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What will tomorrow’s world hold?

22.05.2019 – Anne-Catherin Clément

97th Congress of the Swiss Abroad, from 16 to 18 August 2019 in Montreux

The 97th Congress of the Swiss Abroad will provide an opportunity to reflect on social, political and economic realities, as well as unemployment, current migratory situations and even the mobility of the future. What major challenges will society be facing and how can they be tackled? How can the elements for solving and responding to these issues be implemented from today? Leading figures from the world of economics, science and Swiss politics will attempt to tackle and provide answers to these questions.

Since this is election year, this congress will welcome the political parties represented in the federal parliament. Leading politicians will come to Montreux to address participants and to discuss issues of interest to the Swiss Abroad.

The congress will also provide the opportunity to explore the wealth of tourist attractions the area has to offer. This year, participants will have the chance to visit Chaplin’s World in Vevey, and to enjoy a meal in the breathtaking surroundings of the Lavaux vineyards, which boast UNESCO World Heritage status.

Full schedule:

Friday 16 August 2019, 9:00–17:30
Meeting of the Council of the Swiss Abroad

Saturday 17 August 2019
Congress of the Swiss Abroad

Political programme: Federal elections 2019
The Swiss Abroad and Political Parties: status report and mutual expectations

Cultural programme: Guided tour of Château de Chillon for participants not wishing to participate in the political programme

Conference: What will tomorrow’s world hold?

Closing event at the Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic

Sunday 18August 2019, 9:15–15:30
Chaplin’s World visit – Meal in the Lavaux vineyards

Price per person

Saturday 17 August 2019
Daytime events CHF 180.00
Closing event CHF 95.00

Sunday 18 August 2019
Excursion CHF 60.00

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Special offer for Congress participants –75 % reduction on the cost of a Swiss Travel Pass

With the Swiss Travel Pass, people living outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein can enjoy unlimited travel on the full road, rail and water transport networks of the Swiss Travel System, for a period of 3, 4, 8 or 15 consecutive days.