All presentations will be given in English.

Before and after the meeting:
24 rue Chauchat – 75009 Paris – France
Tel.: 33.(0).1. - Fax: 33.(0).1.

On-site Secretariat: (Tentative Opening hours)
Sunday, September 30, 2012 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Monday, October 1, 2012
07:30 am - 09:00 pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 07:00 am - 06:30 pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Thursday, October 4, 2012 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Friday, October 5, 2012 08:00 am - 06:00 pm

The Congress documentation will be available there for pre-registered delegates and for anyone wishing to register on site.

A name badge will be provided with your registration documents on site (and not mailed out prior to the congress).

The Organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to Congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress or during all events.
Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Lunches are included in the registration.

Should you wish to get SNCF coupons, please send an email to the following email address:


Opening/closing hours, public holidays, currency, areas codes for France, Emergency phone numbers, advice for a trouble-free stay...

The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.
The weather in Nice in October is usually sunny but cool with daily temperatures ranging from 14°C to 21°..

Opening hours
Shops are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Department stores may stay open until 9 pm. Banks are open from 8.30 to 12 noon and 2 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with some branches opening on Saturday mornings.

Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between €7 and €15). For cash, you will find cash-points on just about every street corner (24 hours a day).
Bank branches, exchange office and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller's cheques. Whatever you are buying, prices are net. A gratuity is however the custom in restaurants and for certain specific services (taxi cabs.).

Emergency phone numbers
Dial the following numbers (toll-free)
SAMU (medical emergencies): 15
Police emergency: 17
Fire-brigade: 18
European emergency call: 112

To call France in France: 0 + area number + number
To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number
To call abroad: 00 + country exchange number + number

Electric standards
220 Volts - 380 Volts / 50 Hertz

A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free holiday
  • You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places.
  • It is always useful to have a little cash on you at all times for little out-of-pocket expenses like taxi fares to the airport, drinks, etc.
  • A service charge is included in the price of each item on the menu in any cafe or restaurant as required by French law. In theory, no further tipping is expected.
  • However, it is pretty common to leave something after a bite to eat or drink. But it’s never expected and is only given for good or attentive service, or at a place you habituate frequently. Extra generosity will never hurt.
  • If you are driving, park only where authorised and respect speed limits on highways and motorways.

Useful link

Official tourism portal for the Riviera Côte d’Azur

What to do in Nice

Culture and visits, Shopping, Gastronomy, Night life, surroundings, sport activities …


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