Zurich Convention Center
Phone: +41 44 206 36 20
The Zurich Convention Center, managed by CEO Roger Büchel, is a local institution of national and international renown, which boasts a spectacular panoramic view of Lake Zurich and offers an incomparable array of events and services. We offer diversity by design: conventions, trade fairs and exhibitions, as well as all kinds of business, social and cultural events, including world-class highlights. The corona-related protective measures delay construction progress. As a result, the opening date of the Convention Center and Tonhalle Zurich shifts from March 2021 to Summer 2021. The first possible date for events is June 28, 2021.
Are you planning a convention, trade fair or exhibition? Are you organizing a company event, a private party or a banquet? If you are, allow yourself to be inspired by the flexible range of rooms we have to offer. The spectacular location and our charming building steeped in tradition have long since attracted events from all areas of business, culture and society.
Architecturally Zurich Convention Center is a prime example of its period and it remains one of the most versatile congress centers in Switzerland, able to accommodate practically any event. There is some 5,300 sqm of floor space available for conferences and exhibitions. 20 rooms, complete with foyers, can accommodate up to 4,500 people. The history of the building and its architecture are closely linked to the 1939 National Exhibition in Switzerland – a major historical event aimed at showcasing Switzerland’s diversity.
Designed by Max Ernst Haefeli, Werner Moser and Rudolf Steiger, Zurich Convention Center forms a single building with the world-famous Tonhalle which opens up additional possibilities for event organizers. For national and international event and congress organizers, concert promoters, companies, associations and private event organizers, Zurich Convention Center is synonymous with reliability and quality, and the no. 1 event location in Zurich.
Outstanding location at Lake Zurich
No end of world-renowned stars have appeared at Zurich Convention Center. Jazz legends have wowed audiences here, as have entertainers and a variety of rock and pop stars. Winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, US Presidents, Federal Councilors, business leaders and international personalities such as the Dalai Lama have all visited Zurich Convention Center – and the award ceremony for the World Footballer of the Year has also been held here.
Summer 2021: A building shines in new splendor
After the renovation the location will retain its architectural character and the Tonhalle concert hall will shine again in splendid colours, as upon its opening in 1895. The technical equipment and infrastructure will be renovated and several small meeting and conference rooms will complement our current room programme – for a wide range of event possibilities. A new terrace restaurant will offer an outstanding view of Lake Zurich and the Glarus alps, in perfect harmony with its enticing panorama of gastronomic options. The spacious terrace will be available for coffee breaks and cocktails alike for the guests of our congresses and events.
Welcome to Zurich Convention Center!