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Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en and enter the access code BEZENTJ in the “Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.


General Information


 Venise Marco Polo airport is located on the Italian mainland at 8km north of Venice, in Tessara. Due to the importance of Venice as a leisure destination it features flights to several European metropolitan areas as well as some seasonal long-haul routes. It’s the fifth busiest airport in Italy.

The airport terminal has three floors: the ground floor for arrivals and the second floor for departures. The departure area has 70 check-in desks and has two lounges airside for customers. The third floor of the terminal has offices for the operating company and airlines. The departure gates area is separated into Schengen and Non-Schengen flights. Flights in the Non-Schengen gate area require passengers to pass through Italian Passport Control.

To reach the Venice Lido, you need to use boat transportation available at the Darsena

  • Alilaguna boat services, direct to the Lido – 60 minutes journey
  • Private water taxi, 40 minutes journey

FERMA Welcome Desk will be available at the airport on 4 October; regular shuttles to the Lido will be organized.  Please make sure to fill in your arrival and departure details in the on line registration form.


Darsena 2




Venice has 2 railways stations: Venezia-Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia

To Venice Lido, ACTV public waterbuses (vaporettos) run on a regular basis from the waterfront outside the station towards the Lido and Venice city centre.

  • ACTV Line, 40 to 55 minutes journey
  • Private water taxi, 35 minutes journey



Venice is easily accessible by car via the highway A4, at Mestre the highway connects with a superhighway 11 kilometres long (Via Ponte della Liberta) to reach the lagoon.

Follow the indications to Venice parking areas of Tronchetto and/or Piazzale Roma where you can find a variety of parking lots.

To Venice Lido

  • ACTV Line, 60 minutes journey
  • Private water taxi, 35 minutes journey


Only from Tronchetto by ferry boat, 35 minutes journey
Once at the Lido, you will arrive at the water bus stop Santa Maria Elisabetta. To reach the Palazzo del Cinema and del Casino you will only need to take the bus, the rides takes approximatively 10 minutes.


If you wish more information, please consult websites below :
Bus Line 5
Bus Line B
Bus Line C
Bus Line V
Ferryboat 17


Shuttles during the Forum

Please note all those services are not bookable and will be handled on first come – first served basis

Airport shuttles:

4th October – From the airport
At 12:00 – 14:00 – 14:30 – 15:00 – 15:30 – 16:00 – 16:30 – 17:00 – 18:00

7th October – From Casino Dockyard
At 12:00 – 12:30 – 13:00 – 13:30 – 14:00 – 14:30 – 15:00 – 15:30 – 16:00 – 17:00

For more information, please address your question to the registration desk.

Lido Shuttle boats

Shuttle boats will transport all delegates to the conference centre (Dockyard Casino) from Santa Maria Elisabetta on specific dates and times:

Monday 5 October 08:30– 09:30 –10:30
Return 17:00 –18:00 –19:00

Tuesday 6 October 07:30 – 08:30 – 09:30 – 10:30
Return 17:00 –18:00 –19:00

Wednesday 7 October 07:30 – 08:30 – 09:30 – 10:30
Return 12:00 – 13:00 – 14:00

Welcome Reception shuttle boats
Shuttle boats to Fondazione Cini – PLEASE BE ON TIME!

From Dockyard Casino to Fondazione Cini:
3 boats of 100 persons for each journey at 16:50 – 17:15 – 17:40

From Fondazione Cini to Dockyard Casino:
Boats of 100 persons at 20:00 – 20:15 – 20:30 – 20:45 – 21:00