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About Paris

 

 

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,148,271 residents in an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and the arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2020 population of 12,278,210, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion ($808 billion) in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

 

Here you can go Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Arc DE Triomphe, The Champs-Elysees, Sacred Heart, Musee D 'orsay, Porte, Tuileries Garden, etc.

 
 

Detailed visit information please refer to the conference program which will be ready one month before the conference date

 

Visa Announcement

 

France is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.


Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area. Italy as a member of the Schengen Agreement, has abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or identity card.


Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Italy. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Italy, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website and find out whether you require a Visa.


Kindly reminder: During your stay in Italy, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

 

  • Note

     

    Please note ICBEE is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter (after registration) issued by the ICBEE Committee Board. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful registration.

    Should your application be denied, ICBEE cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICBEE engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.