Welcome to ICES-V!

The Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-V) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, June 20–23, 2016. Continuing in the traditions of ICES-I to ICES-IV, ICES-V intends to explore new areas of establishment statistics, as well as reflect state-of-the-art at the time of the conference.

Situated for the first time in Europe—in the beautiful surroundings of the canton and city of Geneva—ICES-V is expected to be attractive to professionals and researchers in statistics on businesses, farms, and institutions throughout the world.

The conference will include the following:

  • Short courses at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels
  • Introductory overview lectures about important and timely topics
  • Selection of invited and contributed papers
  • Two keynote speakers
  • Poster sessions and software demonstrations

All conference activities will be held at the International Conference Center, Geneva. Participants will have a large variety of hotels to choose from and be provided with a free Geneva Transport Card upon check-in to their hotel, which will be valid for the entire duration of their stay.

This site will be updated with new information as we progress in our steps toward the conference, so please do visit it occasionally. Alternatively, send an email to ices-v@bfs.admin.ch with the subject line “Please add to ICES list” to be kept abreast per email of events related to the ICES conference series.

The preceding conferences in the ICES series have regularly attracted 350–400 participants, and we trust that ICES-V—placed in Europe and close to Africa and Asia—will reflect the relevance of business, agricultural, economic, and other establishment statistics in these geographic regions.

Dear visitor, we do hope that, based on this information, the conference will be of sufficient interest for you to contribute to it as an author, session organizer, sponsor, exhibitor, or participant!

Looking forward to welcoming you to Geneva,
Boris Lorenc and Jean-Pierre Renfer, Conference Co-Chairs