Travel Information

About Basel

The city of Basel is conveniently located at the heart of Europe where France, Germany and Switzerland all meet. It is Switzerland's oldest university city and one of Europe's leading teaching and research locations for the life sciences, medical research, energy engineering and cultural sciences. It is home to a large number of globally leading companies in the pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and medical engineering.

As Switzerland’s most dynamic economic region and one of the most productive worldwide, Basel is a key location for the life sciences industry. Learn more about this great city, its culinary scene and site-seeing musts.

Registration Desk and Badge Pickup Hours

The registration desk is located at the Congress Center Basel, Hall 4 Building, Second Floor Foyer:
Monday, 27 February 10:00 – 18:15
Tuesday, 28 February 8:00 – 18:30
Wednesday, 1 March 8:00 –16:30

Photo courtesy of Basel Tourismus

Getting to Basel

Basel is compact, safe and clean. The dense public transport system will take you rapidly and punctually to wherever you need to go, including over the border into Germany or France. Learn more about transportation to and within Basel.


If you are traveling by air, you can reach the city via EuroAirport (15 minutes from city center) or nearby Zurich Airport (ZRH). Learn more about air travel options.


It's very easy for nearby neighboring countries to plan a journey to Basel via train using either the Swiss Railway, French Railway or German Railway. Explore your train travel options.


If you prefer to drive to Basel, you have many options to reach the city. Find out about your driving options.

Getting to the Conference Venue

The International Symposium will take place in the Congress Center Basel, Hall 4 Building, Second Floor, located in downtown Basel and adjacent to the Basel Exhibition Centre. Learn how to get to the congress center and familiarize yourself with the center.

Local Transportation

Basel has made public transportation quite easy for travelers. Learn more about how to get around Basel. Hotel guests in Basel can use the city's public transport free-of-charge with their Mobility Ticket.


Conference Venue


Congress Center Basel


Messeplatz 21
Basel, Switzerland 4058
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Official Letter of Invitation

Official letters of invitation for visa applications are sent out only to registered attendees. Once an attendee finalizes and completes their registration, a link to download your letter of invitation is included in your email confirmation.

For information on obtaining a visa to travel to Switzerland, refer to the Swiss requirements.
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Congress Center Basel
Messepl. 21 
Basel, Switzerland 4058