Next event: 3DBODY.TECH 2024, Lugano, Switzerland, 22-23 Oct. 2024


Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. Lugano is situated in Ticino, an alpine canton in a strategic geographic position, directly on the north-south international axis of the St. Gotthard route (Milan-Lugano-Basel).

This quiet, compact city of spacious parks lies on the shores of beautiful Lake Lugano, in an unspoilt landscape of lush hills and wild, remote valleys. With mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

Local area attractions and short day trips can make this conference the opportunity of a mini vacation. On the other hand, the greater Milan area houses world-famous cultural heritages, many museums, world-class shopping, delicious dining, various cultural offers. Additionally, through the low-cost flight connections to/from Milan Malpensa airport, all major European cities are easily and inexpensively reachable.


General touristic information about Lugano and surrounding areas may be obtained from the web sites of Lugano and Ticino tourism at,

Conference and exhibition venue

The conference and exhibition will be held at the Lugano convention centre which is centrally located, right next to the splendid municipal park, directly on the lake shore. The centre is located within easy walking distance of many hotels, shops and attractions. Eminently userfriendly for events of all kinds, it is equipped with the most up-todate technology and its uncluttered hallways, wide stairways and outside terraces are ideal for networking between sessions.

Palazzo dei congressi

Location of Lugano convention centre in Google maps: link.

Address of the conference venue:
Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza Indipendenza 4
CH-6900 Lugano

Access and Travel

Lugano is extremely easy to reach by several means of public transportation and also by means of private transport. Milan Malpensa international airport (MXP), situated 70km from Lugano and connected with shuttle services, is ideal for long-distance connections and low-cost European flights (e.g. EasyJet). Zurich international airport (ZRH) is located 200km from Lugano with connections by rail. Additionally, the small regional Lugano Airport (LUG), situated 6 km from the city centre, offers short-distance flights to European cities and connecting flights to international airports.

Lugano is situated in a strategic geographic position, directly on the north-south international axis of the St. Gotthard route E35 (Milan-Lugano-Basel). Lugano is within driving distance from a number of major destinations: Como (I) 40km, Milano (I) 80km, Lucerne (CH) 170km, Zurich (CH) 200km, Basel (CH) 260km, Venice (I) 340km, Geneva (CH) 370km, Florence (I) 400km, Munich (D) 420km, Stuttgart (D) 430km, Frankfurt (D) 590km, Rome (I) 660km, Paris (F) 770km, Vienna (A) 830km.

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Information and details about how to travel to and from Lugano by airplane, train or car is included in the following document: access&travel (PDF 1.3MB).

Hotels and Accommodation

Lugano offers a wide range of hotel rooms in all categories. If you wish to be close and within walking distance to the conference venue, we suggest you to book an hotel in Lugano. On the other hand, if you wish to stay in Italy, Lugano is easily accessed by car or train (30 minutes from Como, 1 hour from Milan).

We have selected for you a list of hotels in Lugano, with different price ranges, centrally located and at walking distance from the convention center. Please download the following document with a map and with information about hotels: Hotels&Accomodation (PDF 2.0MB).

Amiconi Consulting SA is taking care of the hotel reservations for attendees of the conference. Please download the hotel booking form: Hotel Booking Form (word file).
Please note that the rooms' availability is on a first come first served basis.

Send the filled document, before Sept. 1st, by e-mail or fax, to:
Amiconi Consulting SA, Via al Forte 10, CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel. +41.91.9213812 - Fax +41.91.9213813

VISA Information

Switzerland is an associated member state of the Schengen agreement and hence part of the Schengen area. Foreign nationals who wish to enter Switzerland must in any case be in possession of a valid travel document recognized by the Swiss authorities. For some countries visas may be required. For more information, check with the Swiss embassy/consulate of your country or visit the web page of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration:

We will provide letters of invitation for VISA purposes to the registered participants and authors of the accepted papers. For the letter requests please contact the conference office.
Please note that the deadline for requesting invitation letters is 1 September 2014.

5th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-22 October 2014