11–14 September 2018

Congress Center Basel

Useful information


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


Access to the forum sessions 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!


A cloakroom is available on the ground floor during the secretariat’s opening hours and can be used free of charge. Please note that the cloakroom is unguarded.

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.

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


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.


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.


Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the contracting partner.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code CHZJYPO in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

Industry exhibition

The MipTec exhibition, with companies presenting state-of-the-art technology and solutions, is located in Hall 4.1. 

Exhibition opening hours will follow.


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.


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

Lunch and coffee

A lunch will be served in exhibition hall 4.1 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Coffee is available in exhibition hall 4.1 between 09:30 and 17:00.


The poster exhibition is located in exhibition hall 4.1.


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.

Secretariat opening hours

12 September 2018: 08:00–19:30
13 September 2018: 08:00–19:30
14 September 2018: 08:00–18:30

Social media

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

Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC)

The SSC is located close to all lecture halls. All speakers are kindly requested to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 45 minutes before the start of the session.

Time Zone

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


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Congress Centre.