Euro-IX takes care of all the room bookings at NH Laguna Palace Hotel so that every participant can benefit from our group rate.
If you intend to stay at NH Laguna Palace Hotel, make sure to request a room via Euro-IX on your registration form. There are limited rooms at the hotel, so please book a place with us as soon as possible.
Hotel: NH Laguna Palace Hotel
Address: Viale Ancona, 2, 30172 Mestre, Venezia VE, Italy
Group Rate: Single Room at €120/night, Double Room at €135/night (including breakfast, wifi and fitness).
**The hotel is split into 2 separate buidlings with a private marina surrounding. Guests may be placed in both buildings.
Check in: starts at 15:00. All guests arriving before 15:00 can leave their bags in a room which will be provided by the hotel. Check out is at 12:00.
Cancellation Policy: We encourage all attendees to the Euro-IX Fora to give the Secretariat as much advance notice as possible if you can no longer attend. We understand that circumstances beyond your control do occur, such as illness, emergencies and last minute change of plans. However, if you know you are unable to attend the fora please where possible let us know as soon as possible, so that we can avoid hotel cancellation charges. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
=> 30 minutes by bus transfer to Piazzale Roma, then 15/20 minutes by bus to NH Laguna Hotel (45 minutes in total).
You can take the bus line no. 15 for 16 stops, and get off at Incr. Via Hermanada. The hotel 450 metres away. It's a 34 minute trip and the cost is € 7.50.
There are several trains that leave from Marco Polo towards Venezia Mestre Station and Venezia Santa Lucia Station. Check for train times and connections to and from the airport: https://www.veniceairport.it/en/transport/train.html
The quickest route from Venezia-Mestre train station: The NH Venezia Laguna Palace is located about 800mt from the Venezia-Mestre train station. Bus line 43 (operated by ACTV) stops in front of the hotel. The travel time is about 10 minutes.
=> 8.4km from Venice Marco Polo airport - 30-35 min by ground taxi, costs start from €35.
=> It takes around 1 hour to get to the Hotel from Treviso Airport. Take bus 101 from Treviso Autostazione, to Stazione Fs De Gasperi (3 stops, 6 minutes). From there, you can take the RV 2873Venezia S.Lucia going towards Venezia-Mestre (3 stops, 24 minutes). From Mestre Fs C3, board the 31H -Ospedale to Torino (6 stops, 6 minutes). The NH Laguna Palace Hotel is right in front of the stop.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
You can take the bus from Treviso Airport to Treviso Railway Station, then a train to Venezia Mestre railway station. Check here for train times and connections to and from the airport:
=> 30km by taxi to the Hotel.
You can find the best prices for taxi's using this service: https://www.radiotaxivenezia.com/en/
Chair: Tiziana Motta
Join the hosts for an early Sunday morning activity, on a boat tour of Venice and a visit of the Murano glass factory.
09:00 - Departure from NH Laguna Palace (trip by bus to “tronchetto” and trip by boat to Murano)
10:00 - Arrive in Murano, visit to the glass factory
11:00 - Trip by boat to Venice
11:30 - Arrive in Venice
11:30 - Walking tour in venice
13:30 - Lunch
14:30 - Visit to the Basilica of San Marco
15:30 - Pick up to tronchetto and trip by bus to the hotel
Chair: Bijal Sanghani
Join us for drinks and food in the hotel bar & bistro.
- Date: Sunday 4 November, 19:30 - 22:30
- Venue: NH Laguna Palace Hotel
- Address: Viale Ancona, 2, 30172 Mestre
- Access: Ground floor of the hotel
Chair: Andy Davidson
House keeping and Welcome from the Hosts.
One representative from each newly affiliated IXP or prospective member IXP will be asked to introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of developments and issues within their IXP.
Our Members, Patrons and guests will then be given the opportunity to introduce themselves.
Chair: Bijal Sanghani
Chair: Bastiaan Goslings
A panel discussion based on the EU NIS Directive and how it affects IXPs.
Chair: Kurt Erik Lindqvist
* Last Call for Executive Board Nominations *
• Opening of 35th General Meeting
• Agenda approval
• Approval of 34th General Meeting minutes:
• Address from all Board nominees
• Patrons and Members voting
• Audit Committee Selection
The Italian Fiber Project
Chair: Bijal Sanghani
We look forward to welcoming you all to an evening of food and fun, at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal. The hotel is located in the heart of Venice, just a stones throw from St. Mark’s Square!
- Date: Monday 5 November, Departing from NH Laguna Palace at 18:00; arriving at 19:30
- Venue: Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
- Address: Piazza San Marco, 1332, 30124 Venezia VE
- Access: Via boat using the Grand Canal
- End: 22:30, boat back to the NH Laguna Palace Hotel
Chair: Kurt Erik Lindqvist
• Budget and Activity Plan for 2019
• Presentation of the Euro-IX budget and Activity Plan for 2019
• Approval of the membership fees for 2019
• Standing down of Board members
• Executive Board Elections
• Explanation of voting system (STV)
• Ballot count and results
• Any other business
• Next General Meeting
Arnold Nipper Frankfurt , Germany
Arnold Nipper (born 1958) holds a degree in mathematics and is one of the founding fathers of DE-CIX where in his capacity as CTO/COO he has been responsible for operations and technical development from 2000 until 2015. Since 2016 he is Chief Technology Evangelist. The DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the largest Internet Exchange worldwide where traffic exchange between Internet Service Providers (peering) takes place. DE-CIX also runs IXP in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich, Palermo, Marseille, Madrid, Istanbul, Dallas and New York and operates the UAE-IX in Dubai. Arnold Nipper also served as board member at the Euro-IX, the umbrella association of Internet Exchanges for the RIPE region and was Euro-IX liasion for IX-F, the Internet Exchange Federation. Furthermore Arnold also is board member of PeeringDB and a PeeringDB admin since 2008.
Bijal Sanghani London , United Kingdom
Bijal Sanghani is the Secretary General at Euro-IX based in London, UK.
Bijal’s experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3, Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network. In 2011 Bijal moved from an operational role to the top management role at Euro-IX. Euro-IX is a non-profit membership association for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In her role she brings the members together to share ideas and experiences on technical, commercial and regulatory matters, and works on other IXP related projects such as the IXPDB (IXP Database) and support programs to help IXPs in need. Bijal has grown the membership by over 90% since she started in 2011.
Bijal has been involved with the Peering and Interconnect Community since 2003, she’s been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and served on the UKNOF Program Committee from 2006 until 2014. Bijal was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.
Eileen Gallagher Dublin , Ireland
Florian Hibler Krün , Germany
Johannes Moos Frankfurt , Germany
Julio Sirota Sao Paulo , Brazil
Mauricio Oviedo San Jose , Costa Rica
Robert Lister LONDON , United Kingdom
Stefan Wahl Berlin , Germany
Pete Taphouse United Kingdom
Maria Jan Matejka Prague / Kladno , Czechia
Maria is working for CZ.NIC at project BIRD since 2015. She is a software developer with experience in network programming and performance optimization.
Maria often floats on air in an ideal theory in vacuum. She appreciates hearing about real life problems and typical use cases of the protocols and software she is working at.