Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register?
You can register online only. 

Where can I find my member number (6 digits)?
If you do not know your UICH member number you will find it in the Book of Members.
It is a six digits number. The 2 first numbers correspond to your section number and the 4 last numbers to your personnal member number.

When does pre-registration open?
Pre-registration opens on May 13th 2018, reserved to members only in single or in twin (2 «Les Clefs d’Or» members)
Our congress can accept up to 540 persons.
Priority will be given to the members who did a pre-registration.
You will be invited to finalize your registration as of July 1st. 2018 and during one month.
There is a limited number of single rooms and we will inform all of you when there will be no more single room left.
For more attendance, we highly recommend you to share your room with another delegate.

When does the official registration open?
Official registration will open on August 1, 2018, for members and their accompany as well as well as for Benefactors of the event.
Professional and Business Affiliates will be able to register as of September 1, 2018 – Majestic Hotel only – 2000€ in single, 1800€ (per person) in double/twin.

What does my registration fee include?

What are the registration fees?
The Congress fees vary depending on the hotel (Hôtel Majestic Barrière, Hôtel Gray d’Albion or JW Marriott) and the type of room (single/double/twin) you will choose.

What are the payment options?
IMPORTANT: Payment will be split in two parts:

  1. A part to UNCH “Les Clefs d’Or (credit card or bank transfer)
  2. A part directly to the Partner Hotel (bank transfer only)

The amount paid to the Partner Hotel is not the value of your accommodation but a flat rate per participant negotiated with our hosting hotels that does not need to transit through the accounts of the association.

I cannot pay by credit card, what do I do?
You can pay by bank transfer. It is very important to mention your registration number. Please note that we can only confirm the registration upon receipt of a valid payment.

Is there a deadline to register?
For reasons of congress insurance, we shall close the registration process on February 15, 2019. But the congress being limited to 540 participants so far and the pre-registration process being quite successful, do not wait 🙂

I started register for the congress and submitted my form but I need to access it in order to complete it.
Keep the email received after submitting the form and you will be able to log on again and add more information such as your travel details. If you face any difficulty, please contact

I am having trouble registering online, what can I do?
Please contact

Can you send me an invitation letter (Visa letter request)?
To make it easier for you to attend the 66th International Congress, we can provide you with a letter of invitation to help you with your Visa application. Please send your request to


Arrival and departure transfers
Free arrival transfers will be provided to all attendies on March 22nd 2019 from:

Free departure transfers will be provided to all attendies on March 27th 2019 back to:

Please provide us ASAP your train or flight details as well as a mobile phone number.
We will not provide arrival or departure transfers for earlyer date of arrival or later date of departure. But if we have a free opportunity, we will do our best to help you.
*Arrival transfers will be provided to all members of the Executive Committee Zone Directors arriving on March 21, 2019.

How easy is it to get to Cannes?
Located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, Cannes is easily accessible by any means of transportation.

By plane
Nice Côte d’Azur airport is located 27 kms away and Cannes can be reached in less than 30 minutes.  Nice Côte d’Azur, a major gateway to Southern Europe, serves 90 destinations with direct flights, and welcomes almost 50 airlines.

Shuttles run between the airport and Cannes in around 45 minutes:
Departure from the airport at 8h00 and 9h00, then every ½ hour until 19h00 and at 20h00.
210 line – Rate: €22. Return: €33.
Tel. : + 33 (0) 4 93 39 11 39
Toll free: 0800 06 01 06

Cannes-Mandelieu airport is used for general business and tourism aviation. The economic and touristic vitality of the region has made Cannes-Mandelieu the second business airport in France after Paris-Le Bourget. Located 15 minutes from Cannes city centre and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, the airport directly links the city with the major European cities.

By road

Cannes is linked to all major European cities by road. The city is connected by the A8 motorway, “La Provençale” (exit Cannes La Bocca or Mougins/Cannes), from Aix en Provence to the west and Italy to the east.

A few examples of distance in kilometres: Paris 950 km – Milan 320 km – Geneva 630 km – Barcelona 670 km – Rome 710 km – Munich 810 km – Brussels 1220 km – Amsterdam 1400 km
The Route Napoléon (N85) from Golfe Juan to Grenoble, traces the historic route taken by the Emperor on his return from the island of Elba in 1815.

By train

The city of Cannes has excellent connections via TGV (high-speed train). It is a great way of discover the spectacular scenery along the coast, at the feet of the Massif de l’Estérel with its steep, red rocks. ou
A few examples of journey times: Cannes/Toulon: 1h15 – Cannes/Marseille: 2h – Cannes/Aix en Provence: 3h15 – Cannes/Lyon: 4h and Cannes/Paris: 5h15.

The TER (regional passenger railway) covers the whole region from Saint-Raphaël to Monaco, via Antibes, Biot, Cagnes sur mer, Nice, Villefranche sur Mer.
TER Info
Contact TER 0800 11 40 23
TER E-services

Thello : new international rail connections between France and Italy from Cannes, without changing trains at the border.
Cannes-Milan, a daily train
Information and reservations

By sea
The boat anchors in the bay of Cannes, passing near the Iles de Lérins, where passengers will disembark in the heart of the city, at the foot of the Colline du Suquet.

By helicopter
At the end of the jetty in the old port of Cannes, between the 2 lighthouses, is a public helipad. Rate for landing or takeoff, indicative: €65 excluding VAT
Contact: HeliPartner – Cannes Center Helipad
Helicopter transfers specialists Monaco – Nice (airport) – Saint Tropez
Tel. : + 33 (0)4 93 39 25 56


What is the difference between Hôtel Majestic, Gray d’Albion and JW Marriott?

Majestic and Gray d’Albion are located next to each other and both belong to the Barrière Group. You just have to cross the street to get from one to the other. Both are located less than 50 meters from the famous “Croisette”.

The Hotel Gray d’Albion is 4 stars hotel recently refurbished.
The Hotel Majestic is a legendary 5 stars hotel.
The JW Marriott is a 5 stars hotel, located 500 meters away along the Croisette and near the famous Carlton. It is the former Palais des Festivals.

Allergies, dietary, medical conditions:
Please also let us know of any allergies, dietary requirements or other medical conditions you have that you think we should be aware of.

List of attendees
Upon request we can provide to the president or secretary of each section a list of the registered delegates of his country. 

Is there parking available for attendees at the hotel Majestic or Gray d’Albion?
Yes there is a parking to an additional cost.
If you prefer to choose a public parking go on


Do I need to arrange my own travel insurance?
The Congress Organization will subscribe the same global insurance via UICH. With regard to the travel insurance itself, coming over or going back, we recommend that participants subscribe their own personal insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure. The congress organization itself will not be liable in case of any problem.

I am interested in becoming an benefactor. What do I need to do?
Please contact us at