Three days to meet, discuss, share, be inspired and make the local energy transition a success, together!

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 !

  • Plenary sessions led by experts and important testimonials present the major challenges of the energy transition.
  • An extensive programme of workshops, conceived in collaboration with local stakeholders involved in the energy transition, make the Conference a true laboratory of ideas and a concentrate of experiences and concrete solutions.
  • Thematic visits explore sustainable energy initiatives implemented by the host region. The Conference offers a look at the energy transition in action !
  • The Job Forum on Energy Transition, a true « event within the event », shines a light on new professional sectors and new trades in connection with the energy transition.
  • A space dedicated to innovation in the field of mobility, habitat, waste recovery and new energies: The energy transition village!


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!

More info available HERE





Route François-Peyrot 30
CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex





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.

Geneva on a budget

  • Budget Flights
    Among European cities, Geneva is one of the best connected by low-cost airlines. Altogether, there are more than a hundred direct daily flights landing in Geneva. It’s so easy to take a city break! Airlines that service Geneva Airport (Cointrin) include Easyjet, Brussels Airline, Etihad Regional and Air Berlin.
  • A ‘City Pass’ for a budget price
    The Geneva Pass, your key to explore the city! 1 pass. 41 activities. With the Geneva Pass, you’ll discover everything the city has to offer and the best spots! For 24, 48 or 72 hours, the city is yours to explore, with its museums, cruises on the lake, Segway, rafting and more…over 40 attractions and activities that are free or discounted with your city card!
     For more information
  • Budget Accommodation

    List of the hostels and residences

Public Transport: it’s FREE!

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.

Congress Center – Palexpo

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).

Public Transport Access

You can also reach Palexpo using one of the many bus lines that go throughout Geneva and its surroundings:

  • Line 5 – « Palexpo » stop
  • Line 10 – « Airport » stop
  • Line 23 – « Palexpo-Halle 7 » stop
  • Line 28 – « Palexpo-Halle 7 » stop
  • Line 50 – « Palexpo-Halle 7 » stop
  • Line 56 – « Airport » stop
  • Line 57 – « Airport » stop
  • Line 59 – « Palexpo » stop
  • Line 66 – « Palexpo-Halle 7 » stop

Access by rail

Rail schedule

Access by bike

Large site located at the top of Parc Sarasin, 150m from Palexpo main entrance. Access map to download .

Access by car

2,800 spaces available for visitors and exhibitors in the P12 car park.

COVID-19 Update

All current information on COVID-19 in Switzerland are available

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