Attending the ICMA social events is one of the best ways to build and maintain meaningful work and personal relationships. When people who are working towards the same purpose get together, synergy is created and great things can happen. There’s no better way to create this than in a fun and relaxed atmosphere through ICMA. The costs for the ICMA social events are included in the conference registration fee (except for the Friday Night Out ticket which is charged separately). Please make sure to sign up for the social events when registering.

Wednesday 19 October
Welcome Reception

All ICMA delegates are welcome to join us in the evening for drinks, canapés and networking in the K Bar & Lounge at the Kursaal Hotel, for a warm welcome to the ICMA Bern Conference. This is your chance to meet with everyone and start forming those all important connections and future relationships.

Thursday 20 October
Swiss Dinner Event

ICMA loves bringing their delegates to local venues so that they can sample the country’s culture and history. We are excited to hold this event at Bern’s Altes Tramdepot, a meeting point for young and old from Bern and all over the world. It is an indispensable part of the Bernese gastronomic scene, specialising in home-brewed beer, an uncomplicated and friendly atmosphere and with a fantastic view of the old town – UNESCO World Heritage Site, the River Aare and the BearPark.

Friday 21 October
Friday Night Out – the official closing party!

The Friday Night Out conference closing party will be held at Bern’s exclusive Kornhauskeller, the perfect setting for aperitifs and cocktails in the evening. This event will allow you to network in a relaxed atmosphere while celebrating with new friends and contacts, drinking, eating local food and dancing to great music! Tickets costs an additional 115 EUR per person so please don’t forget to select this when registering.