Delegate information

Information about the summit, the InterContinental hotel, Geneva and Switzerland.

Summit and the venue

Address and contact details of the venue
InterContinental Geneva
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9
1209 Genève, Switzerland

  • Phone: +41 22 919 39 39

Agenda
The up to date agenda is available on the agenda webpage.

Registration and name badges
Registration opens: 8am – Thursday, 20 April for people attending sessions at the InterContinental Geneva.

For security, please wear your badge at all times during the summit.

Wi-Fi
A wireless internet connection will be available at the venue. The access code will be provided at the summit.

Mobile app
A mobile app is available for iPhone and Android devices. 

Information during the event
The summit event team will be at the registration desk located in front of the ballroom if you have any questions.

You can also contact the event team by email on events@unitingtocombatntds.org

Visa and travel information

Visas, travel and accommodation
Delegates are responsible for their own visa, travel and hotel arrangements. If you still need an invitation to support your visa application, please email events@unitingtocombatntds.org

For citizens of European Union or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries
If you are staying in Switzerland for less than 90 days, you can enter the country without a visa. You must still carry a valid recognised identity document such as a passport.

If you are staying in Switzerland for more than 90 days, you’ll need a national visa.

For nationals of countries outside the European Union or EFTA
The conditions to enter Switzerland will vary based on:

  • your nationality
  • the reasons for your stay
  • the length of your stay.

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs provides information about visa requirements on their website. The website also includes information about how and where you can apply for your visa.

Check if you need a Swiss visa

If you have any questions about visas, you can contact the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Travel insurance
Delegates are responsible for organising their own travel insurance for the duration of their visit. We recommend personal travel insurance that covers personal accident, sickness, loss or damage to luggage and personal belongings and cancellation charges.

Ticket machineTravelling to and from Geneva International Airport
When you arrive at Geneva International Airport, you can get a free 80 minute public transport ticket. This ticket allows you to travel on a train, bus, tram or boat for up to 80 minutes. This is more than enough time to travel into the city centre.

You can collect your ticket from the machine in the baggage collection area at arrivals. This ticket must be collected before you leave the luggage retrieval hall.

Please keep your boarding pass or airline ticket while using this 80 minute ticket.

Public transport around Geneva
When you arrive at your accommodation, you should receive a free Geneva Transport Card as a guest of the city.

This card allows you to use public transport in Geneva for free for the duration of your stay. The city’s public transport network is called UNIRESO and includes buses, trams, trains and boats.

If you don’t receive a free transport card from your accommodation, individual tickets can be purchased from vending machines at the bus stops. Not all vending machines will give change.

Cards for multiple trips can be purchased at a reduced price from the Naville Kiosk from newsstands with the TPG sign in town.

Taxis
The public transport in Geneva is very good and will be suitable for the majority of our delegates.

However, here are some taxi company contacts in Geneva:

Taxi-phone.ch

Taxis 202

About Geneva and Switzerland

Language
French is the official language in Switzerland. English and German are also commonly spoken.

Time zone
Switzerland will be on Central European Summer Time (CEST) during the summit. This is UTC+2 hours. 

Weather
Geneva's weather in April is usually quite cool and dry, but there can be rain. The average temperature will be around 4°C to 14°C (39°F to 57°F). 

Currency
The Swiss franc (CHF) is the currency in Switzerland. 1 CHF is divided into 100 cents.

Shops and restaurants may accept euros, but they are not required to do so. We advise you to change money into the local Swiss francs.

Electricity
Electricity sockets in Switzerland supply 220 volts and use two types of plugs:

  • Type C has two round pins and is the standard plug used across Europe.
  • Type J has three pins and is grounded.

We recommend you bring travel adapters for your electrical items. For higher-powered devices such as laptops, we suggest you use the a Type J Swiss adapter.

Eating and drinking
Drinking and eating out in Switzerland is hygienic and the tap water is safe to drink.

Vaccinations
Immunisation for contagious diseases is only required if you have been in an infected area within 14 days before arriving in Switzerland.

Safety and security
There is a low rate of serious crime in Switzerland. However, it is advised you watch out for pickpockets and thieves in busy areas.

Tours and popular spots in Geneva
The Geneva tourism website provides information about restaurants, attractions and what's on in the city.

The tourism board also provides official mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices.

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Uniting to Combat NTDs, the World Health Organization and the NTD community are hosting the NTD Summit in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2017.

We'll celebrate the community's achievements over the past 5 years and plan for the future as we aim to control, eliminate and eradicate 10 neglected tropical diseases.

NTD Summit

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