Congress Centre

Davos Congress Centre offers the perfect space for any occasion, from regional meetings, workshops, training courses, exhibitions and social or cultural events all the way to the World Economic Forum.

Thanks to its central location, most visitors will find that the Congress Centre is within walking distance of their accommodation. This proximity gives the whole experience a more personal dimension, both for delegates and organisers. The high-quality facilities make the Davos Klosters venue the most state-of-the art conference centre in the Alps.

Facts & figures

  • Total capacity: 5,000 people
  • 3 independently operable wings
  • 34 rooms, covering 12,000 m2
  • Room capacities ranging from 20 to 1,800 people
  • Modular setup: spaces can be arranged to suit requirements
  • Car park with 250 parking spaces can be hired by the organiser
  • Parking for commercial vehicles  available just a few metres from the Congress Centre.

Floor plans of the Congress Centre can be found in the Download Center.

History of the Congress Centre

Advanced medical training courses were held regularly during the 1960s and proved highly popular. In 1969 this led to the construction of Davos Congress Centre, which was opened on 29 November 1969.

The first World Economic Forum (WEF, previously known as the Management Symposium) was held, placing Davos on the world stage as a conference and convention venue.

10 years on from its completion, Davos’s growing international reputation as a congress venue led to the expansion of the Congress Centre.

Further expansions were made to the Congress Centre.

The success of the venue and the demands of conference organisers in terms of facilities meant that a third expansion was urgently needed. A competition for the design was announced in November 2007. The contract was awarded to renowned Basel architect Heinrich Degelo in July 2008.

On 8 February 2009, Davos approved the building loan of CHF 37.8 million. The groundbreaking ceremony for the extension took place on 1 April 2009.

The official inauguration of the extended Congress Centre took place on 12 November 2010 after a construction period of just 20 months. The Congress Centre opened on 26 November 2010 with the anniversary convention of the Swiss Association for Medical Assistants.