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Opening Reception / Sunday 8 September 2013 - from 19:30



Convention Center
Exhibition Hall ("Les Goudes")


How to register?

Board members, faculty members, registered participants and sponsors are free to come to the Opening Reception.


Dress code


Gala Dinner / Monday, 9 September 2013 - from 20:30



Villa Massalia Hotel****

Located opposite the sea, a stone’s throw from Parc Borély and the Palais des Congrès conference centre, Villa Massalia Concorde Marseille is a 4 star hotel, the epitome of modernity with interiors designed to powerfully evoke the theme of world travel.

This luxury hotel is located at the heart of Marseille, 150 metres from fin sandy beaches with an exceptional view over the neighbouring golf course and the mediterranean sea.

The hotel’s magnificent building was designed by Didier Rogeon and is based on the 17th architecture of Château Borély, looking like a cross between a Greek temple and a typical Provençal building. The hotel’s “Silk Route” theme exerts a clear influence on the design of the bar and the Yin-Yang restaurant, as well as the 4 luxury suites, and enticing you on an imaginary journey to distant shores; the velvety, silken fabrics with their metallic bronze reflections evoke the serene beauty of Venice; the Middle East is depicted in resplendent turquoise; the orangey saffron and fuchsia colours evoke the spices of India; finally, the dark parquet flooring and the flamboyant red walls evoke China.


How to get there?

Bus shuttles will drive registered participants from the Convention Center to the Villa Massalia. The shuttle schedule will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Click here to see the Villa Massalia Hotel**** on Google Maps


How to register?

If you want to register to the Gala Dinner, please click here. Registration to the Gala Dinner is available on the "Social Events" page.

You can also register accompanying persons.


Dress code


[Last update: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013]