Lausanne lies on the north shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland's French speaking region. It rises in terraces on three hills above the lake providing residents and visitors with dramatic views of the Savoy Alps to its front.
Why exhibit there?
Lausanne is an old university city and now a busy commercial one. It is popular for congresses, trade fairs, and conventions and has a number of outstanding meeting venues.
Lausanne is also the world headquarters of the Olympics. As such, world-leading training and research institutes have also made it their home as well as numerous international sports federations. Lausanne is considered the global capital of sports administration.
Geneva Airport is the closest airport to Lausanne at only 60 km away. The easiest way to get from the airport to Lausanne is via a direct train which leaves the airport four times per hour. Travel time is around 50 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions what you can bring into Switzerland, but it’s best to check the list, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
It goes without saying, taking a boat trip across Lake Geneva is the best way to enjoy the lake. Hop on board one of the lake steamers that stop in Lausanne and either take a cruise or use it to move between towns.
Take a trip to the Olympic Museum. Along with the artifacts and history of the competitions, the museum is inspirational, focussing on the spirit and values of the Olympics and the qualities that have made them endure.
- La Table d’Edgard. Highlights include tender lobster salad served with black truffles, or loup de mer (Mediterranean sea bass) with foamy barigoule, garnished with taggiasche olive oil and lemons flown in from the Amalfi coast.
- La Pinte Besson offers a few well-picked, typically Swiss dishes, with fondue and entrecote being the firm favourites.
- Local currency is Swiss franc.
- The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh.
- Visas are required by some nationals, not all, best to check their list to see.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities, but worth noting: the Swiss appreciate sobriety, thrift, tolerance, punctuality and a sense of responsibility. This is reflected in the way they do business. The business climate is very formal and conservative and companies are structured in the traditional vertical manner.