Venue & Hospitality
The conference will take place in the following dates and location
Hilton Garden Inn Milan North
Via Columella, 36
Conference Dates: July 31- August 02, 2017
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
From the Airport
Take A8 towards Milan, merge A4 Towards Venice, Take Exit Cinisello Balsamo, right on viale fulvio testi, left on via clerici, merge into Viale Monza, left on via pindaro, left on via columella.
Distance from Hotel: 55 km.
Drive Time: 51 min.
Take A52 North, Take exit 8A Lambrate, Merge on via Rombon, Straight until round about, take left Viale Monza, continue for 2.3km and take right via pindaro and right onto via Columella.
Distance from Hotel: 11 km.
Drive Time: 20 min.
Merge onto A4 towards Milan, Take the exit toward Sesto S.G ,follow signs for Milano Continue onto Viale Fulvio Testi, Turn left onto Via Clerici, Continue onto Viale Monza, Turn left onto Via Pindaro,Take the 1st right onto Via Columella
Distance from Hotel: 47 km.
Drive Time: 45 min.
Milan, Italian Milano, city, capital of Milano province (provincia) and of the region (regione) of Lombardy (Lombardia), northern Italy. It is the leading financial centre and the most prosperous manufacturing and commercial city of Italy, Milan is set in the heart of the Po Basin of northern Italy, halfway across the immense plain spreading between the Ticino and Adda rivers. The site is 400 feet (122 metres) above sea level. To the north lies the great sweep of the southern flank of the Alps. Between this semicircle of mountains and the course traced by the Po River to the south, there lies a zone that is arid toward the north but swampy near the Po, where it turns into an expanse of marshy groves and rice fields. It is at the line of demarcation between these two areas, which are strongly differentiated, that Milan has risen, although now only swamplands mark the site of the ancient city.
Milan’s climate is continental, with damp, chilly winters and hot, humid summers. Snow falls between December and February, and springtime is generally rainy. In winter temperatures range between 30 and 50 °F (−1 and 10 °C) and in summer between 68 and 86 °F (20 and 30 °C).
Milan, the most important economic centre of Italy, owes this fact partly to its geographical position, which always has given it advantages as a market centre; indeed, the most important wholesale markets of Italy are still in Milan. The city is located at a nexus of the traffic routes of the Po River valley and lies on the borderline between the advanced agriculture of the fertile irrigated plains of the south and the limited agriculture of the north. Milan also sits on the main route connecting Italy with the rest of Europe. Industrial development in the 20th century further stimulated commercial activity in the city. Of great importance was the export trade.
In addition to being a centre of production and exchange, Milan is a national focus of transportation. An extensive network of road and rail communications spreads toward the outlying areas, particularly toward the north, and several airports serve the city. Some of the most heavily travelled lines of the national railway system, Ferrovie dello Stato (FS; State Railways), pass through Milan. Mainline connections and transalpine tunnels link the city with the rest of Italy and all parts of Europe, and there are many nonstop trains to and from major cities. The railroad stations are integrated within the city landscape by means of a carefully designed and executed plan; the largest railway loading site within the city is the Central Station (Stazione Centrale). The road network converging upon Milan carries an unceasing flow of foreign and domestic travellers. Among the major highways leading to and from the city is the famous Autostrada del Sol (Highway of the Sun), which traverses the spine of the lengthy Italian Peninsula. Milan has two international airports, Malpensa and Linate, and other airports are located nearby at Bergamo and Brescia.
The metropolitan transportation service operates an extensive system of bus, tramway, and subway routes throughout the urban area. The first subway line in the city was opened in 1964. Construction on a light rail system began in the late 20th century. Yet despite the availability of mass transit, Milan has a high rate of private car ownership, which has created traffic and parking problems, as well as enormous increases in pollution, since the early 1980s. Local government officials have occasionally been forced to ban all private traffic in order to decrease smog levels.
The most striking of the monuments to be seen in contemporary Milan is the cathedral, or Duomo, a triumph of Gothic architecture; it is one of the largest churches of contemporary Europe, holding more than 20,000 people. Begun in 1386, it took five centuries to complete and rises over the area occupied at one time by the churches of Sta. Tecla and Sta. Maria Maggiore.. The exterior of the cathedral is covered with a remarkable profusion of turrets, pinnacles, and more than 3,000 statues. Within are 52 pillars, each over 80 feet (24 metres) tall and more than 10 feet (3 metres) in diameter and bearing, instead of capitals, a crown of statues within their niches.
The most notable of the city’s many palaces is the Palazzo di Brera, construction of which dates from 1651. Its architect, Francesco Maria Ricchino, infused the whole Milanese Baroque with his severe style. The building’s Pinacoteca di Brera, founded in 1809 by Napoleon, is one of the largest art galleries in Italy and contains a fine collection of north Italian painting. The Palazzo di Brera also contains the Braidense National Library, and its beautiful courtyard is dominated by Antonio Canova’s statue of Napoleon. Also during Napoleon’s rule, construction of a huge triumphal arch, later called the Arch of Peace (Arco della Pace) was begun; it stands on the edge of Sempione Park.
Milan is the leading sports centre of Italy. The huge, spectacular San Siro stadium, rebuilt for the 1990 World Cup, sits on the northwestern edge of the city. Both the AC Milan and Inter Milan football (soccer) teams play their home matches at the San Siro, which can hold up to 80,000 people. The nearby Ippodromo San Siro, a large horse-racing complex, is one of the best in Europe. The Lago Idroscalo, an artificial lake next to Linate Airport, is also a popular recreation area. The Grand Prix automobile-racing circuit at nearby Monza has an international reputation.