AidEx 2024

Venue
 

PALEXPO

Hall 4,
Rte François-Peyrot 30,
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex,
Switzerland

 

Conference Opening Times

Wednesday 23 October 2024: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 24 October 2024: 09:00 - 17:00

 

Geneva – The European capital for NGOs and United Nations

Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland behind Zurich, and the most international city in Europe with over 40% of its population coming from outside Switzerland.

The city was chosen for its central location and excellent flight and other transport links, helping to minimise both visitor and exhibitor budgets.

Geneva is home to the world’s highest concentration of international organisations and diplomatic missions, such as the World Health Organization, UN European Headquarters, International Red Cross, ILO, ITU, CERN among others, but also 750 non-governmental organisations as well as over 250 permanent missions and more than 900 multinational companies.

 

How to get to Palexpo

 

Travel from Continental Europe by train

Geneva offers great railway connections from Continental Europe. There are frequent trains to the centre of Geneva (10-20 minutes public transportation) or at the Airport Station (10 minutes walk) to get to Palexpo.

Find guidance on approximate travel time and operators from popular destinations below:

Route

Fastest journey

Train operator

Paris to Geneva

3h 11m

TGV Lyria

Zurich to Geneva

2h 44m

SBB

Milan to Geneva

4h 01m

Eurocity

Lyon to Geneva

1h 57m

SNCF, TGV Lyria

Lausanne to Geneva

36m

SBB

 

Book with the local rail operator Railtour

Travel by bus/intercity train

There are frequent bus and trains from the center of Geneva connecting Palexpo. Trains take approximately 7 min from the Genève-Cornavin Railway Station running approximately every 15 min.

  • IC1 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
  • IC5 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
  • IR15 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop
  • IR90 – ‘Genève-Aéroport’ Stop

In addition, there are many bus lines from Geneva and its surroundings connecting Palexpo:

  • Line 5 – “Palexpo” stop
  • Line 10 – “Airport” stop
  • Line 23 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
  • Line 28 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
  • Line 50 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop
  • Line 56 – “Airport” stop
  • Line 57 – “Airport” stop
  • Line 59 – “Palexpo” stop
  • Line 66 – “Palexpo-Halle 7” stop

View public transport timetables

Travel by air

Palexpo is located at Geneva Airport. The airport has 137 scheduled destinations from Geneva to Europe, North-America, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia. The airport is also a major hub for EasyJet and other low cost carriers with over 78 destinations scheduled directly to and from Geneva.

Travel by car

Palexpo is easily reached by car. There are 1,600 spaces available for visitors and exhibitors in the P12 car park. The car park also has reserved spaces for people with reduced mobility.

Please take a moment to review the parking rates, parking rules and location of the parking before arriving.