Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country located in west-central Europe. It is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and the Jura; the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, whereas most of the country's population of 9 million are concentrated on the plateau, which hosts its largest cities and economic centres, including Zürich, Geneva, and Basel.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Switzerland is ranked #13 over a 20 year period,
with 6711 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Switzerland is ranked #11 in 2021, with 167 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB)


Here in Switzerland, we have a long tradition of bringing
people together to negotiate agreements, share know-
how, celebrate achievements, develop strategies and
dream up new ideas.

Today we can offer you some of the world’s finest meeting
venues: state-of-the-art facilities promising professional
expertise in all areas. You’ll enjoy an inspiring setting for
your gathering, along with all the benefits of a country
famous for its reliability and exacting standards.

We have a dedicated team of experts who know every
aspect of the meetings industry: let us help you make
your event a resounding success!

Local UIA Partner

Geneva Convention Bureau


An international meeting venue ideally situated in the heart of Europe, a financial and technological hub with a global reputation, Geneva is a cosmopolitan city, a unique and particularly privileged setting for meetings industry that takes its visitors by surprise. Meeting facilities with state-of-the-art technology, hotels equipped to the most exacting standards (36 conference hotels 3-5 stars, 2 conference centres for up to 10’000 delegates) and highly skilled personnel are other assets that attract tourism professionals. Geneva also has a human dimension: It is known for the quality of life its visitors are delighted to discover. The International Airport welcomes flights from more than 140 destinations and it takes only 6 minutes to reach the city centre by train.

Regarding the scientific field the University of Geneva has a strong international reputation for the quality of its research. In addition to excellent medical clinics, Geneva University Hospitals manage a first-class research program. The renowned CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is one of the biggest and most prestigious scientific laboratories in the world.

Furthermore Geneva is a big economic hub in many fields providing unique synergies and partnerships: flavors, fragrances, banking, finance, biotech, medtech, cleantech, watchmaking, luxury goods, microtechnologies, commodities trading, trade finance, information technology, and much more.

This dynamic environment has made of Geneva one of the top destinations for world-class international conferences and congresses.

Local UIA Partner

Centre International de Conférence Genève


Your congress, seminar or exhibition can be hosted with optimum convenience and comfort in two distinctive conference centres. The CICG and CCV provide rooms with seating from 20 to 2200 places. They are ideally located just off the Place des nations (UN) and within easy reach of the principal international organizations and diplomatic representations in Geneva.

The CICG's versatile infrastructure offers endless solutions and combinations, whatever your needs may be. A spacious lobby, including an information desk, provides a perfect spot for exhibitions, receptions and banquets, and will make your event unique and unforgettable. There are six vast meeting rooms on this level. They can be used as is or converted into larger or smaller units by combining mobile partitions or dividers. The largest of the three meeting rooms can be merged with the room on the next level, resulting in a breathtaking transformation of available space.

A pleasant lounge area equipped with a bar and comfortable armchairs is the perfect spot to relax and catch your breath between two sessions. To make contacts, continue a discussion or simply unwind, the "Espace Léman" is the place to be. You will be pleasingly surprised by what it has to offer: a large assortment of warm, tasty snacks, a newsstand and gift shop.

Organizations based in Switzerland

International Society of Endocrinology - Geneva
International Association on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Zurich
Fédération Internationale Francophone de Coelio-Chirurgie - Lausanne
Disability Council International - Geneva
Brighton Collaboration - Basel
Search and Information Industry Association - Thalwil
Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise - Geneva
Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation - Bern
International Grain Trade Coalition - Geneva
Toilet Board Coalition - Geneva
European Medical Association on Smoking and Health - Meyrin
Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms - Zug
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma - Lausanne
International Federation of Standards Users - Geneva
Association of International Dental Manufacturers - Appenzell
European Council for the Conservation of Fungi - Birmensdorf
Gemeinschaft der Europäischen Transsibirien Operateure - St Gallen
International Society of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology - Basel
World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits Competitions - Sierre
European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society - Lausanne
European Medical Laser Association - Zurich
International Mastic Asphalt Association - Bern
European Bridge League - Lausanne
Association for the Prevention of Torture - Geneva
European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians - Bern

View More profiles (1620) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2030 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Bern

2027 CongressEuropean Association of Neurosurgical Societies - Basel

2027 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Basel

2027 European ConferenceEuropean IFYE Alumni Association - Basel

2026 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations - Lucerne

2026 EUROVOX CongressEuropean Voice Teachers Association - Lucerne

2026 CongressFederation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand - Basel

2025 European Geothermal CongressEuropean Geothermal Energy Council - Zurich

2025 Hands-On Workshop on Venous DiseaseEuropean Venous Forum - Baden

2025 CongressInternational Xenotransplantation Association - Geneva

2025 International Conference on Structural Analysis of Heritage Structures (SAHC)International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions - Lausanne

2025 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children - Basel

2025 International Conference on Cytochrome P450International Conference on Cytochromes - Bern

2025 Mennonite World Conference AssemblyMennonite World Conference - Zurich

2025 Spring ConventionRéunion internationale des laboratoires d'essais et de recherches sur les matériaux et les constructions - Mendrisio

View More Future Events (52) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2024 Lives in the Balance Summit – PMNCH - Geneva
2024 Eurocrypt - International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques – International Association for Cryptologic Research - Zurich
2024 General Assembly – Institute for Planetary Synthesis - Geneva
2024 European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Conference – European Federation for Immunogenetics - Geneva
2024 EUROMETAL Steel Day – Fédération européenne des associations de négociants en aciers, tubes et métaux - Zurich
2024 ESOC - Conference – European Stroke Organisation - Basel
2024 BIS Innovation Summit – Bank for International Settlements - Basel
2024 Spring meeting – Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists - Baden
2024 Media Summit – European Broadcasting Union - Geneva
2024 Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers – Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - Geneva
2024 ILEP Members' Assembly – International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations - Geneva
2024 International Plenary Meeting – European Broadcasting Union - Geneva
2024 Congress – Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders - Geneva
2024 Session – Committee Against Torture - Geneva
2024 Vanitec Meeting – Vanadium International Technical Committee - Zurich

View More Past Events (15581) in The International Congress Calendar

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