Planning a Congress
Are you planning a congress in Switzerland? Or have you already chosen Bern as the location for your next event? Benefit from the knowledge and extensive network of our competent experts at the Bern Convention Bureau. Finding the ideal location, site inspections, hotel reservations, organizing gala dinners, arranging the transfers – the experts in our Congress Team offer professional and oftentimes free support during all stages of your event, from the candidacy and planning phases all the way to the implementation.
Contact the Bern Convention Bureau and receive an answer within 48 hours.
An overview of our services
The Congress Team is happy to help you put together a customized candidature dossier (bid book) for the event – factual and personalized. Additionally, you will receive high-quality promotional material of the city of Bern and its surroundings, be it an appealing PowerPoint presentation, attractive photos, moving videos or inspiration and ideas for Bernese giveaways.
You will receive a personalized, free offer for your next meeting in Bern: The team at the Bern Convention Bureau will advise you in choosing a suitable venue and complementary activities, check availabilities, and compile a detailed offer including prices and possible dates. If desired, we will gladly arrange a personalized tour of the destination Bern for you.
Make it easier for the participants to find a hotel room by putting a direct booking link on your congress’ website. The participants book their own rooms and pay for them once they are at the hotel. The Bern Convention Bureau takes care of the room quota and regularly informs you about the online bookings and the current room quota. There are no financial risks for you if rooms are not booked.
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The Bern Convention Bureau works with the web-based event and meeting management software “e-vent 6” and can take the participant registration for the entire event, including complementary activities, off your hands. All you need to do is to add the link provided by us to your website, and interested parties can start registering.
Demo version of the registration link
Getting to the congress quickly and comfortably: To make sure your event goes just as planned, we will take care of organizing all transfers. Be it for an excursion or for getting to the congress – the Bern Convention Bureau works with local companies and guarantees comfortable and safe trips, no matter the group size. By the way: If desired (and for a fee), VIP guests are picked up directly from the aeroplane on the runway at Geneva, Basel, Zurich and Bern airports. We guarantee a discreet arrival at the airport.
Event Technology and Safety
Everything under control: The prerequisite for a successful event is the proper technology. The team at the Bern Convention Bureau is in contact with several different companies that know everything there is to know about event technology. It also has the right contacts for guaranteeing everyone’s safety before, during and after the congress, whether that includes guarding a building, traffic control, security checks at the entrance or bodyguards.
Whether you are planning a business, sporting or cultural event: quick and varied digital communication is an essential component. Newsroom Communication AG offers temporary newsroom editorial services for events in Bern.
Newsroom Communication’s full package for real-time communication offers event-based, professional, news-style reporting. The mobile editorial department produces high-quality digital content on site. The stories and preferred media channels are adapted to the event. The products range from short videos and live streams to photo galleries and interviews to texts with a journalistic feel, which are then turned into authentic, exciting stories and made available to a broad audience in real time via social media, your website and, if desired, other channels. If you are looking to produce and publish high-quality content year-round, the Corporate Newsroom is for you.
- Social Video
- Social Media Management
- Digital Communication Strategy
- Editorial Planning
- Live Streams
- Corporate TV
- Image Movie
- Swiss Economic Forum
- World Tourism Forum
- International Team for Implantology
- Valiant Bank
- Swiss Ski
- Swiss Football League
- BSC Young Boys
- Swiss Music Awards
- Gurten Festival
PCO’s, Viva Management GmbH
Success, step by step From abstracts to participant management to industrial trade shows: Viva Management, the official partner of the Bern Convention Bureau, offers top-quality, comprehensive services. The congress organizer combines know-how with years of experience, guaranteeing a conceptual implementation of your ideas. Competence, transparency and sustainability are Viva Management’s strengths.
All services are tailored to your needs, and many of them are free of charge:
- Option A: free of charge
- Option B: CHF 35.00 (excl. VAT) per registered person
- Option C: CHF 50.00 (excl. VAT) per registered person
Services Option A Option B Option C Hotel reservation ✓ ✓ ✓ Reservation of the venue and
✓ ✓ ✓ Reservation of the transfers and
✓ ✓ ✓ Registration by category - ✓ ✓ Compilation of a list of participants - ✓ ✓ Organizing the details of the transfer
and/or complementary activities
- ✓ ✓ Collection - - ✓ Itemized billing - - ✓
Your contacts for meetings in Bern
Bern Convention BureauMischa NiederlHead of Bern Convention Bureau
Bern Convention BureauIsabelle BusatoProject Manager Business
Bern Convention BureauStéphanie MeyerTeamleader Operations Management MICE
Bern Convention BureauFlorence ClémentOperating Manager MICE
Bern Convention BureauLaure SiffertOperating Manager MICE
Bern Convention BureauMirjam SutterApprentice
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