World Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Passports and visas

The point of entry is France. A valid passport is required for all guests upon arrival and departure. Please note that certain countries may require a visa for France (not applicable to the United States or most European countries). Visit the French Foreign Ministry website to determine if a visa is required, or check with your travel agent.


French is the official spoken language. English, Italian, and Monegasque (a blend of French and Italian) are also used. English is widely spoken and understood.

Arriving into Nice airport:

Once inside terminal 1 or 2 (depending on your flight into Nice), immediately to the right before reaching baggage claim, you will see the World Entrepreneur Of The Year welcome desk. A monitor showing the name of the event, World Entrepreneur Of The Year, will be located above the desk. A hostess will greet you, check registration, make sure no problems have arisen and accompany you to baggage claim. Porters will be waiting to help with baggage if required.

After your baggage has been cleared

For the helicopter transfer, a hostess will accompany you to the desk of Heli Air Monaco to await the next departure to Monaco. The porter will follow and hand over the baggage to the helicopter company. (Note:  generally each passenger is allowed one piece of normal-sized luggage in the helicopter. Additional luggage may follow in the next helicopter or be delivered by ground to your hotel in Monaco.) Helicopter transfer is available from 8:00 until 20:00. Outside these times or if requested (and if there are no flight or baggage delays), you will be transferred by road. For road transfer, a hostess will accompany you to the car or minibus, depending on arrivals, to take you to your hotel in Monte Carlo.

Departing hotel to Nice airport

The day before departure, all guests will receive a departure notice in their hotel room with information concerning transportation back to Nice airport, timing and luggage pickup. A staff member will be available throughout the event at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year event desk at Hotel Hermitage if changes are necessary to your departure.


Central European Summer Time (CEST)
GMT/UTC plus two hours


Sunny and pleasant. Daytime: 74-78° F/24-26° C. Evening: 63-66° F/19-20° C


220v, 50Hz, European 2-pin plug


Shopping, boating, beaches, casinos, museums, tours



Appropriate attire

  • Business sessions: Smart casual
  • Wednesday welcome reception: Jacket and tie for men and cocktail attire for women
  • Friday group dinner and entertainment: Smart casual (including dress jeans)
  • Saturday evening awards gala: Black-tie for men. Long or short gowns for women
  • Judges private meetings with country winners: Jacket only (tie optional)
  • Monte-Carlo Casino: Jacket required
  • Monaco Restaurants: Please check in advance as many Monaco restaurants require a jacket for men

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