The Congress will be held in the heart of Paris, France, at Palais des Congrès, a Congress Centre situated in a strategic location within the city center, 10-minute walk from the Avenue des Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe.
Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot
75017 Paris – France
The Congress Center was created in 1970 by Guillaume Gillet. The inclined façade is the art work of the architect Christian de Portzamparc and was built in 1998 at the time of its rehabilitation.
Inaugurated in 1974, the place houses a shopping gallery on two levels and welcomes congresses, expositions as well as many international events.
How to access to Palais des Congrès
Palais des Congrès de Paris is easily accessible by an automatic metro Line 1 (station: Porte Maillot) whose entrance is located inside the venue. The Line 1 also serves several important touristic stops, such as Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Musée du Louvre, City Hall, Gare de Lyon)
Paris, the gateway to Europe and the world, guarantees optimal accessibility thanks to its consistently reliable network of transport infrastructures (air, rail and road). Paris Region is connected to the world thanks to its infrastructures and its central geographic position.
Both international airports operate services to and from 697 cities; 78 cities in more than 30 countries are linked to Paris by low-cost airline companies.
From/to the 3 international airports:
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport – 28km distance
1 hour by public transport
Direct Train RER B* (every day, every 10-20 minutes), and then Metro automatic Line 1.
* RER B towards Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse to Châtelet – Les Halles, metro line 1 towards La Défense to Porte Maillot.
40 to 50 minutes by taxi
- Paris-Orly Airport – 20km distance
1 hour by public transport
Orlyval to Antony, RER B towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle to Châtelet – Les Halles, metro line 1 towards La Défense to Porte Maillot.
- Beauvais airport – 75km distance
1 hour by taxi
Min. 1 hour 15 minutes by shuttle buses direct to Paris – Porte Maillot
From/to international stations:
- Gare du Nord & Gare de l’Est – 6km distance
9 minutes by public transport
There will be a new connection permitting to reach the Palais des Congrès to the Gare du Nord in 9 minutes only versus 30 minutes today.
30 minutes by taxi
Paris offers a large choice of means of transport:
- 1,280 km of metro, train and tramway network
- 6,200 regional trains every day
- 14 SNCF lines, for a regional network with multiple transport options
- At rush hour, more than 650 trains simultaneously
- 385 stations at key points throughout the network
- 250 green buses (electric or gas) in circulation (2017),more than 5,000 by 2025
- 47 night bus lines serving 200 towns and cities
NEW - Paris “Navigo Easy” Card:
- Contactless plastic card
- No photo ID required
- No subscription required, no conditions
- Access to Paris metro, regional buses*, tramways, trains in central city (*except airport buses)
- Rechargeable (up to 30 trips)
- Valid 10 years