Monaco on a Budget

Attending GALA 2012 on a Budget

GALA 2012 is a great way to visit the beautiful French Riviera on a budget. We offer competitive, all-inclusive registration rates and competitive hotel rates as well. As a result, GALA has made Monaco an affordable destination. Meet new and old friends and colleagues from the industry and enjoy the gorgeous coast at the same time!

When looking at your costs, you may want to consider that GALA 2012 conference registration fees are some of the most competitive in the industry and there are no hidden costs. For example:

  • All conference programming is included
  • You don’t pay anything extra for our dinner and social events (these include our Welcome Reception the night before the conference, the GALA dinner on Monday night, and the happy hour on Tuesday)
  • Lunch is included on Monday and Tuesday with refreshments provided throughout the conference
  • The rate for a room at the conference hotel (and many others) includes breakfast and wifi in the meeting areas

GALA has secured exclusive savings for conference participants at the conference hotel, Le Méridien Beach Plaza. You’ll find rates comparable, or even lower, than other four-star hotels throughout Europe with € 169 for single occupancy and € 189 for double. This price includes a full buffet breakfast, free wireless in the meeting areas, and all applicable taxes. GALA encourages participants to stay at the conference hotel for better conference value, but there are also many other affordable accommodations just kilometers away in nearby towns such as Beausoleil or Roquebrune Cap-Martin.

Public transportation to and from the airport or train station in Nice is simple and convenient. If a taxi is too expensive, try the train or the bus for as little as € 7.

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Try using this table to help calculate your costs.

Item Details Cost
Conference Registration Select your registration fee using this table.
Tip: Don’t forget early registration ends 31 January!
Flight You will want to fly into Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.
Tip: Fares are often cheaper if you stay over Saturday night, but weigh that savings against hotel costs.
Hotel/Lodging GALA rates at Le Méridien Beach Plaza are € 169 single occupancy and € 189 double per night and include breakfast.
Tip: Make your hotel registration early to ensure space and the best rates.
Airport transportation Taxi fares between the Nice airport and the conference hotel are approximately € 55. You may also want to consider the excellent public transportation system from the airport to Monaco.  
Parking Will you be leaving a car at your home airport?
Tip: Consider public transportation to your airport.
Food/Beverage Breakfast is included with hotel rates for Le Méridien Beach Plaza guests. For conference participants, lunch is provided Monday and Tuesday. Light reception fare will be provided Sunday night, and dinner is provided Monday night.  
Business needs Internet is free in Le Méridien Beach Plaza meeting areas and wireless is € 19 per night in hotel guest rooms.  
Business activities Can you set up meetings in surrounding areas? Transportation to Sophia Antipolis, Nice, Cannes, and other cities is very convenient. You can also book private meeting space with GALA at the conference hotel.  
Professional development benefit Does your company have a policy of allowing professional development training or other education benefits? Consider offsetting costs in that way. See "Send me to Monaco" for details on other benefits of attending.  


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“This is a place where business owners and their partners can really see if they are moving in the right direction.”  

Yuri Patchko, NEOTECH

Last Year at GALA 2011

79%  reported making contacts that may generate new business for them.

88%  said they learned new concepts or strategies that will help them in their business.

97%  reported that they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the conference.


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