The RADECS 2017 team is happy to meet you! This webpage gathers the social activities occurring during the conference and useful information to help you through your journey.
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Find practical information about Geneva
Geneva International Airport is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) west of the city centre, on the border between France and Switzerland.
It is very easy to get around Geneva. The simplest option, with relatively few constraints, is to use public transport. Transports Public Genevois (TPG) operates a dense network of bus routes as well as a tram system recently given a fresh lease on life.
Upon your arrival in Geneva, you can get in touch with local tourism professionals for further information and to help organize your stay.
Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation Offers practical information and many useful recommendations (accommodation, restaurants, public transport, festivals, cultural events, etc.).
Here are a few basic French phrases that will make your stay in Geneva a little easier:
Hello / Good morning / Good afternoon: Bonjour
Good evening: Bonsoir
Good-bye: Au revoir
No, thank you: Non, merci
Thank you very much: Merci beaucoup
I don't understand: Je ne comprends pas
Could you repeat that: Pouvez-vous répéter ?
Please: S'il vous plaît
What time is it: Quelle heure est-il ?
Excuse me: Excusez-moi
Train station: Gare
I'm (…): Je suis (…)
I'm looking for (…): Je recherche (…)
How much is (…): Quel est le prix de (…) ?
Do you have (…): Avez-vous (…) ?
Phone : 00 41 + phone number without the 0 (calls to Geneva)
Bank : Usually open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Government offices : Usually open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Electricity : 230 V / 50 Hz
Shopping hours :
Most retail stores are open throughout the day, however many service shops close for lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 during the week. Most stores, including grocery stores, do not stay open past 19:00 on weekdays, past 18:00 on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays, so plan wisely to avoid frustration.
And what about tipping?
In Switzerland, as is also the case in France and Italy, when the service is especially friendly and attentive, leaving a tip is recommended and always appreciated. An appropriate tip in this case is anywhere between 5 and 10 percent of the bill at restaurants or bars.
If you have a problem contact us :
+41 77 416 57 83
In case of emergency
General emergency calls: 112
Fire service: 118
Toxicological Institute: 145
Toxicological Information Center: +41 44 251 51 51
Consular Services: +41 (0)800 247 365 or +41 (0)58 465 33 33
Find useful information about CICG
WIFI for all participants in CICG
The Preview Room is situated at the Level 2 and will be closed during the coffee breaks.
Please make sure you are at the busses ten minutes before the scheduled departure time from CICG