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Nice’s history was built on sharing, welcoming and inspiration and the city is nowadays one of the major destinations for the international tourist industry. Nice is also becoming an innovative, relevant, contemporary, avant-garde city with its eyes on the future. More open to the world through its airport - the second largest in France - it bubbles with energy and creativity. It is also home to cutting-edge medical research with the University Hospital of Nice (CHU) and Pasteur 2, bringing together a hospital, a research centre and a university campus – with a huge auditorium to round off the meeting facilities. Finally, Nice is a city dedicated to sustainability – through the ISO 14001 certification obtained by Acropolis Congress and Exhibition Center, and ongoing projects like the Eco-Valley with a future 75,000 sqm exhibition and congress centre.

Claudette Bertin
Claudette Bertin

Congress Development Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: France
City: Nice

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 200
Number of Rooms: 10000

City Overview

Nice’s history was built on sharing, welcoming and inspiration and the city is nowadays one of the major destinations for the international tourist industry. Nice is also becoming an innovative, relevant, contemporary, avant-garde city with its eyes on the future. More open to the world through its airport - the second largest in France - it bubbles with energy and creativity. It is also home to cutting-edge medical research with the University Hospital of Nice (CHU) and Pasteur 2, bringing together a hospital, a research centre and a university campus – with a huge auditorium to round off the meeting facilities. Finally, Nice is a city dedicated to sustainability – through the ISO 14001 certification obtained by Acropolis Congress and Exhibition Center, and ongoing projects like the Eco-Valley with a future 75,000 sqm exhibition and congress centre.

CVB Overview

The Nice CVB offers: •Information & objective advice about the region •Technical assistance with venues & public institutions •Help in finding appropriate accommodation •Provision of promotional collateral & assistance with bidding. Complimentary services & tools can be found on en.meet-in-nice.com

Knowledge Hub Overview

In Nice, excellence is crucial in three fields in particular: sustainable development (the eco-valley flagship project); health (Pasteur II, the latest generation medical centre); and tourism (host to major events) - all three of which are riding the wave of digital development (ranked no.4 smart city in the world).

Significant Convention Centres

In the heart of Nice, just 7 km (4.5 miles) from the Nice-Côte d’Azur International Airport and a stone’s throw from the old town and the city’s 4-star hotels, the Nice-Acropolis Congress & Exhibition Center is a reference point among venues entirely dedicated to congresses, conventions, trade fairs, exhibitions and entertainment. Recently renovated, it boasts five auditoria from 250 to 2,500 seats and large hightech modular areas for exhibitions, posters, catering and so on...

Access

Air: Nice-Côte d’Azur international airport connected to all major European cities andthe world via direct flights to New-York and Dubai. Road & Rail: direct links with national and international destinations. Local Transportation: a Tramway line in the city centre connecting all conference venues and hotels and a second line to connect the Airport with the city centre and the harbour by 2018.

Accommodation

With luxury hotels in Baroque or Belle-Epoque style, fine ultra-designer hotels, artists’ rooms and a Mediterranean atmosphere, Nice boasts more than 30 world-famous hotels and chains such as Marriott, Hyatt, Rezidor and ACCOR.

Attractions

Shopping in the city’s prestigious boutiques, a dip in the sea, a gala soirée at the Casino, a candlelight dinner in a famous restaurant, 18 museums. Nice is all that and much more!

Character

Based on American Express’s 2015 Global Meetings Forecast, Nice is the 6th most popular European destination for meetings & events organisers. Ray Poynter, ESOMAR Delegate, Director of Vision Critical University, confirms: “Some locations make conferences better & Nice is one such location. The ESOMAR Congress had the advantages of good weather, great restaurants in the town and over 1000 delegates from over 70 countries."

Knowledge Hubs

Ecology & Environment
Medical Sciences/Healthcare