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Lausanne & Montreux join forces to offer delegates and event planners the very best the region has to offer

 Lausanne Montreux Congress venue
Lausanne and Montreux, Swiss regions on the shores of Lake Geneva, have joined forces to create Lausanne Montreux Congress (LMC), to showcase the very best the area has to offer, and provide ease and flexibility for planners looking to organise large events within one of the most naturally beautiful destinations in the world.

Just a 20-minute ride by train, or a short trip across Lake Geneva from one another, the Lausanne Montreux Congress offers event planners and delegates two very different experiences which, when combined, offer hundreds of varied, yet complimentary, itinerary possibilities.  

Lausanne has a rich history in the sporting sector, and is home to the International Olympic Committee and The Olympic Museum - the only place in the world where you can exclusively hire a venue completely dedicated to spirit of the games. Enjoy cocktails for up to 1000 people in amongst the gold medals, Olympic torches and iconic costumes after a conference in their 200-seater purpose-built auditorium.

The SwissTech Convention Center has helped the city attract a host of famed international events in recent years with its state of the art equipment and versatility of space as well as the historic Beaulieu Lausanne Convention Centre, with the largest theatre in Switzerland, accommodating between 100 and 5,400 people.  

Montreux, on the other hand, favoured by rock and rollers including Queen, Deep Purple and Foreigner, naturally has a strong connection to the music industry. Its home to the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival which happens annually at the renowned Montreux Music & Convention Centre 2m2c and along the shores of the lake. For conference organisers, 2m2c offers over 18,000 m2 of multi-purpose infrastructure for meetings and events, including an auditorium that can accommodate up to 1,800 people, over 29 modular rooms and offices, and 2 exhibition halls, as well as the latest telecommunication technology that has been specifically designed to enhance the event experience.

Unique venues perfect for incentive trips and evening entertainment include; Chaplin’s World, a museum celebrating the life and works of Charlie Chaplin, and where he spent his last and happiest years; the Queen Exhibition, where Freddie Mercury recorded his last known vocals, and Chillon Castle, the most visited historical monument in Switzerland famed for its views.  

Bridging the two destinations are the UNESCO-Listed Lavaux Vinyard Terraces, where family run wineries offer the perfect venues for incentives and smaller events, with the offer of wine tastings and the chance to explore the vineyard wine cellars.  

Speaking of the new collaboration Steeve Pasche, Director, Lausanne Tourisme says:   “We are delighted to launch The Lausanne Montreux Congress in to the UK and International markets, uniting Lausanne and Montreux to become a leading destination for international meetings & events. With two regions so close together yet offering two varied experiences, it makes perfect sense to come together to showcase this to congress and event planners and help them create a programme delegates will never forget.”  

Christoph Sturny, Director, Montreux-Vevey Tourism added:   “Imagine your delegates starting the day with a conference over-looking the lake at the iconic 2m2c, followed by networking session on a boat as you sail across Lake Geneva, sipping on wine from the Lavaux vineyards. Ending the day with a gala dinner in the Olympic Museum after hours where delegates can test their speed against Usain Bolt. The collaboration really opens the doors to possibilities’ like no other.”  

The Lausanne Montreux Congress brings together two active business regions that have a combined portfolio of four conference centres, over 7,000 hotel rooms, and 283 unmissable meetings and incentive spaces.

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