ECKM Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECKM 2018 Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Main address of University:

Università degli studi di Padova - Palazzo Bo,
via VIII Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padova 
Tel: 049 827 5111 

The main Conference location:

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali Marco Fanno”,
via Ugo Bassi 1, 35131 Padova
Tel: +39 049 827 4269

Conference Location

University Information

The University of Padova is one of World’s oldest Universities and still one of the most prestigious; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. Courses at the University of Padova are constantly updated in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the labour market. Its Healthcare degrees, for instance, cover a wide range of new courses. Engineering degree programmes are available in the fields of Civil, Architectural, Environmental, Industrial and Information Engineering. University of Padova degrees also reflect today’s needs to safeguard both the environment with courses in Environmental Sciences and Technology, and consumers with Safety and Hygiene of Food Products. Research into pharmaceuticals is also covered with Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (Pharmacy), as is research into hi-tech products with a course in Materials Science (Sciences). Great emphasis is also placed on Humanities, such as History and Conservation of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (Arts and Philosophy), and on teacher training with a course in Primary Education (Education).The University’s traditional courses for professionals in Law, Economics, and Business Management are run alongside courses that analyse complex social systems such as Sociological Sciences (Political Sciences) and Statistics, Population and Society (Statistical Sciences). Furthermore, highly motivated University students may also apply for admission to the Galilean School of Higher Education. The Conference is organized in collaboration with the Department of Management and Engineering (DTG) and the Department of Economics and Management (DSEA)

Local Information

Padua is a journey into the past and in the present, amongst ancient history, traditions and art. Padua is a city full of beauty, and this can be seen in places like the restored Building of Reason and the Loggia of the Carraresi family that bears witness to the splendour of the Carraresi rule, in the Chapel of the Scrovegni with its precious frescoes by Giotto, in sculptures by Donatello or in the more modern lines of the Libeskinds monument. It is a walk amongst the magnificence of old buildings, amongst the spirituality breathed in the Churches - amongst the Basilicas of St. Anthony, St. Justin (Santa Giustina), the Duomo with its Roman Baptistery, amongst the daily bustle of the city markets of the Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, amongst the grandeur of Prato della Valle and under the millenary porticos. Padua is also a city of science with its university in the ancient Building del Bo and along the boulevards of Europe's first University Botanical Garden. Today, this creative and dynamic city is alive with markets, piazzas, refined restaurants, old osterias, and tables of the historical bars like Caffè Pedrocchi or the fashionable venues where the locals meet for the ritual of the aperitif.

Getting to ECKM 2018


Venezia "Marco Polo" Airport 

Padova is 49 km from the airport. There are good transport links from the airport including: SITA coach; Train from Venezia–Mestre railway station. The airport is linked to the train station by ATVO Fly bus or ACTV city bus no. 5 and Air Service (tel. 049 8704425, or Landomas minibus (tel. 049 8600382,

Treviso "Antonio Canova" Airport

The airport serves low-cost airlines. Padova is 62 km from the airport There are good  La Marca coach or train links

Verona "Valerio Catullo" Airport

Padova is 86 km from the airport. There are good train and Aerobus links.

BY CAR (Be aware you will be using toll motorways)

A4 Torino – Trieste. Exits at Padova Ovest and Padova Est

A13 Bologna – Padova. Exits at Padova Sud and Padova Zona Industriale


The railway station is a 15-minute walk from the old city centre; there are train services to Venice, Trieste, Verona, Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome.

For timetables and information:


Flixbus and Megabus run regualar inter-city services.

Conference Accommodation

We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices, but the designated Conference Hotel for ECKM is  Best Western Plus Hotel Galileo Padova.  

To arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management – ECKM 2018 - Padua, Italy are shown on this google map: