Switzerland Pioneers Cleantech

PCMA Convene

An eco-friendly country where care for the environment has become part of everyday life, Switzerland has long been playing a leading role in environmentally sound technologies. Switzerland can really be considered a cleantech pioneer.

2010 52

13 Things Most Event Planners Don’t Know about Bern, Switzerland


The canton of Bern is the perfect example of what Switzerland offers at its best: a UNESCO World Heritage capital city with all year cultural atmosphere, a combination of turquoise blue water lakes and the most impressive peaks […]. This is a sponsored post from Made In Bern.

2016 180

Postcards From Montreux: Accor Hotels’ Global Meeting Exchange in Switzerland

PCMA Convene

Earlier this year, en route to New York’s JFK airport for an overnight flight to Switzerland, I mentioned to the taxi driver that I was headed to Montreux. The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace has been a draw for visitors since 1906. I can’t say that I wasn’t warned.

PRA Orlando, Destinos India Among Winners of 2018 SITE Crystal Awards

Smart Meetings

Program: Michelin Premium Driving Experience-Grand Tour of Switzerland. Awarded to: Ovation Global DMN -Ovation Switzerland. Ovation was responsible for delivering an upscale event showcasing all that Switzerland has to offer.

2018 84

9 Nibble-Worthy Food Tours

Smart Meetings

Switzerland Embark on a food safari at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz without even leaving the grounds of the Swiss well-being and medical health resort. If the way to your group member’s hearts is through their stomachs, they’ll fall in love with these nine cities.

Caesars’ New Event Design Partner Emphasizes Personal Engagement

Smart Meetings

Event Design Collective is based in Switzerland, and is actively present in the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Germany, Italy, France and The Philippines.

Gearing Up for a Potential 2019 Recession, Drop in Hotel Business

PCMA Convene

This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland called attention to the possibility of an impending recession and the impact it could have on leisure and business travel. travelpulse.com.

2019 52

10 Things We Learned From Davos


The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland has long been one of the top economic conferences in the world. This year, however, the talk may be more political than economic. Here are 10 things we learned from this top political event.

2017 138

Scotland aims to boost European events business with 500 meetings in one day

Event Industry News

Matching 24 of Scotland’s large and small suppliers of event services with the same number of event planners from the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, “Meet in Scotland” will feature nearly […].

2016 92

MCI further increases global reach with new company acquisition

Event Industry News

MCI Brazil, a joint venture between Brazilian Alatur JTB and Switzerland-based MCI Group, announces the acquisition of P2Com Group, a full-service company of corporate events and incentive travel management.

2016 71

Grand Visual kicks-off an augmented reality football experience for Coca-Cola

Event Industry News

Lucky fans get to experience firsthand, what it’s like to play alongside Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri on-screen. Robert Percze, Senior Brand Manager, Coca-Cola Switzerland said: “Coca-Cola Switzerland is pleased to offer a new type of experience for football fans.

2018 65

SecuTix and the Paléo Festival Nyon announce the success of their blockchain pilot project

Event Industry News

SecuTix, the global provider of a SaaS ticketing and audience management solution and its long-standing partner Paléo Festival Nyon, the largest open-air festival in Switzerland, have conducted a joint pilot project to test the distribution and activation transfer process of […].

2017 65

Venue Fail

Gallus Events

The Hotel in question is the Garden Inn Hotel in Davos, Switzerland. Why do so many hotels make the ultimate mistake? You have a hotel with this view. And you have meeting rooms with this view. Really, what were you thinking?

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PlayPass confirms strategic acquisition of French cashless provider Yuflow

Event Industry News

David de Wever, CEO of PlayPass, explains: “Yuflow has established strong commercial and operational footprints in France and Switzerland which are key European markets in our global expansion programme. This development gives Yuflow an unparalleled advantage in our ambitions to lead the Cashless events sector in France and Switzerland as well as expanding our horizons as part of a fast-growing global player”.

2014 53

#EventCanvas: Taking Event Design To The Next Level – #EventIcons Episode 163

Endless Events

Ruud is a Switzerland based entrepreneur, who has been an innovator and game changer in the Hospitality and Meetings & Events Industry since 1994. This week’s #EventIcons continues on the topic of event design. Last Wednesday we dove into design thinking and its impact on events.

The German Event Planners Association, VDVO, aims for international growth

Event Industry News

Irina Graf founded her blog in 2011, as well as completing her events internship in Germany, while studying tourism in Switzerland. For Irina, this position is a natural fit, as she previously lived in Russia, Switzerland, Israel, the UK and Germany. Image: Irina Graf und Bernd Fritzges (c)VDVO.

2011 59

How To Find The Best Event Destination – #EventIcons 169

Endless Events

Originally from The Netherlands, Rutger has worked in Barcelona, Switzerland, and most recently relocated to run the DMC offices in New York City. How much of a headache is finding the best value and best event destination?

2019 95

How Event Pros Can Learn from Art Basel's Success

Event Farm

Started in the 1970s in Basel, Switzerland, Art Basel now hosts premier Modern and contemporary art fairs in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong every year.

2016 173

A UK-Based Global Events Company Ponders the Brexit

PCMA Convene

You have to remember that Switzerland is not a member state of the EU. And the last time I checked, Switzerland is getting by and Norway is not doing badly either. But Norway and Switzerland are not in the EU, and they’re very successful economies.

2016 83

NH Hotel Group Launches New Instant Booking Tool for Meetings and Events


More than 200 meeting rooms are already available in 55 hotels — including venues in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and Poland — with many more to come soon. Join the revolution with NH Hotel Group’s new meetings and events instant booking tool!

2018 36

From the Flight Deck: Airline Peanut Policies Ranked

Smart Meetings

The UK has already secured new arrangements for transatlantic routes with the United States and Canada , as well as Iceland, Switzerland, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Georgia, Israel and Morocco.

All Eyes on the Future of Work

PCMA Convene

At the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, experts discussed the challenges employers and employees will face as the workplace continues to evolve. When it comes to workplace trends, flexibility involves a lot more than doing yoga on your desk.

2022 75

IMG appointed Exclusive Sales Agent for UEFA EURO 2020™ Official Hospitality

Event Industry News

IMG has a proven track record as a successful UEFA sales agent, the two organisations having worked together during UEFA EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League finals in the UK; and UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent for UEFA EURO 2020 Official Hospitality in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

2020 53

Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever


Venues Leading by Example: The Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, provides all visitors arriving at the airport with a free ticket that’s good for ninety minutes of transportation to their hotel.

2016 97

Lessons From the Inaugural International UAV Show

Connect Your Meetings

The Toronto UAV show targeted the drone industry and government sector, attracting 25 exhibitors (including Canada-based Avidrone Aerospace , Switzerland-based senseFly and PrecisionHawk of Raleigh, North Carolina) and 600 attendees. As Adam Sax, president and CEO of The Sky Guys , which co-hosted International UAV Show in Toronto in December 2016, says, “Sometimes you have to jump in head first.”

Choral Cure: What Happens When We Sing Together

PCMA Convene

Attendees at the Global Meeting Exchange in Montreux, Switzerland, dive into a songwriting and performing workshop.

2019 52

Visit Europe Media Exchange Invades Key U.S. Cities


Switzerland had a big presence during the VEMEX road show, including sponsoring the luncheon, which featured a melted Raclette cheese tasting. Interlaken is Switzerland’s and Europe’s adventure capital.

2016 93

Electric Scooters Gain Traction

Smart Meetings

They later expanded to countries such as Austria, Belgium, France, Israel, Mexico and Switzerland. The emergence of e-scooters on street corners all over the country makes it easy for attendees to explore many cities with the tap of a smartphone linked to an active bank card.

2019 59

AC Forum Spreads Its Wings

PCMA Convene

The Austria Center Vienna (pictured) hosted part of the 20th anniversary edition of the Associations Conference Forum’s congress in January 2019. Austria Center Vienna photo).

Prison System: A Meeting for Confined Spaces

PCMA Convene

AROUND THE GLOBE Though the event is still young, it was attended by academics in all career stages and from across the globe — undergraduate students and senior professors alike came from Switzerland, New Zealand, the United States, and other countries to participate.

2018 60

LA vs. Paris: Which Olympic City Wins for Meetings?


The International Olympic Committee made a historical announcement on July 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the unanimous decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games simultaneously to Los Angeles and Paris , which each made strong pitches during the bidding process.

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Want Audiences to Interact? Unleash a Pit Bull

PCMA Convene

Organizers hope that FRESH18’s approach to interaction at its multi-hub event — groups can participate in the conference in Basel, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Johannesburg, South Africa; and London, England; and in an abbreviated program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2018 86

Easyfairs continues Gleanin rollout

Event Industry News

After experiencing success using Gleanin Connect across a number of visitor acquisition campaigns for its events portfolio run out of the UK during 2016, Easyfairs has now implemented the platform on over 50 of its events taking place this year in Asia, Africa, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.

2018 55

Showman’s Show 2019 attracts major international exhibitors launching new products to UK market

Event Industry News

It follows a period of significant expansion across Europe after recent partnerships in both Switzerland and Poland.

2019 70

Going Solo: One Planner's Experience as a Newbie Attendee


Over the course of that first evening, I met people from all over the world, including one man from Switzerland who, I found out later via a tweet, held the Certified Event Design designation like me.

2019 82

GES Adds Event-Tech Value with Poken Acquisition


The Poken team, along with founder and CEO Stéphane Doutriaux, will merge with the GES team in offices in London, New York City and Laudanne, Switzerland. Last week, GES, a full-service event provider, announced its acquisition of Poken, a leading engagement technology company.

2017 67

Why Delegates to the World Economic Forum Took Time Out to Talk About Play

PCMA Convene

The theme of the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting , which took place in Davos, Switzerland Jan. 23–26, was “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.”

2018 77

Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues


Lausanne, Switzerland (International Olympic Committee Headquarters). Reach for the stars at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, home of the International Olympic Committee Headquarters. Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23 rd.

2024 70

IELA Bom welcomes two new women onto board of management

Event Industry News

Switzerland, was re-elected and remains in the committee. The newly elected IELA board of management proudly confirms three women leaders in the exhibition logistics industry among its members: Mariane Ewbank, former IELA chairwoman 2016-2018, Priscilla Leong and Sandi Trotter, both new members elected for 2019-2021.

2012 50

When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

Germany, and Switzerland), Meyer said, so you should expect to see attendees from the more time-flexible cultures enter and leave sessions without regard for the schedule. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

2016 71