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Get together parties

 Included in the registration 

Welcome reception 

Monday 23 September - 18:30 -20:00

On Monday evening, after the short courses, come to pick your badge and conference material.
The organisation offers a cocktail to get together over a glass with other attendees.

Industrial evening

Tuesday 24 September

At the end of the first day of the conferences, during the Poster session I, all the exhibitors will be pleased to open the exhibition and discovering their stands with a cocktail.


Refreshments during the poster session II

Thursday 26 September

Finish the last but one day relaxed: after the afternoon break, let's talk with the presenters, of the poster session II, about their work while having a friendly drink.


Conference dinner

Wednesday 25 September at "Les pirates" Beach restaurant

 Not included in the registration (€60 incl. VAT extra) /  Booking mandatory on the registration form

Accessible by foot from the congress site, "Les Pirates" Beach Restaurant is a Treasure Island of Gastronomy, nestled in the Pine Park of Juan les Pins, just 5 min. away from the city center of Antibes. Come and discover this magic world of golden sanded beach, its pontoon and solarium on the Mediterranean … 

The long white sandy beach of approximately 2000 m2 is also a mythical location where some of the most famous jazzy artists were during a legendary festival since more than 40 years. With sunbeds turquoise and white, the place is one of the largest in Juan Les Pins, including 2 piers , a solarium and private cabins.

Everything is there to make this moment unforgettable: cocktail on the pier, air-conditioned veranda in front of the sea, delicious cuisine with Provencal and Italian flavours and more than 30 years of know-how, an authentic cuisine and a quality service. 


Social activities

Friday 27 September afternoon

 Included in the registration /  Booking mandatory before 10 September (extended from 2 September) on the registration form

All the activities are subject to a minimum group size so each can be canceled if there is not enough participants.


Option #1

Excursion to Grasse, international capital of Flowers and Perfume


  • 14:00 / Transfer by bus from Juan-les-Pins convention Center to Grasse.
  • 15:00 / Guided tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory
  • 16:15 / Guided tour of Grasse old town
  • 17:45 / Transfer back to Juan-les-Pins

The town of Grasse is said to be the core of the Riviera as well as a model of Provençal culture. The city offers splendid vistas over the shores near Cannes. A “Cité d'Art & d'Histoire,” Grasse is known as the “Capital of Flowers and Perfume.”
Clinging to sun drenched hills, this place slowly reveals its charms to those who linger in its picturesque alleyways and welcoming little squares. The historic centre confirms this architectural quality. In the 18th century, perfume making, which took over from the tanneries, blossomed. In the 19th century, flower cultivation and perfume production gave Grasse its international reputation.
You will visit one of the oldest perfume factories established in a 19th century building in the heart of the old town where perfumes and soaps are crafted everyday.

 Limited places: 50 people divided into 2 groups


Option #2

Walking tour on the coastal path “sentier de Tire-Poil”
Immerse in the nature of the Cap d’Antibes


  • 14:00 / Transfer by bus from Juan-les-Pins Convention Center to Cap d’Antibes
    Bus tour around the Cap d’Antibes
  • 14:45 / Hiking on the coastal path
  • 17:15 / Transfer back to Juan-les-Pins

Discover with a guide the landscapes, the points of view and the remarkable species of the Tire-Poil path.
Sea Lavendar, Jupiter Beard, Common Tern… these are the suggestive names which indicate the natural wealth of this little paradise on the Mediterranean coast. You will meet native and exotic plants and will learn to respect the protected species present on the Cap d’Antibes. A naturalistic, educational, playful and sports activity for everybody!

 Limited places: 40 people divided into 2 groups 


Option #3

Excursion to Saint Paul de Vence - Canceled


  • 14:00 / Departure from the Juan-les-Pins Convention Center by coach to St Paul de Vence
  • 14:45 / Guided Tour of the village
  • 16:30 / Guided Tour of the Maeght Foundation
  • 18:00 / Transfer back to Juan-les-Pins Convention Center

Perched on a hill overlooking the countryside and the sea, Saint-Paul de Vence is a historic village to discover and enjoy. All year round, its alleyways and ramparts are perfect for wandering and discovering the artists who have left their mark on the village, and those which continue to do so today. If Saint-Paul de Vence is a creative place, the village is also a cultural destination: its Maeght Foundation, museums and heritage are evidence of a rich history and an artistic tradition going back over a hundred years.
The prestigious Maeght Modern Art Foundation, nestled in nature, brings together an important collection of paintings and sculptures of modern and contemporary art. The architecture of Josep Lluis Sert and the gardens are forming a peaceful and harmonious setting for the works of Calder, Chagall, Braque, Giacometti, Miró ...

 Limited places: 50 people divided into 2 groups






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