Accompanying Programme

Accompanying Persons

The Accompanying persons' programme is fully inclusive of the social activities listed below at a cost fo CHF 430.


First Timers Reception / Thu, 14 Feb 2019 / 18:30 – 19:00

All participants who join the IAPCO for the first time are kindly invited to the First Timers Reception and meet other people.
Venue: MCH Lounge of Messe Basel

Welcome Reception / Thu, 14 Feb 2019 / 19:00 – 21:00

Welcome to IAPCO 2019! Look forward to the upcoming days and enjoy a wonderful evening among your colleagues.
Venue: Gallery Foyer of Messe Basel


Afternoon tour / Fri, 15 Feb 2019 / 13:30 - 16:45

Meeting point: Swissôtel Lobby at 13:30

This interesting tour shall take you through a historical part of Basel with a lot of anectodes. The tour leads through the "Kleines Klingetal" down to the Rhine river where we shall cross the Rhine to the other side of Basel on a small ferry boat called "Fähri", one of the landmarks of the city. Visit of the cathedral and the "Pfalz" with a fantastic view over "Little Basel" as well as in a distance the Black Forest and the Alsacian Vosges Mountain range. The cosy Basel tour takes us to the Barfüsserplatz where we shall enjoy coffee and cakes overlooking the old town. Walking through the former "Artisans-area" you are going to hear about their life. The tour ends at the Market Square with the beautiful City Hall (Rathaus), then take the tram back to the hotel.
This Basel tour guarantees interesting history, fun and laughter!

Reception / Fri, 15 Feb 2019 / 19:00 – 19:45

After a first exciting day, let us spend another nice evening together. After being welcomed by Baschi Dürr, a Member of the Governing Council of the Canton Basel-Stadt, we will walk from the town hall to famous Les Trois Rois hotel for the Golden Gala Dinner.
Venue: Town hall 

The Golden Gala / Fri, 15 Feb 2019 / 20:00 – 23:30

The IAPCO birthday dinner will take place at the traditional five star hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel.
Venue: Les Trois Rois


Afternoon activities / Sat, 16 Feb 2019 / 14:45 – 17:00

Explore and learn more about Basel by visiting i.e. the Novartis Campus, Roche Tower, an exciting museum or a city tour.

Swiss Culinary Evening / Sat, 16 Feb 2019 /19:00 – 23:00

Ready for a very Swiss evening? Let's explore together the culinary side of Switzerland! 
Venue: Baracca Zermatt