Technology and Solutions
Summit
2019

Paris | 11 - 15 March

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Accommodation

HPE has arranged special hotel room rates with the event hotels during the conference. A list of hotels is available here. We ask the participants NOT to contact the hotel directly but to book their hotel accommodation through our registration website.

Airline arrangements

Delegates are responsible to make their own flight arrangements.

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Badges

Delegate name badges will be distributed at the registration desk of the event, and badges should be worn at all times.

Your access to the conference area and other events, especially evening events, will be restricted in case you do not wear your delegate badge.

Breakfast information

Breakfast is included in your hotel accommodation and will be taken in the individual hotels. Some hotels may assign a special room to conference delegates for breakfast. Please ask at your individual hotel reception.

Bus Shuttle

Bus Shuttles may be provided for some hotels. Please refer to your joining instructions in order to find further information about transportation to the event.

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Car parking

Wherever possible please use the shuttle buses or public transport to travel to the Convention Centre – Expo Porte de Versailles as car parking spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee a space.

Disabled Parking

A pre-booked valet service is available for any disabled car parking. Please pre-book this with the registration team.

Check-in

The regular check-in time is 16:00. Subject to availability the hotels may be able to give you your room earlier.

Check-out

The regular check-out time is 11:00 am at all delegate hotels, however a small number of hotels request check out at 10:00 am therefore please check with your individual hotel upon arrival. We kindly ask you to settle your incidental charges (such as phone calls, bar, etc) before leaving the hotel.

Should you wish to have a late check-out please ask at your hotel reception.

For your convenience, a cloakroom facility has been set up at the Paris Convention Centre close to the registration desks in Hall 7. Luggage can be stored there prior to airport departures. The luggage room will be in Hall 7 on level 7.2

Conference location

Paris Convention Centre Hall 7 - Expo Porte de Versailles

1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris France

Family members and spouses are welcome to travel with you to Paris at their own costs, however please note that they are not allowed to participate in the conference, event meals or social activities.

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Contact details

For general inquiries: Paris2019@hpe-tss.com

For visa related questions: visa@hpe-tss.com

For registration-specific questions:
Partners: Vladimira Jisova, Enterprise.Technology_summit@hpe.com
Sponsors: Sophie Francois, sfrancois@hpe.com
HPE employees: Sarka Rozkydalkova, sarka.rozkydalkova@hpe.com
Speakers: Jan Wagner, jan.wagner@hpe.com

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are widely accepted throughout Paris however always check before taking a taxi which cards can be used.

Currency

Paris is part of the Euro European Currency Union and uses the Euro € as currency.

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Departure

The regular check-out time is 11:00 am at all delegate hotels, however a small number of hotels request check out at 10:00 am therefore please check with your individual hotel upon arrival. We kindly ask you to settle your incidental charges before leaving the hotel.

There is limited luggage storage available at the venue.

Departure transfers

Please ensure that you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to flight departure!

Download Presentations

Presentations slides will be available after the event.

Dress code

During TSS the dress code is business casual, for the evening events casual.

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Emergency Telephone Numbers

In case of an emergency, please dial the following numbers:

  • Ambulance: 15
  • Police: 17
  • Fire brigade: 18

Additional: European emergency number 112

Evening events

After learning and sharing new ideas, technical instruction and intense dialogue, please enjoy our evening receptions on Tuesday and Thursday.

Your delegate badge needs to be worn to get access to the evening events on Tuesday and Thursday.

We kindly remind you that spouses are not allowed to join any evening reception. Thank you for your understanding.

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Hotels

Please refer to the Venue, hotels and visa page where you can see the hotels we have contracted for our delegates at TSS.

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Knowledge Credits

Attending HPE TSS allows you to collect Knowledge Credits for the different Partner Ready specializations your company holds. As a participant holding a qualifying certification, you can gain 25 Knowledge Credits towards each of your company Storage, Servers, Networking, Services and Cloud Knowledge Credit criteria (25x5 programs = 125 credits in total).

Knowledge Credits are available for Partner Delegates only during HPE TSS.

More details on specific criteria to earn Knowledge Credits during HPE TSS event.

