Welcome Reception
18th September 2016 · Location: Palazzo Ducale

All registered delegate and accompanying persons are invited. Please bring the relevant coupon with you (you will find it in your Conference kit).

A complimentary shuttle bus service between the Conference hotels (except Hotel Bristol Palace and Best Western City Hotel) and Palazzo Ducale is provided for participants with IUMI 2016 boarding pass (those who have booked their hotel through the IUMI 2016 Conference Secretariat and those who requested the pass within 31 August). The boarding pass will be handed out at the hotel reception, at the check in. For Hotel Bristol Palace and Best Western City Hotel - which are within walking distance - you can see the map clicking here.


The Doges' residence since 1339, Genova's Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace) is one of the city's most prestigious symbols.

Its construction began in 1298, and it was subjected to several accommodations until 1591 when the Palace was totally rebuilt: the result was a "monumental complex" characterised by a magnificent foyer flanked by two portico and courtyards, and a broad staircase leading from the foyer to the rooms of the piano nobile, the reception rooms and the apartments of the Doge, with an annexed chapel. After the fire of 1777 the Palace was restored again during the 19th century and early 20th century, till its reopening in 1992. With its 300,000 cubic meters, it was the largest restoration project carried out in Europe.

Today it has become the beating heart of cultural life in the city.

Time: 19:30 – 22:00
Location address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9, Genova
Dress Code: Business
Return transfer from Palazzo Ducale
Departure: 22:00


Palazzo Ducale - © Fabio Lombrici, fotografo

ITALIAN EVENING
21st September 2016 · Location: Genova's Aquarium

All registered delegates and accompanying persons are invited. Please bring the relevant coupon with you (you will find it in your Conference kit).

For seating arrangement, please gather all coupons of the delegates and guests that you wish to be sitting with at the same table and refer to the Hospitality Desk for table assignment within Wednesday 21 September (after morning coffee break). One table is for 10 persons. Seat reservation is possible for a group of at least 4 persons.

A complimentary shuttle bus service between the Conference hotels (except Hotel NH Collection Marina and Best Western Hotel Porto Antico) and the Aquarium is provided for participants with IUMI 2016 boarding pass (those who have booked their hotel through the IUMI 2016 Conference Secretariat and those who requested the pass within 31 August). The boarding pass will be handed out at the hotel reception, at the check in. For Hotel NH Collection Marina and Best Western Hotel Porto Antico - which are within walking distance - you can see the map clicking here.


Inaugurated in 1992 for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of the New World, the Aquarium of Genova welcomes over one million visitors every year. Its 27,000 square metres of exhibition space offer visitors the chance to take a trip through the seas of the world in order to admire dolphins, sharks, penguins, manatees and Antarctic animals: it is the only facility in Europe to house jellyfish, tropical fish, seals and much more, in environments that faithfully reproduce the natural habitats of the different species represented. Today it offers 4 open-air tanks in the new Cetaceans Pavilion (with its unique design by Renzo Piano).

Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Location address: Genova’s Aquarium, Ponte Spinola, Genova
Dress Code: Business
Return transfer from Aquarium
First departure: 23:00
Second and last departure: 00:30


Acquario di Genova - © CostaEdutainment PH Merlo Fotografia