A key annual meeting of stakeholders involved in the local energy transition since 1999, the European Energy Transition Conference welcomes over 3,500 participants (communities, scientists and experts in the ecological transition, economic players and associations) for three days of debates and meetings every year. The programme features over 100 meetings, with plenary sessions, round tables, interviews, testimonials, workshops and site visits, to meet, discuss, share and be inspired !
In parallel with this “IN” programming, the Conference also offers an “OFF” programme that features a month of activities and events for the general public throughout the event’s host region! With workshops, exhibitions, walks, films, games, performances, concerts and more, this fun and educational programme is intended for all audiences: children, adults, enlightened amateurs, the curious or specialists in the issue of energy and ecological transition. It showcases no fewer than 50 energy events, promoted by the region’s local associations and communities!
Route François-Peyrot 30
At the heart of Europe, Geneva has a long tradition in hosting major meetings and international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Office, the United Nations International Red or the European Organization for Nuclear Research. For centuries, Geneva has positioned itself as the cultural center and home of many creative minds in the fields of science and arts. With the advantages of a small town combined with the comforts and services of a major city, Geneva is located in one of the most beautiful environments in Europe, between lake and mountain.
Guests of a hotel, a youth hostel or a Geneva campsite receive the «Geneva Transport Card». Thanks to this card, it entitles them to free public transportation for the duration of your stay.
This personal and non-transferable card is offered by the establishment where you will stay. It allows you to use without limits the Geneva network of public transport (UNIRESO: bus (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes genevoises) for the duration of your stay.
At the airport, when you arrive, remember to collect your free public transport ticket for 80 minutes!
On the arrival floor at the airport, visitors can retrieve a free public transport ticket from the ticket machine in the luggage retrieval hall.
This Unireso ticket, offered by Genève Aéroport, allows you to use public transport in Geneva for free for 80 minutes. It takes only 6 minutes from/to Geneva city centre by train, leaving approximately every 12 minutes from the airport. There is direct access to the airport railway station from the airport Check-in and Arrival levels.
Palexpo is an exhibition and convention centre in Geneva that provides an international venue and first-rate services for sporting, economic and cultural events. Palexpo hosts exhibitions, congresses, conferences, product launches, etc. in many different sectors (industry, services, culture, sports, leisure, etc.) and develop our own events that are in line with our mission.
Route François-Peyrot 30 – 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Suisse
Palexpo is ten minutes walk from the airport and its railway station, where trains provide connections for all of Switzerland (Geneva in less than 10 minutes, Lausanne in 40 minutes and Zurich in less than 3 hours).
You can also reach Palexpo using one of the many bus lines that go throughout Geneva and its surroundings:
Access by bike
Large site located at the top of Parc Sarasin, 150m from Palexpo main entrance. Access map to download .
2,800 spaces available for visitors and exhibitors in the P12 car park.