On behalf of the President of GIE, we are pleased to invite you to the 18th GIE Annual Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 29 and 30 April 2021.
Key topics for the 2021 GIE Conference will be: LNG, sectoral integration, R&D, digitalization and innovation projects.
Switzerland lies in the heart of Europe, giving it a prime position for the European natural gas markets. Its gas network fullfills a unique role by connecting different European countries, such as The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France. The reverse flow represents an important step to natural gas supply diversity and security, for both Europe and Switzerland, allowing regional companies to transport and deliver high-pressure natural gas across the country.
With a consistent forward-looking vision in the field of gas and energy, Swiss companies invest in the research & development of future technologies and energy system solutions. The well-developed gas networks in Europe and the complementary function of renewable and natural gas makes the gas infrastructure well positioned to play an important role in building a greener future.
Venue – Conference and GIE Meetings
In 2021, we are delighted to welcome you at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne.
Designed by the visionary architect Jean Nouvel, the KKL serves as the flagship conference venue in Lucerne, and provides a prestigious venue for hosting the GIE Annual Conference and accompanying meetings.
The KKL Luzern is centrally located in the city of Lucerne. The venue is located directly on Lake Lucerne in close proximity to the international train station, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava.
The old town, which can be reached via the famous Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower, is located just a few hundred metres from the KKL Luzern. On the opposite shore of the lake – the Lucerne Riviera – lies the 19th century part of the city with its stately hotels.
More details on how to book your stay at one of these hotels can be found on the Hotel Info & Booking page.
Gala Dinner and Evening Event
A Gala Event will be organised by the Swiss hosts on 29 April 2021.
More information will be made available soon.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Lucerne in April 2021 !
The GIE Conference Team
For inquiries, please contact the GIE secretariat :
Registration will open soon.
Following the impact of the COVID crisis and its impact and travel restrictions for speakers and participants and also arrangements with the conference venue, GIE has rescheduled its Annual Conference from September 2020 to April 2021, at the same venue in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The detailed conference programme will be made available soon on the Conference website, where you will also find details on the conference venue, gala event and additional practical information.