The city of Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The city offers pebbled beaches and azure water, narrow streets, red-tile roofs, outdoor markets and restaurants, parks, and dozen of museums.
A major attraction is the old town with long winding streets, gastronomic restaurants, bars with live music, brasseries, and markets. The Promenade des Anglais is another attraction, which has splendid views and many palm trees. The most elegant hotels, bars, cafes, and restaurants are located on the promenade.
All types of hotel accommodations are available in and around Nice. From elegant seaside five-star hotels to budget hotels. Some are a 5 minute walk from the Acropolis and others are a 5 minute tram ride. As a TM Forum Live! attendee reduced rate accommodations are available and can be booked here.
Please note: Hotels are in high demand during our conference due to the Cannes Film Festival. It is advisable to book as early as possible to secure the hotel of your choosing.
Getting to Nice
The Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is located on the Promenade des Anglais at the west entrance of the city, 7 km from downtown and is served with two terminals. A bus service connects both airport terminals to the center of Nice (6 Euro). The buses run two routes – route 99 to the central railway station in Nice; Gare Nice Ville, and route 98 to Promenade des Arts (from here, the Acropolis is a 4-minute walk).
Taxi services are also available. Rates range from 22 to 32 Euro from the airport to the center of Nice, plus supplement charges for the time of day, baggage and extra passengers.
Travelling by plane
Nice International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in France. The airport features 2 terminals; Terminal 1 hosting domestic flights. Buses go between the airport and the Gare de Nice-Ville railway stations and Nice- Riquier railway station. Taxi stands are located outside each terminal. Please have Euros available as taxis do not accept credit cards.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve chosen SkyTeam as our Official Alliance Network for air travel. We would like to offer you seamless air travel via SkyTeam Global Meetings to our event. Our registered Global Meetings event offers you attractive airfares and convenience.
Travelling by train
Nice is served by a “U-shaped” tram route that runs from Comte de Falican, south to the city centre and coast and back to Pont Michel. More than 400m in length and a total of 21 stations. There is a one tram every 5 minutes during peak hours. The cost for one trip is 1.50€. Ticket dispensing machines are located at all tram stations and accept cash and credit cards.
Travelling by bus
The public bus system of Nice connects most parts of the city, and a single bus fare will get you quickly around Nice and to outlying areas, as well. Tickets are sold in various points around the city and on the buses. The cost for one trip is 1.50 €.
Travelling by car
The main taxi locations are the Acropolis, Esplanade Masséna, Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi, Rue Hotel-des-Postes, and Gare SNCF. Keep in mind there is a night rate applied from 7 pm until 7 am. Always take a taxi that has a meter, and each one should be able to give you a receipt.
Travelling by bicycle
Velo Blue (or Blue bicycle) is an easy to use self-service bicycle rental system. With 175 stations spread across the region, you could rent bikes 24 hours a day 7 days a week! The first ½ hour is free. Renting then starts at 1 € for ½ hour – 1 hour.
Health and Safety
The city is an ideal location for an event of this size. All facilities are easily accessible, and the city provides a conducive environment for business. You should take the following steps whenever you travel:
- Make a copy of your passport, and pack it in a place separate from where you are carrying the original.
- Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home.
- Be especially cautious at crowded subways, train stations, bus stations, tourist sites, market places, festivals, and crime-ridden neighborhoods.
- Don’t use short cuts, narrow alleys, or poorly lit streets.
- Try not to travel alone at night- if you have no choice, let a colleague know where you are going.
- Avoid public demonstrations and other personal matters with strangers.
- Try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry, and do not carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards
- Familiarize yourself with emergency exits and procedures at the venue, and your hotel
We are taking every precaution with the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff and this year you will see enhanced security measures.
Attendees will be required to follow the steps below to enter the main doors of the Acropolis each time they arrive at our event. The changes are simple, but necessary to ensure the safety of all.
- Bag and screening check at the main entrance
- ID check
- Entrance confirmed
Make sure you carry valid photo ID with you at all times. Identification documents MUST show your name in a Latin alphabet (no Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Arabic characters) and match the name your badge. Attendees who refuse to provide their identification will not be able to collect their badge and will not be able to enter TM Forum Live!
Contractors needing access during build days:
Each booth manager must submit all contractors that will need access to their booth including passport details prior to May 13th to [email protected]. Onsite contractors must produce valid photo ID and be on the pre-approved list.
No one will be allowed into the building without being on the approved list and producing valid ID.
Forgot your badge?
Anyone who forgets their badge and needs a reprinted one, will be charged $75 plus VAT that is refundable upon return of the 2nd badge.
See something, say something
If you see a suspicious package, please inform call the Security Office at +33 4 93 92 83 74 or inform a TM Forum staff member. Do not touch the package under any circumstances.