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

Lugano - Swiss Mediterranean Style!


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

Palazzo dei congressi

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.

The dual-track technical sessions and the parallel technical exhibition will take place conveniently in adjacent rooms on the first floor. The foyer at the first floor will ideally serve for coffee/lunch breaks and networking between sessions.

Palazzo dei congressi - click to enlarge Click the image above to enlarge it.

Location of Lugano convention centre in Google maps: link.

Address of the conference venue:

Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza Indipendenza 4
CH-6900 Lugano
Phone: +41 58 866 66 30

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) is situated 70km from Lugano and directly connected to Lugano by rail (1h35min); it is ideal for short-to-long-distance flights and low-cost flights. Zurich international airport (ZRH) is located 200km from Lugano with connections by rail (2h10min). Milan Linate (LIN) and Milan Orio (BGY) airports are also at reachable distances and connected by rail to Lugano (but not directly).

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.

Information, details and useful links about how to travel to and from Lugano by airplane, train or car is included in the following document: access&travel (PDF 1.5MB).

Access by car:
A parking garage is situated just underneath the convention center.

Access by public transportation:
From Lugano train station, bus line 2, direction "Lugano Centro - Castagnola", stop "Palazzo Congressi".

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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).

A good number of hotels are available 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 1.0MB).

Amiconi Consulting SA has been appointed to handle the hotel accommodation and tranfer needs to and from the airports in connection to the 3DBODY.TECH Conference & Expo.
Please download the hotel booking form: Hotel Booking Form (PDF file).

Send the filled document by e-mail to:
Amiconi Consulting SA, Lugano, Switzerland
Tel. +41.91.9213812

Hotels and other accommodation in Lugano and Ticino may also be searched and reserved individually at the websites of Lugano and Ticino tourism and or by any other hotel booking services.

Hotel SCAM/Fraud Alert

WARNING regarding unauthorized contacts by companies offering to book your hotel reservations.
Attendees, authors and exhibitors have received emails or calls that pretend to be from official housing companies for the 3DBODY.TECH Conference & Expo. Some of these unauthorized companies, such as Expo Housing Services (EHS), Convention Expo Travel, Book My Rooms, claims to be a partner of us or to be our official housing company. To be clear, these companies and others are NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH US and are not authorized to use our name in any solicitations. For your own protection, please DO NOT make reservations through any unknown housing or travel company or anyone claiming to book hotel rooms or travel on behalf of 3DBODY.TECH Conference & Expo.

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:

Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate at the conference should contact the conference office.

Important notes:

We will provide formal letters of invitation uniquely to registered participants and to authors of the accepted papers.
This letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling or financial support from the organizers.
The deadline for requesting a formal invitation letter is 15 September 2021.

COVID-19 / Covid Certificate / Entry Form / Travel Restrictions

COVID-19 Certificate

To comply with the regulations introduced by the Swiss Government, a valid COVID-19 certificate (vaccination, negative test or recovery) is required to access the Lugano convention center and attend 3DBODY.TECH 2021 onsite.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate, certificates that are compatible with the EU Digital COVID Certificate and the Swiss COVID Certificate, with their QR code on mobile devices or on paper, are directly recognized by the scanners at the convention center. Please bring also an ID document to match the name on the certificate.

If you have another type of certificate:
In a transitional phase until 24 October 2021, in Switzerland, all foreign vaccination certificates for EMA-approved vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson) will be valid for access to events or facilities requiring a COVID certificate.

One of the following certificates is required:

  • Vaccination proof with vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson; the vaccination proof must contain name, date of birth, date and place of vaccination and the vaccine used; or
  • COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 month before arrival; or
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
  • Negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.

For details and/or further inquiries about the required COVID-19 certificate, please contact the conference office.

Entry Form

All travellers entering Switzerland (whether vaccinated, recovered or with a negative test) must complete the entry form (Passenger Locator Form, SwissPLF) at the following link: Entry Form

Travel Restrictions

At the following links you can find the latest updates on travel restrictions for Switzerland by the Swiss Government:
- Coronavirus - Travel
- Coronavirus - Entering Switzerland.

At the following link, you can check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland: Travelcheck.

COVID-19 Switzerland

At the following link you can find the latest information on the current situation for Switzerland:

For details and/or further inquiries, please contact the conference office.

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