Venue, Travel & Social Information
Hilton Geneva 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
The Hilton Geneva Hotel & Conference Centre is located on the edge of the city centre, just a few minutes from Geneva’s international airport and with excellent connections via road and rail.
A link to help with directions and travel information to the Hilton Geneva Hotel & Conference Centre can be found here.
There is a free airport shuttle service which runs from/to the airport. Further information can be found here.
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).
Accommodation is available at the meeting venue. Please note that the preferential room rate that was negotiated by euspen has now expired.
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.
On Monday 30th May from 18:00 – 20:00 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
Please note: For security reasons delegates will not be allowed access to the Globe until 18:00. Delegates will be required to have their delegate badges with them.
On Wednesday 1st 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.
Please note: The cut off date for registration to attend the Networking Dinner is Sunday 22nd May 2022.
Lobster ravioli with tomatoes and basil, foamy bisque
Duckling fillet with roasted peaches and thyme-lemon crumble, Pommes Anna and oven-roasted cherry tomatoes
Warm thin apple tart, with homemade double cream ice cream and meringue
Coffee & Mini-pastries
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN MENU
Bruschetta with Taggiasca olives, sun-dried tomatoes seasoned with aged balsamic vinegar, crispy fennel and pistou sauce
Panciotti pasta with grilled vegetables and asparagus tips Peperonata sauce, rocket leaves
Raspberry and blueberry entremet with fresh fruit
Coffee & Mini-pastries