Network and Partners
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
The ICCA is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. The association specializes in the international association meetings sector. Since its establishment in 1963, ICCA has been representing the world’s top destinations and most experienced suppliers specialized in handling, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events. With the launch of the “ICCA Association Community” in 2020, the ICCA started making its services, education, connections, tools, and resources available to associations in order for them to organize more effective meetings.
Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau (SCIB)
The SCIB is a non-profit organization that is part of Tourism Switzerland and unites the leading conference and incentive destinations, professional event organizers and transport companies. The SCIB supports agencies, companies and associations free of charge in the planning and organization of their events. It also offers extensive information, independent consulting, fast submission of contacts, compilation of offers as well as assistance with site inspections.
BE! Tourism Ltd.
BE! Tourism Ltd. is the umbrella marketing organization of the canton of Bern. The company takes effective, practical and profitable steps to contribute to the medium and long-term uplift in tourism value for the Canton of Bern, thus increasing the capacity for investment and innovation of the cantonal market players on all levels of service delivery.
University of Bern
The University of Bern was founded in 1834 and is a comprehensive university with eight faculties, some 150 institutes and nine inter- and trans-disciplinary competence centres. The five focal points of the University of Bern are sustainability, health and medicine, matter and the universe, cross-cultural knowledge and politics and administration. Teaching and research have an interdisciplinary approach.
Bern Economic Area
The Bern Economic Area is part of the “Präsidialdirektion” (similar to a mayor’s office) of the city of Bern and provides services in the field of location promotion. Because of its operations, the organization has an enormous network in the fields of economy, politics, and science.
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