UFI Open Seminar in Europe Basel (Switzerland), 20-22 June 2016
“The challenge of change” Practical Information Host of the Seminar MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd. CH-4005 Basel T: +41 58 200 20 20 www.mch-group.com
Venue of the Seminar CCB Congress Center Basel Messeplatz 21 CH-4058 Basel T: + 41 58 206 28 28 www.congress.ch The Congress Center Basel is just beside the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel hotel.
Hotel accommodation Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel Messeplatz 25, CH-4005 Basel www.swissotel.com/basel The hotel is just beside Congress Center Basel. Single room: CHF 295/night; Double room: CHF 325/night; Breakfast included; city tax of CHF 3.50/person/day to be added. Deadline for reservation: 20 May 2016. Reservations after this date are subject to availability. Booking cancellations are free of charge up to 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival. …/…
Hotel accommodation (continued) Hotel Ramada Plaza Basel Messeplatz 12, CH-4058 Basel https://www.h-hotels.com/en/hotels/ramada-plaza-basel-hotel-conference-center/welcome.html
Walking distance to Congress Center Basel: 5 minutes. Single room: CHF 189/night; Double room: CHF 219/night; Breakfast included; city tax of CHF 3.50/person/day to be added. Deadline for reservation: 18 May 2016. Reservations after this date are subject to availability. Booking cancellations are free of charge up to 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival; otherwise, or in case of no-show, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
Pullman Basel Europe Clarastrasse 43, CH-4058 Basel www.pullman-basel-europe.com Walking distance to Congress Center Basel: 5 minutes. Double room for single use: CHF 250/night; Breakfast for 1 person included; city tax of CHF 3.50/person/day to be added. Deadline for reservation: 4 June 2016. Reservations after this date are subject to availability. Booking cancellations are free of charge up to 2 weeks prior to scheduled arrival; otherwise, or in case of no-show, a one night cancellation fee will be charged. For the three hotels: For room reservations, please use the booking forms or link available under "hotel reservation" on the UFI Open Seminar weblink www.ufi.org/basel2016. When checking in, participants will receive a Mobility Ticket which allows free use of all public transport (tram and bus) during their entire stay in Basel.
How to get to the Seminar hotels & venue The Seminar venue (Congress Center Basel) and the three Seminar hotels are located 10 minutes by taxi, or 15 minutes by tram from Basel central train station. Basel central train station Congress Center Basel and Seminar hotels: Taxi fare: 25 CHF, in normal traffic. EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg: Detailed information is available at www.airportsineurope.com/airports/basel-mulhouse-freiburg-airport/ The EuroAirport is 8 km (15 driving minutes) from Basel. …/…
Seminar registration at the Seminar venue You can collect your badge and Programme Booklet in the Foyer of Congress Center Basel at the following times: Date Monday Tuesday
20 June 21 June
Time 12:00 - 19:00 08:15 - 18:30
Social programme for all Seminar participants Monday 20 June 19:40
Departure from Pullman Basel Europe hotel by tram (5 minutes) or walk (10-15 minutes) to “Volkshaus Basel”
20:00 - 23:00
Welcome buffet reception at “Volkshaus Basel” Address: Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel http://volkshaus-basel.ch/
Enjoy networking and a typical local buffet with your colleagues from around the world, right in the centre of Basel!
Tuesday 21 June 18:00 - 23:00
Dinner event at the Congress Center Basel, including the dinner speech by Jonas Ridderstråle on “The challenge of change”
Wednesday 22 June 13:45 - 16:00
Networking & city tour in Basel: “Art in the city” More so in Basel than in any other city, art and culture form an inherent part of the cityscape. This is why Basel is known as the cultural capital of Switzerland. Many artworks by prominent artists can be found adorning Basel’s public buildings and gracing the city’s streets and piazzas. The most famous examples are Jean Tiguely’s “Fasnacht Fountain”, Borofsky’s “Hammering Man” and Serra’s “Intersection”. The tour will include these and many other fine examples of sculptures, murals, fountains and façade decorations liberally scattered throughout the city. The tour will start and end at the Congress Center Basel. Disabled access is possible during the tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella (if rain is forecasted ).
