Decades into Congress Busi­ness

Davos Congress Cen­tre

Micetalk - - MICE VENUE - Ip­shita Sen­gupta Nag

Ev­ery year, over 3,000 econ­o­mists, politi­cians, sci­en­tists and busi­ness minds gather at this venue for one of the largest con­gre­ga­tions of global in­tel­li­gentsia. The Davos Congress Cen­tre has played host to the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum since 1987 and to its pre­de­ces­sor, Euro­pean Man­age­ment Sym­po­sium, be­fore that. The most im­por­tant land­mark of the beau­ti­ful Swiss city of Davos, the venue is one of the busiest con­ven­tion cen­tres of mod­ern times.

The pop­u­lar­ity of the Davos Congress Cen­tre can be evinced from the fact that the venue has un­der­gone three ex­ten­sions since it opened for meet­ings and con­ven­tions in 1969. The most re­cent devel­op­ment, in 2010, has brought around 11,500 del­e­gates to the venue in the lat­ter half of 2012.

Large Meet­ing/Con­ven­tion Space

There are 34 high-tech rooms which can eas­ily ac­com­mo­date 20 to 1,800 peo­ple. The Davos Congress de­part­ment en­sures the per­fect ex­e­cu­tion of any event that takes place here. Over the years, The Congress

Cen­tre Davos has played host to a num­ber of events; from re­gional meet­ings to work­shops, train­ing cour­ses, ex­hi­bi­tions and so­cial and cul­tural events to

the ‘World Eco­nomic Fo­rum’.

Equipped with Mod­ern Tech­nol­ogy

The Davos ple­nary hall, pièce de ré­sis­tance of the venue, is equipped with a highly ef­fi­cient au­dio sys­tem in line with the most mod­ern tech­no­log­i­cal stan­dards.

Two video pro­jec­tors, each with 10,000 ANSI lu­mens,

There are 34 high-tech rooms which can eas­ily ac­com­mo­date 20 to 1,800 peo­ple

are avail­able for bright, clear im­ages and dou­ble

pro­jec­tion. The pre-in­stalled dome cam­era can film

the speak­ers and project them onto the screen. The flood­lights here are de­signed to pro­vide op­ti­mal on­stage light­ing. The venue part­ners with tech­nol­ogy providers to pro­vide other ben­e­fits like live stream­ing

of events, video pro­duc­tions and more. In the Davos ple­nary hall, groups have the op­tion of stag­ing their pre­sen­ta­tion with two ef­fi­cient video pro­jec­tors. Th­ese

rooms are also served by well-equipped con­trol rooms.

Ex­cel­lent as­sis­tance by PCO

The Pro­fes­sional Con­fer­ence Or­gan­iser team takes care of the ac­com­mo­da­tion needs of all the par­tic­i­pants for free. Davos Congress as­sists in ev­ery­thing re­lated to the MICE ac­tiv­ity; from the choice of ho­tel, pro­vi­sion of the re­quired al­lo­ca­tion and on­line and off­line book­ings to the ne­go­ti­a­tion of spe­cial con­di­tions. The or­gan­is­ing team of­fers ad­di­tional ser­vices like as­sum­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for the en­tire reg­is­tra­tion process, com­pil­ing name badges, in­voic­ing and pro­vid­ing all kinds of sup­port to par­tic­i­pants. The venue al­lows groups to bring their own co­terie of sup­pli­ers for par­tic­u­lar re­quire­ments.

The in-house Congress Cen­tre Ca­ter­ing can cater up to 5,000 per­sons,

cor­re­spond­ing to the re­spec­tive re­quire­ments

Serv­ing in­ter­na­tional food

The ca­ter­ing ser­vice here en­sures a range of culi­nary de­lights. The in-house Congress Cen­tre Ca­ter­ing (GKZ) can cater up to 5,000 per­sons, cor­re­spond­ing to the re­spec­tive ca­ter­ing re­quire­ments rang­ing from busi­ness lunch, theme menus, fin­ger food and fly­ing

buf­fet to a gala din­ner. Davos spe­cialises in serv­ing all

kinds of in­ter­na­tional food, in­clud­ing tan­doori food.

The venue has re­cently been ex­panded mak­ing it one of the Alps’ most mod­ern Congress venues. This im­prove­ment in the in­fra­struc­ture now makes it pos­si­ble for the venue to ac­com­mo­date up to 5,000 del­e­gates at a time. Close shot of the stage

Long shot of the Ple­nary Hall at the Davos Congress Cen­tre

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