Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation;, is a landlocked country located at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern.

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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 Council of Voluntary Agencies - Geneva
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences - Geneva
International Society of Internal Medicine - Bern
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme - Mies
Fédération internationale de volleyball - Lausanne
World Rowing - Lausanne
World Student Christian Federation - Geneva
The Lutheran World Federation - Geneva
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Zurich
International Federation of Sports Medicine - Lausanne
Fédération internationale d'escrime - Lausanne
Union Cycliste Internationale - Aigle
World Bridge Federation - Lausanne
Fédération internationale de gymnastique - Lausanne
World Intellectual Property Organization - Geneva
World Meteorological Organization - Geneva
World Trade Organization - Geneva
Fédération aéronautique internationale - Lausanne
International Society for Digestive Surgery - Lupsingen
International Handball Federation - Basel
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations - Geneva
Fédération internationale de basketball - Mies
World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations - Vernier
Global Self-Care Federation - Nyon
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Geneva

View More profiles (1672) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2030 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Geneva

2027 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Geneva

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

2026 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations - Lucerne

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Association of Forensic Toxicologists - St Gallen

2024 Annual ConferenceSociété européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs - Lausanne

2024 Annual CongressInternational Federation of Agricultural Journalists - Interlaken

2024 Quadrennial CongressInternational Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists - Basel

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Association of Psychosomatic Medicine - Lausanne

2024 ESSE ConferenceEuropean Society for the Study of English - Lausanne

2024 CongressInternational Association for Archaeological Research in Western & Central Asia - Bern

2023 International Symposium on ALS/MNDInternational Alliance of ALS/MND Associations - Basel

2023 ConferenceWorlddidac Association - Bern

2023 ABIM: Annual Biocontrol Industry MeetingInternational Biocontrol Manufacturers Association - Basel

2023 Biennial MeetingSociety for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits - Zurich

View More Future Events (32) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2022 Conference of the parties – Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - Geneva
2022 Annual Session – Committee on Sustainable Energy - Geneva
2022 Plenary Meeting – European Committee for Future Accelerators - Geneva
2022 Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health – Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes - Geneva
2022 Global Forum on Health Promotion – Alliance for Health Promotion - Geneva
2022 Symposium – World Council of Comparative Education Societies - Geneva
2022 IOCES International Conference – Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society - Geneva
2022 Session – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Geneva
2022 Annual Congress – International Federation for the Roofing Trade - St Gallen
2022 Annual General Meeting – Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development - Geneva
2022 Session – UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry - Geneva
2022 Annual Conference – Société internationale d'oncologie gériatrique - Geneva
2022 General Assembly – International Association of Department Stores - Geneva
2022 Collaboration for Sustainability – Cross-Industry Solutions for the Future – Women's International Shipping and Trading Association - Geneva
2022 ABIM: Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting – International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association - Basel

View More Past Events (15067) in The International Congress Calendar

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