Lausanne's meetings and events increase by 24%

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau has revealed a 24% increase in the number of meetings and events being held in the city's three key conference-hotels and congress centres between 2015 and 2016.

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The destination has also seen a 10% rise in the number of delegates and a 5.6% in the number of business and leisure visitors to Lausanne between 2015 and 2016, with the number of overnight stays in the city increasing by 6.2%.

The recently released International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2016 Statistics Report supports this trend, with the number of meeting participants visiting Lausanne increasing by 22% between 2015 and 2016.

There are now more than 70 international sport and other industry associations headquartered in Lausanne, making the city one of the primary centres for international association headquarters in Europe.

Olivier Mathieu, Congress and Meetings Manager at Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau, said: "As Lausanne and Switzerland experience positive economic growth, so our appeal to international businesses and associations, as an excellent central base to bring conference and meeting delegates from all over the world, is growing. French-speaking Switzerland, of which Lausanne is part, is now in the top 10 most prosperous European regions."

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Nestlé Museum opens in Lausanne

Lausanne to host Olympic Cities' International Smart Cities & Sports Summit

Chaplin's World Museum opens as Lausanne events venue

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