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Its efficient infrastructure - from the airport, the first in France after those in Paris, to the hotel park that combines quality of service and great capacity - adapt and facilitate any professional meeting regardless of its nature, motivation or number of participants.
A quick overview of the destination's main MICE assets
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Nice Côte d'Azur airport is 15 minutes from the city-centre. It now has a tram link from its 2 terminals and serves 120 direct destinations in 43 countries. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport welcomed more than 14 million passengers in 2019. Considering the environmental impact of its activities has led the Côte d'Azur Airports group to commit to a certification process in 2011. In 2016, Nice Côte d'Azur became the first French airport to obtain Level 3-level Neutral Carbon accreditation, the highest of the standards set by the Airport Carbon Accreditation. A major expansion project is also being considered to provide more comfort to passengers, more numerous years after year.
MICE infrastructure :
- 1 Congress and Exhibition Centre Nice-Acropolis with a capacity of 3000 people
- 1 Stadium of 35,000 seats and 10,000 sqm of exhibition space
- 1 Concert Hall Nikaïa of 6,000 seats
- Some auditoria in Museums and University
- 46 conference hotels hosting meeting from 10 to 1,000 people
With 300 hotels and residences, the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropole represents 1/3 of the hotel capacity of the Côte d'Azur, from the luxury hotel to the hostel through the boutique hotels, the offer of accommodation is varied and suitable for all types of clientele. The 3, 4 and 5 stars represent 80% of the accommodation capacity and the majority have additional meeting spaces at the Convention Centre. Most of Nice hotels for delegates are served by the tram. Some are in the immediate vicinity of the Congress Centre.
By 2021, hotel capacity will increase by 1,200 new rooms - 800 rooms in the Airport and Arena district, and more than 400 rooms in downtown Nice -. The establishments are modernizing with many beautification or renovation works. The Boscolo B4 Nice Park Hotel will be transformed into a Maison Albar 5-star hotel and the Boscolo Plaza Hotel will carry out major renovations before reopening as a 5-star hotel.
In the coming months, the openings will follow. Hilton Garden Inn at Nice Thiers Station, Sheraton, Moxy by Marriott, B and B, Neo and Okko Hotel in the Grand Arenas district.
A region dedicated to research and innovation.
With over 5,000 researchers and a university recognized around the world for the importance of its research – more than 1,300 permanent researchers, 130 research labs, the CNRS [the French National Centre for Scientific Research], and several national organizations – Nice Metropole Côte d'Azur seem to be a genuine lab for experimentation and innovation in many domains.
A hub of internationally recognized healthcare facilities that are firmly focused on digital technology
Endowed with renowned medical researchers and professors, a leading hospital complex, research institutes, and numerous start-ups, Nice is on its way to becoming the top European city of connected health.
An ecologically responsible destination of reference
The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis is inviting research labs and companies at the forefront of innovation to invent a smart and sustainable city. The Côte d’Azur’s “Eco-Vallée” is an operation of national interest located at the periphery of the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. A technology park in the making—with 10,000 hectares dedicated to eco-technologies—it’s a testing ground as well as a reception site for leading companies in this field.
A unique playing ground for corporate events
Between sea and mountain, the privileged geographical location of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropole offers an exceptional playground for organizing bespoke incentives and team-buildings. With its contrasting landscapes and tourist infrastructure, the territory offers an extremely rich and varied offer, whether summer or winter, cultural or event, rural or urban. The unity of this space, unique in Europe, between the coastal towns - from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Cap d'Ail - and the snow-covered resorts of Mercantour - Isola 2000, Auron, Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage - passing through the perched villages of the Middle Country - Vence, Saint-Jeannet, Falicon... To instill a dynamic conducive to the success of all projects and all private, public or professional events.