. A specific shuttle service was put in place by our agency for the whole duration of the event.

Feedback and reports on the event, collected with Carl ZEISS managers, demonstrated that all participants were delighted. If you also wish to organise an event in the South East of France, we can support your project. Located just next to the Paul Ricard Circuit, we are well-established in the local business tourism scene.


ORECA Events



Expert in motorsport, automotive and driving activities, ORECA Events has been supporting players within the automotive industry as well as enterprises across varied sectors for over 25 years, working on their brand & business issues. Relying on its history and experience, the agency can develop the right responses, ever-increasing in singularity and uniqueness, while also remaining innovative. Working fields include driving experiences, corporate events (seminars, track days, sports incentive and public relations, F1 simulator hires) logistics (hiring VIP spaces and hospitality spaces) automotive marketing consultancy.

Today ORECA Events employs 40 people full-time and organises over 150 events each year, with a turnover of 20M€. ORECA Events is a part of the ORECA Group, major motorsport player in France and worldwide for over 40 years.