From its location in the centre of Europe, Geneva has a long tradition of playing host to important meetings and international organisations such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation, International Labour Organisation, International Committee of the Red Cross and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. For centuries, Geneva has imposed itself as a cultural centre and is home to many creative minds in the science and arts fields. It presents the advantages offered by a small city combined with the commodities and services of a conurbation; in addition, Geneva is in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, surrounded by lakes and mountains.
SYMPORG SA agency (an agency specialised in congress organisation) has reserved a number of rooms in hotels close to Palexpo.
The hotels in the Geneva area are listed here.
Budget accommodation: List of hostels and hotels.
Monts de Genève Tourist Office: your partner for accommodation and side events in France
Accommodation in France: hotels and tourist residences
The Monts de Genève Tourist Office offers you all the tourist residences and hotels, from 2* to 4*, located in France, close to Palexpo (congress center) :
Annemasse, Ambilly, Archamps, Gaillard, Neydens, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Ville-la-Grand…
SIDE EVENTS: The Monts de Genève Tourist Office’s commercial department can meet all your needs concerning services for groups of more than 6 people.
Private transfers, catering, accommodation, excursions and event concierge…
The health-related measures in place at the Swiss borders have been lifted. Therefore, people are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test, or complete an entry form. Likewise, these are not required for entry to the conference centre.
Palexpo, the Exhibition and Congress Centre in Geneva, is a choice international meeting venue for sports, economic and cultural activities, due to its high-quality facilities. It hosts exhibitions, congresses, conferences, product launches, etc. in all business sectors (industry, services, culture, sport, leisure, etc.) and organises its own events in keeping with its purpose.
Palexpo is only a 10-minute walk from the train station (inside the airport) and provides many connections throughout Switzerland (Geneva is less than 10 minutes away, Lausanne is 40 minutes away and Zürich is under 3 hours).
Getting there by public transport
You can also get to Palexpo using the many bus routes in Geneva and the surrounding area :
Getting there by electric car
There are four fast charging stations (20kW) on Level -1 in the P12 car park. These charging stations are available for both subscribers of the SIG-MOVE network and other visitors. Payment can be made by credit card or by invoice depending on the user preference and status.
Getting there by plane (if you truly do not have another option 🙂)
Palexpo is just 10 minutes from the airport. Geneva is one of the European cities with the best low-cost airline services. There are about 100 direct flights that land at Geneva every day. Easyjet, Brussels Airlines, Etihad Regional and Air Berlin are some of the airline companies that serve Genève-Cointrin airport.
If you stay in a hotel, youth hostel or campsite in Geneva, you will receive the “Geneva Transport Card”. This card enables you to use the public transport free of charge for the full duration of your stay.
This card is personal and non-transferable; it will be given to you at your place of accommodation on your arrival. It may be used without restriction on the public transport networks in Geneva [Unireso: buses (TPG), trains (CFF) and excursion boats (“mouettes Genevoises”)] throughout your stay.
Since 1999, the European Energy Transition Conference has been the annual meeting place for those involved in the energy transition of territories.