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Hybrid Hybrid Event

GIE Annual Conference 2021 @Lucerne, Switzerland

12 October - 13 October

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Register here

It’s time to register!

Registrations for GIE Annual Conference are now open.
We look forward to welcoming you in Lucerne, Switzerland on 12 & 13 October 2021.

– Early-Bird rate period extended –
Get your Early-Bird rate by registering before 20 August 2021!

This year, the GIE Annual Conference will take place from Tuesday 12th to Wednesday 13th of October.
And we expect you all in Lucerne, Switzerland!

We invite you to save the date by adding the below outlook item to your calendar.

Add it to your calendar!

As the sanitary situation is positively evolving, with the vaccination rate rocketing and government opening borders, we decided to organise this unmissable event in presential.

In fact: we had missed you!

On-site, every possible safety measure will be taken to guaranty you make the most of this extraordinary experience while remaining healthy. It will also be possible to follow the event online, with many exciting activities.


Connect with decarbonisation leaders

The GIE Annual conference brings together the game changers of the energy transition.
It welcomes speakers and attendees coming from the EU and beyond.
It gives the floor to multiple regions, energy sources, sectors, generations and genders.

It’s the place to be to get informed and debate on
the solutions that will make climate neutrality a reality.

Here is a foretaste of the hot topics that will be tackled:

  • Fit for 55 package: Setting the way towards 2030
  • Hydrogen & Decarbonised Gas Package
  • Hydrogen infrastructure: Inspiration from the Netherlands
  • The power of switching from coal to gas to hydrogen: Decarbonising European regions with gas infrastructure
  • Methane emissions management
  • Energy transition: Cyber-security
  • Consumers at the core of the energy transition
  • Earth, Wind & Fire: Time to Debate
  • Decarbonising transport

The GIE team is delighted to invite you with the precious support of its Swiss members.


The Annual Conference and Speaker’s info will be made available at this location as soon as available.

Hotel info & Booking

Hotel Accommodation

A block of rooms at negotiated rates has been reserved by GIE at the Hotel Astoria Lucerne and Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne for the nights between 11 and 13 October 2021. The special room rates will be available until a specified period (information pending) or till rooms are sold out (availability of rooms varies depending on date).

More details on how to book your stay at one of these hotels and get an additional discount is will be made available soon on this page.

With its award-winning design by Herzog & De Meuron, the Hotel Astoria Lucerne is a four-star hotel, within walking distance of the KKL (video presentation).

Booking procedure Hotel Astoria Lucerne

– hotel registration link and booking code will be provided soon –

Additional accommodation will been reserved at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne, also within walking distance from the KKL conference centre.

Booking procedure Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne

– hotel registration link and booking code will be provided soon –

We advise you to book your accommodation as soon as possible, using the dedicated registration links above (available soon).

Hotel Astoria Lucerne
Pilatusstrasse 29
CH-6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 226 88 88

Radisson Blu Lucerne
Lakefront Center Inseliquai 12
CH-6005 Lucerne

T +41 41 369 90 00

For inquiries, please contact the GIE Secretariat:

Tel +32 2 209 05 00
Fax +32 2 209 05 01
E-mail gie@gie.eu

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels

Conference Venue

In 2021, we are delighted to welcome you at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne.

The main event of the GIE Annual Conference and the preceding GIE internal meetings will take place at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The KKL is located right next to the main train station and is within walking distance of the old city centre.

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 easily accessible by public transport. No matter whether you are travelling by train, bus or boat, you can quickly reach the Culture and Convention Centre thanks to its location in the heart of the city. From Lucerne Railway station, it’s only 100 steps under shelter to reach the KKL Luzern.

KKL Luzern
Europaplatz 1
CH-6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 226 74 37

For inquiries, please contact the GIE Secretariat:

Tel +32 2 209 05 00
Fax +32 2 209 05 01
E-mail gie@gie.eu

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels

Evening Event

Gala Dinner Evening Event organised by the Swiss hosts will take place on Tuesday evening 12 October.

Transport will be arranged departing from the KKL conference centre – the Gala Dinner is expected to start around 20:00.

Event schedule and evening programme will be provided soon at this location. Shuttles / transport returning to Lucerne will be foreseen.

Erdgas OstschweizErdgas ZentralschweizGAZNATGasverbund MittellandSwissgas and Transitgas, the Swiss gas infrastructure operators are looking forward to being your hosts in 2021.

*** Venue to be announced ***

For inquiries, please contact the GIE Secretariat:

Tel +32 2 209 05 00
Fax +32 2 209 05 01
E-mail gie@gie.eu

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels

Conference registration

Are you a member of the press, an academic or an EU official? Then, you’re eligible to special rates. Please send an e-mail to gie@gie.eu with your request to attend the conference. Do NOT use the registration form.

If you register before  20 August 2021, we offer a reduced Early-Bird booking rate:

Before 20 August 2021
995 EUR to attend the physical event
495 EUR to attend the digital event

After 20 August 2021
1195 EUR to attend the physical event
595 EUR to attend the digital event

Join us digitally :

Access to:

  • 9 insightful panels discussions with over 40 energy leaders
  • Online streaming
  • Presented materials
  • Exclusive videos
  • Digital networking session to meet and greet with other participants
  • New exciting ways to ask your questions…
  • And many surprises coming up!

Possibility to upgrade your tickets into physical ones.

Join us in Lucerne :

Access to:

  • 9 insightful panels discussions with over 40 energy leaders
  • Physical networking with an broad audience coming from various horizons
  • Access to all features included in the digital access

Back together!
Being onsite will enable you to join the unmissable GIE gala dinner. This sumptuous reception will be the occasion to meet, discuss and celebrate with prestigious energy game changers.

Not sure yet about joining onsite or online?

Thanks to our upgrading registration policy, you can substitute your digital access for a live experience at any time before the event.

Not sure if you will be able to travel to Switzerland? Register your team today for the online meeting and upgrade your ticket later.

You will be able to upgrade to a physical participation ticket at a later time and attend the event in Lucerne.

Steps to register:

1. Payment:

Payment for the conference fee can be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or AmEx), Bancontact (Belgium), SOFORT (Germany) or iDEAL (Netherlands) immediately after filling in your registration form. Online registration happens within a secure environment. You will receive an invoice by e-mail immediately following your payment.

You can also pay by bank transfer : in this case, the registration to the conference is confirmed once the payment has been received.
You will receive an invoice by e-mail after your registration.
Please choose your preferred payment method in the registration form.

2. Confirmation Email:

You will receive a confirmation email after your registration.

3. Digital event:

If you’re register to the digital event, the online access code(s) will be provided one week before the start of the event.

— Once registered the fee is not refundable —

Register here

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Once your user account has been created, you will be able to register you and your colleagues.

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Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL)
Europaplatz 1
Lucerne, 6005 Switzerland
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