Palexpo, Geneva's exhibition and convention centre, is an international venue located close to Geneva international airport and the city's rail station.
Palexpo is also easily accessible by motorway from the rest of Switzerland as well as from France, Italy and Germany, and offers on-site parking for 2,800 vehicles.
Palexpo have been recycling their waste since 1992, and provide electricity derived from renewable sources.
Palexpo only uses electricity generated in Switzerland via hydropower, and with some 30,000 m2 of solar panels fitted on its roof, the centre is also the second largest solar power 'plant' in the country.
The panels today provide enough electricity to supply 1,350 households annually.
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.
Often known as the gateway to the Alps, Geneva prides itself as being one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world.
Historically famous for watchmaking and chocolate, Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross.
CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, is just outside the city.
For your extended visit before or after CIRED, be sure to pick up the Geneva City Pass: gain free or discounted access to 60 attractions and activities, plus all public transport in the Geneva network.
The pass is available for 24, 48 or 72 hours.