Ovation Switzerland is a leading DMC with offices in Geneva and Zürich. For 28 years, the Ovation Switzerland DMC team has been comprised of 12 hospitality experts who intimately understand the unique power of meetings, incentives, conferences, conventions, healthcare groups and events, to deliver on corporate objectives.
|9 Rue du Pre-Bouvier, 1242 Satigny |
|Tel:||+ 41 22 33 99 930|
Mr Renato Grieco - Regional Director of Sales / Mr Rutger Hoorn - Sales Director Switzerland
|Specialise In||Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Conventions, Congresses, Product Launches, Events, Special Functions, Hotel Bookings, Conference Logistics, Corporate Functions, Corporate Group Travel, Corporate Meetings, Corporate Travel, Gala Dinners, Incentives, Local Excursions, Teambuilding Events, Themed Dinners|
|Members of||IAPCO, ISES, EVCOM, MPI, SITE, ICCA|
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|Airports||Zürich Airport, Geneva Airport|
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|Currency||Swiss franc (CHF)|
|Language||German, French, Italian, Romansch|
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Back to the Future! 20 years ago MCI started operating as a DMC in Geneva & Zurich. 20 years later MCI returns to its roots as a DMC under its newly dedicated, international brand; Ovation Global DMC. Ovation Switzerland is part of the Ovation Global DMC network, the world's first and only professional organisation offering consistent and seamless world class destination management services at over 20 locations around the world. The thought-leader in destination management, Ovation Switzerland draws on the experience of an expert team operating high class incentive and corporate meeting programmes in the Switzerland region for more than 20 years.
Offices in Geneva and Zurich. Member of SITE, MPI.
Favourite destinations in the French speaking areas of Switzerland include Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Crans-Montana, Leysin, Villars. Ovation also provide services to nearby French towns and resorts, such as Evian, Divonne, Annecy, Mégève, Courchevel and Val d'Isere. As for the German speaking areas, we could mention Zurich, Berne, Basel, Lucerne, Interlaken, Davos, St. Moritz, Zermatt and Engelberg. They also handle traffic to 'Ticino', the Southern Part of Switzerland (Lugano, Locarno and Ascona).
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS
"To see the whole of Europe you do not need to go any further than Switzerland". This is so true since the country offers the most amazing contrasts and experiences.
Switzerland is a land of extremes - from the snowy summits in the Alps to the Mediterranean feel of lake shores - from the French to the German, to the Italian and to Rumantsch. Four different people with four different cultures and languages, who have learnt to live very well together
The history of Switzerland goes back 700 years, but there was civilisation here at the cross-roads of Europe long before that. Switzerland has been fortunate enough to retain much of its architectural and cultural heritage.
Everyone knows Switzerland as a land of unsurpassed natural beauty... but there is far more to experience. Come and see for yourself!
Nobody should pass through Geneva without seeing its monuments and historical sites. We will take you to the most important ones in three hours, including the symbol of the city, the famous "Jet d’Eau"; this impressive 460ft (140m) high, lake water fountain, the first of its kind, was completed in 1891. The flower clock in the English garden is another symbol of Geneva, known all over the world. The monument of the Duke of Brunswick, who left his entire fortune to the City of Geneva, is located right on the opposite side of Lake Geneva.
The historical Old Town will be visited on foot to discover its carefully preserved charm. The Cathedral Saint-Pierre constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries dominates the Old Town. Right next to it is the Auditorium, where Jean Calvin taught. Calvin arrived in 1536 in Geneva. A leading figure of the protestant Reformation, he deeply influenced religion, ethics and social life in the western world. The oldest privately constructed building is the Maison Tavel, now transformed into a museum of old Geneva. With its parks and gardens, its monuments and museums, Geneva is today truly international and cosmopolitan, not only in population, but also in its whole atmosphere.
Enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the highlights of the bustling centre of Swiss economy. You will meet your guide directly at your hotel. Walking tour and visit to the Old town with its famous Cathedral, the lake promenade, the "Bahnhofstrasse" shopping district and much more.
After this first part of the tour you will board a small city train which will bring you in 20 minutes from the bustling city center to the forests of the Üetliberg hill. From the Üetliberg train station you will enjoy a magnificent view over Zurich and its region
THE SWISS PASSPORT
Your challenge today is to become Swiss and who knows, you might even manage to become more Swiss than the Swiss themselves! Today, leave for a small village in the mountains and meet the locals who will give away some of their traditional secrets: how to make fondue, how to recognize Swiss wine, how to yoddle etc...
By the time you return to your hotel, you will almost be ready for Swiss citizenship!!!!!
End the day to celebrate this event and put into further practice some of the elements you have learnt earlier today. Enjoy a traditional evening in traditional surroundings. A great night guaranteed.
THE LAND OF CONTRAST
Switzerland is a land of contrast. Experience some of these contrasts. From a cosmopolitan city on lake Geneva where you were sunbathing, enjoy a train ride through the mountains to end at the top of a glacier. There you will get a chance to experience various snow activities, such as skiing, tobogganing, dog sledging, ice sculpturing before heading back down to the lake shore. Tonight, experience more contrasts, this time between new and old and enjoy a superb evening in one of the medieval castles.
Conventions and Congresses can be held in several Swiss cities: Geneva and Zurich with their International airports, then also Lausanne, Montreux, Basel and Lucerne or even Interlaken, Davos and Lugano for smaller events.
Geneva offers space in Palexpo, the large exhibitions and conventions centre by the airport, in the CICG (International Conference Centre) and the Casino of Geneva (below the Noga Hilton).
In Zurich, the 'Kongresshaus' (Convention Centre), the "Messe Zurich" (Exhibition centre) and the Swissôtel offer good convention space.
TRANSPORT WITH A DIFFERENCE
From helicopters to paragliding down from the mountains, from old timers to postal buses, from panoramic trains through the mountains to private sailing boats on a lake, from dog sledging to ice driving, these are only some of the ideas we can put together.
GOLF AT 3000M ABOVE SEA-LEVEL
Hold your breath and take off in a helicopter to the the Glacier of Diablerets. After a flight of approximately 12 minutes, you will be deposited on the highest mini-golf course in Switzerland built especially for you. You will play directly on snow with fluorescent balls. Feast your eyes on the panorama surrounding the whiteness of this dazzling 'green'. Before rejoining the valley, an open bar specially made for the occasion will offer you refreshments.
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