Social Programme

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, June 23
17:30 - 18:30
Room San Francisco 

Delegates are welcomed by the President of ISBT and the President of the Congress. The ceremony will include welcome speeches, award presentations and a local culture show.

After the Opening Ceremony there will be a Welcome Reception in the Trade Exhibition area. Food and drinks will be served.


Tuesday, June 25
06.30 - 07.30
Congress Center Basel 

All delegates are invited to join us for the 5 km ISBT Run, departing from and returning to the main entrance of Congress Center Basel. Let's start the day off the best way possible: with a beautiful morning run along the River Rhine.

You can sign up for the Run during the registration process.
Already registered but still want to join? Send an email to and do not forget to tell us your T-shirt size. 

Congress Party

Tuesday, June 25
19:30 - 23:30
Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland

Experience our very own, ISBT food festival during the congress party at the Markthalle. Let your senses be surprised by the smell of fresh bread, sweet fruits, coffee, homemade antipasti, delicious baguettes and pizza's, as well as Asian and Oriental delicacies served by a wide variety of international market stalls.

The Markthalle provides comfortable seating right under the dome where you can eat, drink and enjoy refreshments in a unique setting. Catch up with your fellow delegates and dance the night away or sit back in one of the lounge areas. A great opportunity to expand your network and let the congress sink in! 

Tickets can be purchased for € 50 during the registration process.

Already registered but you still want to buy a ticket? Please send an email to