It was a great pleasure to welcome the participants of the Switzerland Meeting Trophy 2023 of SCIB (Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau) in Engadin!
Every year, event planners from all over the world answer SCIB's call to participate in the inspiring rally across Switzerland.
About 85 MICE specialists from Europe and North America as well as representatives of SCIB and other Swiss destinations enjoyed the journey from Zurich to St. Moritz by Rhaetian Railway over the Landwasser Viaduct and the subsequent bus transfer by Ming Bus AG to the hotels.
After arriving at the Nira Alpina and Grand Hotel Des Bains Kempinski, the first evening ended with a cozy networking dinner in the rooftop bar at the Nira Alpina and the presentation of the different country teams.
The second day started with a rich breakfast at the Bellavista restaurant in Surlej. After handing over the rally books to the team leaders, the participants started for an e-bike tour from Surlej to St. Moritz with a stopover at Lej Marsch, guided by the bike guides of Suvrettasports. Arriving in St. Moritz, the participants changed from the bike to the Signalbahn.
Arriving at the top station, the participants were surprised by Nicole's herd of goats (Nicole Buess Mini Geiss-Dini Geiss) and accompanied in the form of a goat trekking to Salastrains.
At Salastrains the first rally games took place, such as Cheese Tasting with cheese from the Pontresina Dairy or crossbow shooting in the Wilhelm Tells style. Afterwards, the teams enjoyed the varied barbecue buffet from the Salastrains restaurant before the journey of discovery continued with the funicular to St. Moritz village. There followed further games such as table setting at the Kulm Hotel, nut tasting at Café Hanselmann, golfing at Kulm Golf St. Moritz and assembling an oversized puzzle in the middle of the village square.
The goal of the individual country teams was to score as many points as possible in order to win the coveted trophy.
The day was rounded off with a typical Swiss evening at the Berghaus Diavolezza. With a traditional alphorn concert accompanied by fondue and white wine, the guests were able to marvel at the breathtaking mountain scenery and enjoyed other specialties from the region.
The next morning, the Engadine part of the Meeting Trophy came to an end. In front of the Grandhotel des Bains Kempinski, the team vehicles were ready and waiting to take the participants on their journey over the Albula Pass to Zurich. This year's Meeting Trophy ended there in the evening with a summery closing party at the lake.
Many thanks to all participants and partners who helped to organize this year's Meeting Trophy.
Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, Hotel Nira Alpina, Grandhotel des Bains Kempinski, Restaurant Bellavista, Restaurant Salastrains, Suvretta Sports, Rhätische Bahn AG, Ming Bus AG, Engadin St. Moritz Mountains AG, Corvatsch AG, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Confiserie Hanselmann, Sennerei Pontresina, Mini Geiss-dini Geiss