General Info



English is the official language of the Congress.


A Technical Exhibition will take place during COSMEXCHANGE 2019


Your ID badge will be ready for you at the Congress Registration Desk.

For security reasons, delegates, accompanying persons and exhibitors will be asked to wear their ID badges during the whole Congress and at all social events.




Aeroporto Friuli Venezia Giulia
Ronchi dei Legionari (Go) - Trieste
Trieste Regional Airport, 33 Km from Trieste

Venice International Airport
120 km from Trieste
bus routes and shuttle buses connect the airport to Venice-Mestre train station

Treviso International Airport
145 km from Trieste
bus routes and shuttle buses connect the airport to the railway station of Venice-Mestre and Treviso.

Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia)
114 km from Trieste


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  • (if accessing from Italy)

  • (if accessing from Slovenia)


A4 Torino - Trieste highway
A23 Tarvisio - Udine - Palmanova highway and then A4 highway
SS15 via Flavia via Slovenian/Italian Rabuiese (Muggia) border station

SS58 via Slovenian/Italian Fernetti border station


Parking is quite busy in the city centre. We warmly recommend to choose public paying parking or independent parking places.

  • PARKSI “Il Silos” (ph. +39 04044924) near the railway station

  • AUTOPARK “Belvedere” (ph. +39 040418519) near the railway station

  • PARKSI “Foro Ulpiano” (ph. +39 040962262) in the city centre

PARK “San Giusto” (ph, +39 040363265) in the city centre


Daily trips from and to Graz, Vienna, Monaco, Frankfurt, Venice, Milan, Rome, Bologna and many other Italian and European cities.

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DISCOVER a special “jewel” of the adriatic coast


Many different cultures, religions, languages and traditions are the special “ingredients” of the exclusive melting pot that will frame your stay in the city.  It is not the typical Italian city you may expect to see.  Western, Eastern and Central European heritage find here a sort of balanced equilibrium where each community, living side by side, was able to leave a permanent sign within the international soul of Trieste. Carni, Romans, Venetians, Austrians, French, Greeks, Serbians, Italians, Germans, Yugoslavians, and even for a short time, British, Americans, and New Zealanders, were here. It is probably to the Habsburgs that Trieste owes most of its splendor. Maria Theresia, the Empress of Austria fell in love with the city and, recognizing its strategic importance as a natural deep-water harbor located at the extreme north of the Mediterranean Sea, within the shorter distance from Wien, made Trieste one of its most prosperous seaports as well as a capital of literature and music. The collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Trieste annexation to Italy after World War I, led to a progressive decline in its economic, cultural, and strategic importance. The wealth of architectural styles you will find in Trieste is remarkable. The impressive Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Eclectic and Baroque buildings, palaces, and villas, are silent witnesses of its past splendor.


Trieste is located at the northeastern extreme of a narrow tongue of Italian land bordering Slovenia. It is the Capital City of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It can be easily reached by plane, rail, and car. 


When in Trieste, you will definitely need to enjoy spending some time at the Piazza Grande, now Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, Italy’s largest waterfront square and one of the biggest all over Europe.  A gentle sea breeze, the stunning architectural surrounding, and the soothing bitter taste of the famous cappuccino-coffee of Trieste will capture all of you. 

​​The coffee of Trieste is quite an iconic landmark of the city. Trieste is the leading coffee port in the Mediterranean besides being the home of the world famous Illy coffee. You will learn how the people of Trieste invented so many ways to enjoy this drink.


Sailing is also a traditional sport of Trieste and Barcolana, one of the largest Mediterranean regattas, provides an incredible experience to more than 2000 sailing teams every year.


Strolling through the narrow alleys of the old city, or enjoying the elegant waterfront promenade - tasting a refreshing glass of Collio’s wine or enjoying a super-tasty ice cream - discovering the traditional Trieste’s recipes or jumping back in time with the taste of Austrian and Slovenian patisserie will leave you with an everlasting love.

Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia
Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia
Trieste by night
Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia
Miramare Castle
Serbian-orthodox church
Ponte Rosso
Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia
San Giusto marina
San Giusto Cathedral




The Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace and its congress center are located just in front of the beautiful Trieste sea side promenade.

Hotel offers an outstanding space for business with flair.

Hotel reservations will be available this fall