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SwissTech Convention Centre, Lausanne

6 reasons to hold your next meeting in the corporate heaven of Lausanne

It’s fair to say that there are a wealth of good reasons to choose Lausanne; a cosmopolitan city of immense natural beauty, brimming with purpose built conference venues and a variety of hotels, for your next corporate event.

However to make the decision process a little easier, we have limited them to the top 6 below:
1) Access all areas
In addition to being a mere 45 minute train journey from Geneva Airport, the sought-after destination of Lausanne offers an advanced, eco-friendly and efficient public transport and infrastructure systems in all of Europe. To ensure that all visitors get the opportunity to experience just how easy it is to get around the city, all hotel guests are given a complimentary travel card upon arrival - a massive bonus for busy delegates on the go, who do not have time to factor unnecessary travel delays into their itineraries!

2) Events of all sizes
To meet ever rising demand the city of Lausanne has extensively re-developed its conference and event facilities. April 3rd will see the official launch of the long awaited SwissTech Convention Centre. The world’s most fully-automated centre, features multiple rooms and has an overall capacity from 300 to 3,000 people. If that is still not quite big enough for your event, there is always MCH Beaulieu Lausanne, Switzerland’s largest exhibition & congress centre that can comfortably hold in excess of 5,000 attendees.

3) Capital of life sciences & Neurosciences
Long associated with excellence, the city of Lausanne has built a reputation as the “Capital of Neurosciences”. A name reinforced by the city’s internationally acclaimed universities, Cluster of EPFL; approx. 100 start-up and R&D laboratories and no less than 350 research departments devoted to polytechnical fields.

Since 2013, EPFL has taken the leadership and the most ambitious neuro-scientific program in Europe; the “Blue Brain Project.” The project gathers the common efforts of up to 200 schools and research institutes in the world. Ideally located in the heart of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, the city also offers a high number of life science, laboratories and corporate facilities.

4) Olympic Capital
The newly re-opened Olympic Museum is enough to inspire any sports or competitive activity enthusiast. The largest Olympic archive in the world has now been redesigned as a three level “Olympic Campus”. This unique concept serves as a permanent tribute to everyone who has lived the Olympic dream over the year and inspiring those who explore it, to simply be better and exceed their potential. The Olympic Experience offers businesses the chance to hold seminars and events in a unique venue devoted to sports, art, culture, Olympic values, excellence, respect & team spirit.

5) Work hard, play harder
Once outside the conference room, guests will get to experience a vibrant, multi-lingual city that offers a range of nightlife, sports and gastronomic experiences, ideal for incentive travel. For the more energetically blessed there are options to take in the beauty of their lakeside surroundings and sail or swim on the water. Alternatively visitors can play a round of golf, hike or hit the track. For those who move at a more leisurely pace the city offers endless opportunities to indulge on everything from the finest wine, cheese fondue and chocolate and cured meats to Michelin starred quality cuisine at the likes of Benoit Violier, (nominated Chef of the year in 2013 by Gault et Millau). Steeped in historic heritage the city will suit the more culturally inclined, who can choose from a range of museums, a tour of the old town and of course the towering Notre Dame Cathedral. Then as night falls the popular nightclubs of the stylish and bohemian Flon District, including M.A.D; Europe’s largest nightclub, open their doors and the real fun begins!

6) Executive Surroundings
As well as offering an activity for every personality, the city has an international appeal, housing a hotel for every budget and personality. Larger corporations with copious budgets will enjoy the award-winning five star luxury of the Lausanne Palace & Spa and The Beau- Rivage Palace. Both options offer stunning views of Lake Geneva, spa services, on-site meeting room facilities, and large suites designed to give executives the comfort and relaxation they need to recharge for a busy day of meetings. For the more modest budgets there is Hotel Movenpick, situated lakeside, with a chic yet functional approach to hospitality.

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