The conference will be held at the "Palais des Festivals et des Congrès" of Cannes in France where the prestigious, internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival is hosted each year, equipped with cutting edge technologies.
Situated at the heart of the sunny French Riviera, Cannes enjoys an enviable reputation for prestige and seaside glamour matched by easy access, less than 2 hours away from the European capitals.
The Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport is situated just 27 km away providing easy air travel links with Paris and all major cities across the world.
Travelling to Cannes
ECOC 2014 Free Airport Shuttles (only for conference participants)
A proof of conference registration (invoice) will be requested by the ECOC 2014 hostess.
From Nice Airport to Cannes
ECOC 2014 free shuttles from Nice Airport (Terminal 1 &2) to Cannes (Palais des Festivals and main hotels) are arranged by the ECOC 2014 organization for the participants to the conference, according to the following schedule:
Saturday 20 September: from 09:30 to 21:30, every hour
Sunday 21 September: from 09:30 to 21:30, every hour
Monday 22 September: from 09:30 to 12:30, every hour
To benefit from these free airport shuttles, at your arrival, please go to the ECOC 2014 desks in the Terminal 1 & 2 of Nice airport.
ECOC 2014 Bus pick up is on Terminal 2 only - level Arrival, gate A3
Free airport shuttle at disposal from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.
From Cannes to Nice Airport
Thursday 25 September
Departure from the Palais des Festivals de Cannes at:
Friday 26 September
Departure from hotels every hour from 08:00am to 01:00am.
Each coach will stop at the following pick up time points:
Departure at 08:00am
08:00 - Pantiero - Next to the harbor station
08:05 - Hotel majestic - Opposite street (sea side avenue)
08:10 - Hotel Carlton - Opposite street (sea side avenue)
08:15 - Hyatt Martinez
08:25 - SCBF Train station
08:35 - Hotel Cavendish - Bus station in front of the hotel
08:40 - Hotel Amarante
Estimate schedule may vary depending on the traffic and pick-up pause time.
If the bus is full at 1 stop, the others stops planed will not be served
Attention: Depending on the traffic, transfer time is around 45mn to 1 hour. Make sure to include this time as well as the time needed for your luggage drop, the security check and boarding when planning the transfer to the airport.
Public Airport Shuttles
Airport Shuttles Nice - Cannes (Line 210 Express to Cannes)
Rate: single ticket 20 € - Return ticket 30 €
Departure from Terminal 1 (platform 3) and form Terminal 2 (Platform 3)
Daily : 8.00 - 9.00 - 9.30 - 10.00 - 10.30 - 11.00 - 11.30 - 12.00 - 12.30 - 13.00 - 13.30 - 14.00 - 14.30 - 15.00 - 15.30 - 16.00 - 16.30 - 17.00 - 17.30 - 18.00 - 18.30 - 19.00 - 20.00.
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Taxi at NICE airport
Terminal 1 - Gate 1
Terminal 2 - Gate 3
Day Rate Nice to Cannes between 70 and 75 €
Night Rate Nice to Cannes between 71 and 87€
Central Taxi Riviera Nice: 0033 4 93 13 78 78
SHARED TAXI DESK at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes
From Tuesday 23 September to Thursday 25 September, a Taxi Booking Desk is available at the General Information Desk of the Conference.
The price for a pre-booked taxi and one way to/from Cannes/airport is around 80 €.
Booking are accepted only to train station, airport or for towns outside of Cannes (Antibes, St Paul de Vence, Monaco etc…)
Booking may be done:
- By advance by email to: [email protected] or by phone at: + 33 (0)8 99 56 33 56 with the code ECOC 2014 and the name of the persons. Taxi booked but not cancelled will be invoiced.
- Onsite during the conference at the General Information Desk.
Payment must be done directly to the taxi driver; for payment with credit card (min. 50 €), thank you to specify it when booking the taxi.
Taxi may be shared by 4 persons maximum but the payment has to be done directly to the taxi driver in one payment only.
There are no cloakroom facilities inside the Palais des Festivals et Congrès of Cannes.
The luggages are forbidden inside the Palais des Festivals de Cannes.
To facilitate your arrival and departure directly from the venue, a dedicated area to store your luggage is available outside the venue close to the Conference Registration Hall, exclusively for the use of registered participants to the conference.
A proof of conference registration (invoice) will be requested when dropping the luggages. Drop of luggages without a proof of conference registration will be refused without any possibility of claim. Computers, devices or valuables objects won’t be accepted.
We recommend you to drop your luggage first on your arrival outside the Palais des Festivals de Cannes before withdrawing your badge inside.
The Organisers cannot be held responsible for damage to or loss of their personal property howsoever caused.
Luggages Opening hours:
Monday - Wednesday 08:00-18:00
IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUTHORS:
Deadline for postdeadline papers submission
Monday 8 September, 2014 at 23:59 CEST (time of Cannes)
Monday 22 September, 2014: Author notification of acceptance/reject
ECOC 2014 CONFERENCE
21 - 25 September 2014
ECOC 2014 EXHIBITION
22 - 24 September 2014
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
PRYSMIAN GROUP - DRAKA
THALES ALENIA SPACE
CNOP - COMITE NATIONALE D'OPTIQUE ET DE PHOTONIQUE
IEEE PHOTONICS SOCIETY
OPTITEC - POLE PHOTONIQUE & IMAGERIE
SEE - SOCIETE DE L'ELECTRONIQUE DE L'ELECTRICITE ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION
SFO - SOCIETE FRANCAISE D'OPTIQUE
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