Sunday 28 May - Opening Ceremony
17:00 – Special conference by Mathieu Jaton, CEO of the Montreux Jazz Festival
Come and discover this year's congress and learn about the wonderful city of Montreux and its world-famous Jazz Festival.
The ISRS Congress Organisers have a few surprises ready for you, do not miss the opening ceremony!
Enjoy an Apéritif in the exhibition afterwards with a stunning view over the lake and meet with colleagues and friends.
Mathieu Jaton, CEO of the Montreux Jazz Festival
Born in 1975 in Vevey, music lover and graduate of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. Mathieu Jaton was hired by the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1999, at 24, to head up Marketing and Sponsoring; he became the Festival’s General Secretary in 2001. Working at the Festival alongside Claude Nobs, who had become his mentor, he developed the values that have always defined him: a flair for hospitality, and a deep passion for music.
Following the passing of Claude Nobs in 2013, he assumed direction of the Fondation du Festival de Jazz de Montreux, of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation, and Montreux Jazz International SA. He presently also serves on the boards of the Ecole de Jazz et de Musique Actuelle (Lausanne) and the Mühle Hunzinken (Rubigen) and is a member of the Association Label Suisse.
Through an array of projects, Mathieu Jaton has been guiding the Festival towards its future for four years while ensuring continuity in the savoir-faire and values that make Montreux so unique in the world of music.
Wednesday 31 May - Congress Dinner - Open to all (upon registration)!
19:00 - The social highlight of the ISRS Congress will be hosted at the Fairmont's Petit Palais. From the moment you step into the Petit Palais, you will be swept away by the outstanding beauty of the Swiss Riviera. With its incomparable setting on the Lake shore and a stunning Alps panorama, this will be an enjoyable evening with friends and colleagues. You will not want to leave! Share a tasty dinner and enjoy the musical programme. Book your seat now and discover this magnificient venue - this is an evening not to be missed! Register here!