Social Events

Get-together Party. The traditional Get-together Party will start at 18:00 on Sunday. It will take place in the main hall and exhibition area of the Congress Center.

Congress Dinner. The traditional Congress Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, 19:00, in the historic “Zunftssaal” of the Safran-Zunft.

Note: A vegetarian menu option can be selected when registering for the Congress Dinner.

Program for Accompanying Persons

Stories of Basel’ Old Town

This traditional tours offers a close-up view of Basel. You will be guided through  the narrow alleyways and secluded squares, past impressive buildings and lively and vivid cityscapes, experiencing what has shaped the city and given it its unique character. Tours take place in the afternoons of  4th and 5th September. Duration of the tour is 2h.


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Läckerli Baking Course

This course is held in the afternoons of the 4th and 5th September and an apéro is being served. at the Hotel der Teufelhof. In teams you bake the famous cookies Basler Läckerli, and you receive the recipe and a certificate. Duration 2h.


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Exploring Basel on your own Basel is not only a global center of pharmaceutical and life science industries, but also a cultural center. The city boasts several museums of international renown, such as the Fondation Beyeler, the Tinguely Museum, and the Kunstmuseum Basel. For those who wish to explore the city on their own, you may find useful information on the following links:

Basel Tourismus


Exploring Switzerland International participants who would like to discover Switzerland after the conference may find many suggestions on the website of the Swiss railway company SBB.

SBB Day Trips

SBB Ideas for your Freetime

For participants from overseas who would like to see as much of Switzerland as possible in a short amount of time, the Swiss Travel Pass is an interesting option. It allows you to use all public transport in Switzerland, including mountain railways and cableways.

Swiss Travel Pass