Social programme

Welcome Reception
Olympic Museum, Thursday 7 September 2017

The Olympic Museum is set in stunning grounds on the banks of Lake Leman. The recently renovated Museum will act as a centre piece to allow delegates to meet, socialise and experience the magic of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement. Everyone has a personal Olympic hero and this event will allow us to share special moments from Olympic history. 

The opening ceremony will start at 19:00 hrs. Drinks and snacks will be served until 21:00 hrs. and you can visit the museum between 21:00-22:00 hrs. The museum TOM shop will be open until 21:00 hrs.

Address details:
1, quai d’Ouchy
1006 Lausanne
T: +41 21 621 65 1

Getting there: M2 metro line and No. 2 bus (Ouchy stop) or No. 8 or 25 (Musée Olympique stop).

Registration is free of charge for congress participants, however for catering purposes we kindly ask you to register during the on-line registration process. More information about the musuem via:

The Welcome Reception is sponsored by ICF  

Dinner Dance

Grandvaux, Friday 8 September 2017

This year, the Dinner Dance will take place in Grandvaux, an UNESCO Lavaux Patrimonium village on the lake of Geneva. We advise you to wear comfortable shoes. The dinner will take place in three different restaurants (everybody will receive the same menu!), and due to organizational purposes, to serve dinner to all participants, there will be three groups: Blue, Green and Yellow.
The three groups will depart by bus at 17:30, 18:00 and 18:30 hrs. from Ouchy (right in front of Château d’Ouchy). When you are in a specific group/bus, you have to follow the time schedule of that group (you will receive the printed detailed schedule also in the bus). Please make sure that you will be in the same group as your friends! After the aperitif and dinner, all spaces will be open for everybody.

The evening will start on the main square, with a welcome drink with the local wine growers and a traditional Swiss Fondue. After the aperitif, the dinner will take place and of course at the end of the evening, there will be a dance party with DJ (in the Grande Salle).

Buses will return back at 23:00, 0:00 and 01:00 hrs. to Ouchy, Hotel de la Paix and the SwissTech Convention Center.

Price: € 70.00 per person 

Social Activities 
This year, you can take part in 3 social activities:

CGN Cruise on Lake Geneva
Date: Thursday 7 September 2017, 11:20-15:20 hrs.
(A minimum of 20 participants is required - maximum of 40 participants)
Price: € 70.00 per person  

Fully renovated in 2009, our flagship has been described as the most beautiful steamer in the world! The restoration of its first-class lounge is a real masterpiece. Be sure not to miss the chance to admire its mythical figureheads at the bow and stern, sculpted in wood and entirely covered in gold leaf. The cruise will last approx. 3.5 hours. Please note that the boat has a very strict schedule and needs to leave at 11:40 am sharp. For this reason, we kindly ask you to be at least at the dock at 11:20 am. Participants should make their way to the harbor in Ouchy, Lausanne. Please note, there is no lunch included, however it is possible to buy some snacks/sandwiches on board.  Click here for more information. 

Guided City of Lausanne - Walking Tour

Date: Friday 8 September 2017, 09:00-11:00 hrs. 
(A minimum of 20 participants is required - maximum of 40 participants)
Price: € 20.00 per person 

During this 2-hour city walking tour, you will discover many faces of Lausanne: the medieval district of the City, the visit of the cathedral, which is a jewel of Swiss Gothic architecture. You will also discover the Castle, Headquarter of the authorities for six centuries, the ancient Academy; the hotspot of the reformation in the 16th century. From the hill of the City, the descent by the picturesque staircases of the Market up to the place of Palud, the city hall and the fountain of the Justice and Saint-François, heart of the city. Click here for more information. 

Wine-tasting excursion to Lavaux
Unfortunately, this activity has been cancelled.