Financial Center Zurich: Highly Rated for Congresses
The financial center Zurich ranks among the best in the world and is leaving its mark internationally in the sphere of digitalization of financial services.
After London, Zurich is the most important financial center in Europe and a top address for specialist congresses in the heart of the continent – globally networked, highly competent, and extremely innovative.
In the “Global Financial Centres Index”, Zurich heads the list for mainland Europe. A total of 500 financial institutions – the “Who’s who” of the banking world – play on the stage around Zurich’s Paradeplatz. The main protagonists are UBS, Credit Suisse, Swiss Re and Zurich – all global giants founded in Zurich. At the same time, with the SIX Swiss Exchange, the city is also home to the Swiss stock exchange.
Every sixth Swiss franc of economic value and every tenth job in the region is directly generated by the financial hub Zurich. A total of 90,000 employees give rise to a dynamic network, which hosts high-caliber events week after week. Here, the trends of the hour are on everyone’s lips: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Initial Coin Offering (ICO). For the Greater Zurich Area and its “Crypto Valley” form one of the most dynamic FinTech hubs around. But Zurich offers top framework conditions not just for startups, but also for convention organizers: the city has excellent transportation links thanks to the nearby airport, boasts a first-class infrastructure, and with its lakes and mountains right on the doorstep offers outstanding quality of living.
Vanessa Reis from Zürich Tourism’s Convention Bureau competently advises financial event organizers.