ECIE Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECIE Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

CESI - campus de Nanterre
(Main entrance - Kléber street)

93 Boulevard de la Seine
92000 Nanterre

26-27 September 2024

Tel: +33 1 55 17 80 00

University Information

CESI gives each engineering student the opportunity to build a tailor-made career path. With 25 campuses around France, CESI Ecole d’Ingenieurs supports engineering students through a customizable five-year education leading to the Master’s-level Engineering Degree accredited by the French state. CESI welcomes 26,000 students on all its campuses, including 3,000 in Nanterre. CESI provides an inclusive and supportive learning environment with equitable treatment of all students, no matter their social identity or cultural background. More information here:

Local Information

Nanterre is an area of Paris The centre of Paris can be reached in 20 minutes using the main urban train called RER A. Paris is the capital of France and its largest city. Paris has much to offer for sightseeing and, cultural life. Paris will be hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesï»ż

To discover Paris, more information here:

Getting to ECIE 

By Rail

Paris is one of Europe’s major rail hubs. Overseas and national rail travel is possible.

By Air

Paris has two airports:

ORY Airport Paris-Orly and CDG Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle

CDG Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle to CESI-Nanterre

BY TRAIN: RER B to ChĂątelet-Les-Halles, then RER A to Nanterre-Ville

BY BUS AND TRAIN: RoissyBus to Paris-Opéra (fare 16,20 euros), then RER A to Nanterre-Ville (fare 3,10 euros)

ORY Airport Paris-Orly to CESI-Nanterre

BY TRAIN: Orlyval from the Airport to Antony (8 minutes) , then RER B from Antony to Chatelet-les-Halles, then RERA to Nanterre-Ville – Fare approximately 16 euros

BY BUS AND TRAIN: OrlyBus to Denfert-Rochereau, then RERB to ChĂątelet-les Halles (fare 11, 20 euros), then RER A to Nanterre-Ville (fare: 3,10 euros)

Taxi Suggestions

Company G7

From either of the Paris airports to Nanterre in a taxi costs approx 70 to 90 euros

UBER exists in Paris and it is a safe and economic way to travel.

Accommodation Information

Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below. The main conference hotel will be highlighted in green.

This is usually the most convenient to the conference venue and is usually where pre-conference drinks are held.


Key Locations

Key locations for the 18th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship  - ECIE 2024 in France, are shown on this google map

Virtual Presentations

There is an option to present your work virtually. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom, details of the virtual room links will be sent close to the conference date. There will be a check-in session to test your zoom connection prior to the conference. Virtual Participants will have access to the keynotes and all of the virtual presentations.