Social Programme

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony will be held in Room San Francisco on Sunday June 23 from 17:30 - 18:30.

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.

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