Lugano is located in the Southern part of Switzerland not far away from the Italian border and Milano.

By train

Lugano is a stop on the main European North-South route and can be reached from many cities in the northern and southern part of Europe by direct train connections. (FFS Travel Online?) All timetables and the possibility of booking your ticket online) The city centre is easy to reach on foot (10 min.) or with convenient public means of transportation.

By plane

Milano Malpensa Airport.

There are frequent direct bus connections from Malpensa airport to Lugano (takes about an hour to get to Lugano).

Malpensa Airport is daily served by three companies: Giosy Tours SA, Lugano Servizi/AddaTours and SPT - Societ? Privata Trasporti S.r.l.

Shuttle buses will officially stop at the Railway station,

Lugano-Agno Airport

It?s served by Swiss (Zurich), Darwin Airlines (Geneva, Berne, Rome and other Italian cities). ?From the airport you can take a shuttle [Shuttle Bus]. It brings you right into the center of the city

As an alternative you might consider flying to Zurich or Basel and use the train to travel to Lugano; this would be a 2-3 hour ride. There is at least one fast Intercity train every hour directly from Zurich Airport to Lugano. There are also frequent Intercity trains from Basel mainstation

By car

Lugano is served by the motorway axis that directly connects Northern Europe to the Mediterranean.

Coming from Milan, take the Laghi A9 motorway in the direction of Como-San Gottardo or the A8 motorway in the direction of Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo). Advised exit: Lugano Sud.

Coming from Zurich take the A2 motorway in the direction of San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italy. Advised exit: Lugano Nord.

The World Maintenance Forum Conference takes place in Lugano?s elegant and modern Convention Centre.

Address Piazza Indipendenza 4, CH-6900 Lugano

The Convention Center is centrally located, close to the heart of the city?s financial and recreational facilities and right next to the splendid municipal park, Parco Ciani and the lakeshore. The centre is located within easy walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. Ideal for all kinds of events, it is equipped with the most modern technology and fully air-conditioned.