Joe McClain - Feb 28, 2011

The Convention Centre in Davos has been reconstructed and enlarged. The building work has recently finished and the Centre is ready to welcome visitors again.


The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will not have to deal with space problems in the future. The expansion of the convention centre that cost 37.8 Swiss francs has been completed after 20 months.

As the server reported, the most noticeable change is the dominant entrance to the building. The main entrance was renewed on the Talstrasse. The building has been enlarged by a third of its original area to 12,000 square meters. Up to 1,800 people can be seated in the plenary hall after the extension. The building can now be used more flexibly. It is an ideal place both for large and smaller events. After the reconstruction, up to 5,000 people can participate at conferences in the Centre.

The congress tourism is of big importance for the Davos hotels, restaurants and local businesses. Because of the closure of the convention centre the Davos region has lost about 20,000 overnight stays. Compensation is expected very soon as the Centre opens again after the building work. The Centre is expected to lure congress tourists at least up to 2018.

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