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 bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

– syndicated content from Wikipedia

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

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.

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

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!

Organizations based in Switzerland

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences - Geneva
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Geneva
Universal Postal Union - Bern
International Society of Endocrinology - Geneva
International Association on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Zurich
International Electrotechnical Commission - Geneva
International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education - Geneva
Geneva Association - 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

View More profiles (1692) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2030 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Sierre

2027 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Sierre

2026 EUROVOX CongressEuropean Voice Teachers Association - Lucerne

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

2026 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations - Lucerne

2025 European Geothermal CongressEuropean Geothermal Energy Council - Zurich

2024 International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS)International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems - Lucerne

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Association of Forensic Toxicologists - St Gallen

2024 Annual ConferenceSociété européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs - Lausanne

2024 ESSE ConferenceEuropean Society for the Study of English - 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 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher SymposiumCharles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation - Zurich

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

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

Past Events in Switzerland

2023 Meeting – International Network of Basin OrganizationsUnited Nations Economic Commission for EuropeGlobal Network of Basins Working on Climate Change Adaptation
2023 Chemspec Europe – European Fine Chemicals Group - Basel
2023 Spring Meeting – European Coil Coating Association - Lucerne
2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) – European Business Aviation Association - Geneva
2023 International Conference – Polymer Processing Society - St Gallen
2023 Conference – International Society of Travel Medicine - Basel
2023 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – United Nations WatchGeneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
2023 Meeting – Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform - Neuchâtel
2023 UN/CEFACT Forum – United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business - Geneva
2023 General Assembly – Institute for Planetary Synthesis - Geneva
2023 General Assembly – European Lift Association - Lucerne
2023 European Symposium on Ambulatory Anesthesia & Analgesia – European Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia and Analgesia - Zurich
2023 INDEX Triennial Congress – EDANA, the voice of nonwovens - Geneva
2023 Biennial Session – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - Geneva
2023 Session – Committee Against Torture - Geneva

View More Past Events (15246) in The International Congress Calendar

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