AICR Congress – Zurich 2018

AICR Congress 2018 Programme

Day 1
Wed • 31/01/2018
Day 2
Thu • 01/02/2018
Day 3
Fri • 02/02/2018
Day 4
Sat • 03/02/2018
“2018 David Campbell Trophy in association with Gold Key Media” Candidates workshop
Educational workshop 1
Guided city-walk from individual hotels to Hotel Storchen Zurich for participants of the Welcome Apero and the Past Presidents’ Dinner
Welcome and networking cocktail

Casual get-together for all AICR Members which are already arrived in Zurich to enjoy the first night at the city. Relax with a first drink before you explore the city and share some dinner experiences with AICR friends.

(Dinner arranged by your own).

(Dresscode: casual)

Guided city-walk from individual hotels to the Widder Hotel for participants of the DCT dinner
“2018 David Campbell Trophy in association with Gold Key Media” dinner

DCT Dinner for National Presidents, Candidates, International Committee, Jury Members, Role Players and Zurich Organisation Committee. (Dress Code: Smart Business)

Past Presidents’ Dinner

Dinner for Past International and National Presidents

(Dress Code: Smart Business)

Guided city-walk from Hotel Storchen Zurich or Widder Hotel to individual hotels
“2018 David Campbell Trophy in association with Gold Key Media” Competition
Educational workshop 2 by MJ Flanagan

Delivering your own 5 minutes – Successful presentation skills.


Having the ability to deliver an engaging and inspiring presentation whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 hours is crucial to the success of any manager.  In this session MJ will share her tips, tricks and tools for creating and delivering a presentation that will have your audience enthralled.


  • The psychology of learning and convincer channels
  • Using the 4mat method for presentations and reports
  • How to build your own 5 minute session – the magic formula
  • Pitch, pace, posture and pauses
  • Troubleshooting
  • How to overcome common mistakes
  • 30-20-10 rule
  • Managing the stress

resume MJ Flanagan

Educational workshop 3 by Kevin Daly – Share The Load – Delegate!

Delegation is an essential element of any manager’s job. Used effectively, it provides real benefits for everyone involved. This workshop is designed to help managers achieve the best possible results of each delegation they make. It covers every aspect of this process from deciding and prioritizing which tasks to delegate and choosing the right person for the job, to recognizing and overcoming barriers and anticipating risks. Practical advice on how to motivate and develop staff, build loyalty and give and receive feedback will increase participants’ confidence and help them to become a skilled delegator.

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Guided city-walk from individual hotels to Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Official opening ceremony AICR congress 2018

Apéro & Dinner
Leaders Certificate Awards
Dresscode: Business

Guided city-walk from Zunfthaus zur Meisen to individual hotels
Presidium meeting

(for section Presidents and International Committee Members only) (dress code: business)

Leisure by your own or city trip

Departure for sightseeing tour

8:30-12:00: Sightseeing tour (dress code casual)


Lunch buffet for all AICR Members



General assembly for all AICR Members & Sponsors Round-Table Discussions during interval

(dress code; business)

Transfer from individual hotels to The Event Place Chicago 1928
Apéro & Flying-Dinner at The Event Place Chicago 1928

“Chicago 1928” is reminiscent of a hidden place of entertainment in a former warehouse, thereby capturing the charm of the city of Chicago in the 1920s in an authentic manner and true to the original style.

“In “Chicago 1928”, the lifestyle of the roaring twenties is revived: gambling, the sale of alcohol and a frivolous way of life are prohibited. Even though entire city districts are controlled by organised crime, the city dwellers continue to celebrate at lavish parties staged by the Mafia including dance, food and drinks.”

Band: Rebecca and the Sophisticats

Dresscode: American style of the roaring twenties – fancy dress

Transfer back to individual hotels from The Event Place Chicago 1928
Sightseeing tour to the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

Dress code: casual

Bus transfer from individual hotels to The Dolder Grand
Gala Dinner & “2018 David Campbell Trophy in association with Gold Key Media” Ceremony

Gala dinner and announcement of the results of the 2018 International Receptionist of the Year competition.
Dresscode: black tie

Transfer back to individual hotels from Hotel Dolder
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