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Conference Secretariat
FIDIC 2011
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
Peter Merian-Strasse 80, P.O. Box
4002 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 61 686 77 11
Fax: +41 61 686 77 88
fidic2011@congrex.com

Congress Venue

Congress Centre Davos

Talstrasse 49A

7270 Davos Platz

www.davoscongress.ch 

Venue

Davos is a winter and summer resort village in the heart of the canton Graubünden in the east of Switzerland. The beautiful mountainous region of Davos has attracted visitors from all over the world for more than one and half centuries, as health resort. In the early 90's, Davos became famous for hosting the World Economic Forum.

Together with the nearby town of Klosters, Davos offers a wide variety of winter sports activities, and summer hiking trails, set amid stunning Alpine scenery.

The conference will be held in the Davos Congress Center which has recently been enlarged and modernized, it has been already the venue for numerous national and international conferences and summits. The Congress Center is located within delightful mountain scenery, where leaders from all over the world have met.

Transport

The picturesque train ride from Zurich through the Swiss Alps to Davos takes nearly 3 hours. There are train connections from Zurich’s Hauptbahnhof (main station) or Zurich Airport to Davos every hour between 06.00 and 21.00 o’clock. For further information please see the official website of the Swiss Railway SBB: www.sbb.ch/en.

Air travellers may also take advantage of the Fly & Rail baggage service where baggage may be deposited, after clearing customs in Zurich, at the railway counter in the station for direct transfer to Davos.

During the conference there will be a 24-hour welcome desk at the Zurich Airport to help you with arranging the transfer to Davos.

Switzerland, officially called the Swiss Confederation, is situated in the heart of Western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

The Swiss Confederation has a long history of neutrality and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Switzerland is home to many international organisations, including the second largest UN office, the Red Cross, the World Trade Organisation, the International Labour Organisation and sports federations such as the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.

With its expansive greenery, beautiful cities and buckets of fresh air, Switzerland is a famous tourist destination offering countless outdoor adventures and contemporary urban breaks. However beyond skiing and hiking, lies a complex country of cohabiting different cultures. Switzerland is perfectly matching cultural variety, expresses through its four different languages (Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansch).

 

Health

Visitors to Switzerland are advised to check travel insurance coverage prior to departure, a full travel insurance is recommended for all travelers. For European visitors free or reduced-cost treatment is available; in most cases on production of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Organisers

FIDIC, the Fédération Internationale d’Ingénieurs Conseils, was founded in 1913 and now represents most of the private practice consulting engineers in the world. The federation is charged with implementing the consulting engineering industry’s strategic goals on behalf of over 80 national member associations and associate members. FIDIC member firms endorse FIDIC’s statutes, comply with FIDIC’s Code of Ethics and advocate selection on the basis of quality.

FIDIC organises international and regional conferences and training programmes in the furtherance of its goals. FIDIC publications include widely used conditions of contract for work projects, professional services agreements and international best-practice publications and guides.

ANBEIC represents the business interests of the consulting engineering industry in Tunisia. It is the leading business association in its field, with firms operating across many different disciplines.

ANBEIC lobbies government, major clients, the media and other key stakeholders, to help develop the industry and to promote the critical contribution that consulting engineers make in supplying services and developing Tunisia’s infrastructure.

FIDIC
World Trade Center 2
Geneva Airport, Box 311
1215 Geneva 15
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 799 49 00
Fax: +41 22 799 49 01
fidic@fidic.org
www.fidic.org

ANBEIC
6, rue 8160 Cité
Olympique
Tunis 1003
Tunisia
Tel: +216 98 35 99 28
Fax: +216 71 79 71 28
anbeic.congres@gnet.tn
www.anbeic-congres.org