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Convention Centre Lugano

Lugano, Switzerland


Palazzo dei Congressi

Piazza Indipendenza 4

6900 Lugano



Luca Grassi

Convention Bureau


+41 58 866 66 30


+41 58 866 66 39

LocationLugano city center
Member OfICCA
AirportLugano Airport (regional) 6 km/3.7 miles,
Milano Malpensa International Airport (Italy) 62 km/
38.5 miles
TrainLugano Train Station 1.4 km/0.9 miles,
10 minutes walking distance from the convention center
Accommodation4,328 hotel rooms


Abundant sunshine, lush vegetation, enchanting panoramic views and a contrasting mountain‑and‑ valley setting: Lugano makes a unique conference destination. The central location of the Lugano Convention Centre means that participants can easily stroll over to the popular car‑free city center and its many outdoor cafes. Lugano comes as a revelation: Switzerland's third largest financial center is known as a sophisticated and efficient Swiss business city, yet it has not forgotten how to enjoy the good things in life. Locals lead a distinctly Italian lifestyle, enjoying long summers and mild winters. This quiet, compact little city of spacious parks lies on the shores of beautiful Lake Lugano, in an unspoilt landscape of lush hills and wild, remote valleys. Lugano captures both Switzerland's and Italy's best qualities and it guarantees a Mediterranean touch to all your events. Our catchword is "come for business, stay for lifestyle"!

General Description Meeting & Exhibit Facilities

Meeting Rooms

Eminently user‑friendly for events of all kinds the center offers from 8 to 12 meeting rooms of different capacities (from 20 to 1,000 persons). All the rooms can easily be interconnected thanks to a fixed fiber optic connection, creating a single virtual room with a 2,000‑seat capacity.


The center has a large auditorium in amphitheater style for 1,130 persons. The auditorium has a fixed stage and all seats are fitted with a folding table.


The large and bright foyer of 1,100 sqm/11,841 sqft is the ideal location for an exhibition. The main exhibition area is located in the heart of the convention center, right at the main entrance, between the Auditorium and all the breakout rooms. On the second floor there are additional 1,040 sqm/11,195 sqft offered by room B and its foyer.

Services Available to Planners

Wide choice of catering companies, in‑house restaurant with Italian and local specialities, security and hostess services. Hotel accommodation: finding contingents, booking and confirmation directly to the attendees, high‑tech equipment, Wi‑Fi and Internet connections, exhibition and poster sessions organization, transfers arrangement and suggestions for social programs and VIP treatments. The qualified staff of the Lugano Convention Centre is available to help and support participants and organizers free of charge.

Additional Information

Equipment Supplied by Center

Highspeed Internet connection and free wireless, simultaneous translation systems and, thanks to our partners, the latest technology of the audiovisual and IT systems.

Service Supplied by Center

Audiovisual technical equipment. Accommodation: room allotments, bookings and confirmation directly to the attendees can be organised free of charge. Arranging transfers and suggesting ideas for social programs, free tourist information desk, organistaion of exhibition, 280 parking spaces at a special daily flat rate.

Service Supplied by Local Vendors

Free choice of the catering service for any kind of event, hostess and security service, many other services upon request.