Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. The country is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). Although the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are, among them Zürich, Geneva, Basel and Lausanne. These cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the WTO, the WHO, the ILO, the seat of the International Olympic Committee, the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest office, as well as the main building of the Bank for International Settlements. The main international airports of Switzerland are also located in these cities.

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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 7827 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in Top 25 in 2019

Switzerland is ranked #17 in 2019, with 248 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Centre International de Conférence Genève


Local UIA Partner

Geneva Convention Bureau


Local UIA Partner

Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB)


Organizations based in Switzerland

FDI - World Dental Federation - Geneva
International Council of Voluntary Agencies - Geneva
Global Association of International Sport Federations - Lausanne
International Disability Alliance - Geneva
International Association for the Study of the Liver - Satigny
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences - Geneva
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources - Gland
Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques - Basel
Alliance for Health Promotion - Versoix
World Young Women's Christian Association - Le Grand-Saconnex
International Society of Internal Medicine - Bern
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme - Mies
Fédération internationale de volleyball - Lausanne
International Boxing Association - Lausanne
World Rowing - Lausanne
World Student Christian Federation - Geneva
Lutheran World Federation - Geneva
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Zurich
International Cartographic Association - Neuchâtel
International Federation of Sports Medicine - Lausanne
Union internationale des associations d'alpinisme - Bern
International Labour and Employment Relations Association - Geneva
Fédération internationale d'escrime - Lausanne
International Baccalaureate - Geneva
International Board on Books for Young People - Basel

View More profiles (1689) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2030 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Basel

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Association of Forensic Toxicologists - St Gallen

2024 Crossing BridgesInternational Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists - St Gallen

2024 ESSE ConferenceEuropean Society for the Study of English - Lausanne

2023 World Congress of PsychophysiologyInternational Organization of Psychophysiology - Geneva

2023 Biennial World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

2023 International ConferencePolymer Processing Society - St Gallen

2023 Annual Scientific MeetingEuropean Association of Psychosomatic Medicine - Lausanne

2023 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher SymposiumCharles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation - Zurich

2023 International Symposium on MPS and Related DiseasesInternational MPS Network - Lucerne

2023 MeetingInternational Academy for Adhesive Dentistry - Zurich

2022 Annual AssemblyInternational Commission for Alpine Rescue - Montreux

2022 Adventure Travel World SummitAdventure Travel Trade Association - Lugano

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration - Geneva

2022 Annual ConferenceInternational Textile Manufacturers Federation - Davos

View More Future Events (23) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2022 Symposium – International Symposium Hydrogen & Energy - Emmetten
2022 Meeting – European Dermatology Forum - Montreux
2022 Symposium – International Securities Services Association - Wolfsberg
2022 Annual Meeting – European Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation - Wengen
2022 AAIC Assembly – International Association of Conference Interpreters - Geneva
2022 Congress – International Association for Archaeological Research in Western & Central Asia - Bern
2022 Annual Conference – International Association for Feminist Economics - Geneva
2022 World Cancer Congress – Union for International Cancer Control - Geneva
2022 Annual General Meeting – European Hotel Managers Association - Lugano
2022 Annual Meeting – International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission - Geneva
2021 World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum – International Telecommunication Union - Geneva
2021 Congrès Annuel – Société Francophone d'Arthroscopie - Geneva
2021 Winter Universiade Sports Science Conference – International University Sports Federation - Lucerne
2021 Immuno-Oncology Congress – European Society for Medical Oncology - Geneva
2021 Congrès – Société francophone de transplantation - Geneva

View More Past Events (14794) in The International Congress Calendar

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