Zurich, Switzerland Meeting Planning Overview
A truly special destination that boasts a unique blend of tradition, history, youth, and vibrancy, Zurich offers something for everyone. In additional to Zurich event venues that suit any occasion, this Swiss city and gateway to the Alps has an unparalleled transportation system, a strong business climate, a rich culture, and a prime location in the center of Europe and directly on Lake Zurich at the foot of the Alps. Delegates enjoy the city's prime shopping, recreation options, and fantastic nightlife options. A very stable destination with famously little crime, Zurich boasts an astonishing quality of life, as well as a reputation as an international scientific and educational community. This banking capital is known as the financial and cultural center of Switzerland, as well as home to leading educational and research institutions focusing on key technologies for the future.
Most European capitals can be reached in 2.5 hours by plane from Zurich, and travelers can easily access the European transportation network via Switzerland's public transportation system. Zurich's public transportation system shines at the Zurich Airport, which features hundreds of daily train, bus, and tram connections that enable travelers to get from the airport to the city in just 10 minutes. As Switzerland's largest international airport, Zurich Airport serves nearly 200 worldwide destinations via approximately airlines.
Zurich features a variety of unique event venues well suited for a variety of groups, meetings, events, and tours, ranging from well-respected museums to sleek restaurants. As for convention centers, the city's Kongresshaus Zurich along Lake Zurich is a flexible convention facility connected to the famous Zurich Tonhalle concert hall, providing additional event options for attendees. The multi-purpose Hallenstadion Zurich hosts concerts, sporting events, and group gatherings, while the Technopark Zuerich Foundation (home to hundreds of high-tech companies) offers conference and meeting rooms for group events. In addition, the city's Sonnenberg Convention Center features a tucked-away, serene feel surrounded by vineyards and a forest just 30 minutes from the airport. The center's light-filled meeting rooms and auditorium are well complemented by its modern exhibition hall.