The 22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics
August 17-21, 2003
Conference Center, La Grande-Motte (Hérault - France)
organised by :
Laboratoire de Physicochimie de la Matière Condensée (Université
Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux (Université Nancy 1)
supported by :
The International Thermoelectric Society
The European Thermoelectric Society
LOCATION AND DATES
The 22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics will be held at the Convention Centre in La Grande Motte (Montpellier, France) from Sunday 17 to Thursday 21 August 2003.
THE REGISTRATION DESK will be open on Sunday 17 August, from 16:00 to 19:00 and during the entire Conference.
The official language of the Conference is English.
The Conference Proceedings will be published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (I.E.E.E.).
INFORMATION / REGISTRATION
For any further information about registration, accommodation, programme of the sessions, please contact :
Société Internationale de Congrès et Services – "CSI CONGRÈS"
337, rue de la Combe Caude - 34090 Montpellier - France
Tel. : +33 (0)4 67 63 53 40 - Fax : +33 (0)4 67 41 94 27
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Before May 15, 2003
After May 15, 2003
Delegate and Student registration fees include :
- the Conference Documents
- Access to the Conference working sessions
- Welcome cocktail on Sunday 17
- Luncheons: Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20
- Gala Dinner on Wednesday 20
- Coffee breaks
Accompanying person registration fees include :
- Excursion (lunch included) on Tuesday 19
- Welcome cocktail on Sunday 17
- Luncheons: Monday 18 and Wednesday 20
- Gala Dinner on Wednesday 20
The Gala Dinner will take place on Wednesday 20 August. A surprise entertainment will make it attractive
(there will be bus transfers).
PASSPORT AND VISA
Each participant is responsible for obtaining a passport and a visa when applicable. Please check with your local French Embassy or Consulate what documents are required, at least three months before the Conference.
For the participants coming from the EEC member countries, a national identity card is sufficient.
Upon request to CSI Congrès, the Organising Committee will send an invitation letter to the delegates who need help with necessary procedures for attendance (in order to obtain a visa).
No financial commitment is implied in an invitation letter.
La Grande Motte is a seaside resort and considering the summer season (high season), hotels require upon booking (at the latest on May 15, 2003) :
- the full payment of the stay, for a one or two nights stay,
- the payment of 50% of the total amount of the stay, for a stay superior to two nights.
This deposit will be deducted by the hotel from your final invoice when checking-out.
No hotel reservation will be made by the Organising Committee after May 15, 2003.
The rates include : room, breakfast (continental or buffet) and tourist tax (per day/per person). All extra charges remain at the participant’s cost.
or twin bed room
100,00 - 120,00 €
112, 00 - 139,00 €
73,00 – 85,00 €
92,00 – 116,00 €
Accommodation requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Attribution will be made according to availability in the chosen category. If not, the closest category will be attributed.
Options are available only until June 15, 2003. Past this date, we cannot guarantee the booking of rooms.
Any modification of the dates of your stay must be made before June 15 in writing to CSI Congrès and
not to the Hotel.
A confirmation of accommodation (accommodation voucher) including the hotel contact details and the amount paid will be sent to each concerned participant
from June 30, 2003.
PLEASE NOTE !
If you wish to share a twin bed room with another delegate, please write his name on the registration form in the corresponding space and send a sole booking and a sole payment for this room.
PAYMENT MODALITIES of the registration fees and accommodation reservations
The payments of the registration fees and accommodation reservations must be made in €uros by :
- Bank cheques made out payable to CSI Congrès – ICT 2003
- Bank transfer bearing the mention « free of charge for the recipient», to be sent to :
Bank name & address: Société Bordelaise de CIC - 9, place de la Comédie - 34000 MONTPELLIER - France
Account Holder: C.S.I. CONGRES - Bank Code: 10057 – Bank Branch Code: 02100
Account Number: 0102103071B - RIB Key: 25 - IBAN: FR90 1005 7021 0001 0210 3071 B25
Bank transfer order must bear the name and fist name of the participant.
- Credit card : EUROCARD, MASTER CARD or VISA only accepted. Extra charges for credit card payment :
The registration form is available in the Downloads section of this website. Please print it, fill it out and send it by postal mail, along with the payment or by fax, if you pay by credit card.
Please note :
. Registration sent by fax will only be accepted if the payment is made by credit card.
. Registration requests by phone will not be accepted.
. Only the registrations sent along with appropriate payment or photocopy of the bank transfer will be taken into consideration. Registration will become definitive upon receipt of the credit advice from the bank.
Upon receipt of the credit advice, a registration voucher will be sent to each registered participant. This voucher will be claimed at the on-site Registration Desk and will be exchanged for the Conference Documents.
