Locarno as a unique event location: Swiss hospitality in an international atmosphere Locarno is not only one of the most popular Swiss holiday destinations and renowned location of the famous film festival: the city is also an ideal place for conferences and corporate events. With the PalaCinema, Locarno not only provides an excellent event location, but also a very experienced organisation team. Locarnoevents.ch offers a complete event service. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: MASSIMO PEDRAZZINI, ALESSIO PIZZICANELLA, LUCA DIEGUEZ
The PalaCinema is a unique project: it is headed by the PalaCinema Locarno SA and was financed by public and private investors. Here, the public and private sector work closely together. “The PalaCinema is our excellence project,” says Michael Lämmler, director of enjoy ARENA SA/ Locarno events, a consortium of a local cultural event centre, a local event agency and the expertise of the 44 | Issue 76 | July 2019
ARENA group, one of the largest cinema operators in Switzerland. enjoyARENA SA is widely recommended as the first point of contact for all sorts of events, and offers up a competent and experienced team.“Personal care is a key feature,” says Lämmler. The event team accompanies clients from the very first enquiry and offers flexible and individual solutions – from congresses to team building events,
and from customer events to general meetings of small and large companies. The PalaCinema consists of three modern cinema and congress auditoriums – one with more than 450 seats, two with 130 seats each – and a 700-square-metre multipurpose hall with a spectacular roof terrace, a foyer, diverse meeting rooms and the unique Piazza Remo Rossi, with its 1,500 square metres in total. It opened its doors two years ago, during the 70th anniversary of the Locarno Film Festival. Today, among other collaborators, PalaCinema houses the festival organisation, the film school CISA, the Ticino Film Commission and the SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
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