Pratical Information


The conference will take place in Centre International de Conferences Genève (CICG) 17 rue de Varembé, CH – 1202 Genève.




5 km away from the international airport and 2 km from the Cornavin main railway station, in downtown.

Public transport from Cornavin main railway station:

  • Bus n°5 : Bus stop « Vermont »
  • Bus n°8 : Bus stop « UIT »
  • Tramway n°13 and n°15 : Stop « Nations »


Public transport from the international airport :

  • Bus n°5 : Bus stop « Vermont »
  • Bus n°28 : Bus stop « Nations »
  • By Taxi: Around 15 minutes
    (depending on traffic)
  • By Motorway: The simplest itinerary to reach the CICG from the motorway bypassing Geneva is to take the exit « Genève Lac ».
  • You only have to continue along the lakeside to arrive in the International Geneva sector and access the CICG right at the heart of it. Don’t forget to buy your motorway sticker!






The official language of the conference will be English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.



Participants are requested to make their own arrangements in case they require a visa to enter Switzerland. It is strongly recommended that visa applications be made well in advance.


Visa requirements and travel documents accepted by Switzerland can be found HERE.


*If you have an invitation and need support with our visa letter writing service, please let us know at the following addresses:


Carolina Estela de la Torre Ugarte,

Victor Duarte,


A list of hotels close to Centre International de Conferences Genève can be found here:


Ibis Nation

Walking distance from the CICG: 11 min

Web: Ibis Geneva Centre Nations Hotel


Ibis Centre Lac

Walking distance from the CICG: 21 min

Web: Geneva Centre economy hotel | Ibis


Hôtel Les Nations Fassbind Hotels

Walking distance from the CICG: 13 min

Web: Fassbind Hotels : Les Nations


Hôtel Strasbourg Fassbind Hotels 

Walking distance from the CICG: 19 min

Web: Fassbind Hotels :: Strasbourg


Hotel Mon Repos 

Walking distance from the CICG: 14 min

Web: Hotel Mon Repos Geneva


Hotel Eden

Walking distance from the CICG: 14 min

Web: Hotel Eden Geneva


Hotel N’vY

Walking distance from the CICG: 17 min

Web: Hotel N’vY Geneva


Hotel Royal

Walking distance from the CICG: 19 Min

Web: Hotel Royal Geneva


Hotel Auteuil

Walking distance from the CICG: 20 min

Web: Hotel Auteil Geneva



Walking distance from the CICG: 11 min

Web: InterContinental Genève




Restaurants close by CICG

A friendly reminder to our guests: please note that during the three days of the conference you will be provided with a midday lunch, non-alcoholic beverages and coffee breaks on site at no extra cost.


La Favola

Rue Jean-Calvin 15

Cuisines: European Italian

Web: La Favola


Mama & Zita

Chemin Camille-Vidart 13

Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan, Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dining bars

Web: Mama & Zita


Bali Indonesia

Rue de Vermont 46

Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian

Web: Bali Indonesia


Carole & Joel Merigonde

Rue de Vermont 37

Cuisines: Cafe

Web: Carole & Joel Merigonde


Restaurant Tivoli Les Nations

Rue de Montbrillant 87

Cuisines: French, Swiss, Mediterranean, European

Web: Tivoli – Les Nations


La Romana

Rue Vermont 37

Cuisines: Italian, Northern-Italian, Central-Italian

Web: La Romana



Rue de Montbrillant 86

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Web: Sagano



Rue de Montbrillant 84/90

Cuisines: French

Web: Bookafe


Lemon Cafe Restaurant

Rue du Vidollet 4

Cuisines: French, European, Fusion

Web: Lemon Cafe


Restaurant Pizzeria Da Gianni

Rue du Vidollet 16

Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European

Web: Pizzeria da Gianni


Selection of Halal restaurants: 


Parfums de Beyrouth

Rue de Berne 18, 1201 Geneva

Web: Parfums de Beyrouth



Rue de Monthoux 58, Geneva

Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian, vegetarian friendly

Web: Golestan


Little India Street Kitchen & Cocktails

Rue de Lausanne 29, Geneva

Cuisine: Indian, Asian, vegetarian friendly

Web: Little India



Quai Wilson 47, Geneva

Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Web: Restaurant Arabesque


Language: French is the official language in Geneva, but English is widely spoken.

Local time: Time zone in Geneva (GMT+2)

Currency: The currency used in Switzerland is the Swiss franc (CHF). 

Average temperature: the average temperature in Geneva in June varies between 12° and 23°.

Shop opening hours: Most retail stores are open throughout the day, however many service shops close for lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 during the week. Most stores, including grocery stores, do not stay open past 19:00 on weekdays, past 18:00 on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays, so plan wisely to avoid frustration.





Useful numbers

The most important emergency number in Switzerland and in Europe is 112. If you dial 112, you will be connected with the police emergency control centre. You can also call this number using a foreign SIM card or when using a prepaid mobile phone card with no credit.


Other emergency numbers

Police 117

Fire service 118

Ambulance 144

International dial code for Switzerland: +41

COVID screening centers near CICG

Pharmacie Faust

Address: Rue de Vermont 14

Appointment: Faust pharmacie – Genève – PharmOnline


Pharmacie de Montbrillant

Address:  Rue du Vidollet 1

Appointment: Tel 022 733 40 40 (whatsapp)


Pharmacie Populaire Grottes et Beaulieu

Address: Rue Antoine-Carteret 42

Appointment: Tel 022 918 09 22

Web: Centre de dépistage


Unilabs SA – Servette

Address: Avenue Wendt 58

Appointment: 022 716 21 16

Web: Unilabs SA


Espace Lab

Address: Rue de Lausanne 36

Appointment: Espace Lab