Schedule

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Venue

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 17 Chemin des Crêts, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland

Hotels

The IFRC has obtained corporate room rates from three hotels, located near the conference location at the IFRC headquarters, for conference participants.

To benefit from a corporate room rate, you must reserve your hotel room using one of the attached room reservation forms, which must be completed and emailed to the hotel before the following dates:

  • Ibis and Novotel - 11th May 2019
  • Crowne Plaza - 21st May 2019

Please note that individuals, and not the conference organizers, are responsible for any fees or charges levied by a hotel in the event of a late cancellation or no-show.

For information about the three hotels, please view their web sites:

Ibis Budget

Ibis Budget Geneve Aeroport hotel

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Novotel Suites

Novotel Suites Geneve Aeroport hotel 

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Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Geneva hotel

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Conference participants are, of course, free to choose their own hotel accommodation.

Geneva Tourism offers a hotel booking service: https://www.geneve.com/

Directions

Getting from Geneva Airport to the Crowne Plaza, Ibis and Novotel hotels

A Crowne Plaza Geneva shuttle bus leaves the airport every 20 minutes, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. A sign located to your right near the airport exit, in the arrival hall, will tell you where to find the shuttle bus. If you wish to use public transportation from the airport to one of the three hotels: in the Baggage Claim area, immediately before exiting through the green Customs door, you will find a ticket machine that will issue a free public transportation ticket valid for 1.5 hours from the arrival hall, go up to the “Check-in desk” level and exit the airport. Turn left and walk to the bus stop, which you will see across the road to your right. Take Bus Nr. 10, in the direction of “Rive”, and get off at the “De Joinville” stop for the Crowne Plaza, located in front of the hotel, or the “Balexert-Pailly” stop for the Ibis and Novotel hotels, located across the road. The bus trip takes about eight to 10 minutes. A taxi from the airport to any of the three hotels will cost between 20 to 30 CHF.

Getting to the IFRC headquarters (conference location) from the Crowne Plaza, Ibis and Novotel hotels 

From your hotel, please take Bus Nr 10, in the direction of “Rive” and get off at the “Bouchet” stop. From there it is a 10 minute walk to the IFRC building. Walking from the Crowne Plaza hotel to the IFRC building takes 25 minutes. Walking from the Ibis or Novotel hotels to the IFRC building takes 15 minutes. Please see the attached map. Getting to the IFRC headquarters (conference location) from the airport will cost between 20 to 30 CHF. Please specify the street address, “17 chemin des Crêts, Petit Saconnex”, to avoid the taxi driver confusing the IFRC with the ICRC and taking you to the wrong location. If you wish to use public transportation from the airport to the IFRC buildling: in the Baggage Claim area, immediately before exiting through the green Customs door, you will find a ticket machine that will issue a free public transportation ticket valid for 1.5 hours from the arrival hall, go up to the “Check-in desk” level and exit the airport. Turn left and walk to the bus stop, which you will see across the road to your right. Take Bus Nr. 10, in the direction of “Rive”, and get off at the “Bouchet” stop. The bus trip takes about eight to 10 minutes. From there it is a 10 minute walk to the IFRC building.

 

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