ICMA Switzerland and Liechtenstein Region’s Winter Event 2020
Date and Location

24-26 January 2020
Zermatt, Switzerland

Event Overview

The annual winter gathering, hosted by the ICMA Region for Switzerland & Liechtenstein, will take place in Zermatt on 24-26 January 2020. The weekend, typically brings together over 150 regional representatives from across Europe including from the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Luxembourg and Denmark as well as Switzerland. This makes it an ideal opportunity to exchange views and experiences with peers in the cross-border bond market and the Switzerland and Liechtenstein capital market community.

Open to ICMA's entire global membership, as well as to non-members, this long-standing annual event features includes two evening receptions as well as ski and snowboarding races. Times and locations of individual events to follow.

For further details about this annual winter gathering contact ICMA Events.

Admission: This event has reached capacity. Registrations are now closed.

Event Format

Friday, 24 January

  • Arrivals throughout the day
  • Race registration
  • Welcome dinner
Saturday, 25 January
  • Ski races
  • Lunch
  • Free ski
  • Gala Dinner
Sunday, 26 January
  • Free ski

Zermatt overview


On the Italian border of the canton of Valais in the west of Switzerland, at the end of the 30 km-long Nikolaital, lies Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world. Zermatt epitomizes their image of Switzerland: high-alpine, awe-inspiring and original. Almost one-third of the 4,000-metre mountains in the Alps are grouped around this word-famous health resort, which has been visited by mountaineers from all around the world since the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. The hotels and restaurants are world-class, and the ski area is not only the highest in the Alps – it is also one of the best developed and most convenient in the world, ensuring thrilling sporting experiences on the steepest slopes in the world – and that 365 days a year. The climate is of an excellent quality: with 300 sunny days a year, there is less rainfall than anywhere else in Switzerland. The air in Zermatt is clear, dry and clean, because, since 1947, only electric cars without a combustion engine are allowed to operate in the village.

Zermatt - the "Mountain Mecca" has...
  • 29 mountains soaring over 4000m (13,100ft)
  • nine of the ten highest mountains in Europe
  • the highest (ski) lift in Europe - Klein Matterhorn (Gobba di Rollin) 3899m (12,830ft)
  • the largest summer skiing area in the Alps (all year 9 ski lifts / 25 km runs)
  • the longest winter skiing season in Europe (late November to early May)
  • the longest consistently open ski run in Europe (Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt 13 Km - open late November to mid April)

Click here to download the Winter panorama map.

Given the popularity of Zermatt, interested participants are urged to register now and to book their hotels as soon as possible. Delegates are reminded that they are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please find below a list of the recommended hotels in Zermatt.

Click on the names of the hotels below to visit their websites

Brantschenhaus P.O. Box 93, CH-3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)27 966 45 00 Email: info@hotelsimi.ch

The Hotel Simi enjoys a quiet location, about 350 yards from the Zermatt train station, and offers a spa area with a sauna, a steam bath, a whirlpool and a solarium.

Spisstrasse 10, CH - 3920 Zermatt,  Switzerland
Phone: +41 27 966 26 11 Email: info@ambassadorzermatt.com
The Ambassador is a short walk from the train station, at the foot of Zermatt’s main shopping street and close to the Bahnof ski shuttle and bus stop. The hotel is Zermatt’s 3rd largest, with 85 rooms. It has two restaurants, a bar, sauna & large swimming pool.

Bahnhofstrasse 41, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Phone: +41 27 967 19 31 Email: info@hotelpost.ch

The Unique Hotel Post 4* superior is located in the center of Zermatt. The 29 rooms & suites are rustic but still elegant in a Mountain Lodge style: Contemporary design as a connection of authenticity, individuality, tradition & modernity. 4 restaurants, 5 clubs & bars, 1 hotel with wellness facilities. Everything under 1 roof!

Bahnhofstrasse 55, CH-3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Phone: +41 27 966 6772 Email: groups@zermatterhof.ch

The Zermatterhof is no overnight accommodation, but a place of life. Here you can pass the time pleasantly inconclusive. The Grand Hotel is designed with stylish living in mind and transcends any whims you might find in a trendy interior-design catalogue.

Brantschenhaus, 33920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Phone: +41 27 966 28 40 Email: info@continental.ch

The Hotel Continental is within easy reach of the lift stations in the morning, and in the evening, guests are conveniently located right at the village centre – just minutes from the Brasserie Lusi at the Zermatterhof, the restaurant Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni or the Grand Hotel’s saycheese!” Swiss cheese restaurant.

Untere Mattenstrasse 12-14, 3920 Zermatt
Phone: +41 27 966 26 60 Email: info@hotel-mirabeau.ch

The Hotel Mirabeau is tranquilly situated, only a few minutes’ walk from the Zermatt main railway station, and the famous Gornergrat station. Le Mirabeau is famous for “l’art de vivre” or the “fine way of life”; with its extensive gastronomic offering featuring several restaurants and bars; and the superb wellness facilities, complemented by magnificent views of the Matterhorn.


For details of the sponsorship opportunities available at this event please download the sponsorship brochure.

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ICMA Switzerland & Liechtenstein Regional Winter Event 2020 Race Registration

We suggest that anyone taking part can comfortably ski/snowboard at an intermediate level.