Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau met with UK event buyers in London last week to showcase the destination and its international convention, meeting, incentive and event offering.
The intimate event, in partnership with The Olympic Museum, the SwissTech Convention Center and Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau, took place at London’s Arcelormittal Orbit in the Olympic Park on Friday 10th June.
Guests were treated to afternoon tea and drinks as well as a tour to the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture. BBC World Correspondent David Eades was the headline speaker at the event and drew on his experience as a frontline presenter specialising in sports news and European affairs covering the FIFA World Cups in Japan/Korea, Germany and South Africa as well as the Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and London.
Olivier Mathieu, Congress and Meetings Manager at Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau, says: “It was great to come to such a fantastic venue in London and meet with an intimate group of UK buyers to showcase Lausanne’s diverse offering.
“Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee and with more than 50 international sports federations and organisations also based in the city, London’s Olympic Park was a great place for us to visit and showcase what Lausanne has to offer.”
About Lausanne Convention Bureau
Lausanne Convention Bureau forms part of Lausanne Tourism, representing the meetings and conventions offering of the city. Known as the Olympic capital, as well as being a centre for excellence in innovation and research, Lausanne boasts over 6,000 beds in 60 hotels including 5 star accommodations. With over 20 museums including The Olympic Museum, the destination is a cultural hub, with easy access from Geneva airport, the city is also located just 40 minutes from the Alps. In addition to offering a variety of unusual, historic and boutique venues and event spaces, Lausanne offers event organisers a number of world-class, large-scale convention centres and dedicated conference venues such as:
SwissTech Convention Centre
The innovative design and architecture allows its three auditorium spaces to merge into one for a total auditorium capacity of up to 3000 seats. With an exhibition space of 4000m2 the venue can also be configured to create 15 zones ranging from capacities of 40-270.
Beaulieu Congress and Exhibition Centre
The venue hosts two auditoria, Congrès Beaulieu Lausanne and the Théâtre plus more than 20 meeting venues. The centre can host events for up to 5,000 people and boasts an exhibition space of 55 000 m2.
Lausanne hosts over 30 World & European multinational HQs, including: Nestlé/Nespresso, FERRING Pharma, Nissan International, Adecco, Cisco, Logitech (IT accessories) and Philip Morris. Renowned as a centre for scientific research in addition to sport, Lausanne is also the home of over 50 international sports federations.