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Switzerland

Switzerland is a conference destination with a long tradition and fine reputation. This positive image benefits both conference organisers and participants, who famously find not just a spectacular setting but also professional expertise in all areas. Its central location in Europe with easy access, state-of-the-art public transport system, lowest VAT in Europe, world-class conference centres and great hotel infrastructure are compelling arguments to place a conference in Switzerland. But this small country with its unique diversity also offers plenty of excitement and tremendous variety. Even from the largest Swiss cities you can reach unspoilt nature and spectacular scenery quickly and easily.

Livio Goetz
Livio Goetz

Manager UK & Ireland

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
City: NA

Components

International Airports: 5
Currency: CHF
Number of Hotels: 650
Number of Convention Centres: 10

Country Overview

Switzerland is a conference destination with a long tradition and fine reputation. This positive image benefits both conference organisers and participants, who famously find not just a spectacular setting but also professional expertise in all areas. Its central location in Europe with easy access, state-of-the-art public transport system, lowest VAT in Europe, world-class conference centres and great hotel infrastructure are compelling arguments to place a conference in Switzerland. But this small country with its unique diversity also offers plenty of excitement and tremendous variety. Even from the largest Swiss cities you can reach unspoilt nature and spectacular scenery quickly and easily.

CVB Overview

As a central enquiry contact,the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau offers free of charge independent assistance in planning events in Switzerland. Services include: analyses of conference requirements, advice on choosing a suitable destination, drawing up candidature pitches, organising site inspections,

Knowledge Hub Overview

Switzerland, with its highly skilled, multilingual workforce, research institutions, an emphasis on innovation, international collaboration and the rapid transfer of expertise into business products, provides an ideal location at the heart of Europe for making contacts, acquiring and exchanging know-how, doing business and gaining access to new markets.

Significant Convention Centres

Swiss Convention Centres is an association of the 10 largest and most important congress centres in Switzerland. They are all characterised by their great experience, solid expertise, use of latest conference technology and professionalism. While each of the 10 congress centres places great emphasis on individuality and flexibility, they are all committed to quality and share a typical ‘Swissness’. The issue of sustainability is important in Switzerland and all of the centres take their environmental responsibilities seriously. To find out more visit www.MySwitzerland.com/swissconventioncentres

Access

Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe guaranteeing easy access. By air, Switzerland welcomes guests via five international airports. Between the UK and Switzerland alone there are over 80 daily flights. High-speed rail links connect Switzerland with main European cities and getting around Switzerland couldn’t be easier thanks to the renowned integrated public transport system.

Accommodation

Swiss luxury hotels were the founders of exceptional service, which is an ethos that still holds true today. But Switzerland is more than luxury grand hotels: cool trendy boutique hotels, cosy mountain retreats and high-quality, yet affordable, hotels are just as much part of the Swiss portfolio.

Pre-Post Convention Tours

For ideas and tours suggestions please visit www.MySwitzerland.com/incentives

DMC's/PCO's

The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau works with some of the leading DMCs operating in Switzerland. Please contact us for advice and your personal contacts.

Convention bureau

As a central enquiry contact, the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau offers free of charge independent assistance in planning events in Switzerland. Services include: analyses of conference requirements, advice on choosing a suitable destination, drawing up candidature pitches, organising site inspections, delivering promotional material and mediating with destinations and service providers.

Knowledge Hubs

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Recent/future
international
conventions

EADMFR16th European Congress on Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology –

Venue: The Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne

Numbers: 250
Event Date: 2018

26th Meeting of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy - ESGCT

Venue: SwissTech Convention Center Lausanne

Numbers: 1000
Event Date: 2018

Annual Conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe – AMEE

Venue: Congress Center Basel

Numbers: 3500
Event Date: 2018