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1 Welcome to the French Riviera

2 The French Riviera and Monaco, known all over the world as one of the most glamour year round sunshine destination, has become the worlds most popular destination for meetings, incentives and international trade shows. Cannes : prestigious and elegant seaside resort, well-known throughout the whole world and renowned for its International Film Festival and major events. Nice : capital of the French Riviera, a city with just the right balance of paradoxes, brimming with tradition, multiplying fun and emotion through Baroque, Roman and Belle-Époque.

3 A mythical destination with many years of experience in hosting International meetings, conventions, incentives and trade shows. Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Monaco, Grasse are the most renowned of the Riviera's Cities, each with its own specific image and flavour. But there are many others famous towns and villages such as Saint Paul de Vence, Mougins, Villefranche sur Mer etc... with high standard venues perfectly suited for prestigious events.

4 Summary Geographical Situation 6 Accessibility8 International Profile12 Economic Field 14 Research & Higher Education16 Meetings Industry 18 Accommodation21 Ideas of Incentives 23 Art and Culture27 Gastronomy28 Your Convention Bureau32

5 The French Riviera…

6 GEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION A strategic position within Europe

7 More than 300 sunny days per year 120 km of coasts including 40 km of beaches One of the largest shores in the world

8 NICE COTE DAZUR AIRPORT Frances 1st Airport (after Paris) More than 10 millions passengers in 2007 50 Airlines companies 97 destinations 29 countries HELICOPTER Nice-Monaco-Nice line, the most attended in Europe ACCESSIBILITY

9 Israel Tel Aviv Italie Milan Malpensa Naples Olbia Palerme Rome Fiumicino Liban Beyrouth Luxembourg Maroc Casablanca Marrakech Norvège Bergen Oslo Stavanger Trondheim Pays-Bas Amsterdam Rotterdam Pologne Varsovie Portugal Lisbonne Porto Royaume-Unis Belfast Birmingham Bristol Durham Tees Valley Edimbourg Exeter Leeds Beadford Liverpool London City Londres Gatwick Russie Moscou Saint Petersbourg Suède Göteborg Stockholm Tunisie Djerba Monastir Tunis Turquie Istanbul France Ajaccio Bastia Biarritz Bordeaux Brest Caen Calvi Clermont-Ferrand Figari Lilles Limoges Lyon Metz-Nancy Monte-Carlo Nantes Paris CDG Paris Orly Rennes Strasbourg Toulouse Allemagne Berlin Schönefeld Cologne Dortmund Düsseldorf Francfort Friedrichshafen Hambourg Munich Stuttgart Algérie Alger Constantine Arabie Saoudite Jeddah Riyadh Autriche Innsbruck Vienne Belgique Bruxelles Canada Montréal Danemark Billund Copenhague Emirats Arabes Unis Dubai Espagne Barcelone Ibiza Madrid Malaga Palma de Mallorca Etats-Unis New-York JFK Finlande Helsinki Hongrie Budapest Irlande Cork Dublin

10 NICE / NEW-YORK JFK : One daily, direct and non stop flight Dense connecting network from/to international platforms Paris - Nice : 30 direct flights / day London - Nice : 17 direct flights / day Frankfurt - Nice : 5 direct flights / day Easy connection between NORTH AMERICA and NICE Source: Nice Côte dAzur Airport – January 2007 Photo: Nice Côte dAzur Airport

11 Easy International Access - Amsterdam -Bâle -Barcelona -Brussels -Geneva Daily train connections from major European cities - Lausanne -Madrid -Milano -Münich -Rome -Zürich -London / Paris Eurostar (2h55) -Paris / Nice TGV (5h35)

12 INTERNATIONAL PROFILE 12% of residents are of foreign origin 163 nationalities, 83,962 foreign residents of whom 36,845 are Europeans Source: « INSEE 1999 Census" Source: INSEE * PACA: The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region

13 Highly visible foreign capital EUROPE 646 companies 13,765 employees ASIA 16 companies 284 employees OTHERS 44 companies 1,059 employees NORTH AMERICA / USA 154 companies 6,232 employees Source: SIRIUS CCI Nice-Côte dAzur « Foreign Capital » – 2007 Issue 860 Compagnies and 21,341 jobs

14 22 % PACA Region Alpes-Maritimes 1,057,000* 1 million inhabitants… ECONOMIC FIELD a department with over 1,380,000 inhabitants …in 2020 Population Côte dAzur

15 The 7 Competitiveness Clusters of the Côte dAzur Secured Communicating Solutions (SCS) Perfumes, Arômas, Fragrance & Flavour (PASS) Emerging pathologies and orphan diseases (ORPHEME) SEA Cluster (security, safety, sustainable development) Energies without green-house effect gaz (CAPENERGIES) Risk management and land vulnerability (RISK) Optics & Photonics

16 RESEARCH & HIGHER EDUCATION advanced pluridisciplinary training University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis 27,000 students Arts, Law, Science, Medicine, Sport, Technology Business Schools CERAM, EDHEC, ESICAD,ESPEME, IDRAC, IPAG… Schools of Engineering POLYTECH Sophia Antipolis, ISIA, Ecole des Mines de Paris, EAI Tech,Eurécom Institute, Theseus Institute, ISP Fénelon… Source: Team Côte dAzur – UNSA - 2006 35,000 Students…

