Lugano International / Gold &
Pioneer Event, 31-MAY to
For the eleventh(!) time, Swatch The
Club held its traditional International and Gold & Pioneer Event,
this time in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland. The first part of the
event, the International Event took place from 31-MAY to 2-JUN-2006,
and it was organized around the huge Splashtival
Event in Lugano on 1-JUN. The second part of the event, the Gold
& Pioneer Event took place from 2-JUN to 4-JUN. About 160
club members participated at both events, so it was one of the largest
Gold & Pioneer Event so far.
The club members met on wednesday (31-MAY) evening for a dinner at one
of the two hotels, Centro Cadro Panoramica
Lugano. Due to other commitments, I could not participate at the
dinner, so here are two pictures by Michael
showing the beautiful view from the hotel and a small impression of the
I arrived around midnight at my hotel,
. The next
morning, I found out that the hotel had already been completely taken
over by Swatch :-)
Nice swimming pool!
view from my hotel room, note the perfect weather :-)
For the first day of the international
event (1-JUN), swatch had prepared a very very long agenda. It
all started with a bus transfer to the small town of Besazio.
We then walked up through the wineyards
for a nice and relaxed wine tasting at 10am in the morning.
Again: the weather and the location
was perfect and everybody had a good time as you can see in the picture
of Sam below.
in the wine cellar
Later in the morning, we drove a short way
to Serpiano and walked to the Ristorante Funivia for a cooking event...
See more pictures from the Lugano
International Event (Risottival!)
on page 2 of my report.
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