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Contact: Bettina Mumenthaler
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

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.

Lausanne set to host 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne has won its bid for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. The announcement was made earlier today by the International Olympic Committee, whose headquarters are also based in the city of Lausanne. The bid was initially made in 2013 by the city of Lausanne and the Swiss Olympic Association.

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New York's most acclaimed Chef Daniel Humm returns to The Baur Au Lac, Zurich

From 29 September to 3 October

This Autumn sees the exciting return of legendary 3 Michelin starred Chef Daniel Humm to Zurich, where he will play a guest role at the Michelin starred restaurant Pavillon at the Baur au Lac.
A native of Switzerland, Daniel’s exposure to the food world started at the tender age of 14, where he spent time crafting his skills in various kitchens, later moving on to working in some of Switzerland’s finest hotels and restaurants, including the Baur au Lac. Learning from the best and with his drive and passion for innovative cuisine Daniel was awarded his first Michelin star at the age of 24.


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Italy at Home with Kameha Grand Zurich

Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel, Autograph Collection's first property in Switzerland has established itself as not only a lifestyle hotel, but a mecca for culinary experts in Zurich. The property’s newest innovation, L’[email protected] allows guests to recreate Italian cuisine in their very own kitchens, using carefully curated recipes by Chef Igino Bruni who heads the property’s L’UNICO restaurant.

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Lausanne attracts European Society for Evolutionary Biology for 15th biennial Congress

The University of Lausanne Campus
Lausanne Tourism and Convention Bureau is set to host the 15th European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) Meeting on the 10th-15th August 2015.  
The five-day event will welcome 1,400 attendees to the city. Taking place at the University of Lausanne, participants will be accommodated among the city’s 60 hotels for the duration of the event.  
The biennial ESEB Congress is one of the largest scientific meetings in evolutionary biology and will welcome researchers, lecturers and students within the evolutionary biology field from all over the world, representing 40 different nationalities.


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Geneva in 140 Minutes

Dorchester Collection’s luxury five star property, Le Richemond, has created a speedy 140 minute experience for those with limited time to explore the city, in celebration of its 140th anniversary.
As part of the ‘Geneva in 140 Minutes’ package guests can enjoy a 35 minute massage at Le Spa by Sisley and an express lunch at the critically acclaimed Le Jardin, which in spring and summer offers dining on the alfresco Terrace.


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