Networking will be a major benefit
of the TopFuel 2006 conference. The
social events will help connect the participants and
will allow them to discover the best of Salamanca.
All the events described below, except for the golf
tournament, are located in the historic city centre
of Salamanca, within walking distance of the Conference
and Exhibition Centre of Castilla and León
and of the hotels.
The European Nuclear Society graciously
acknowledges the help and support of ENUSA Industrias
Avanzadas in organising the social programme.
Sunday 22 October 2006, prior to the conference,
the TopFuel 2006 delegates will have the occasion
to meet (and compete!) informally on the golf
course of the La Valmuza resort, 10 km west
of Salamanca - much-needed leisure time in a
beautiful natural setting. Further details will
follow later. For further information on the
golf course (18 holes), please see
The TopFuel 2006 Golf Tournament
is graciously sponsored by GNF
The faculties of Salamanca University can
be found all over town and occupy several
of the most beautiful buildings in the historical
city centre. It is one of these that the Welcome
Reception will be held: the Palacio Fonseca,
named after the powerful archbishop who built
the mansion in the 16th century.
The room that will be used for the TopFuel
2006 Welcome Reception, the “Room with
the Paintings”, dates back to the 18th
century. Its walls are entirely covered by
paintings – hence the name.
The Welcome Reception will take place on
Sunday 22 October 2006 from 20.00.
The Fonseca Palace is located
on Calle Fonseca 4, just few hundred meters away from
the Conference and Exhibition Centre of Castilla and
The TopFuel 2006 Welcome
Cocktail is graciously sponsored by Westinghouse
Classical concert in the
Salamanca has no less than
two cathedrals, built against one another.
The oldest cathedral is Romanesque in origin,
dating back to the 12th century whilst construction
of the second cathedral started in the 16th
century. One passes through the New Cathedral
to get to the Old Cathedral.
It is in this Old
Cathedral on Plaza de Anaya that the TopFuel
2006 delegates will be able to enjoy a concert
of the local Francisco de Salinas Choir, named
after a famous 16th century music professor
and composer working at Salamanca University.
The Valencia Symphonic Orchestra will accompany
the choir. The programme includes Mozart (Coronation
Mass and Requiem) and Händel (Messias).
The concert will
be held on Monday 23 October 2006 at 20.30.
The delegates will have
a full view of the altarpiece, a 15th century masterpiece,
but there is more to see in the Old Cathedral –
a beautiful cloister, ancient chapels in which the
very first university courses were taught, and medieval
towers offering a panoramic view of the golden-brown
The TopFuel 2006 Concert
is graciously sponsored by AREVA
Guided Walking Tour (for
accompanying persons only)
On Tuesday morning 24 October,
the Accompanying Persons can participate in a guided
walking tour of the historical city centre of Salamanca
that will include not-to-be-missed landmarks: Plaza
Mayor, the Old and New cathedrals, Casa de las Conchas
(House of the Shells), the most beautiful monasteries,
and the University. The visit will be followed by
a Spanish-style lunch of tapas typical for Salamanca.
The tour will start
at 10.00. Its departure point will be announced later.
Spanish Gourmet Experience
Good food and wine are
important in Spain – in particular, savouring
good food in good company! The Castilla and León
province is particularly famous for its “embutidos”,
typical Spanish meat delicacies. The region also produces
red and white wine.
The delegates will be offered samples of
local cuisine and wine on Tuesday 24 October 2006
between 19.00 and 20.00. This food & wine testing
will take place at the Conference and Exhibition Centre
of Castílla and León.
The TopFuel 2006 Spanish Gourmet
Experience is graciously sponsored by ENUSA Industrias