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Switzerland

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Contact: Livio Goetz
Job Title:
Manager UK & Ireland
Address: Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
30 Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 7686
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Web: www.myswitzerland.com/meetings

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Switzerland – Meeting Excellence

Switzerland has a long tradition of bringing people together to negotiate agreements, share know-how, celebrate achievements, develop strategies and come up with new innovations.

Every year, Switzerland invests heavily in the meetings sector and offers you some of the finest venues worldwide. Whatever kind of event you are planning, we can show you how Switzerland’s economic stability, environmentally friendly image, spirit of innovation and commitment to quality all work to your advantage.

Activities
Thanks to the short distances, your clients can play in the morning in the sun-kissed snow (all year round on one of our glaciers), have lunch during a scenic rail journey on a historic train, enjoy Swiss wine and specialties in stunning surroundings in a vineyard before sailing across an azure blue lake for dinner in a medieval castle.

Five unique and different experiences all in one day, that’s what makes Switzerland one of the most desirable incentive destinations in the world.

Accessibility
Exceptionally easy access is another big selling point of this little, landlocked island in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is easy to reach from anywhere in the world thanks to extensive flight connections from its five international airports.

Our cities have some of the world’s shortest airport transfers. In Geneva for example it takes only 6 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre with public transport. If your destination is further afield your journey is part of the experience as you travel past the most stunning scenery in style on a public transport network that is the envy of the world.

Where the world meets
Conference organisers and participants not only benefit from this positive image and top infrastructure but also from the spectacular setting and the high quality of life. That is why Switzerland is often host to international congresses and world-famous events. The World Economic Forum in Davos for instance is attended amongst others by 35 heads of state; the International Motor Show in Geneva and the Watch and Jewellery Show BASELWORLD are just a few of the many leading events which use Swiss Cities to host their events and have for many years.

We advise you free of charge
The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, part of Switzerland Tourism, offers assistance in the planning of any type of event with no obligation or cost on your part. We help research destinations and venues, submit quotes and introduce you to key stakeholders of the Swiss MICE industry.

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LAAX announces a host of events for the 2018/19 Season

Swiss ski resort LAAX
The Swiss ski resort LAAX, located in the heart of the Alps and less than a two hour transfer from Zurich Airport is opening for the season from 22 December 2018 – 22 April 2019. One of the locals’ best kept secrets, the resort has been awarded as Switzerland’s Best Ski Resort at The World Ski Awards five times in a row. The resort provides 224km of slopes, 4 snow parks and is one of the most reliable regions in the world for snow.

Read more: LAAX announces a host of events for the 2018/19 Season

Switzerland introduces variety of new exciting services

Geneva convention centre
SCIB (Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau) will be offering full details of many new facilities and experiences at its stand at IBTM World in Barcelona in the last week of November. Here is a selection.
Vevey’s Winegrowers’ Festival, taking place once every 25 years, Will be staged from 18 July to 11 August 2019
A centuries-old popular celebration, the Winegrower’s Festival is organised by the Confrérie des Vignerons and takes place in Vevey every 25 years to pay tribute to the generations of wine-growers.


Read more: Switzerland introduces variety of new exciting services

ISoP 2018 brings 450 delegates to Geneva

International Conference Centre of Geneva
‘It is important to have a venue in the heart of Europe’
ISoP 2018 (the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance) is being held from 11 to 14 at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (ICCG).


Read more: ISoP 2018 brings 450 delegates to Geneva

Eco Hotel Valsana, Arosa, Switzerland re-opens for the ski season on 7 December 2018

Valsana Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland
Valsana Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland, celebrates its first anniversary and re-opens for the ski season on 7 December 2018.
After a successful first year Valsana, which is an eco-powerhouse running on recycled energy, has limited its ecological footprint to just 4% with virtually zero emissions and remains completely carbon-neutral. Almost all the heat needed for the property is generated, stored and recirculated using waste heat and ground probes with the aid of the site’s own ice battery. As a result, no oil or gas is needed.


Read more: Eco Hotel Valsana, Arosa, Switzerland re-opens for the ski season on 7 December 2018

Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland, unveils new Tschuggen Express Ski Lift – December 2018

Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland
This winter, Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland is excited to unveil its new private Tschuggen Express ski lift, with state-of-the-art panoramic cabins and sleek single track.
Following a comprehensive overhaul of the existing cog railway with a hydraulic drive unit, the previous track has been replaced by the construction of a 535.5 metre single track and fully automated lift.  Each of the new stylish round panoramic cabins seats six people.


Read more: Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland, unveils new Tschuggen Express Ski Lift – December 2018

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