Practical Info 

CONFERENCE VENUE

SwissTech Convention Centre
Quartier Nord EPFL
Route Louis-Favre 2
1024 Ecublens
Switzerland

Phone: +41 21 693 42 42
Web: www.stcc.ch

 
HOW TO ACCESS SWISSTECH CONVENTION CENTRE

BY TRAIN

Located in the centre of Europe and with one of the best rail networks in the world, the STCC is easily accessible by train.
Lyon, Paris, Milan are accessible in maximum 3.30 hours

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Convenient, quick and reliable, public transportation is probably the best way to get around in Lausanne and in Switzerland. The metro M1 can bring you to the SwissTech Convention Center from the Renens train station or the city center of Lausanne. It comes every 5 minutes and it will only take you 10 minutes to get here.

BY CAR

The SwissTech Convention Center is 2 minutes away from the highway exit “Lausanne Sud, UNIL-EPFL”. There are 400 public parking spaces 5 minutes away walking from the STCC.

BY PLANE

Lausanne is very close to Geneva airport or to Zurich airport that are connected to 196 destinations worldwide.

Geneva airport is only 45 minutes away from Lausanne using a car or public transportation. There are train departing from Geneva Airport every 15 minutes and the train station is located in the airport.

Zurich airport is 2.5 hours away by car and by train.
There is also a station in the airport and trains to Lausanne leave every 15 minutes.

LAUSANNE TRANSPORT CARD

The hotel will provide you the Lausanne Transport Card. With it, you can use public transport (bus, train, metro) for free during your whole stay (maximum 15 days) in Lausanne and its surroundings.

HOTELS IN THE SWISSTECH PROXIMITY

Hotel Name Stars Booking Code
SWISS TECH HOTEL (1 min walking to the Conference Center) 2* Book via email AIPC2021
STARLING HOTEL (15mn walking) 4* Link to Starling Hotel room reservation aipc21
LAUSANNE PALACE 5* Link to Lausanne Palace room reservation

REGISTRATION AND BADGING

All participants (delegates and guests) are kindly requested to wear their name tags at all times. Badges can be collected from the AIPC registration desk located in foyer Foyer Campus (Grätzel) starting 19.00 on Monday 12 July 2021.

LOCATIONS

  • Conference (plenary): Auditorium (Auditorium B / CAMPUS)
  • Breakout Rooms: Room 1ABC + 2ABC + 3ABC / GARDEN
  • Networking Breakfast (Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14) : Foyer Graetzel / CAMPUS
  • Lunches: Foyer Graetzel / CAMPUS
  • Breaks: Foyer Graetzel / CAMPUS
  • Welcome cocktail on Monday 12 July: Musée Olympique
    You can get there by train, metro, car, foot. For detailed information, please check the website of the Musée Olympique
  • Business Partners Networking cocktail on Tuesday 13 July: Foyer Graetzel / CAMPUS
  • Gala dinner on Tuesday 13 July: Foyer Graetzel / CAMPUS
  • Closing cocktail on Wednesday 14 July: Foyer Graetzel / CAMPUS

DRESS CODE

Business Sessions: Business Casual*
For men: trousers, collared shirt; jacket & tie optional. For women: skirt or trousers; jacket optional
*You may wish to bring a jacket or sweater as the temperature in meeting rooms may vary.

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the meeting.

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF),

WEATHER IN LAUSANNE (JULY 2021)

July in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a pleasant summer month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 12.6°C (54.7°F) and an average high of 22.2°C (72°F).Daily Min Temp (ºC) 13.0

ELECTRICITY

Electrical current in Switzerland is 230 volts, 50Hz. Plugs are of the linear, rounded three-pin type, but rounded two-pin plugs will fit the outlet.

PHONE

The international country dialling code for Switzerland is +41.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

112 (General)
117 (Police)
144 (Ambulance).