If this voucher fail to be sent out to you within 40 days, please check that your registration form has been effectively received by sending a fax to CSI Congrès to the following number: +33 (0)4 67 41 94 27.
Any cancellation must be made in writing by postal mail to CSI Congrès (letter including your bank references and full address).
Conditions of cancellation of the Delegate and Student Registration Fees
Any cancellation received before June 30, 2003 will entitle to the refund of the Registration Fees paid after deduction of 55€ for administrative charges. No refund will be granted after this date.
Conditions of cancellation of the Accompanying Person(s) Registration Fees
Any cancellation received at CSI before June 30, 2003 will entitle to the refund of the Registration Fees after deduction of 10 € for administrative charges. No refund will be granted after this date.
Conditions of cancellation of the Hotel Reservation
Any cancellation received at CSI Congrès before June 30, 2003 will entitle to a refund according to the hotel legislation. After this date, no refund will be granted unless the Organizing Committee succeeds in renting the room to another participant.
La Grande Motte is a seaside resort which enjoys a warm and sunny climate. In August, the average temperature is 25 to 30° C.
At this time of the year, the official time in France is Greenwich Standard Time +2 hours.
La Grande Motte is a very busy city in summer. We advise you not to tempt the thieves and pickpockets.
The currency is euro (€). Many banks are located close to the Convention Centre and are open from Monday to Friday (opening hours : 8:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:30).
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for illness or accidents which could occur during the Conference. We recommend you to check if your health insurance covers any incident happening abroad.
Transports : Reduced rates for Congresses
Please note !
Book your tickets from now on.
In France, the month of August corresponds to the busy flow of holidaymakers.
Reduced rates :
AIR FRANCE, official carrier, and French Railways (SNCF Company) grant reductions to congress participants and their accompanying person(s) for their travel within the French territory. These reductions apply on return trips only. The return ticket must be validated at the registration desk (see the hostesses at the desk).
By plane :
International Airport « Montpellier-Méditerranée »
(Tel : +33 (0)4 67 20 89 00)
- 13 daily connecting flights from Paris (Airports « Charles de Gaulle » and « Orly Ouest »)
- From 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes flying time.
- Direct international connecting flights from Franckfurt, London, Copenhagen….
- International connecting flights via Paris, Nice, Strasbourg.
AIR FRANCE :
On presentation of this original document in any Air France agency or any Air France appointed travel agent in France, a discount applies for the purchase of a return ticket on the Air France network.
Reference to be quoted : AXZE SE 32652 - Validity from August 15 to August 23, 2003
For Air France Offices : discount registered on GGAIRAFEVENTNEGO
· On international routes
AIR FRANCE offices and call centers throughout the World will offer preferential fares from your country of departure.
Appropriate published fares from French overseas departments and territories apply.
Your nearest Air France Office and call centers : http ://www.airfrance.com
· On the domestic network within continental France
This original document will entitle you a reduction of up 50% on the regular fare for a round trip journey (subject to conditions) on the Air France continental domestic network for this event.
To book your electronic ticket please contact the Air France call center from within France 0 820 820 820 * or your nearest Air France office : http ://www.airfrance.fr
Members of partner carrier’s loyalty programme will receive miles on their programme when using Air France flights.
Check details with your Air France office.
*a fee is charged for these calls
By Train :
Montpellier Railway Station
(French Railways Information Tel. : +33 (0)8 92 35 35 35)
PARIS MEDITERRANÉE (High speed train) : Paris - Montpellier : 3h15
French Railways grant reduction (around 20 %) on return tickets (first-class and second-class).
The necessary voucher (one per person) will be sent upon request : please tick the corresponding box and indicate the requested number in the Registration Form.
This travel voucher must be given to the travel agent while purchasing the ticket (in any SNCF point of sale or authorized agency in France).
By car :
A 9 Expressway "La Languedocienne"
- 750 km (450 miles) from Paris with the A9 Expressway « La Languedocienne »
- From the East, Exit « Lunel »
- From the West, Exit « Montpellier Est »
TRANSFERS between Montpellier and La Grande Motte
Distance between the airport Montpellier Méditerrranée and La Grande Motte :13 km.
Distance between Montpellier (SNCF) Railway station and La Grande Motte : 23 km.
On Sunday 17 August 2003, a bus for the Conference will stand in front of the Montpellier (SNCF) Railway Station around 20:00 and will go through the Airport (around 20:30) to drive you to La Grande Motte. Please tick the corresponding box in the Registration Form.
The precise timetable will be indicated in the registration voucher. Apart from this transfer, you will have to take a taxi (fare : around 30,00 to 35,00 € in the daytime and from 40,00 to 45,00 € at night).