Complimentary local transportation Participants will receive a Mobility Ticket which allows free use of all public transport (tram and bus) during their entire stay in Basel. Other details will be announced at the UFI Registration Desk in the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel hotel and the Congress Center Basel.
Seminar registration fees Seminar registration fees per person: UFI members "Early bird": after 25 March until 25 March 615 € 695 €
Non members "Early bird": after 25 March until 25 March 845 € 945 €
Registration fees are VAT excluded. They are considered as a service package, and the reversed charge procedure is applied for EU companies with a valid VAT number.
The "Early bird" rate is applicable for registrations received by/on 25 March 2016 & payments received before/on 8 April 2016. Registration fees include participation in the: welcome buffet reception on Monday 20 June; meeting of the UFI European Chapter on Tuesday 21 June, from 09:15-12:15; Seminar sessions on Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 June; dinner event on Tuesday 21 June; refreshments, coffee breaks & lunches on Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 June; networking & city tour in Basel on Wednesday afternoon, 22 June.
Accompanying persons ("spouse"): Participation is limited to ONE accompanying person per Seminar participant. Accompanying persons cannot participate in the conference sessions of the UFI Open Seminar. They can only participate in the: welcome buffet reception on Monday 20 June; networking dinner on Tuesday 21 June; networking & city tour in Basel on Wednesday afternoon, 22 June. Registration fee: 175 €/person
Visit of “Art Basel in Europe”, 16-19 June 2016 Art Basel’s European edition brings the international art world together, with more than 280 of the world’s leading galleries showing the work of over 4,000 artists, ranging from Modern Art’s great masters to the youngest generation’s emerging stars. For more information, please see http://www.artbasel.com/basel UFI Seminar participants will be granted complimentary access to Art Basel on Sunday 19 June 2016. Please contact the UFI headquarters ([email protected]
) if you would like to obtain a ticket, so that we can centralise all requests and inform our host accordingly.
Entry visa for Switzerland Kindly check whether you require an entry visa for Switzerland: https://www.ch.ch/en/short-term-stays-switzerland/ If so, please contact the UFI headquarters at [email protected]
for an invitation letter, if requested. …/…
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One week prior to the event, you will be able to view & download for free the UFI Open Seminar iPhone and Android phone application. Simply go to the respective App Store, search for “UFI”, download the app and open it after installation. Personal login details will be provided to all Seminar participants some days prior to the event.
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Free Wifi will be available in the meeting rooms and function areas on 20-22 June. Access details will be provided onsite.
Other information Conference language
Business casual, according to seasonal day temperature (around 20-25°C).
Special dietary requests
Vegetarian and other options will be available at all lunches and dinners.
Seminar participation is only possible if registration fees have been paid.
The pictures and footage taken by UFI staff or photographer at this event may be used, without further notification, at a later date within UFI printed and online marketing material. Registration at this event implies that you are in agreement, unless UFI receives written notification from you stating to the contrary.
Your badge is your digital delegate bag At this year's Open Seminar in Basel, your traditional delegate badge will become Smart. You will be able to easily receive digital copies of different content offered at the Seminar by simply tapping your Smart Badge against a Badge Reader to collect that piece of digital information: a speaker presentation, delegate list or piece of research that will be available on the Smart Wall in the networking area. At the end of the day, you will receive an email containing all the content you were interested in. Thanks to Konduko for providing this technology - they will be on-site to help you get the most out of your Smart badge and answer any other questions you have about how NFC technology can improve your exhibitions.
Exchange rates on 25 May 2016
1 € = 1.10 CHF (Francs suisses)
1 CHF = 0.91 €
We look forward to welcoming you in Basel! The UFI & MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) teams