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Red Carpet Reception

Spend the evening with the world’s leading innovators as you ascend the red carpet at one of the most luxurious venues on the French Riviera: Le Negresco. Le Negresco has served as a destination for kings of both the old world and new for the last 100 years. At this special event, you will enjoy a memorable evening with industry leaders comprised of service provider executives, technology developers, key members of the press and influential industry analysts.

The Venue: Le Negresco History

The iconic Le Negresco was intentionally designed as a palatial sanctuary for heads of state, art and commerce in 1912. As a stoic ambassador for France over the last century, the hotel’s guest list includes the likes of Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace of Monaco, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, John Travolta, Kirk Douglas, Queen Elizabeth II, Clint Eastwood, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Henri Matisse, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, and leaders and royals from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Since its official opening in 1913, the hotel has since boasted only the highest caliber of accommodations, cuisine, and art. The hotel hallways are adorned with an array of art and furnishings spanning the history of France featuring works from Dali, Moretti, Gruau, Sosno and Niki de Saint-Phalle in the hotel’s collection that spans 5 centuries and includes over 6,000 pieces. The Negresco’s Le Chantecler is the only two Michelin-star rated restaurant in Nice, France. The restaurant’s wine list boasts 15,000 bottles, any of which can be enjoyed in an atmosphere imbued with tapestries and woodwork dating back to 16th and 17th centuries.

May 13, 2018
4:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Dinner & Presentation
Le Negresco
37, promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice France


Located centrally in Nice, Le Negreco is a short walk or cab ride from most locations including the Acropolis convention center.


The Red Carpet Awards Reception is open to all contestants, finalists, and the general public but tickets must be purchased in advance. Please note that Innovation Award contestants and finalists receive complimentary tickets to the reception as part of their participation. Complimentary attendees and regular priced tickets must be reserved by completing the form below.


Guests should dress in semi-formal evening or business attire.

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