general information



The ICC 2004 will be held from Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 June 2004 at the Disneyland Paris Convention Centre in Marne-la-Vallée in the suburb of Paris.

The Disneyland Paris Convention Centre lives up to your expectations with the level of quality that has earned the Walt Disney organisation its reputation all over the world.

Disneyland Paris offers rooms in four hotels (New York, Newport Bay Club, Sequoia Lodge and Elysée Val d’Europe) at rates especially negotiated for ICC 2004. It then has to be filled in, signed and faxed to the EuroDisney room reservation department (except for Elysée Val d’Europe hotel which has a specific fax number).

The New York hotel and Newport Bay Club hotel are the conference center hotels. Sequoia Lodge is within walking distance from the conference center. The Elysée val d’Europe hotel, which is 5 minutes away by car and 15 minutes away by RER express metro, will be connected by shuttle once in the morning before the morning sessions and once in the afternoon after the afternoon sessions).



A venue that is easily accessible by all means of transport.
By road: the A4 motorway takes you directly to the Convention Centres (30 min from Paris). There is a car park at the Convention Centre.

By train: TGV high-speed trains connect Disneyland Paris to northern and southern Europe. The Marne-la-Vallée TGV station is right in the heart of Disneyland Paris, just a few minutes walk from the Convention Centres (3 hours from London by Eurostar, 1.5 hours from Brussels by Thalys).

By underground train: 35 minutes from the centre of Paris by express metro train (RER – red line A to Marne-la-Vallée Chessy).

By air: There is a regular shuttle service to and from Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) and Orly airports (about 45 mn in both cases) from and to the Congress Center. When arriving at the airport, look for “VEA Navettes Disneyland” signs. In Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport, shuttles start from Departure level – Gate 30 (Terminal 1), in front of arrivals-departures Hall (Terminal 3), from Gate A11/C1 (Terminal 2A/2C), Gate D12 (Terminal 2B/2D), Gallery – Gate 9 (Terminal 2E/2F). In Orly airport, shuttles start from Coach Station – Platform 2 (South Terminal), Level A – Gate C (West Terminal).

The registration Desk will be opened in the New York Convention Centre
at the following times:

Sunday 20 June
Monday 21 June
Tuesday 22 June
Wednesday 23 June
Thursday 24 June
7:00 – 19:00
7:00 – 18:00
7:00 – 18:00
7:00 – 18:00
7:00 – 18:00

Participants are asked to register upon arrival.


The working language of the Conference is English and will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussions.


On arrival at the Conference, each delegate will receive the Proceedings on a CD-ROM, containing the full text of the contributions included in the Final Programme.


A badge will be provided which will authorise access to the Conference Sessions. You are requested to wear the badge during all ICC 2004 events.


Lunches are not provided by the conference, meanwhile a large choice of restaurants will be at your disposal at Disneyland Resort. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served each day, near the exhibition area and in the conference center halls at the break times shown in the programme.


An Internet-café will welcome all attendees in the Times Square room, near the exhibition. This pleasant area will allow delegates to meet and exchange ideas. It will provide access to Internet and electronic mail.


An exhibition will be organized during the conference and will be located in Times Square Hall, near the Internet-Café. For any information regarding the exhibition, please contact Béatrice Valdayron


There is a Post Office in the RER underground train station (just a few minutes walk away).


There are numerous card-operated telephones on site.


Some cash machines are situated in Disney Village and the RER station. The ATM terminals accept major bankcards and dispense Euro (European currency) at the ongoing rate of change.


The temperature in June may be moderate (15-23 degrees Celsius). A light
overcoat and an umbrella are advisable. Casual business dress is recommended for sessions at ICC 2004.


The organisers cannot be held responsible for accidents to Conference delegates or for damage to, or loss of, their personal property however caused. Registrants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements.


Paris, City of Lights : Home of a thousand of attractions just waiting to be discovered. Museums, theatres, fashion shows, and some of the world’s finest cuisine and wines are just some of the most popular attractions that the French capital has to offer. Or maybe your idea of discovery is locating and visiting some of the city’s more unusual sites. Situated just a few miles away from Disneyland, Paris can be easily reached from the congress site by RER express metro. You can therefore organize your own personal tour of the capital both quickly and efficiently with a user-friendly public transport service.

ICC 2004 provides an ideal opportunity for you to divide your time between the sites of Paris and the attractions of Disneyland.

Should you be interested in discovering other sites in and around the Paris region with a guide, you will find hereafter a selection of sightseeing tours that are a « must » when visiting France. You may wish to follow up these suggestions either during the congress as an accompanying person or alternatively before or after the congress as a delegate, if you feel like discovering some of these world-class monuments.

Sight-seeing tours, evenings, pre and post tours may be booked in advance and paid at the time of registration in order to guarantee the avaibility. In the event of cancellation by participant, no refund will be made.

A Tours and Events Desk, located near the Registration Desk at the New York Convention Centre will provide you with any information you may need and will offer you a wide choice of tours.


Everyone’s Favorite City

Paris - the world’s tourist destination, and the number one international conference city for 22 years in a row - extends a warm welcome to an average of 25 million visitors per year from all over the world. With more than 2000 years of culture and history, its monuments, museums, picturesque places, Paris offers unforgettable visits and walks and makes you discovery of unusual venues.

Paris is a cultural capital that gives you more of everything that’s wonderful… incomparable architecture, fine arts like paintings that span the centuries from Delacroix to Picasso displayed in museums that once were the palaces of kings or in tiny, minimalist galleries. Or cathedral like wedding cakes and an opera house so magnificent they almost overshadow the exquisite concerts and ballets offered on their stages.

Paris, the city that invented the good life offers also a unique art of living, with its fashion designers coming from all over the world to present their new collections, its chefs that set global standards for culinary excellence, its romantic Cafés on the Montmartre hill and its never-ending nights where you can hear a jazz quintet over cognac, see first-run plays, watch the sequins fly at the Moulin Rouge or sip champagne during a moonlight cruise down the Seine river.

Paris is more than just a city, it is a feeling that gives business events a cachet no other city can confer.

• 11,000,000 inhabitants
• Third economical region after New York and Tokyo
• 550,000 corporate companies
• 41,000,000 m2 of office area
• 550,000 students
• 55,000 research scientists
• 17 universities and 350 higher education schools
• European highest productivity level / employee
• More than 8,000 international companies
• 5% of the world's telecommunications market


11,000,000 inhabitants
Third economical region after New York and Tokyo
550,000 corporate companies
41,000,000 m2 of office area
550,000 students
55,000 research scientists
17 universities and 350 higher education schools
European highest productivity level / employee
More than 8,000 international companies
5% of the world telecommunications market.