Housing & Transport

Visit the EBACE Housing Website

MCI Suisse SA is the exclusive housing company for EBACE2016. With a base of operations in Geneva, MCI was chosen because of their long-standing relationships with the local hotels, their ability to obtain preferential hotel rates and their first-hand knowledge of the hotels and the local area. MCI has both English and French-speaking representatives to assist you with your travel needs.

Visit the EBACE2016 housing website now to lock in great rates for Geneva’s best hotels.

Please be vigilant: Unauthorized travel companies may attempt to solicit housing to you or your company. Many of these companies are not reputable, and their offers are deceptive and may put you at financial risk. Protect yourself and take advantage of exclusive benefits by booking through MCI.

Business Visa for Travel to Switzerland

Business visas are required for passport holders of certain countries. EBACE can help you with visa procedures by sending an invitation letter from the EBACE Management and from Geneva Palexpo, as well as a Business Visa Form duly signed and stamped.

To request an invitation letter, please fill in the EBACE2016 Visa Request form and return it to [email protected].

Download the EBACE2016 Visa Request Form (Word)

Proof of EBACE2016 registration or exhibit confirmation is required to complete this request.

Upon receipt of your exhibitor application confirmation or registration confirmation and the completed visa request form, EBACE will issue the invitation letter and send it back to you and the Swiss Embassy on your country.

Please note that it is your responsibility to contact the appropriate Swiss representation in your country to obtain the necessary visa for the person in your delegation whose stamped personal data form is enclosed. This letter is meant to facilitate the procedure; however, EBACE will not be in a position to intervene on any decision taken by the consulate.

For further information please contact [email protected].

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle bus service to Palexpo will be provided from some Geneva hotels. Other hotels will offer shuttle bus service to the the downtown train station (Gare Cornavin) where attendees may take the train to Palexpo. View the shuttle bus schedule.

Public Transportation

EBACE attendees are encouraged to ask for their free Geneva Transport Card at their hotels to take advantage of Geneva’s easy-to-use public transportation system for the duration of their stay.


From the Cornavin Station to Palexpo:
The train ride is approximately 6 minutes with trains running every 10-12 minutes. Walk across the tramway and taxi area and enter the Cornavin Train Station through the main entrance on Place de Cornavin. Walk past the ticket office and take a right. Take your first left and another left up the escalator. Proceed straight to the train direction Geneva Airport. Depart train at the Geneva Airport stop and follow the signs to the Arena – Palexpo.

From Palexpo to the Cornavin Station:
Exit Halls 4, 5, 6 and walk outside past the Arena to the train station. Board train headed in the direction of Cornavin Station. Exit train at the Cornavin Station and proceed down the escalators and out the main entrance. Walk across the taxi and tramway areas to the EBACE Shuttle Bus with signage for your hotel.

Bus Service

In addition to the train, Geneva offers bus service (Bus no. 5) from the downtown Cornavin Train Station with a stop at Palexpo (for Halls 1-7) and at the Arena/Hall 7. The bus ride takes approximately 15 and 18 minutes.

Taxi Service

Taxis are available in front of Hall 1.

Geneva Tourism & Convention Bureau

Learn more about the historic attractions in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Geneva Tourism & Conventions website.