The finale of the World Figure Skating Championships at the Acropolis-Palais des Expositions in Nice on April 2 was not only reported by more than seventy international television channels and seen by an estimated 450 million viewers throughout the world. It also kicked off a month of dynamic and diverse conferences and events at the Nice conference, convention and entertainment center. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which is based in Sophia Antipolis, hosts its general assembly meeting and a strategy workshop on mobile commerce at the Acropolis on April 4-5 while Computaport 2000, the fifth world trade fair dealing with the use and installation of information technology and telecommunications at airports, takes place from April 5-7. These high-tech events are followed by the 32nd International Human Resources Management Conference — which is organized by Management Center Europe in Brussels and will bring in personnel directors from over forty countries — from April 10-12 and the first Personal Development Salon — which will feature more than one hundred exhibitors displaying the latest techniques in yoga, osteopathy and other fields — on April 15-16. The month concludes with the first European conference on the Management of Coronary Heart Diseases from April 17-19 and the 26th European Geophysical Society General Assembly, which is expected to attract 3,500 participants, from April 24-29. There is also an array of entertainment at the Acropolis, ranging from “A Night With Sacha Guitry” on April 8 to Richard Bohringer performing in “Richard III” on April 14-15.

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