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Language

French is the official language of Paris.

Conference proceedings will be conducted in English.

Local time

Paris is in the CET time zone.

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Meals

The following meals will be served on a complimentary basis:

Lunch is provided on all event days. Please see agenda for timings and location.

Dinner is provided on Tuesday and Thursday.

Please note that a grab-and-go lunch will be provided on Friday after the final session.

If you have any dietary requirements, please indicate those during your registration.

Mobile phones

We kindly ask you to switch off your mobile phones during the sessions.

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Passports

Non-EU passport holders are advised to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authorities for visa requirement details.

Pictures

The Technology and Solutions Summit is under strict non-disclosure. It is therefore not permitted to take pictures or film sessions at the event location and in the conference rooms at any time, during the event.

Power Socket

Electrical appliances in Paris operate on 230 Volts and the standard 50 Hz with European 2 pin style sockets, so you may wish to bring an international adapter in order to use your own electrical equipment as the hotels only have limited numbers.

Public transportation

Public Transportation Cards will be provided for some of the hotels. Please refer to the joining instructions in order to find more information about public transportation.

For schedules and routes, please refer to the official public transportation website.

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Registration and information desk

Registration and information desks are available at Paris Convention Centre Hall 7 – Expo Porte de Versailles.

This is an invitation-only event, therefore pre-registration is mandatory. We cannot admit anyone who has not pre-registered. Please contact your community manager for further information.

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Security

While the Paris hotels are generally secured facilities, we recommend that Traveller's Cheques, jewellery, passports and other items of value be kept in the hotel's strongbox or safe. We do not recommend carrying large sums of cash or Traveller's Cheques with you when out in the city. Please do not leave bags unattended in public areas of the hotel and the conference venue.

Smoking

Please note that smoking is not allowed by law in any public buildings in Paris. Smoking is only allowed outside of the Convention Centre – Expo Porte de Versailles.

Session booking

Sessions will be available for booking 4 to 6 weeks prior to event start.

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Taxi

Taxi companies:

G7 : +33 1 47 39 47 39
Alpha Taxis: +33 145 85 85 85

Taxi rank

There are ca. 400 taxi ranks in Paris. One of them is situated at the Parc des Expositions, the taxi stand is rue Vaugirard, the street facing the main Convention entrance/exit.

Timings

To ensure that the event runs smoothly, we would appreciate it if you could respect the timings given.

Train

Paris offers 5 main train stations:

  • Gare du Nord: to catch the Eurostar and the Thalys
  • Gare de L’Est: trains heading to France and Germany
  • Gare de Lyon: trains heading to (Lyon, Marseille, Nice) and to the Alps (and Geneva)
  • Gare Montparnasse: trains heading to (Bordeaux, Brittany, basque country)
  • Gare St Lazare: trains heading to Normandy

Train to the Paris Convention Center:

  • From CDG: RER B at CDG (line Blue) and stop at Denfert Rochereau, change to 12 towards (direction) and stop at Porte de Versailles
  • From Orly:
  • rain/metro: Orlyval until Anthony, change to RER B to Paris and stop at Cité Universitaire. From there take Tramway line 3a towards Pont de Garigliano and stop at Porte de Versailles
  • Bus/metro: Orlybus to Paris and stop at « Montsouris », change to Tramway line 3a towards Pont de Garigliano and stop at Porte de Versailles

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Visas

A request for a visa invitation letter can be submitted during registration to be produced by our event agency. It will then be addressed directly to the delegate (Soft Copy or Hard Copy).

Note: Visa letters will only be provided when full payment has been received. Should you need further information, please contact our event agency at: visa@hpe-tss.com

Voltage

Electrical appliances in Paris operate on 230 Volts and the standard 50 Hz with European 2 pin style sockets, so you may wish to bring an international adapter in order to use your own electrical equipment as the hotels only have limited numbers.

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Weather

For detailed weather report please access: Accuweather Paris.

WiFi

Wifi is available at Convention Centre – Expo Porte de Versailles and is free of charge.

In addition, all available hotels propose WiFi or cable internet access.

Please refer to the detailed hotel information or the given hotel web site in order to check if and how internet is available.