LAUSANNE

Home to the Olympic Museum and the offbeat Collection de l'Art Brut, capital of the canton of Vaud, and beautifully situated by Lake Geneva (Lake Leman), Lausanne remains one of the most beautiful Swiss cities.  A short drive or train ride away will take you to Vevey (home of Nestle), Montreux (with its famous Jazz Festival), Aigle or Lavaux (famous for their terraced vineyards, great wines and gorgeous landscapes) and, of course, Geneva.

 

 

2010 LAUSANNE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE: Bridging Research and Practice

Lausanne, Switzerland - November 4-6, 2010

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

DATES

November 4-6, 2010

LOCATION

Lausanne, Switzerland

VENUE

Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne

GETTING THERE

By air
Switzerland has two international airports. Most airlines connect to Zurich/Kloten International Airport, which is located approximately 230 kilometers from Lausanne. Geneva International Airport is conveniently located at a distance of 60 kilometers (40 mi) from Lausanne. Both airports have direct train connections to Lausanne.

By train
Lausanne is located on the main backbone of the Swiss Railways. Trains are on time, and connect Lausanne to any location practically every 30 minutes. Convenient connections to Germany and Italy, as well as direct bullet-train connection to France are available.

Trains (www.sbb.ch/en/index.htm) run from Geneva to Lausanne every 20 minutes and the trip takes about 45 minutes. The Airport railway station is located 300 metres (about 300 yards) from the departure/arrival levels.

By Car
Lausanne is connected to the Swiss highway network and can be accessed from all surrounding countries. From Geneva, take the N1.  The trip will be approximately 40 minutes.

By Boat
Between late May and late September, a lake steamer cruises several times a day in both directions between Geneva and Saint-Gingolph, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, and Nyon. Sailing time from Geneva is about 3 1/2 hours. Round-trip transit from Geneva costs 75CHF in first class and 55CHF in second class, with 50% discounts for children 16 and under. Students benefit from a 50% discount on presentation of their student identity card.  See below for company info.

LINKS:

Geneva International Airport: www.gva.ch/en/default.htm

Zurich International Airport: www.zurich-airport.com/

Railways timetable (SBB-CFF): www.sbb.ch/en/index.htm

Compagnie Générale de Navigation (for boat cruises/transfers): www.cgn.ch/eng

TIME ZONE

CET (UTC+1)

Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

CALLING CODE

+41

VISAS

The links below will take you to a page with a list of resources.

Switzerland visa regulations

Swiss embassies worldwide

CURRENCY

Swiss Franc (CHF)

ELECTRICITY

Swiss plug-sockets supply the European standard voltage of 230 V AC - 50 Hz. The plug-sockets are shaped rather unusual so ensure you have or buy the adapters specifically made for Switzerland. 

DRESS

The dress for the meeting will be business casual for all occasions.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all registered delegates.

INSURANCE

The organizers are not responsible for accidents or damage to participants and accompanying persons which may occur during or arising from the conference.  Participants should therefore take the necessary steps they consider appropriate regarding insurance. 

BADGES

Badges (which will be provided at the Registration desk) will be required for all sessions and social events.

SECRETARIAT

For any questions, contact the Secretariat:

World Events Forum, Inc.

5030 N Marine Drive, Suite 2608

Chicago, IL 60640 - USA

T: +1.773.784.8134    +1.773.782.6747

F: +1.208.575.5453

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Léman (Geneva). Lausanne is located some 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Geneva. It is the capital of the canton of Vaud and of the district of Lausanne. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne. *

*Source: Wikipedia

 

Switzerland Conferences

Read more about Lausanne's culture, shopping, museums, events at the Lausanne Tourism and Convention Bureau website.

Lausanne is the site of many museums:

Musée Olympique Lausanne ("Olympic Museum")

Musée de l'Elysée ("Elysée Museum")

Fondation de l'Hermitage ("Hermitage Foundation")

La Collection de l'Art Brut ("Art Brut" Collection)

MUDAC (Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains)

Musée Historique de Lausanne ("Lausanne History Museum")

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts ("Cantonal Fine Arts Museum")

Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy ("Lausanne-Vidy Roman Museum")

To learn more about the Vaud canton, its travel destinations,  business opportunities, cultural and sports events, please click here.

 

Swiss Bite

View of Lake Leman from the Movenpick Hotel

View from the Olympic Museum

The Chillon Castle

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