Zürich Tourism Convention Bureau
Zurich is one of the most sustainable convention destinations in the world. An excellent transportation network, short distances, and a strong commitment to a worthwhile future: Zurich is the ideal place to host sustainable events.
Zurich is one of the most sustainable convention destinations in the world, ranking within the top 20 by the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS) 2022. Excursion that protect the climate and show social commitment, hotels with sustainability certification, short distances, and a highly efficient public transportation network: Zurich provides the perfect framework conditions for holding events with a positive impact for everyone.
From a regular convention hotel to a modern event hall, or from a tradition-steeped guild house to a terrace with a lake view, Zurich has venues for every event imaginable. Many of which take into account values such as environmental friendliness, economic efficiency, and fair working conditions.
Up on the hill with a breathtaking view over the city and the lake, the Sorell Hotel Zürichberg has sustainability in its DNA. Opened in 1900 by Zurich’s visionary women association, it was commited to the welfare of women in the hospitality industry. To this day, the Sorell Hotel group adheres to social responsibility and other sustainable standards. Within walking distance to the Old Town and the main train station, the Kongresshaus Zürich offers space for events with up to 4500 guests. Built in 1939 and newly opened in 2021 after renovation the venue combines tradition and innovation. All events in this modern building at the lakeshore are held in a climate friendly manner. Water from Lake Zurich supplies 70 percent of the energy for the heat regulation, leftovers from regional and seasonal dishes are turned into biogas and the Tonhalle Orchestras in the same complex provides lasting memories.
Group experiences with impact
After an exhausting business meeting, Zurich has diverse and fun group activities to offer, all of which provide a climate-friendly experience. A challenge, where participants cook against food waste. Looking behind the scene of innovative startups, who fight against CO2 emissions or receiving new perspectives from the stories of socially disadvantaged people. Or team games with various challenging activities, all of them with newest electric powered vehicles, from twowheelers to top of the line e-cars.
What the future brings
New home to Zurich’s hockey club ZSC opened in 2022 and is ready to host events for 12 to 12,000 people. The modern infrastructure allows individual solutions for every kind of event. The tradition steeped Hotel Florhof in Zurich’s old town will reopen in 2024 as “Villa Florhof”. The landmarked building will house a boutique hotel of the luxury brand Lalique. Plans include 15 rooms, a premium restaurant, terrace, bar, lounge and fumoir. The historic vaulted wine cellar will continue to form the foundation of the house. The relaunch of the Mandarin Oriental Savoy Zurich is planned for mid-2024. The tradition-steeped hotel with 80 rooms and various meeting and event spaces will shine in a new splendor, directly at famous Paradeplatz.
Zürich Tourism Convention Bureau
The Zürich Tourism Convention Bureau is the first point of contact for conventions in the city of Zürich and surrounding region, and is responsible for congress marketing for the destination Zurich both in Switzerland and abroad. As your local partner, the Zurich Tourism Convention Bureau will accompany you from the initial bidding stage right through to the implementation of your congress, meeting, or event. On doing so, our experienced team takes into account values such as environmental friendliness, economic efficiency, and fair working conditions.