2. Information and Registration
4. Admission Badges
5. Telephone and Communications
6. Internet Café
8. Public Transport
11. Facilities offered at or near the Conference Center
Center of Geneva (CICG)
15, rue de Varembé,
The registration desk is situated in the main
entrance lobby of the Conference Center. This desk will function for
information and registration on Thursday, December 6, 2001, from 8.30 a.m.
Telephone: (41-22) 791 9441 and 791 9442.
Simultaneous interpretation is provided in English,
French and Spanish, the languages being identified on the control switch
4. Speaker’s language
Admission badges are issued to participants at the
time of registration, at the registration desk. Participants are
requested to wear their badges when they are in the Conference Center.
Calls can be made from public telephones at the Post Office
and around the Conference Center with the use of phonecards, available
from the Post Office.
All incoming communications should be made to the
WIPO reception desk: (41-22) 791 9411 and 791 9410.
A number of PCs and printers with Internet access
will be available for all participants on the second floor of the
ITU Montbrillant building and in the basement of the ITU tower, across the road from the CICG.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has
an office in Room T1108 in the ITU tower building (opposite the Center)
which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. (Telephone: 41 22
Participants are requested to contact Carlson Wagonlit directly if they require
assistance with travel arrangements.
Kuoni Travel Agents has an office at WIPO
headquarters (across the road from the Center), which is open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday . (Telephone: (41-22) 733 46 31).
Participants are requested to contact Kuoni directly if they require
assistance with travel arrangements.
Please ensure you make the preparations necessary to
obtain a visa for entry to Switzerland if your nationality requires it.
Buses to and from Geneva
city center (and the railway station), stop
at the rue de Vermont very near the Conference Center (bus
line 5), avenue Giuseppe Motta outside the ITU tower (bus line
8), and Place des Nations (bus lines 8, F, V and Z).
The nearest taxi rank is situated on chemin Louis-Dunant.
Taxis can be called by dialing (41-22) 320 2202 or (41-22) 320 2020.
Participants may be dropped off by car near to the
roundabout in front of the main entrance to the Conference Center, but
no parking is allowed there. Upon request, parking cards for
free-of-charge access to the underground parking at the Place des
Nations will be available from the Receptionist at the Conference
Chauffeur-driven official cars should not remain
parked in the vicinity of the entrance to the Conference Center, but
should leave the area and return just before the expected end of the
OFFERED AT OR NEAR THE CONFERENCE CENTER
a) Postal service
There is a Post Office on the ground floor of
the Conference Center.
Hours: 7.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1.45 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Telephone: (41-22) 734 2883
An office of the Union de Banques Suisses (UBS)
is situated across the street from the Conference Center at 17 chemin
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
A self-service cloakroom, situated in the
main entrance hall of the Conference Center, is available for the use of
participants. The area is unattended, and neither ITU nor WIPO can take
responsibility for loss or theft.
d) Coffee bars, cafeteria, restaurant at the
Coffee bars:open from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cafeteria:open from 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Restaurant:open from 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A news-stand and tobacconist are open during
meeting hours (Level 0 of the Conference Center).
Please click here
for a list of hotels. We would advise you to reserve hotel accommodation
as soon as possible.
While morning and afternoon coffee will be provided,
lunch is not foreseen.
The Conference Center has catering facilities for up
to 400 persons, and there are a number of restaurants in the vicinity
offering a wide range of cuisine (Chinese, French, Italian, Thai, etc.).
for today's weather in Geneva