Social Program

The Conference Social Program includes a Welcome Reception, a Gala Dinner, Boat Tours on Lake Maggiore and a Farewell Cocktail. These events will be offered to all registered Conference Delegates and Accompanying Persons. A Post-Conference Tour for Delegates and Accompanying Persons, as well as a series of optional Tours for Accompanying Persons only, will also be organized. The optional tours will require a separate registration.

Welcome Reception
Regina Palace, Garden
Sunday July 8th, 2012 | 19.00 - 21.00

The Welcome Reception will be held in the century-old Garden of the Hotel Regina Palace. Regina Palace, opened in 1908, is an Art Nouveau building that still preserves its fin de siècle fascination, even though it has a renewed appearance as a result of a meticulous, albeit conservative refurbishment programme leading to a unique combination of charm and modernity.

Gala Dinner

Regina Palace, Liberty Hall
Tuesday July 10th, 2012 | 20.00 – 23.00

The Gala Dinner will be held in the Liberty Hall of the Hotel Regina Palace. Liberty at Regina Palace is a grand dining hall with enchanting decor and magnificent silver candelabra.

The program of the Gala Dinner will include the IABMAS 2012 Awards Ceremony.

Boat Tours

Navigazione Laghi Ferry Boats Fleet
Thursday July 12th, 2012 | Available Full Day

Boat Tours on Lake Maggiore will be made possible by providing Delegates and Accompanying Persons with a free-circulation full day pass for the Ferry Boats fleet of Navigazione Laghi ( This way, the conference participants will have the opportunity of freely enjoying Lake Maggiore as they like best and savoring each of the panoramic sceneries this wonderful setting has to offer.

The free-circulation full day pass will allow to travel on the ferry boat service connecting Stresa, Santa Caterina del Sasso, Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Baveno.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES (based on the Ferry Boats timetable):
ITINERARY #1       (Morning, 10.20 - 14.50): Stresa – Isola Bella – Baveno* – Stresa                             
ITINERARY #2a    (Morning, 09.25 - 14.30): Stresa – Santa Caterina – Baveno* – Stresa
ITINERARY #2b    (Day Trip): Stresa – Santa Caterina – Baveno* – Isola Dei Pescatori – Isola Bella – Stresa
ITINERARY #3a    (Morning, 09.30 – 14.50): Stresa – Isola Bella – Isola Pescatori – Baveno* – Stresa
ITINERARY #3b    (Day Trip): Stresa – Isola Bella – Isola Pescatori – Baveno* – Isola Madre – Stresa

* Farewell Cocktail.


   Suggested Itineraries & Ferry Boats Timetable


Farewell Cocktail
Grand Hotel Dino, Garden
Thursday July 12th, 2012 | 12.00 – 14.00

Delegates and Accompanying Persons attending the Boat Tours are kindly invited to join together for a Farewell Cocktail at the Grand Hotel Dino**** in BAVENO from 12.00 to 14.00. The beautiful lakefront garden of  the  hotel  is  located  just  next to the Baveno ferry boat pier. A dedicated special shuttle bus service Stresa - Baveno will also be provided from 11.30 to 14.30.

Confirmation is required to attend the Farewell Cocktail.

Admission tickets will be issued only to confirmed participants. The Farewell Cocktail Registration Form should be filled and send to the Conference Organizing Secretariat by email to or by fax (+39-030-383290) on or before June 28th, 2012.

   Boat Tours and Farewell Cocktail Registration Form

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