9–12 October 2023
Paris Convention Centre  

9–12 October 2023
Paris Convention Centre

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris!

If you have any questions related to organising your trip, please contact enquiries@figo2023.org and our team will be happy to support.

Paris Convention Centre
1 place de la Porte de Versailles,
75015 Paris,

Paris Convention Centre

The FIGO World Congress will be held at the state-of-the-art Paris Convention Centre, which holds the status of being the largest convention centre in Europe with over 72,000 square metres. The venue is located only 15 minutes from the iconic Eiffel Tower, as well shops, restaurants, hotels and all of the capital city’s finest attractions. 

Recommended hotel accommodation

Discounted rates have been secured for the FIGO World Congress at local hotels to the Paris Convention Centre. Click on the relevant link below to book your accommodation: 

Registration desk opening times

Monday 9 October, 07:00 – 19:30
Tuesday 10 October, 07:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 11 October, 07:00 – 18:00
Thursday 12 October, 07:00 – 19:00
Friday 13 October, 07:00 – 17:00

All timings are listed in the local time zone of Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Visa requirements

To check your travel requirements, visit France-Visas, the official visa website for France.

A letter of invitation can be downloaded during the registration process for the Congress. Please note that letters of invitation can only be issued to delegates attending the scientific programme and not accompanying guests. For more information on visa applications, please visit Terms and conditions.

Travelling to Paris

Travelling by air
Paris is easy to access with two international airports connecting to over 100 countries. The Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a 1-hour drive from the Paris Convention Centre. France’s latest entry restrictions and requirements can be found on the French Government website.

Travelling by train
Paris is a hub for an extensive rail network with connections to major European destinations.

  • Gare du Nord station is connected to London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Northern Germany. The Paris Convention Centre can then be reached via. the RER B train line within 35 minutes.
  • Gare Montparnasse station is connected to North-western Spain. The Paris Convention Centre can then be reached via. Metro Line 12 within 20 minutes.
  • Gare de l’Est is station is connected to Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The Paris Convention Centre can then be reached via. Metro Line 4 and 8 within 30 minutes.
  • Gare de Lyon station is connected to Switzerland, Italy and Spain. The Paris Convention Centre can then be reached via. Metro Line 14 and 12 within 35 minutes.

Using local transport

Metro / RER B trainline
From terminals 1 and 2 of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, you can board the RER B trainline to reach the Paris city centre within 45 minutes. Trains will commonly run at 15-20 minute intervals between 5.00am and 12.00am.

Metro lines L12 and the Tramway Line T3 also stop close by to the venue. The nearest stop to the Paris Convention Center is a station called Porte de Versailles. The Metro map provides full details.

Licensed taxi drivers will have an illuminated “Taxi Parisien” sign on the roof of their vehicle, a display meter showing the cost of your journey and a notice on a rear window displaying the vehicle’s regulations, fares and registration number.

All taxis will accept payment by cash, credit card or debit card. The following flat rates have been introduced between Paris and Paris airports since February 2022:

  • Rive Droite to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport = €53
  • Rive Droite to Paris Orly airport = €37
  • Rive Gauche to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport = €58
  • Rive Gauche to Paris Orly airport = €32