Coaching Symposium in Zurich
by IIHF|07 JAN 2020
The IIHF Coaching Symposium is held annually at each IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
photo: Martin Merk
The 2020 IIHF International Coaching Symposium will be organized in Zurich during the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation and the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.

The expected outcome of the Symposium is to provide the coaches that attend an opportunity to:
  • Network and share their views and experiences with other coaches 
  • Learn the different approaches being used by fellow coaches 
  • Listen to knowledgeable speakers sharing their insight and ideas on coaching issues
  • View new, innovative products from selected exhibitors that are being used around the world to enhance player performance
The themes for this year’s symposium are hockey-specific but also topics on energy management, psychology and general performance.

The Symposium will be held in English.

Location Symposium & official hotel:
Swissôtel Zurich
Schulstrasse 55
8050 Zurich 

The hotel is located in walking distance to the Zurich Hallenstadion

Dates: 16 - 17 May 2020

Deadline for Registration:  
  • Early bird: 31 January 2020
  • Normal fee: 30 April 2020
All participants registered will be invoiced for payment in advance of the Symposium. The registration becomes finalized only when the payment has been received.

Registration fee includes: 
  • Attendance to all the sessions
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
  • Registration package
  • Conference documents
  • One ticket each to the following World Championship games: 
    • Russia vs. Finland (Saturday, 16 May / 20:20 / Hallenstadion Zurich)
    • Finland vs. Kazakhstan (Sunday, 17 May / 16:20 / Hallenstadion Zurich)
For any questions concerning IIHF International Coaching Symposium, please contact: [email protected]

The full program will be available soon.

The speakers will be announced soon.

Participation fees
Early Bird until 31 January 2020: CHF 550 (EUR 501)        
Regular fee until 30 April 2020: CHF 590 (EUR 538)
Registration on-site: CHF 620 (EUR 565)

Accommodation fee:

You are able to book your room directly at the Symposium Hotel (Swissôtel Zurich) which is in walking distance to the Hallenstadtion (approx. 10 min).

Rooms are reserved from Friday, 15th May until Monday, 18th May 2020 for the following special rates:

Single room per night: CHF 160 
Shared TWIN room per person, per night: CHF 90                     

The above-mentioned room rates include full buffet breakfast, service fee, VAT and WiFi.

City Tax of 2.50 CHF per night/per person will be charged extra.

You are able to book your accommodation together with your registration thru this website.

Please note that the hotel room availability can only be guaranteed until 31 January 2020! 

All room requests after this date will be upon request.

Please register here