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CTI Event Cancellation

FIRST has made the difficult decision to cancel the CTI Symposium in Zurich. The decision was made with the well-being of our community in mind as the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. The decision was made considering recommendations from the Swiss government and local host. We have also noted a growing number of company-wide travel restrictions being put into place and significant speaker and attendee cancellations that would have a direct impact on the quality of the program.

All participants can expect a full refund. Credit card refunds will be issued by Friday and wire payment refunds can be expected within 10 business days. FIRST will explore options with our local host and speakers to reschedule for the Fall of 2020 however we lack the necessary information to decide at this time and will keep you updated as details become available.

Thank you for your understanding. A special thanks to our local host UBS and SWITCH, speakers and sponsors Digital Shadows, DomainTools, EclecticIQ and Swisscom.

Should you have any questions, please contact first-sec@first.org.



Switzerland is located within a temperate climatic zone, the climate is moderate and generally agreeable. March: 51° / 37° (°F) | 11° / 3° (°C)

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Currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF). Currency converter - http://www.xe.com

Time Zone

Zurich’s time zone is Central European Time (CET): UTC/GMT +2

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Electricity & Conversions

Electricity in Switzerland is 230 V, 50 Hz AC. Plug types: C and J


Tipping in Zurich, Switzerland. Tipping is not a must in Switzerland as service is always included in the price. However, if you were pleased with the service you got, tips are appreciated and in restaurants many leave 5-10 percent of the bill or at least round up a couple of francs.