Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA International Exco Mid-Term Meeting

May 9, 2019 to May 11, 2019

WISTA Switzerland is looking forward to welcoming the Executive Committee for their  Mid-Term Meeting in Geneva followed by a visit of “Heidiland”, land of mountains, cheese and chocolate. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing many WISTA sisters from abroad on that occasion.









May, 9 – Dinner in Geneva, 6:00 pm

7:00 pm
Welcome by Stephane Graber, General Secretary, Swiss Trading & Shipping Association followed by Guy Platten, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping – Women in Shipping.

WISTA International Executive Committee : Who’s who? Discussion panel led by Karin Orsel, CEO MF Shipping Group
Grégoire Bordier, Managing Partner, Banque Bordier & Cie, sponsor of the project “Under the Pole”
Nicolas Tamari,  CEO, Sucafina SA, Coffee Trading
Hans-Christian Jensen, Director Global Freight Business, ADM

8:30 pm
Dinner served in Salon la Rotonde of the Société Nautique de Genève (dress code cocktail)

May, 10-11  – “Heidiland” Tour

10 May, 8:30 am, Pick-up at Hotel Beau-Rivage. Transfer by bus to Vevey
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Visit of the Chaplin’s world museum: Find out about the secrets of Chaplin’s films and many stories about his family life in the Manoir de Ban (among other things !)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, Transfer to a restaurant by bus
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Lunch at Ze Fork, Quai Perdonnet, 1800 Vevey
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Transfer by bus to Cailler Factory (the Swiss Chocolate Maker)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Visit the Cailler chocolate factory
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Transfer to Hotel Cailler
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Free time opportunity to do a chocolate workshop (limited places available) or to enjoy the Spa
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Buffet – Dinner at the Hotel
9:30 pm – 1:00 am, Let’s dance!

May, 11, 8:30 am, Pick-up at Hotel Cailler. Transfer by bus to Gruyère
09:30 am – 11:00 am, Visit of the city and castle of Gruyère
11:00 am – 11:30 am, Transfer by bus to vintage fondue train
11:30 am – 02:30 pm, Travel back in time on an incredible journey aboard a vintage train.

Departing from Bulle, hop on board a retro service as it meanders through the stunning Gruyère countryside to Montbovon while you dine on a traditional Swiss fondue before tucking into the Gruyère region’s famous dessert of meringue and double cream
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Transfer by bus to Geneva (siesta time to digest…)



  • Dinner 9 May
    WISTA members: CHF 100/pers (approx EUR 88)
    Non-members: CHF 150/pers (approx EUR 132)
  • Hotel night 9 to 10 May in Geneva
    Due to Vitafood taking place on that date, hotels in Geneva are highly booked. We suggest you check with Airbnb for alternative offers.
  • Hotel Tiffany 4*: Limited number of rooms available
    20 Rue de L’Arquebuse, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
    Room single occupancy CHF 310/night incl VAT & Breakfast (approx EUR 273)
    Room double occupancy CHF 339/night incl VAT & Breakfast (approx EUR 299)
  • Hotel Beau-Rivage 5*. A limited number of rooms available. Single or double occupancy possible, prices indicated by night.
  • 13 Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
    Classic Room : CHF 335/night + tax CHF 4.75/pers (approx EUR 299)
    Classic Room : CHF 335/night + breakfast : CHF 47/pers + tax CHF 4.75/pers (approx EUR 340)
    Executive Room : CHF 370/night + tax CHF 4.75/pers (approx EUR 330)
    Executive Room : CHF 370/night + breakfast: CHF 47/pers + tax CHF 4.75/pers (approx EUR 371)
  • Package “Heidiland” Tour
    WISTA members “Heidiland” package: CHF 520/pers double room South (approx EUR 458)
    WISTA members “Heidiland” package: CHF 500/pers double room North (approx EUR 440)
    WISTA members “Heidiland” package: CHF 640/pers single room (approx EUR 564)
    Non-members “Heidiland” package: CHF 620/pers double room South (approx EUR 546)
    Non-members “Heidiland” package: CHF 600/pers double room North (approx EUR 529)
    Non-members “Heidiland” package: CHF 740/pers single room (approx EUR 652)

“Heidiland” package fee includes:

  • All transfers by bus from and to Geneva
  • Chaplin’s’ world museum visit
  • Lunch at Ze Fork in Vevey
  • Visit to the Cailler chocolate factory
  • Dinner & Dance at the Hotel Cailler
  • Overnight at Hotel Cailler (including access to spa and breakfast)
  • Visit of the city and castle of Gruyère
  • Travel across the Gruyère’s countryside on board of a vintage train with fondue lunch

You may wish to extend your stay in the hotel for one more night on Saturday 11 May (with dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday + entry to SPA)
South: Double occupancy room: CHF 468 (approx EUR 412)
North: Double occupancy room: CHF 428 (approx EUR 377)
Single occupancy room: CHF 354 (approx EUR 312)

100% refundable for cancellation by 27 March 2019 (CET)
25% refundable for cancellation between 24 April and 5 May (CET)
Not refundable for cancellation from 6 May 2019 (CET)

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