Welcome to Montreux!

The European Forum 2017 will take place in Montreux from September 28th to September 30th 2017. We look forward to welcoming Lions and Leos from all over Europe and from across the world and we will be very happy to have many Lions and Leos from all over Switzerland find their way to Montreux.

Precisely 20 years after the Europa Forum in Zurich, the Lions of Switzerland and Liechtenstein are proud to welcome once again fellow Lions from Europe and the world.

Montreux has hosted many great international events and concerts. Isn’t Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water playing in your head as you read? Or the tunes of great Jazz players coming every year to the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

The Alps are the source of the largest rivers in Europe, the Rhone, the Rhine, the Danube and the Po, thereby being referred to as the Water Tower of Europe. The Monteux Music and Convention Center – the 2m2c – is on the shore of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Swiss Alps and facing the French Alps. Obviously, we chose as the theme of this year’s Forum:


Water means Life

Safe access to water for all will be highlighted during the forum and during several of the seminars. Key speakers will share their vision of a better world, that cannot be without the source of life. Water.

Lions from all over Europe will gather during three days in Montreux, to share ideas and projects, to meet friends, to discover an extraordinary region - vineyards, mountains and lakeshores -  and spend three unforgettable days in the shrine of the 2m2c.

But the forum will also offer an opportunity to come together on all our other activities, such as youth, sight, hunger or environment. We will agree on how we can, together, do even better in addressing needs around the world.

We will celebrate our Centennial, we will give an opportunity to all Lions to meet fellows, we will enjoy an exciting and inspiring Europa Forum.

Hoist the main sail and navigate on our website to discover what we have to offer. Prepare to sail between our lakes and rivers – the names we have given to the seminar rooms.

Look forward. Don’t miss this great opportunity to join us!




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Official Invitation to the Members of the Lions European Council

Download the official invitation here.

Download the agenda here.