Hosted by Beauval Zoo, France (5-8 April, 2022)

Welcome to ZooParc de Beauval, France! 

EAZA Directors' Days and AGM 2022 will be hosted by Zooparc de Beauval, France from 5 to 8 April 2022.

Conservation and operational leadership

EAZA Directors’ Days is the main forum for the most senior staff at Member institutions.  This year’s event will include the election of a new Chair of the Association, and the investiture of a new EAZA Council for the period 2022-2025, along with a full programme of presentations and discussions on a range of topics that are strategically important to the Association and to Members individually.

This is the premier forum for EAZA Member Directors to meet and discuss the strategy and direction of EAZA, and we urge all Directors to attend, network and influence. 

Conference venue

The event takes place at Les Pagodes de Beauval which is close to the zoo (Saint Aignan) and is open to Director level employees of EAZA Member institutions of all institutional and organisational categories (inclusive of Full, Temporary and Candidate for Membership institutions (with a support letter from the respective mentor) and National Associations).  

If you are entitled to register for EAZA Directors' Days 2022 you will receive a personal invitation by e-mail soon. For questions regarding attendance or registration please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net



At the start of the conference all registered delegates will receive a printed programme booklet. 

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5 April (Tuesday): Registration and icebreaker, Membership and Ethics Committee meeting I (closed),  Membership and Ethics Committee meeting II (closed), Executive Committee Meeting (closed) 
6 April (Wednesday): Directors Day 1 and Spring Council, Dinner meetings: National Associations Committee meeting (closed), Technical Assistance Committee meeting (closed)
7 April (Thursday): AGM, Spring Council, and Directors Day 2 (Gala dinner) 
8 April (Friday): Optional zoo visit (Bird show: 10:00 until 12:00, 13:00 transfers back to train station(s)


Shuttle schedule (5 April)

First shutttle

Departure : Saint-Pierre-des-Corps train station at 14h00.

Arrival : Hotel Les Pagodes de Beauval at 15h15.

Second shuttle

Departure : Saint-Pierre-des-Corps train station at 18h55.

Arrival : Hotel Les Pagodes de Beauval at 20h10.



The conference venue is at Les Pagodes de Beauval, located only a 7-minute walk from the ZooParc. Whisk yourself away for a night or more in the land of China.  Les Pagodes de Beauval allows you to dive into the fascinating world of China, past and present. The elegant decor, chosen with great attention to detail, takes you beyond the mountains of Sichuan.

Venue address:

Route de Beauval
41110 Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher

Enjoy the peaceful Asian atmosphere of the comfortable, elegantly decorated rooms for a moment of pure escapism! Make sure to take in the view from the private balcony of our Deluxe rooms. The classic rooms have a sloping roof, which adds to a feeling of being “cocooned”.

If you plan to stay at Les Pagodes de Beauval please make sure to book your room soon. Please click to download a short presentation of Les Pagodes de Beauval. 

The room rate is:

  • Single room €114 per night including breakfast

Local tax of €0.88 per person per night is not included in the above fee


Le Sichuan Restaurant

Every evening, Le Sichuan opens its doors to offer exquisite, tasty cuisine that is sure to please any palate. Feast your eyes on the decor of the restaurant, highlighted by the soft, subtle lighting.

Le Shanghaï Bar

Take a break, grab a drink, relax, and make yourself comfortable at Le Shanghaï bar, open every day from 3 p.m. The entire team is at your service to allow you to experience a moment that is timeless and breaks all borders. Let the traditional decoration sweep you away to the lands of China…

Les Jardins de Beauval Spa

Fancy a moment of relaxation? Step inside Les Jardins de Beauval Spa with its Balinese-inspired décor… a team of beauticians is at your disposal, offering you a wide range of gentle and relaxing treatments and massages. You will also have access to the aqua-relaxation area where you can relax in the steam room and sauna or slip into a hydro-massage bath.


Event sponsor

This conference has partly been made available by Convious, one of our Corporate Members:

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