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Our Legacy

LOOKING BACK TO OVER THIRTY YEARS OF GREAT STORIES.

1982

AKM Congress Services is founded.

 

1989

AKM Travel Services is founded.

We organise our first congress with more than 12’000 delegates, European Society of Cardiology, Nice, France.

 

1990

We organise our first congress outside of Europe, 1st International Congress of Movement Disorders, Washington D.C., USA.

We are accepted as a member of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

 

1991

AKM Congress Service opens a branch office in Weil, Germany.

 

1998

We create event homepages and employees begin to work via e-mail.

 

1999

We introduce abstract submission via the internet.

2000

We launch a platform for online bookings of congress registration and accommodation.

 

2002

We celebrate 20 years of success in the meetings and association services industry.

 

2007

AKM Congress Services and AKM Travel Services are acquired by the Congrex Group and rebranded as Congrex Switzerland and Congrex Travel respectively.

 

2011

We are accepted as a member of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO).

 

2012

We celebrate 30 years of success in the meetings and association services industry.

 

2013

A management buy-out establishes Congrex Switzerland and Congrex Travel as independent companies backed by 30 years of experience in the meetings and association services industry. The brand and trademark “Congrex” is also acquired by Congrex Switzerland through the MBO.

2014

We are accepted by Meeting Planners International (MPI).

We launch our new corporate identity including a new website.

Congrex Switzerland’s realignment is completed with an injection of CHF 1.5 M in the company’s equity.

We organise our largest full service congress ever, the International Liver Congress with 10’799 delegates in London. And we deliver our hugest governmental meeting to date, the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting with 1’968 delegates in Basel.

We join the Maritz Global Meetings Network.

 

2015

The new company website www.congrex.com is launched.

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