Practical informations

PROGRAMME du 25.09.2021

Program for the day of Saturday 25 September

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1. Zonta is not liable for any personal losses or damages resulting from the attendance to this conference.

2. Travel to and from the conference is at your own risk.

3. Please check that your health insurance covers your stay in Zermatt.


The dress code for the business sessions and throughout the conference is business casual.

For the welcome evening at Sunnegga (2'238m), casual wear and warm clothes

(If you wear high heels, please be aware of the pavements of a mountain village).

Cocktail attire is only required for the gala dinner.


The opening ceremony is included in the registration fee and will take place on Friday September 24 from 16.30 to 18.00 in the church of  Zermatt, (St. Mauritius, Kirchplatz, Zermatt). 7 minutes by foot from Alex Hôtel.


Payee : Zonta Club Sion - Conférence Zermatt District 30

IBAN : CH63 0076 5001 0440 4220 1


Name of the bank : BCV (Banque Cantonale du Valais)

Order ID : D30 Conference - your name and your Zonta club

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Will be available in the conference booklet.

POLICE : 117



There is a cash machine near to the conference venue, 2 minutes by foot.


Please make reservations and payments by yourself directly to the hotels.

Contingent available until July 30, 2021. Link to booking, directly from the website. One breakfast is included per room. To extend your stay beyond the above dates, please contact the hotels directly by phone or e-mail.

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Credentials registration forms are available via the conference website. Credentials and proxy forms must be sent to the respective Area Directors with a copy to the D30 Secretary latest by June 30, 2021.  For accreditation at the conference, a signed copy of the credentials and proxy forms must be presented. One signed copy must also be kept in your club files. The credentials desk opens on Thursday morning at 8.00 and half an hour before each business meeting.

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The gala event for registered participants will take place at the Hôtel Alex  on Saturday evening 25, from 18.45 to 24.00. A welcome glass of wine will be offered by the Governor Fabienne Moulin. A 4-course menu and entertainment are provided.

Reservation is required (cost 95.- Euros per person, water & wine at your own expense).


A guided tour, by foot, of the historical village of Zermatt for registered participants is planned for Friday morning 24th of September. Languages offered are English, French and Bulgarian.


For participants and guests arriving on Wednesday September 22 an informal get-together at the restaurant Alex will take place starting from 19.00 until 21.30.

Reservations for this event are required via the registration form.

Please note that conference attendance is NOT required to join the informal get-together. All Zontians and their guests are welcome.


Weather in Zermatt in September :  4°C (low) to 10°-12° (high) with a 30% chance of rain

For outdoor tours, warm and waterproof clothing, as well as comfortable shoes are recommended.


Photos taken during the conference may be shared and used in press and/or social media.

A Zontian will be in charge of taking pictures that will be posted on the Conference website.


Proxy forms are available via the conference website.

Proxy forms must be sent to the respective Area Directors with a copy to the D30 Secretary at the latest per June 30, 2021.

For the accreditation at the conference, a signed copy of the proxy form must be presented. One signed copy must also be kept in the club files.

Please note that a club cannot be represented by proxy at more than two consecutive conferences.


Zermatt is a car-free village. The hotels take care of the reception of their guests at the train station of Zermatt, in principle free of charge, it is enough to call 20' in advance.

The cabs are electric. Numerous companies are at the disposal of the customers 24 hours a day.


1. Registration will commence on May 1st, 2021. To be liable for early registration your total conference fee must be credited to the conference account at the latest by June 30, 2021.

2. Registration desk (opening hours during the conference) :

Thursday        23      08.00 to 09.00   &  17.00 to 19.00

Friday             24      08.00 to 15.30

Saturday        25       07.30 to 14.00

Sunday          26       07.30 to 08.40



The official language of the conference is English.

However, translation services will be offered in French, German, Italian and Bulgarian.

Simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the conference, as well as during the Friday roundtable and Saturday workshops.


Participants from Shengen countries should not need a visa. Please check out the visa information at


Zermatt se réjouit de vous accueillir pour la 14e conférence du district 30 du Zonta International 


Alex Hôtel  (2 minutes by foot from the railway station)

Bodmenstrasse 12

3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

+41 27 966 70 70

check-in : 3.00pm – check out : before 11.00 am – express check out is available

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1. All cancellations must be sent via our website, under contact – registration

2. Cancellations received on or before July 15, 2021 will be refunded less a contribution of Euros 50.- to cover administration fees.

3. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded, if cancelled before August 15, 2021

4. The registration fee is non-refundable after August 15, 2021

5. In case of cancellation, due to Covid-19, decision taken by the organizing committee of the DC, the total amount of the registration fee will be refunded. The same will apply in case of cancellation taken by a Club (for all participants of a Club), due to Covid-19 further to local restrictions impacting cross-border travels.


1. From Basel to Zermatt (3h30)

A3 – A2 (direction Bern) – A6 (direction Interlaken/Kandersteg/Spiez) – Lötschberg (train) - Täsch (terminal with the car)

(Täsch = parking on the left, in front of the Terminal, special price for Zonta : CHF 10.-/day)


2. From Geneva to Zermatt (2h40)

A1 – A9 (direction Simplon/Grd St-Bernard) -  Täsch

(Täsch = parking on the left, in front of the Terminal, special price for Zonta : CHF 10.-/day)


3. From Torino to Zermatt (3h55)

A26 - E62 (direction Simpione) - Täsch

(Täsch = parking on the left, in front of the Terminal, special price for Zonta : CHF 10.-/day)


4. From Genova to Zermatt (4h20)

A7 - A26 - E62 (direction Simpione) - Täsch

(Täsch = parking on the left, in front of the Terminal, special price for Zonta : CHF 10.-/day)


From Basel to Visp, it could be direct line or you may need to change trains in Bern

From Geneva to Visp, direct line

From Milano to Visp, it may be the direct line or you may need to change train in Brig


Pour les participants inscrits, la réception de bienvenue et le dîner auront lieu le vendredi 24 de 18 h 30 à 22 h 00 à Sunnegga. Sunnegga signifie "coin ensoleillé".

Le trajet en funiculaire entre la station de départ de Zermatt et Sunnegga ne dure que 4,5 minutes. Il traverse un tunnel rocheux à l'intérieur de la montagne et atteint une terrasse ensoleillée offrant une vue imprenable. Là, un apéritif - verre de vin ou eau - offert par le maire de Zermatt sera servi, face au Cervin, où la vue est incomparable. Puis nous prendrons un repas à 3 plats (coût 58.- Euros par personne, eau et vin à votre charge).

Vers 21h30, nous prendrons le funiculaire pour retourner à Zermatt et 6 minutes à pied jusqu'à l'hôtel Alex.

Les réservations sont obligatoires via le formulaire d'inscription. 

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Zermatt tourist information center

Bahnhofpl. 5, 3920 Zermatt

Monday to Sunday from 8am-12.00pm  & 1.30-6pm

0041 27 966 81 00


Un programme préliminaire est disponible sur la page web de la conférence et en annexe. Le programme définitif sera fourni à tous les participants inscrits dans le sac de la conférence.

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Zermatt est un village sans voiture. Vous pouvez vous rendre en voiture à Täsch (5 km de Zermatt). De là, vous pouvez prendre la navette ferroviaire ou utiliser un service de taxi ou de limousine pour vous rendre à Zermatt.

Le terminal officiel de Täsch offre 2'100 places de parking couvertes. Mais Zonta a réservé des places de parking auprès d'un fournisseur privé (en face du terminal) : Parkhaus - Taxi Rocky - tél +41 27 967 40 30, pour le prix de CHF 10.- par jour.

A Täsch, vous devez changer pour le train navette qui circule toutes les 20' entre Täsch-Zermatt. Le chargement individuel et facile des bagages peut être utilisé du Terminal à la gare de Zermatt (chariots gratuits, caution de CHF 5.-)

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1. Geneva airport (GVA  airport)

  • train : Geneva airport – Visp (2h30), from 25.- Euros (one way)
  • train : Geneva aiport – Zermatt (3h50), from 50.- Euros (one way)

In addition , you can buy a ticket: Visp – Gornergrat – Visp : special price for Zonta 110.- Euros 


2. Zürich airport (ZRH airport)

  • train : Zürich airport – Visp (2h20), from 45 Euros (on way)
  • train : Zürich airport – Zermatt (3h30),  from 65 Euros (on way)                                                                            

In addition , you can buy a ticket: Visp – Gornergrat – Visp : special price for Zonta 110.- Euros 


3. Malpensa (I) airport (MXP airport)


Le comité d'organisation de la Conférence a obtenu le 14.09.2021 le préavis favorable des autorités sanitaires pour le plan de protection qui sera en vigueur à Zermatt.
Le plan de protection sera appliqué sans aucune exception.

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