BASEL LIFE 2019

9–12 September 2019

Congress Center Basel
Switzerland

Useful information

ATM

An ATM is located outside the Congress Centre to the left of the main entrance.

Badges

Access to the congress will only be possible with your personal badge, which you will be able to print in the entrance area. Please wear your badge at all times! If you forget your badge, we can reprint it for a deposit of CHF 30. The deposit will be returned once you show that you still have both badges, of which we will keep one. If you lost your badge or do not show both badges anymore, CHF 30 will be charged.

The City of Basel

Basel is an inspiration: located at the Swiss–German–French border, it is a welcoming, active, and enterprising city of open-minded citizens, who excel in business and the arts. Thanks to its manageable size and excellent public transport, it is quick and easy to get around the city.

www.basel.com

Conference Venue – Congress Center Basel (CCB)

BASEL LIFE will take place at the Congress Center Basel which is one of the most modern congress centers in Switzerland. Equipped with the latest technology, it provides an excellent atmosphere for conferences and exhibitions. The Congress Center is located directly alongside Messe Basel in the heart of the city. The historic Old Town, the shopping areas and the many museums and parks can be reached comfortably by foot or by public transport.

Congress Center Basel
Messeplatz 21
4058 Basel / Switzerland
www.congress.ch

Currency

All official prices are indicated in Swiss Francs (CHF), which is the official currency of Switzerland. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Electricity

The electrical current in Switzerland is 230 Volts AC, 50 Hz (continental European standard). Sockets take the standard, round-pinned European plugs. There is limited compatibility with other continental European plugs: the standard continental hexagonal plugs with two round pins (Euroconnectors, pin distance 19 mm [3/4 inch], pin diameter 4.0 mm [1/6 inch]) found on many electrical travel products may be used without any problems. Please do not forget to bring an adapter since German, French, and Austrian plugs with thick pins (diameter 4.8 mm [1/5 inch]) as well as Italian plugs with three thin pins in a row are not compatible with Swiss wall outlets, despite the equal distance of the two main pins on German, French, and Austrian plugs.

Insurance

The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the coverage of your own insurance.

Internet terminals

Several internet terminals are located in the exhibition area and are available to all congress participants during the opening hours of the exhibition. An attendee list (with names and home cities) can be viewed at the internet terminals. Please note that only attendees who agreed to the publication during the online registration are listed here.

Language

The congress language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided.
The official language of Basel is Swiss German. French and English are widely spoken. 

Restaurants

Basel offers both a wide range of international restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Japanese, French, etc.) and typical Swiss cuisine.

People usually have lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and dinner between 18:00 and 20:00.

Social media

Join the Basel Life social-media community on Facebook and Twitter. Stay up to date and participate in the discussions!

Time Zone

In winter Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland, in summer period, summer time applies (CET + 1).

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Congress Centre. 

Login information will follow shortly before the congress.