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Congress Information

Joining Instructions can be downloaded here


MCI Suisse SA, our local partner agency for accommodation, has reserved a large number of rooms in different hotel categories and proposes discounted room rates for ECO 2008 participants, (see our detailed list in this preliminary programme). Only reservations made through MCI Suisse SA will benefit from these rates. Please make your reservation on-line. Contact details are below - See Local Partner Agency.

Group Reservations will be handled by MCI Suisse SA with separate contracts. Please contact MCI for further details.

Certificate of Attendance
Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance at the Congress.

Commercial Exhibition
The ECO2008 commercial exhibition will be the hub of the congress and will be located close to the main auditorium. The posters catering points and internet cafe and lounge areas will all be located alongside the commercial exhibition. For more information contact


The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc - CHF.

The currency of the Congress is the Euro.

Italian Agency

The agency dealing with Italian registrations is:

Pandani Viaggi Srl

Via G. Fara, 13

20124 Milano

Tel:     +39 02 669 3007

Fax:    +39 02 667 16063




The official language of the Congress is English.

Letters of Invitation/Visa

Letters of Invitation to assist with Visa applications can be provided by the Congress Secretariat once the following information has been provided:

? Registration confirmation number

? Proof of payment of fees

? Full name

? Home address

? Work address

? Date of birth

? Passport number                                            


If you require a letter of invitation please contact the .  Letters of invitation will not be issued after Monday 31 March 2008.


Local Partner Organisation - Dealing with Hotels and Tours
MCI - Geneva Office
Rue de Lyon 75
P.O. Box 502
CH - 1211 Geneva 13 - Switzerland
Tel:    +41 22 33 99 572
Fax:   +41 22 33 99 631

Name Badges
All participants and accompanying persons must clearly wear the ECO2008 identification badge. Entrance to the meeting halls and exhibition areas will not be permitted without it.

Pre and post congress satellites
Please visit the Satellites page of the Congress website for information and booking details


The ECO 2008 organisers are conscious to make the Congress as environmentally sound as possible. To this end, the lunchboxes and their contents, exhibition waste and carpet will all be recycled - recycling points will be located around the Congress venue.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is not permitted inside the congress venue.

Local Swiss time during May is Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour

Participants staying in a hotel in Geneva will receive, on request, upon check-in, a free transportation pass, valid on the Geneva public transport network for the duration of their stay.


VAT (Value Added Tax) in Switzerland is 7.6%.


Geneva Palexpo

CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex


Tel:   +41 22 761 11 11

Fax:  +41 22 798 01 00



The Congress Centre is located 10 minutes from Geneva?s city centre and is served directly by the international airport, international railway station and motorway network.


Alain Bouvet