Practical information

Conference facilities

Conference room
The meeting room is equipped with a data projector, projection screen, paper and white board. Please note that speakers are kindly requested to bring their own laptop along with them.

The poster size for ELAND 2023 is standard A0 Portrait (841mm in width and 1189mm in height). Posters can be fixed with small binder clips or tape (not pins) onto poster panels. The conference will supply materials for mounting the posters.


– Breakfast will be served buffet style from 07.15 to 09.45
– Lunch will  be served buffet style 12:15 – 13:15
– Dinner will be served buffet style 19:15 – 20:15

Mineral water and wine are served at lunch and dinner. Coffee is available after lunch. Additional beverages are at the participants’ own expense.

Accompanying person will have lunch and dinner with participants.

Coffee break will be served during the work sessions, for all workshop attendees only.

Hotel Services, facilities

Internet Access
Free wireless access is available in the Reception area, the Bar and the Conference Room.

Please note that conferees must bring their own laptop – there are no public computers at the venue.

Facilities in the rooms

Bedrooms are rooms of average standard. Bed linen and towels are provided on the first day. Cleaning and linen change is provided once a week (Wednesday). There are no safes and hair dryers in the rooms.

Arrival, On-Site Registration & workshop Secretariat

(Informations to be confirmed)

  • June 4 – 18:30 Room Check-In at the IGESA «Accueil» for all attendees arriving by IGESA-ELAND shuttle
  • June 5 – 9:00  Conference registration

Check-out: You will have to vacate your room on the departure date before 10:00am.

Note that he reception closes at 19.00. If you are expecting to arrive later than 19.00, contact the organizers.

There will be a luggage storage facility. If you are arriving before 2pm on the check-in day or leaving after 10am on the check-out day, you can leave your bags at the reception.

Practical Information

Time Zone    GMT/UTC +1
Currency       Euro €

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.

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 bureaux 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

Please bring your own adaptors where necessary.

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.

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