International HYM 2024

where it all began, in Switzerland, 41 years ago...
Lausanne 1983 - and now Berne in 2024

18-20th October 2024

About This Event

We look forward to hosting delegates from Club 41 International, Club 41 Switzerland, Round Table Switzerland, Ladies Circle Switzerland, Tangent Club International, and Agora Club International for this extraordinary rendezvous.
Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Welcome to HYM2024

We are thrilled to invite you to the 41st Club 41 International and Tangent Half Year Meeting (HYM), taking place from October 18th to 20th, 2024, in the charming city of Berne, Switzerland. This year's meeting holds a special significance as we celebrate the legacy of the inaugural Club 41 International HYM, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, back in 1983. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to friendship, fellowship, and community remains as strong as ever.

About Berne

Berne, the capital city of Switzerland, is not just a political hub but a vibrant cultural center. With its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town, the Zytglogge clock tower, and the BearPark, Berne offers a unique blend of historical richness and modern sophistication. The Aare River that runs through the city adds a touch of natural beauty, making Berne a perfect backdrop for this milestone event.

Why This HYM is Special

The fact that the 41st HYM coincides with the event returning to its Swiss roots adds an extra layer of excitement and nostalgia. We've planned a memorable agenda featuring not only our traditional activities but also some special festivities to commemorate this unique occasion.

HYM 2024 Berne in


A variety of hotels are situated within walking distance of the event venue.
Here are a few you might be interested in. All are close together and close to HYM2024.

Reservation Deadline
We have a limited number of rooms available at these rates, reserved until December 31, 2023. When booking, please indicate that you are attending the Club 41 International HYM to secure the special rate.

Berne City Card: Free Public Transportation
Special Offer for Hotel Guests:
All participants who book a room at any of our official hotels will receive a Berne City Card for the duration of their stay. This card grants you free access to Berne’s public transportation system.

How to Get Your Card
You will receive your Berne City Card directly upon checking in at your hotel.

Novotel202 CHF / night (double)
4-Star Hotel
Ibis167 CHF / night (double)
2-Star Hotel
Ibis Budget137 CHF / night (double)
1-Star Hotel


Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the event taking place?

The Club 41 International Half Year Meeting (HYM) is scheduled to take place from October 18th to October 20th, 2024. This special 41st anniversary event will be held in the beautiful city of Berne, Switzerland. Various activities and meetings are planned at different venues around the city, including official hotels for registration and accommodation. Further details on specific venues for each part of the program can be found on our Program Page.

Who can attend the event?

The Club 41 International Half Year Meeting (HYM) is a collaborative event involving multiple clubs: Club 41 International, Tangent Club International, Agora Club International, Round Table Switzerland, and Ladies Circle Switzerland.
For international delegates and their partners, registration can be done through this website.

If you are a national delegate from Switzerland, please use the registration for Swiss Delegates.

What kind of weather can I expect in Berne in October, and what clothing should I pack?

In October, Bern typically experiences autumnal weather with average temperatures ranging from 6°C to 14°C (43°F to 57°F). It’s a season of transition, so you can expect a mix of sunny days and the possibility of rain. We recommend bringing layers — including a warm sweater, a waterproof jacket, and comfortable footwear. Don’t forget to pack a scarf and a hat to stay cozy during the cooler evenings. Checking the weather forecast closer to your departure date is always a good idea for the most accurate information.

How do I register for the event?

To register for the event, navigate to the “Registration” section on our website. Complete the online form with the required information, including your choice of participation package and optional pre-tour interest. Once submitted, you will receive payment instructions via email.

What is the Pre-Tour and how can I sign up?

The Pre-Tour is an optional event that takes place before the main meeting. If you’re interested in participating, please indicate your interest on the online registration form. A separate section will be available for this. Additional information about the Pre-Tour will be sent to you at a later date, and you can then confirm your participation directly with the organizer.

What are the payment options?

After registering, you’ll receive an email with the payment instructions. Payment must be made through bank transfer to the account details provided. Your registration will be confirmed only after we receive your payment.

