Lausanne Montreux Congress
Welcome to Lausanne & Montreux
In the heart of Europe, just 40 minutes from Geneva International Airport and its 150 direct flight routes from Europe’s main cities and intercontinental hubs, Lausanne and Montreux are two compact, thriving and cosmopolitan cities surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery at every turn: from snow-peaked Alps to the tranquillity of Lake Geneva and the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Lavaux.
Named one of the safest countries in the world by the Global Peace Index in 2019, Switzerland is open to the world as part of the Schengen area. The combination of reliable service, political stability and renowned efficiency guarantees the success of your event. In addition, Swiss prices are transparent and competitive, with the lowest VAT rate in Europe at 7.7% – taxes and services included.
On the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps, the region offers a rich choice of exclusive and diverse locations as well as many excursions by train, boat or on foot. The region organises great events throughout the year, such as the internationally acclaimed Montreux Jazz Festival or the Diamond League athletics meeting Athletissima.
Lausanne and Montreux offer a broad range of conference venues, many with large capacities as well as the latest high-tech, innovative facilities and services. Each has its distinctive characteristic: an elegant lounge, large auditoriums, a museum, a theatre hall or one of the most advanced convention centres in the world. Located either directly on the lake side, in the city centre, in a university campus or even within walking distance of 1,000 hotel rooms, each and every convention centre has its particular setting and style.
With a historic tradition of hospitality, it is no surprise that Lausanne and Montreux offer such a diverse range of accommodation options to welcome guests: everything from luxury 5-star hotels to a popular youth hostel. With over 6,000 rooms in the region to choose from, there is something to meet every visitor’s requirements. In the past few years, Lausanne’s and Montreux’s hoteliers have invested heavily to ensure their business customers are ideally served, with an abundance of conference rooms and accompanying high-tech facilities, designed to make every event truly memorable.
Since the 1990s, the cities of Lausanne and Montreux have demonstrated a strong commitment to respect the values of sustainability, respect for the environment and the individual. For proof, both cities have received several awards from the famous Energy City Gold Award. Lausanne Montreux Congress has decided to be in line with this strategy, which today serves both the destination and its professional visitors. In order to announce its sustainability strategy, LMC has selected the Global Destination Sustainability programme, the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for meetings and events destinations around the world. Our ranking for 2019 is 14th position worldwide.
Lausanne Montreux Congress is a joint collaboration of confirmed experts in congress management. They ensure every event is an unforgettable experience for participants, run with clockwork efficiency. To maximize at its best the quality of services, LMC supports the clients in the whole event process and offers:
- Expert advice & feasibility studies
- Venue sourcing to match requests
- Preparation & support of the application file
- Bidding process management
- Organisation & hosting of inspection trips
- Management of registration & accommodation for participants
- Planning of transport & logistics
- Accreditation handling & on-site event management
- Administration of speakers & abstracts (submission, corrections & programming)
- Coordination of sponsors & exhibitors
- Organisation of social activities, events & excursions
- Management of finances & accounts
- Provision of promotional material