|Media Releases /
Communiques de Presse
Facts and Figures / Faits
15 May, 1998 / 15 Mai 1998
12 June, 1998 / 12 Juin 1998
28 June 1998
Information generale sur la presse
The Conference in and around town / Le Congrès en ville
Media Registration was required
Daily press conferences highlighted the most important research and issues discussed at
the Conference, and state-of-the-art media facilities, including phone, fax and modem
connections, and closed-circuit broadcast of plenary sessions were provided.
Registration was required. The period for
requesting accommodation as handled by the Conference closed on April 1, 1998. For
further inquiries regarding accreditation and registration, please contact:
Congrex Sweden AB
P.O. Box 5619
Linnegatan 89A SE-114 86 Stockholm Sweden
Services of particular
concern for journalists
The following extracts from the Conference Workbook were intended to provided an
overview of services of particular concern for journalists and media. Please see the
Workbook for a complete list of services that were available:
Located in Hall 7 of Palexpo, the Media Centre catered to the needs of journalists
covering the Conference. Services at your disposal included computer workstations,
printers, fax machines, telephones and modem connections. Rooms were also available for
interviews and third-party press conferences. A host broadcaster service provided a full
range of broadcast facilities. Full access to the Media Centre was available to accredited
media only, although non-media delegates could request a special short-term,
This search system gave you an opportunity to look through the programme and search by day
and time, subject, author and affiliation. You could make your own programme and itinerary
and print it out.
Audio and Video Cassette Sales
The majority of the Conference sessions were audio recorded and selected sessions were
video recorded. You could order and collect cassettes at the Conference by calling at the
CME Unlimited cassette sales booth, located in the registration area. Ask the sales staff
about on-site discounts.
The official Conference courier, UPS, had a stand located within the registration area in
the lobby of the Conference Centre should you need to send a package anywhere in the world
There was a supermarket, Migros (open daily including Sundays), conveniently located
within the airport/station complex as well as a pharmacy and other retailers, all within
easy walking distance of Palexpo.
Information desks in Halls 4 and 7 provided multilingual services for your inquiries about
all aspects of the Conference.
The specially-designed information system provided access to the Conference Programme,
schedules, abstracts, and points of interest. Access to the World Wide Web was also
available. Technical staff were on hand to assist participants.
Post office counters, offering a comprehensive range of postal services, were located in
the Conference Centre.
Shuttle Bus System
The centre of Geneva is easily and rapidly accessible by bus, train and taxi from Palexpo.
A comprehensive shuttle bus system complements existing transport services, operating on a
schedule designed around Conference needs. Further details were available from Conference
English was the official language of the Conference. However, simultaneous interpretation
into French and Spanish was available for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the
orientation and summary sessions and other selected sessions, including the plenaries.
Smoking in the Conference venue was not permitted.