Welcome to Monaco
Squeezed into just 200 hectares, this principality might be the world’s second-smallest country (the Vatican is smaller), but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in attitude. A magnet for high-rollers and hedonists since the early 20th century, it's also one of the world's most notorious tax havens (residents pay no income tax). It's also famous for its annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, held every year in May since 1929.
The average temperature in Monaco in March is between 10°C to 15°C. (50°F to 59°F).
French is considered the official and working language of Monaco. Italian is also widely spoken. Some people may speak English, but not all taxi drivers. Conference proceedings will be conducted in English.
Monaco is in the CET time zone.
Electrical appliances in Monaco operate on 220 volts with continental style sockets, so you may wish to bring an international adapter in order to use your own electrical equipment.
The official currency in Monaco is Euro (EUR). For an accurate exchange rate you can use http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/.
The country code for Monaco is +377. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom).
Non-EU passport holders are advised to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authorities for visa requirement details. You may indicate whether you need a visa letter during the registration process.
You may check the visa requirements for your nationality at the France Diplomatie website.
A request for a visa invitation letter will be submitted during registration. Please note that the process for issuing visa invitation letters can take several working days.
MasterCard, Visa and American Express are widely accepted in shops but not all taxis; it is advised to check upfront. However, Diners Club is not that common throughout Monaco. It is also recommended to have some cash at hand.
Event and Contact Information
Grimaldi Forum Monaco.
10 Av. Princesse Grace
Tel: +377 99 99 20 00
Your conference fee for Micro Focus Universe 2018 includes the full-conference pass; access to all sessions, workshops, the Experience the New Zone, Meeting Center, daily coffee and lunch breaks, and any scheduled evening activities.
€555 + 3% booking fee
VAT is not included.
Questions about logistics? Please contact
ellis EVENTS GmbH
+49 7433 9991 770
Micro Focus delegates may request 1:1 meetings with Micro Focus executives and product experts in our onsite Meeting Center.
The event dress code is business casual.
Customer Forum Dinners
The Customer Forum Dinners will take place on Wednesday 14 March. Details will be provided.
Application Modernization & Connectivity and Vertica Dinner
31 Av. Princesse Grace
Monte Carlo, 98000 Monaco
Application Delivery Management Dinner
Fairmont Monte Carlo
12 Avenue des Spélugues
Monte Carlo, 98000 Monaco
IT Operations Management Dinner
Le Meriden Beach Plaza
22 Avenue Princesse Grace
Monte Carlo, 98000 Monaco
Protect and GDPR & Beyond Dinner
Café de Paris
Place du Casino
Monte Carlo, 98000 Monaco
The following meals will be included with your hotel and conference fees:
- Breakfast will be served according to your hotel booking
- Lunches are provided throughout the week (Welcome reception on Tuesday, 13 March)
- Dinner is provided on Wednesday
If you have any dietary requirements, please indicate those when registering for the event. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to let us know any special dietary requirements or food allergies. Micro Focus Universe 2018 works closely with the venue to create menus that can be enjoyed by all attendees.
Wi-Fi is available at the Grimaldi Forum and is free of charge.
Hotel and Accommodation
Hotel info and pricing
Please see the list below for the event hotels. A pre-selected hotel will be available for you upon registration, depending on your country of residence. Hotels on offer will be subject to availability and eligibility.
Room rate includes breakfast
Columbus Monte Carlo 150,00€
Fairmont Monte Carlo 170,00€
Hôtel Hermitage 170,00€
Le Méridien Beach Plaza 170,00€
Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco 151,50€
Monte Carlo Bay Hôtel & Resort 170,00€
Novotel Monte Carlo 150,00€
Port Palace 170,00€
Rates are subject to a 3% booking fee. VAT is not included.
NOTE: Breakfast is included in the hotel rates for all hotels booked via the Micro Focus Universe registration system.
NOTE: For support with hotel bookings, please contact us. Please refer to the list of hotels above.
Micro Focus has secured preferential room rates at a number of hotels in Monaco for the event. A pre-selected hotel will be available for you upon registration, depending on your country of residence. A minimum two-night stay is mandatory on 13 and 14 March, 2018 when reserving hotel accommodation via our registration system, and immediate payment by credit card is required to secure your hotel booking.
The regular check-in time at the event hotels is 15:00. Subject to availability, the hotels may be able to give you your room earlier. Please direct such inquiries to the event support team. All delegates will be asked for their passport or national identity card upon check-in.
The regular check-out times are between 11:00 and 12:00 at all event hotels. Please 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 your hotel reception. Late check-outs are subject to hotel availability and have to be settled upon check-out of the hotel. Luggage storage facilities are available at the Grimaldi Forum.
Travel and Transportation
Nice Airport Express is a direct, non-stop shuttle bus between the Nice airport and Monaco. Bus line 110–direction Menton–departs from Nice Airport every 30 minutes and stops directly at the Grimaldi Forum and various other stops in Monaco. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. You may pre-purchase a ticket here. The rack rate for a one way trip is €22. When applying the code MFUMC between 9–19 March 2018, you will receive a 35% discount on a one-way ticket. Please find further instructions on how to use your code here. Please be aware that only printed tickets with a barcode will be accepted, tickets shown on a smartphone are not valid.
Taxis are readily available at the Nice airport. A taxi ride from the airport to Monaco takes approx. 30–45 min and will cost, depending on traffic and daytime, between €75 and €100.
Bus shuttles from the Grimaldi Forum to the Nice airport will be provided for all delegates on Thursday, 15 March 2018 right after the end of the event at 13:30 CET. You are kindly asked to plan your travel arrangements accordingly and leave after the event ends.
NOTE: If you are not travelling on the above date, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the airport. Taxis can be ordered from the Grimaldi Forum.
Transportation during the event
Monaco offers a great bus network throughout the city which allows a fast and safe travel from the hotels to the Grimaldi Forum and vice versa. You will get free access to the city buses by showing your Micro Focus Universe 2018 event badge.
- Each of the offered hotels has a nearby bus stop
- There are buses every 10–15 minutes
- Operation hours: from 07:00 to 21:00
- Evening and night bus operation hours: from 21:30 to 4:30
- Direct stops at Grimaldi Forum
Air travel reservations
Delegates are responsible for your own airline reservations and flight costs.
The closest airport is Nice (NICE), located about 30 km from Monaco.
Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur
Rue Costes et Bellonte