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Switzerland

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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 Tourisme & Convention Bureau welcomes Hotel Aquatis as new addition to destination's hotel offering

The new Aquatis Hotel and conference centre
Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau this week saw the official opening of the new three star superior hotel and conference centre, Hotel Aquatis. The 143 bedroom hotel will offers a dedicated conference and training centre within one wing of the site. The site will also feature a state-of-the-art fresh water aquarium complex, which will open at the end of 2016. The new conference hotel offers bespoke dining and networking events for visitors and delegates and a restaurant within the hotel.

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Autograph Collection Hotels welcomes second design property in Switzerland, The Hotel, to its portfolio

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of hotels recognised for celebrating individuality, is set to welcome a luxurious new boutique property to its collection on 8 July 2015. Located in a beautiful corner building established in 1907, The Hotel, which opened in 2000, is an urban design hotel with exceptional park views set in the heart of Lucerne.

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Le Richemond welcomes all the president’s chefs

all the president’s chefs
Dorchester Collection’s iconic Swiss hotel, Le Richemond, has announced it will be hosting the first visit to Geneva by the Club des Chefs des Chefs this July.
On July 14th a charity gala dinner and auction will be hosted at Le Richemond in support of the Swiss Red Cross. The proceeds of the ticket sales and auction will support the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local community with food parcels.


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Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau appoints Market Manager

Aude Cometta, Market Manager, Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau
Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau has announced that Aude Cometta has been promoted to the role of Market Manager. Aude, who has been with Lausanne Tourisme & Convention Bureau for over four years, will focus on business development and sales opportunities in this newly created role, supporting Congress and Meetings Manager Olivier Mathieu.

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Art in the Park XIII at Zürich’s Baur au Lac to feature Allen Jones

From 15 June to 23 August, 2015, Zürich’s Baur au Lac, one of Europe’s grandest hotels and a long-time favourite of the world’s jet set, will be hosting Art in the Park XIII.  This year’s exhibition is devoted to British Pop artist, Allen Jones, and will feature six of his large, stylized sculptures in the landscaped grounds of the hotel.  The sculptures, including “Man About Town” and “Echo,” focus on abstract sinuous forms in interlocking sheets of painted steel. 

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