Quick Find:
  • Events
  • ICMA Switzerland and Liechtenstein Region’s Winter Event 2019
ICMA Switzerland and Liechtenstein Region’s Winter Event 2019
Date and Location

25-27 January 2019
Zermatt, Switzerland

Event Overview

The annual winter gathering, hosted by the ICMA Region for Switzerland & Liechtenstein, will take place in Zermatt on 25-27 January 2019. The weekend, typically brings together over 150 regional representatives from across Europe including 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.

: This event is free of charge to ICMA members. Non-members may attend however must pay an admission fee of 600 CHF + VAT. Register for the event.

For further details about this annual winter gathering contact Leigh Anne Cooke.

Event Format

Friday, 25 January

  • Arrivals throughout the day
  • Race registration
  • Welcome dinner
Saturday, 26 January
  • Ski races
  • Lunch
  • Free ski
  • Gala Dinner
Sunday, 27 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.  Details of any special room rates are included below; please note that these rates are subject to availabilty.

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.

Double/twin room, CHF 280.00, per night including breakfast.

Double room (single occupancy), CHF 175.00 per night, including breakfast.

The above rates are offered until 15 December 2018 and subject to availability; when booking please quote 'ICMA'.

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.

Double room with Matterhorn view, CHF 272.00 per night, including breakfast.

Single room with Matterhorn view, CHF 196.00 per night, including breakfast.

The above rates are offered until 20 December 2018 and subject to availability; when booking please quote 'ICMA'.

Kirchstrasse 40, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland  
Phone: +41 27 966 82 66 Email: info@hotel-allalin.ch

With unique handmade wood carvings, combines traditional décor with contemporary fittings, with spacious reception and dayroom, Taugwalder Schtubje lounge and hotel bar with an open fire. The setting offers so much charm and a unique ambience, giving all the rooms a special atmosphere.

Please contact the hotel directly for rates.

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!

Please contact the hotel directly for rates.

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.

Please contact the hotel directly for rates.



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

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Leigh Anne Cooke.

Supporting Sponsors

Get the best of both worlds.

SIX Swiss Exchange & SIX Securities Services have merged to bring you Exchange Services.

Bringing the Swiss Exchange and Securities Services together combines the dynamism of one of Europe’s foremost exchanges with the stability and reliability of one of the most respected post-trade service providers in the industry. The resulting SIX business unit is now a powerful single source for Swiss and international clients for listing, trading and post-trade services.
General Sponsors



Register on-line for the ICMA Switzerland and Liechtenstein Region’s Winter Event 2019 to be held in Zermatt, Switzerland on 25-27 January 2019

Personal details

Employer details


Special requirements and comments

Please be aware that if you do not check the first box below, your name will not be included on the delegate list.
1. We would like to include your name and company name only on the delegate list (hard copy and pdf) to be distributed at the event.

2. We would like to send you by e-mail occasional news from ICMA including regulatory updates and invitations to ICMA events and training courses, you can unsubscribe from this at any time.

Terms and Conditions

I understand that my reservation for this event shall be accepted and confirmed if ICMA sends me a respective confirmation in writing within 3 business days from receipt of my registration. I also understand that if ICMA does not send me such confirmation within the specified period my reservation could not be considered.

I agree that ICMA shall have the right to cancel events at its own discretion for any reason (including e.g. if a sufficient minimum number of participants is not reached before the start date of the relevant event). In the event of such cancellation, I agree that ICMA shall not be liable for any expenses incurred by me, my employer, or anyone else on my behalf, due to the cancellation.

In case I want to cancel my reservation for this event I shall notify ICMA (attention Events team) in writing without delay.

I understand that substitutions can be made subject to the condition that ICMA (attention Events team) is notified accordingly in writing and provided with the details of the substitute (see 1. above) not later than 48 hours before the relevant event commences.

I agree that ICMA and its affiliate entities may retain the information supplied on this form on a database and use it for the purpose of course and event administration, and, IF I have ticked the relevant boxes above, to compile a delegate list (including my name and that of my employer) to be distributed at the event in hard copy or to other registered delegates in electronic form as well as for the purposes of advertising future courses and events and promoting ICMA.

Delegates should be aware that a photographer may be on site throughout the event. The photographs taken at this event may be used in future promotional materials.


Attendance at this event is free of charge to ICMA members only. All non-members will be charged a registration fee of CHF 600 + 7.7% VAT. Payable by credit card or on receipt of invoice.

Delegates are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, accommodation and ski passes.

Please ensure that you have completed your registration, paid any registration fees and booked your travel and accommodation well in advance to enable you to attend this event. Delegates must book their own accommodation directly with the hotels and are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements. Please quote “ICMA” when booking as some of the hotels have reserved a limited amount of rooms for us for a short time period and you may be able to enjoy a reduced room rate. We cannot guarantee availability and prices. We strongly suggest that you reserve your accommodation as soon as possible as this resort is highly popular.

We will contact you within the next 48 hours to confirm your place at this event.

Please tick here to agree to the terms and conditions