The front entrance to Park Chanot in Marseille
13 Oct 2021

Delegates Assembly in Marseille - Detailed information about the week

Personal airport shuttle transport will be arranged from Marseille-Provence Airport to the hotel for delegates when arriving in and leaving Marseille. 

Delegates should contact the following staff at the French Firefighters’’ Federation for shuttle requests:

· Mr Thibault CHUFFART by email at t.chuffart@pompiers.fr or by phone +33 677 982 511
· Mr Jérémy SENATORE by email at j.senatore@pompiers.fr or by phone +33 617 942 227

Please note that it is up to each participant to make their own accommodation reservations. Please also see the information below for booking of hotel accomodation. 

 

A 3D plan of Park Chanot congress center
A 3D plan of Park Chanot. The cover photo above shows the entrance which leads to the part of the area called Palais des Congres.  

The French National Congress for Firefighters will be held at the congress center Parc Chanot from 13 to 17 October 2021, and all CTIF delegates are welcome and encouraged to participate in all activities during the four days of the event.  

Shortly we will publish the detailed program for the week with, and also a guide for leisure activities in Marseille. 

 

The Delegates Assembly will be held Friday October 15 at 8:30 am, Central European Time. Both the digital and the physical meeting space will open 45 minutes before. 

 

For those attending virtually, please check your time zone as the start time of 8:30 AM is local, French time.(CET) We recommend using an online time zone calculator such as TimeAndDate.com. 

 

A few examples for your convenience of DA start times in various member countries around the world. Red dots indicate night time, orange afternoon / evening, and green dots indicate day time hours, Please calculate carefully you city through a time zone calculator such as TimeAndDate.com. CTIF would like to appologise to those needing to attend during uncomfortable hours. 

A few examples for your convenience of DA start times in various member countries around the world. Red dots indicate night time, orange afternoon / evening, and green dots indicate day time hours, Please calculate carefully you city through a time zone calculator such as TimeAndDate.com. CTIF would like to appologise to those needing to attend during uncomfortable hours. 

 

 

Hotel accommodation and booking

All delegates are recommended to  stay in Hotel NH Collection Marseille 4*. Every day in the lobby  there will be information sessions held about the upcoming program,  and related events. To book room/s at the hotel , please contact our local travel agency: 

Special rates for CTIF members:

Single room (1 adult) : 149,00€ /night, breakfast included (+ local tax) 

Double room (2 adults) : 159,00€/night, breakfast included (+ local tax) 

Please book your room as early as possible as the hotel may fill up closer to the event.  

For room reservations, contact directly any of these two agents, who will be pleased to book the accomodation for you:

johanna.chokroun@matheztravel.com

or

laurence.berthelier@matheztravel.com

You can also call the travel agency to discuss your reservation: 

Ms. Johanna CHOKROUN
Incentives & Congress Department
Phone : + 33 496 10 24 89
Mobile : +33 649 87 84 50 (only from Tuesday to Friday,  9.30   to  12.00)

 

Address of the hotel

Hotel NH Collection Marseille 4,
37 Boulevard des Dames
13002 Marseille France
Check in: 15h00 / Check out: 12h00

 

* There are also other hotels in the area with special rates for CTIF members. 

 

Map of the metro route from the hotel to the event center
Map of the metro route from the hotel to the event center

 

Detailed route information for the metro route
Detailed route information for the metro route

Transport from the hotel to the congress venue

The hotel is located six stops, or about 20 min by metro to Marseille Chanot Congress Centre. Traffic is very dense in the center of Marseille, so please do not travel by car or taxi. 

The NH Collection Marseille is located in the city’s business and leisure district – La Joliette – on one of its best shopping streets. From here, you have easy access to  restaurants and bars: Enjoy drinks at Le Vieux Port, just a short walk away, Visit « Le Panier » – the city’s vibrant, picturesque old town. Browse the boutiques at newly opened malls “Les Terrasses du Port” and “Docks Village”.

 

Languages: 

The CTIF Delegates’ Assembly will be held in English, with French and German interpretation. The Russian National CTIF Committee is also arranging a Russian interpretation for Russian remote attendees.

The Fire-in conference and the International conference will be held in English. The General Assembly of the French Firefighters’ Association will be held in French, with English interpretation. Additional conferences will be held in French.

Final Program of both conferences to be announced shortly.

 

Spouse/Companion Program

A special Discovery Program and Professional Visits are available for Participants and Spouses or Companions.[MC1] 

 [MC1]See attached files

 

Covid Safety

Travellers from within Europe, UK, US, and Canada currently need NO PCR-test to enter France, only proof of vaccine. However things can change and everyone is responsible to check local rules. 

PCR - tests will be made available every day at the congress venue through the French fire services; also before departure back to your home country for those who need it for travel. 

Travellers from within Europe, UK, US, and Canada currently need NO PCR-test to enter France, only proof of vaccine. However, things can change and everyone is responsible to check local rules. 

To access to the Congress Centre, participants must present a health pass to enter. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue.

 

Dress code

  • For Opening ceremony and French Firefighters’ General assembly:
    If possible on uniform; otherwise semi-formal/business
  • For buffet-gala: business casual

 

Welcome – receiving badges

Upon first arrival at the Congress Centre, please present yourself at the Information Desk in order to collect your event badge.

 

Ground transportation info for those flying through Paris:

By train: Marseille Saint-Charles train station, located in the heart of Marseille Over 200 trains daily From Marseille to: - Paris: 3 h05 (15 High-speed trains Paris/Marseille daily) - Charles de Gaulle Airport :3h40 - Geneva: 3h30 - Barcelona: 4h34 - Brussels 5h10 - Milan: 7h20

 

In case of trouble or for more information, please contact:

Mr Thibault CHUFFART by email at t.chuffart@pompiers.fr or by phone +33 677 982 511  Mr Jérémy SENATORE by email at j.senatore@pompiers.fr or by phone +33 617 942 227