Dress Code

There is no set dress code for the conference though we recommend business attire throughout.


There is no conference fee to attend the conference. Administrative costs (e.g., catering, printing, etc.) will be covered by Credit Suisse. Travel and hotel expenses need to be borne by the participants.


The below hotels are in the vicinity of our meeting venue.

  • Flatiron Hotel (9W 26th St), phone 212-839-8000, approx. rate $155/night
  • Gansevoort Park Avenue (420 Park Ave S), phone 212-317-2900, approx. rate $302/night
  • Hotel Giraffe (365 Park Ave S), phone 212-894-0492, approx. rate $289/night
  • The Carlton Hotel (88 Madison Ave), phone 212-512-4300, approx. rate $192/night
  • The Evelyn (7E 27th St), phone 855-468-3501, approx. rate $143/night
  • Wyndham Garden (37W 24th St), phone 212-243-0800, approx. rate $158/night
  • Park South Hotel (124E 28th St), phone 800-315-4642, approx. rate $186/night

If you would like to reserve a room, please call the hotel directly.


The closed invitation-only pre-dinner on January 20 will start at 7pm at the restaurant Park Avenue Winter (Park Avenue South at 26th Street). The conference organizing committee would like to thank Conservation International and Island Press for hosting the dinner.


The conference will take place at


Credit Suisse, One Madison Avenue, New York City


You must enter the building on Madison Avenue mid-block between 23rd and 24th Street. If you attended our conference in 2015, please note that the One Madison Avenue Building is the clock tower building just adjacent to Eleven Madison Avenue, where we met last year.


You need to bring your photo ID with you, and register at the front desk on the ground floor of One Madison Avenue. The registration process will take about 10 minutes. Once completed, you will be escorted by staff to our meeting room.  

Contact / Cancellations

For any queries or last-minute cancellations, please contact Fabian Huwyler (email: fabian.huwyler[at]credit-suisse.com).