MaculART 2017 - General Information

General Information


Palais des Congrès​
Level 3 - Hall Bordeaux
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris – France​​

Combining bold architecture, international renown, a strategic location, enjoying ease of access and a wide ​range of nearby hotel accommodation, The Palais des Congrès de Paris has all it takes to be one of the world's most significant conference centers.

The Palais des Congrès de Paris, with its extensive technical capabilities and a high frequency of conferences, offers a unique collection of amphitheaters, meeting rooms, modular spaces and exhibition space.

Ideally located in the 17th district, Porte Maillot, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, it has direct access by metro (underground), RER (high-speed train), bus and is reachable in 25 minutes’ driving from both international airports (Roissy Charles De Gaulle & Orly).  It offers 1.500 parking spaces in direct proximity.

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris is located at the heart of 80 high-quality boutiques and a varied range of restaurants, from the tea rooms to the business restaurant as well as a range of fast food options. Various restaurants nearby offer menus featuring French gastronomy as well as a range of international cuisine.  You can round off your evening by taking in a concert, watching a musical comedy, going to the cinema or enjoying some shopping during the sales period (July).


The official language of the MaculArt Meeting 2017 is English, with translations in French.  All abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.


Paris Time Zone is Central European Time UTC+01:00


Most Europeans do not require an entry visa for Paris while International participants may require visas in order to enter France.

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local French Diplomatic and Consular mission for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. 

It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

For up to date information regarding visa requirements, please visit the The French Ministry of Foreign affairs website: ​


Paris is well connected by air and rail to major cities via its two international airports and a prominent high-speed rail network. Aéroports de Paris is Europe’s leading continental air transport hub serving 557 cities in 132 countries, with more than 14,000 flights per week. 

Getting to and from Paris’s airports (Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly), and the center of Paris, and getting around the capital is simple and fast. The many metro lines and regional trains (RER) operate from 5am to 12.30am (2am on Friday and Saturday), with a train every 3 to 7 minutes.  The public transport system also includes a comprehensive bus network and several tramway routes. The Air France coach shuttle service links the airports and the center of Paris. Taxis are available 24/24.


During the summer, the weather is usually warm and sunny, with average day time temperatures of around 25°C, and rain roughly 1 in 5 days. Light to moderate rain can expected during this month.

Take lightweight jackets, sweaters and an umbrella, since rainy days are possible.


The dress code for Maculart Meeting 2017 is business casual.
The dress code for the Gala Dinner is Black Tie.


A babysitting service is available on request in advance.
Please contact:  Nursing Pro
Tel: +331 45 53 58 02
*Please make your requests before June 26, 2017


Kenes Group
Office: Kenes M+ 
Phone: +90 212 299 99 84
Fax: +90 212 299 99 77


It is safe to drink the tap water in Paris.

The electricity network has adopted the European standard of a tension of 230 V, with a frequency of 50 Hz.  The power plugs are the European standard electrical types, with two round pins.


The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participant.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


The unit of currency is Euro (sign: € - code: EUR).  Coins are available in denominations 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, €1 and €2 and bank notes in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500. 

Even though you may find some banks which will accept your currency in exchange for Euros, you are more likely to come across exchange bureaus, which specialize in this type of transaction, and are usually open on Sundays too in tourist areas.  Make sure you have some ID with you.

Your credit card will enable you to withdraw cash in euros 24 hours a day at the hundreds of automatic cashpoints in the city. They often give you the choice of instructions in French, English or other languages.  Make sure you check beforehand with your own bank however, because you may be charged for this service. 


Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

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