Interlaken is a resort destination in the heart of Switzerland. The little town in Bernese Oberland is located on an alluvial land between lake Thun and lake Brienz and is a getaway to the mountains. Its location and easy accessibility from major airports and business hubs such as Zurich, Bern, Basel and Geneva, makes it an attractive destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), and the proximity to lakes and mountains offer further incentive and team building opportunities.
When I moved to Heidelberg in October 2016, it was clear to me that I won’t attend events as often as I used to in London. In London, I could attend events every day if I wanted! Educational and networking events, venue showcases and Convention Bureau presentations, and lastly industry association events. All events for #eventprofs who are willing to progress their career and expand their network.
By chance, I chatted on Twitter with Lisa from Ungerboeck EMEA, an event and venue management software provider, based in a nearby city Karlsruhe. I asked whether she knows about any local events for #eventprofs. She recommended me the Karlsruhe Convention Bureau Stammtisch. Stammmtisch translates into English as “regulars’ table”. It is rather an informal get-together group that meets on a regular basis to discuss and network.
Wrapping up 2016 and getting ready for 2017 couldn’t be more exciting. This year was very important for me and the blog and all what I have done over the past five years finally materialised.
I started the blog in 2011 as a hobby. Over the past years I did an event management degree, volunteered at events, did internships and was employed. When I started the blog my aim was to network with the global events community and share my experiences. Over the years it evolved, and by recognising gaps in the market in event education, my goal became to create educational content for event professionals. This I achieved with #EventPlannersTalk Twitter chat and Live Events.
Last time I was in Switzerland was in 2012, and I missed all I love about this country! The landscape, nature, the punctuality, reliability, efficiency, the cute Swiss German dialect and food. I studied tourism in Switzerland and got to travel around so know its geography pretty well. What I knew little about was the MICE offer.
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