Venue, Travel & Social Information

Delegate Registration
Welcome Reception
Networking Dinner

Starling Hotel & Conference Centre
Route Francois-Peyrot 34, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland


Geneva is the capital of the Swiss Canton of Geneva located in the south-westernmost corner of Switzerland. The city is situated along the banks of Europe’s largest lake, Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), at the mouth of the Rhone River and is bordered by the Jura Mountains to the west and the French Alps in the east.

Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world.



The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Established in 1954, the organization is based in a northwest suburb of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border and has 23 member states.

CERN’s mission is to:

  • Push back the frontiers of knowledge
  • Develop new technologies for accelerators & detectors
  • Train scientists and engineers of tomorrow
  • Unite people from different countries and cultures


Starling Hotel & Conference Centre

The Starling Hotel & Conference Centre, Geneva is on the edge of the city centre, just a few minutes from Geneva’s international airport and with excellent connections via road and rail.

There is a free airport shuttle service which runs from/to the airport. (

Here is a direct link providing extensive travel information to the Starling Hotel & Conference Centre, the venue for euspen’s 20th international conference and exhibition. (

To help you visualise the conference centre and the exhibition areas, here are a few images.  The plenary and exhibition area are within close proximity of each other (the exhibition area will be located in ZURICH I & II and the plenary in GENEVA I).

Here is a link for a virtual tour to see the venue .



Starling Hotel & Conference Centre

Accommodation is available at the meeting venue, The Starling Hotel & Conference Centre and can be booked HERE

StarsAccommodation NameWebsite
4-starStarling Hotel & Conference Centre


The hotel provides a free airport shuttle service which runs from/to the airport. (

Guests staying at the Starling Hotel and Conference Centre will be given a free Geneva public transport card. This card will provide guests with free public transport for the duration of their stay.  Travel cards will be provided upon check in.


Geneva Hotels (Hotels near to the meeting venue, The Starling Hotel & Conference Centre)

 StarsAccommodation NameWebsite Link
3 Staribis Styles Geneve Palexpo Aeroport
4 StarCrowne Plaza Geneva
5 StarMövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva

Delegates may also wish to use if looking to source an alternative hotel. Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation bookings.

Please note euspen does not endorse any hotel and is not responsible for any bookings made.  Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you book.

Welcome Reception

On Monday 8th June from 19:30, there will be a Welcome Reception which is open to all our conference delegates.  The venue selected for this pre-conference, informal evening is The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN.

The Globe of Science and Innovation is an emblem for CERN serving science and innovation. 27 meters high and 40 meters in diameter, it’s about the size of the dome of Saint Peter’s in Rome! A unique visual landmark by day and by night, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a symbol of Plant Earth. It is CERN’s outreach tool for its work in the fields of science, particle physics, leading edge technologies and their applications in everyday life.

We invite our delegates to join us with an opportunity to catch-up with old and new friends in this high profile venue.

The Globe of Science and Innovation
Route de Meyrin 385
1217 Meyrin

Please note: For security reasons delegates will not be allowed access to the Globe until 19:30.  Delegates will be required to have their delegate badges with them.

Networking Dinner

On Wednesday 10th June there will be our Networking Dinner for delegates.  Join us for an evening dinner cruise as we enjoy the fabulous views offered by Lake Geneva and the famous Rhône.

More information to follow.

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