17 High potential in R&D 137 Research channels 1245 High-tech companies… … 28,860 jobs 75 Private companies and institutes… … 1,286 jobs 2,700 Researchers in the public sector 135 M Devoted to R&D Source : CCINCA 2004 Monographie TIC & Sciences de la vie – Chiffes clés 2005 CCINCA –. Association PERSAN 2006 1st French region of establishment of R*D

18 MEETINGS INDUSTRY Tourism Key Figures 10 million tourists 62 million overnight stays 52% foreigners rate 2 million stays for business travel 1 out of 5 stays for business 500 000 participants for meetings & conventions 35% of total income Meetings Industry 40 years of know how and expertise to serve the meeting, incentive and trade show organizers. 1 000 meeting rooms 173 meeting hotels 26 special event venues 57 unusual venues

19 Plenary room Auditorium Exhibition Space Total Acropolis / Nice 2500 seats24 000 sqm Palais des Festivals / Cannes 2250 seats23 000 sqm

20 Exhibition & Congress Equipments TOWNSNAMESMAIN HALL EXIHIBITIONS SPACE IN M2 PARKING NAMESEATS ANTIBESPalais des Congres Grand Auditorium 6081 600300 GRASSEPalais des CongresAuditorium205560300 MANDELIEU Centre Expo Congres Hall dExposition1 2002 100850 MENTONPalais de lEurope Forum de France 1 0001 700125 VILLEFRANCHECentre de lEuropeAuditorium180600200 TOTAL56 5601 775

21 ACCOMMODATION 732 hotels - 30 000 bedrooms 12 luxury class hotels of great tradition 80 four-stars hotels belonging to the most famous international chains or privately owned

22 French Riviera Facilities HOTELS Number of Hotels Number of Bedrooms Total Number of Beds Number of Meeting Rooms Maximum Capacity of the Biggest Meeting Room* 4*L/ 4* 779 507 15 294 500 825 *** 593 899 125 250 ** 371 888 61 220 Self catering residences 3412 939 23 402 76250 Holiday Centres & villages 3710 463114800

23 IDEAS OF INCENTIVES Cuisine of the sun Learn the generous and tasty Provencal cuisine during a cooking course with the regions greatest chefs. Create your own perfume : theoretical and practical lessons allowing you to create your own perfume, with help and advice from the master perfumer. Aromatherapy workshop : the aroma-synergy initiation allow participants to learn t he virtues and benefits of plants. Became a perfumer in Grasse the capital of perfume

24 Creativity in the mountains: Up to 3 143 metres above the sea The extraordinary wealth of the nature allow all year to organize one multitudes of activities. Picnic, take dinner in chalet, race on ice, canyoning, via ferrata, climbing, horse riding, mountain biking. Ski resorts just 1 hour away by car, plane or heli- copter to experience snow scooters, cross-country skiing.

25 Sports & Leisure Swinging in the Sun ! Waters sports Active nature Snow and Sun

26 Evenings

27 Museum Fernand Léger Museum Matisse Maeght Foundation Museum Picasso Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art The French Riviera has delighted and subjugated some of the most famous artists and personalities. Discover the most splendid treasures in this truly exceptional cultural destination by visiting numerous muséums and galleries of the regions. ART AND CULTURE A hundred museums 150 art galleries 2 operas 25 theaters many festivals, events and other entertainment

28 GASTRONOMY The French Riviera and Monaco boasts 33 restaurants with Michelin stars: 1 three-stars, 10 two-stars 22 one-star. 3 000 restaurants Traditional dishes : Pan bagnat, ratatouille, farcis, pissaladière, socca, anchoïade, soupe au pistou, salade nicoise, beignets de fleurs de courgettes…

29 More than 4 000 events are organized every year on the French Riviera among which the most prestigious… Every day is a celebration! A YEAR ROUND FESTIVE SPIRIT

30 YOUR FRENCH RIVIERA CONVENTION BUREAU The official body entrusted with promotion and marketing for the French Riviera Official contact for event organizers when considering the French Riviera We understand your needs and our in-depth knowledge of the possibilities offered by the region enables us to propose the most effective solutions To help you save time, we handle on your behalf the research required for availabilities in hotels, convention centers, places to be rented for special events

31 We provide assistance in preparing the event We supply impartial information on professionals, services, equipment and premises where events can be held in the region We facilitate communication links between organizers and members of the political and scientific community YOUR FRENCH RIVIERA CONVENTION BUREAU The French Riviera Convention Bureau is your partner to help you organize a memorable event.

32 Gaston FRANCO President Dominique CHARPENTIER Managing Director Henri CERAN Executive Director Convention Bureau Anne HOBON Incoming & Logistic Manager - YOUR CONTACTS ON - THE FRENCH RIVIERA CONVENTION BUREAU Phone : 33 (0)4 93 37 78 78 Fax : 33 (0)4 93 86 01 06

33 Bring your next event on the French Riviera and you will benefit of this great organizational « know how »

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