Congress Ambassador for Bern
The Ambassador Programme brings together influential Bernese personalities from different fields and lines of work. Experts from the economic, medical, technological, educational and tourism sectors meet, exchange views and ideas and profit from each other’s knowledge, know-how and experience. The programme was also brought to life to promote convention activity. The ambassadors support the Bern Convention Bureau in bringing conferences to the federal city. The goal is to establish Bern as a popular site for conventions. The city has a lot of potential to make a name for itself internationally and can keep up with major cities such as London, Paris, or Milan.
Participating in the Ambassador Programme offers many advantages, but it also includes a few (minimal-effort) duties:
- Representative functions: It is important that the ambassadors fully support Bern as a convention host and that they gladly represent and market the city.
- Acquisition and advertising: Ambassadors must support he recruitment of new ambassadors and independently advertise the programme. If they have their own (business) website, the Bern Convention Bureau must be mentioned on it.
- Candidacy dossier: The ambassadors help with the completion of candidacy dossiers. This help can come in the form of a letter of reference or an oral statement about why Bern is the right location for a specific event.
We present to you Bern’s active Congress Ambassadors:
Ueli Bütikofer, Agroscope, Functional Nutritional Biology
“Bern is so beautiful! A sentence we hear all the time from congress participants. The federal city has direct train connections to the three international airports Geneva, Basel and Zurich and can be reached in under two hours. The many direct flights and the central location in the heart of Europe are important advantages for international events. Furthermore, Bern offers a large variety of cultural activities and culinary experiences. We have had the honour of hosting numerous congresses for international organizations in Bern since 2008, for example the 2019 NuGOweek.”
Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of BernProf. Dr. Tosso Leeb10th International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics, 2019
Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of BernProf. Dr. Rupert BruckmaierInternational Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology (ICFAE), 2011 | International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals (ICPD), 2019 | AFEMA Arbeitsgruppe für Eutergesundheit und Milchqualität in den Alpenländern (Association for the Promotion of Udder Health and Milk Hygiene in the Alpine Countries), 2009 and 2017 | Workshops on COST actions (Feed for Health and DairyCare)
Vetsuisse Faculty, University of BernProf. Dr. med. vet. Heiko NathuesInternational Conference on Production Diseases (ICPD), 2019 | European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM), 2020
Vetsuisse Faculty, Institute of Parasitology, University of BernProf. Dr. Britta LundströmGeneral assembly of the Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2020
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)Prof. Dr. med. Steffen EychmüllerEAPC Congress, 2018 | SAMW Convention on Palliative Care Research, 2019
Faculty of Medicine, University of BernProf. Dr. med. Klaus A. SiebenrockHip Symposium Bern (takes place every two years) | AE Masterclass on joint-preserving hip surgery, tri-country class (D, AT, CH), 2016, 2018 and 2020 | Congress of the European Hip Society, 2020
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