Conference Venue

The conference will be held from 26-28 June 2017 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland.

You can reach the venue either by public transportation or by car (there is a multistorey carpark right in front of the Congress Hall, located under Piazza Castello).

Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza Indipendenza 4
6900 Lugano

For information on accommodation in Lugano, please refer to the website of Lugano Conventions

Welcome to Lugano

Lugano lies in a bay on the northern side of Lake Ceresio, surrounded by numerous mountains and offering splendid viewpoints.

The traffic-free historic and picturesque town centre, the numerous buildings in Italian style, the exclusive museums, the mountains, lake and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to see the sights and soak up the atmosphere.

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is an important financial, banking and business centre, as well as a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings.

With its Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

How to reach Lugano

Lugano is easy to reach with several means of public transportation and also by means of private transport (the A2 motorway).

  • Airplane

Lugano airport is situated just 15 minutes away from the town centre. Flights to Lugano are available from Zurich or Geneva airport with Swiss International Airlines and Ethiad Regional.

You can reach Lugano by train (5 minute walk from the airport), by taxi and by shuttle bus (it guarantees regular transport between the airport and the city centre in connection with departures and arrivals between 08:00 and 18:30).

Malpensa Airport (Milan, Italy) is 1 hour drive from Lugano. An express shuttle bus that directly connects Lugano main station to Malpensa Airport with just one stop at the border is available. Make sure you book the shuttle in advance. Go to the Malpensa Shuttle website to view the timetable and make a reservation online.


Zurich Airport is a 3 hour train ride from Lugano that will take you through central Switzerland and through winding tunnels to cross the Alps. Well worth the trip for rail enthusiasts. Timetable available here.

  • Rail

The FFS, the Swiss railroad network, is extremely widespread and permits one to reach every inhabited centre of the country.

Distance from the main Swiss cities and some European cities:

Milan1 h
Zurich2 h 40 min.
Basel3 h 50 min.
Bern4 h 15 min.


  • Car

Coming from Milan, take the Laghi A9 motorway in the direction of Como-San Gottardo or the A8 motorway in the direction of Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo).
Advised exit: Lugano Sud.

Coming from Zurich, take the A2 motorway in the direction of San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italy.
Advised exit: Lugano Nord.