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee covers the cost of attending the planned events as per your selected package.
o Package 1 (Thursday to Sunday) includes the Home Party on Thursday, Nations Night on Friday, Saturday meetings, Saturday lunch, and the Gala Dinner. The fee also covers meals at the events and drink vouchers. Price: 320 Swiss Francs.
o Package 2 (Friday to Sunday) includes Nations Night on Friday, Saturday meetings, Saturday lunch, and the Gala Dinner. The fee also covers meals at the events and drink vouchers. Price: 299 Swiss Francs.

How do I book my accommodation?

To book your accommodation, you can directly call Novotel at +41 31 335 12 00. We have reserved a contingent of rooms at three official hotels: Novotel, Ibis, and Ibis Budget, available until December 31, 2023. Mention that you are booking for the Club 41 International HYM to access special rates.

What is the Berne City Card and how do I get one?

The Berne City Card grants you complimentary access to public transportation throughout your stay in Berne. You will receive this card upon check-in at any of the official event hotels.

What is the schedule for the event?

For a detailed schedule of the event, please visit our schedule section.

Is there a dress code for any of the events?

Dress code details will be provided closer to the event. Typically, formal attire is recommended for the Gala Dinner.

How do I get to Berne?

✈️ By Air:

The closest airport is Bern Airport (BRN). From there, you can take a taxi or use public transportation to reach the city center. Other nearby international airports include Zurich (ZRH) and Geneva (GVA), both of which are well-connected to Berne by train.

🚄 By Train:

Berne’s Main Train Station is well-connected to major cities in Switzerland and Europe. Upon arrival, you can use local transport or taxi to the official hotels.

🚗 By Car:

Berne is easily accessible by car from all directions. If you are driving, most hotels offer parking services, though it’s advisable to book in advance.

🚌 Public Transportation:

Berne has a well-maintained public transportation system. Remember, if you book at our official hotels, you’ll receive a Berne City Card which allows you free usage of public transportation in the city.

Will there be any health and safety protocols due to COVID-19?

Specific health and safety protocols will be updated as the event approaches, in accordance with local regulations and guidelines.

Who should I contact for more information or specific inquiries?

For more information or specific inquiries, please contact our teamevent via Additionally, a WhatsApp Info Group will be set up closer to the event to disseminate important updates.

Is there a pick-up service available from the airport?

We regret to inform you that there is no official pick-up service provided from the airport for this event. Participants are kindly requested to make their own travel arrangements to reach Bern. For guidance on how to get to Bern, please refer to our How to Get to Bern section on the website.

I have special dietary needs; how can I inform the organizers?

If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, please indicate this when filling out the online registration form. There will be a section dedicated to special requirements.

If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, please contact us.


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Please note that the event programme is subject to change. While we endeavour to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, adjustments to the schedule may occur. The organizers reserve the right to modify the program details, including but not limited to, the timing, sessions, and speakers, without prior notice. We recommend checking this website regularly for the latest updates to ensure that you have the most current information.

Berne, Restaurant BeaulieuAfternoonRegistration for Board Members
HOTEL NOVOTELAfternoonBoard Meetings (41, ACI, TCI)
Tablers HomeEveningHome Parties
HOTEL NOVOTELMorningForums (including ACI)
HOTEL NOVOTEL & Berne CityAfternoonForums and Guided Tours to the City of Bern
BerneAfternoonInterest Groups Meeting (i.e., Golden Stomachs)
BEAEveningNations Night
KursaalMorningAGM / HYMs for 41 and TCI, RTS, LCS
KursaalLunchLunch with Swiss Specialities
KursaalLunchNational Banner Exchange
BerneAfternoonGuided Tours through the City of Berne
BerneAfternoonAGM Club41 Switzerland
KursaalEveningInternational Banner Exchange
Kornhaus KellerEveningGala Dinner to Celebrate the 41st Anniversary of HYM
HOTEL NOVOTELMorningFarewell Brunch
HOTEL NOVOTELMorning41 Board Meeting