The 16th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18) will be held from
10 to 12 December 2018 in
Geneva, Switzerland, at the following address:
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
1211 Geneva 20
WTIS-18 is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Registration for WTIS-18 will be carried out exclusively online. To register, please complete the WTIS-18 online registration form. Registered participants will receive a confirmation of registration letter by e-mail from ITU.
Participants are required to present their confirmation of registration letter to the Registration Desk at the Montbrillant entrance of the ITU, together with an official identity document bearing a photograph (e.g. passport or driving licence) in order to obtain their event badge. This badge must be worn at all times when entering or when inside the ITU premises.
Citizens of a number of countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Switzerland. The visa must be requested and obtained from the office (embassy or consulate) representing Switzerland in your country or, if there is no such office in your country, from the one that is closest to the country of departure.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE SWISS MISSION CONCERNING THE OBTENTION OF VISAS!
Switzerland has implemented necessary measures to facilitate the issuance of visas for official delegates invited to take part in conferences and international meetings with organizations having concluded a headquarters agreement as well as other persons invited in the framework of good offices.
The time needed for a visa request to be processed may vary from case to case and could also depend on local circumstances. It is therefore strongly recommended to take the necessary steps well in advance so visas can be issued as required. In general, exceptions excluded, visa requests can be lodged at the earliest three months before the departure date and at the latest twenty one days before the departure date . All visa applicants should submit completed and signed application forms as well as all other necessary documents. Applications which are not complete will be delayed and not registered until complete.
Further information is available at:
Swiss Confederation - Federal Office for Migration
Participants may, if they encounter problems, request visa support . In such cases, the following information is required and should be submitted via e-mail to BDTMeetingsRegistration@itu.int
a scanned copy of an official letter (with your organization's letter head),
addressed to BDT Director , duly stamped and signed by the highest authority in your organization and nominating you to participate in the
16th ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, 10 - 12 December 2018; and
- a passport copy containing:
- Name as shown on passport.
- Date and place of birth.
- Passport number.
- Passport issuance and expiry dates.
- Country of issuance of passport.
Coming to ITU
The ITU premises have three buildings: The Tower Building, the Varembé Building and the Montbrillant Building. The Tower and Varembé Building access points have been equipped with electronically monitored security airlock systems (SASs). Each SAS is activated by access control technology that requires individual identification
prior to entering or exiting the premises. Because of these recent changes:
ENTER the premises via the Montbrillant Building access point ONLY . However, they can
EXIT the premises at any of the three access points (Tower, Varembé, and Montbrillant).
Long-term delegates, who hold accreditation for a one-year validity or more, have been issued (or can be issued) the new biometric smartcard, which allows them to ENTER or EXIT at the Tower, Varembé and Montbrillant access points. For the time being, those with these smartcards still have to collect their event badge at the Registration Desk in Montbrillant.
Details on how to access the ITU buildings can be found at the following link:
ITU Circulation Plan
of hotels for delegates to ITU meetings Hotel bookings at preferential rates for ITU delegates
Delegates attending ITU conferences and meetings may benefit from special rates in a number of hotels in Geneva. The following procedure should be followed in order to simplify the reservation of hotel rooms on the special terms extended.
- Delegates must reserve their room directly at one of the hotels on this
list AND NOT through any intermediary such as a travel agency or airline.
- They must confirm the booking by mailing or faxing this generic
confirmation form , which must include their credit card number by way of guarantee.
- When checking in, delegates may be required to provide evidence that they are attending an ITU meeting (and should in this case show their "Confirmation of Registration" letter).
Note: ITU has established this procedure to facilitate, but not to deal with, reservations.
Transportation - Geneva Transport Card
Hotels and residences in the canton of Geneva now provide a free "
Geneva Transport Card " valid for the duration of the stay.
This card will give you
free access to Geneva public transport, including buses, trams, boats and trains as far as Versoix and the airport.
voltage in Switzerland is similar to that in most other European countries, i.e. 230V/50Hz. Switzerland uses two types of electric plug: type C (two pins) and type J (three pins).
Ground floor of the ITU Montbrillant Building.
Other restaurants near ITU are listed in the table below.
Restaurant Vieux Bois
Avenue de la Paix 12
Phone : 022 919 24 26
Woods at the InterContinental hotel
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9
European , Gastropub,
Phone : 022 919 33 33
Café du Soleil
Place du Petit-Saconnex 6
French , Swiss,
Phone : 022 733 34 17
Chez ma Cousine
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 2
Phone : 022 733 79 85
Avenue de France 33
Phone : 078 743 01 88
Rue de Montbrillant 1202
Italian , Swiss, Pizza,
Phone : 022 740 07 67
Rue de Montbrillant 87
Phone : 022 734 35 45
Restaurant du Château de Penthes
Chemin de l' Imperatrice 18 Château de Penthes
Phone : 022 734 48 65
Rue de Montbrillant 86
Phone : 078 976 66 54
Rue de Vermont 37
Phone : 022 734 82
Avenue De-Budé 15
Cuisines: Chinese , Asian
Phone : 022 733 21 91
Lemon café restaurant rue du Vidollet 4
Phone : 022 733 60 24
La Colombe chemin des Colombettes 11
Phone : 022 734 58 00
| ITU security/reception || 119 |
| Police || 117 |
| Fire || 118 |
| Ambulance || 144 |
ITU Medical Service Ext: 5397
Varembé Building, First Floor (V.16)
0830-1230 hours, and 1400-1730 hours
Vermont: Grand-Pré medical centre
022 734 5150
9A rue de Vermont
022 748 4950
The doctor will come to your hotel or residence.
022 318 6912
67 rue de Montbrillant
Pharmacie des Colombettes
022 740 0160
1 chemin des Colombettes
Pharmacies outside normal opening hours
After 2300 hours, call 144 to find out which pharmacy is on special late-night duty.