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of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Welcome to the 51st Annual Meeting

09-12 May 2018 · Geneva · Switzerland


Route François-Peyrot 30
CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

Bus station: Palexpo
Bus No 5 / 28

Palexpo is one of Switzerland’s largest and most famous international congress and exhibition centres. Host to many renowned trade shows and events – among them the famous Geneva Auto Show – Palexpo is ideally located next to Geneva International Airport and the city’s train station. Located right above the conferences facilities and offering a pillar-free exhibition space of over 15,000sqm as well as a high ceiling which allows building heights up to 9.5m, the exhibition is situated in Hall 1 on the top floor of Palexpo’s conference centre. The main plenary and breakout rooms are conveniently located and easily accessible from the exhibition area. Palexpo’s high-quality standards and cutting-edge conference environment make the location an ideal choice for hosting the upcoming ESPGHAN 51st Annual Meeting.


Geneva’s idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Geneva, nestled between two rivers and the Jura and the Alps, makes for one of Europe’s most attractive lakeside cities. Life is sweet and quality of life exceptional. The city welcomes guests with ultimate luxury shopping, Switzerland’s most refined tables and a whole range of excellent, near-perfect services. Geneva, world-renowned as the Capital of Peace, is proud to be at the origin of the Red Cross, proud to host the European headquarters of the United Nations whilst fulfilling her role as an important business hub. Profoundly influenced by a remarkable history and a lively multicultural environment, the city always amazes by her dimensions, small and humane in size. This makes Geneva a charming metropolis with a unique and most famous landmark, the Jet d’Eau. No visitor remains immune to her charm.

An international meeting venue ideally situated in the heart of Europe, a financial and technological hub with a global reputation, Geneva is a cosmopolitan city, a unique and particularly privileged setting for meetings industry that takes its visitors by surprise.


Some important information summarized:

CurrencyThe official currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc.
Time Zone

Switzerland is on Central European Time – Greenwich. Mean Time (GMT) + 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.


Switzerland uses a 220V/50Hz system, sockets are recessed, three-holed, hexagonally shaped