Marketing consortium of convention bureaus and convention centres, The Energy Cities Alliance (ECA), has announced a new member, as Lausanne, Switzerland joins the partnership.
The Alliance, now in its 11th year, is comprised of Abu Dhabi, (United Arab Emirates), Aberdeen (Scotland), Calgary (Canada) and Stavanger (Norway) – all cities that possess strong energy sectors that foster sustainability and innovation towards the growth of a wide range of other industry sectors, including medicine, science, culture and technology.
“We are delighted to be expanding our membership with such a relevant and important research and scientific hub,” said Lindsay Fraser, Chair of the Energy Cities Alliance. “The addition of Lausanne will add greater value to the existing members and their stakeholders, given Lausanne’s track record of hosting high profile conferences.”
Julianne Jammers, Managing Director of the award-winning SwissTech Convention Centre said: “We are proud to join the Energy Cities Alliance as a knowledge and research partner. The SwissTech is located on the campus of the globally ranked technical university, the EPFL, and we believe we will bring incremental value and contribute to the success of the alliance in identifying and securing relevant business and association events for our cities.”
The addition of Lausanne is in line with ECA’s approach to working across the full spectrum of the energy industry, and will bring energy-related events to the individual destinations. The increasing need for sustainable energy solutions in the future is a key consideration for the Alliance. The new Lausanne Montreaux Congress (LMC) collaboration helped drive the outcome.
ECA also announced that Meetings and Conventions Calgary is taking over the city’s membership from the Calgary Telus Convention Centre.