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96th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Visp/VS


From 10 to 12 August, 2018 the 96th Congress of the Swiss Abroad will take place in Visp with panoramic views of the mountains of Valais.

The theme of our upcoming congress, “Switzerland without Europe – Europe without Switzerland”, illustrates that the relationship between Switzerland and Europe is a topic that extends far beyond the Europe issue. It is a topic with global dimensions, not only because of potential consequences for Switzerland, but also because of implications for domestic and foreign policy, as well as the economy.

On Friday, 10 August 2018, from 6 p.m., all participants are cordially invited to a Congress aperitif at the Vespia Beach Nights venue.

On the morning of Saturday, 11 August 2018, participants have a choice between three excursions in Visp and the surrounding area subject to registration. This will be followed by the plenary assembly at the La Poste conference centre where visitors can look forward to interesting presentations and discussions with figures from Swiss business, politics and the media. The final evening with a wine tasting will bring this day at the conference centre to an end on a celebratory note.

On Sunday, 12 August 2018, a trip to Zermatt – the world-famous mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn – is on the itinerary. This year’s Congress of the Swiss Abroad will draw to a fitting close with a typical Valais Raclette dish, a congress declaration, and a folklore festival being held in the village at the same time.

Register now at for the Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Visp and take advantage of a 75 % discount on the purchase of a Swiss Travel Pass from 1 June to 31 July 2018.

The Swiss Travel Pass from the Swiss Travel System

The Swiss Travel Pass entitles you to unlimited travel on consecutive days throughout the rail, bus and boat Swiss Travel System network. The Swiss Travel Pass is available for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days. This pass is only available to non-residents of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.