Geneva lies at the southernmost tip of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in Switzerland. Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city boasts dramatic views of Mont Blanc.
If its location wasn’t enough to put it on the map, it is also the headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross and is a global hub for banking.
Why exhibit there?
Not only is Geneva a financial centre of international repute, The Red Cross was founded there in 1865. Geneva also plays host to many businesses, including watch and clock makers, pharmaceutical and chemical research companies, and plenty of major retailers.
Geneva airport is conveniently only 4 kilometers from the city and is easily reachable by public transport: train and bus; taxi or shuttle. The train journey between the airport and the central railway station in the city (Gare Cornavin) takes just 6 minutes, whereas the bus to downtown takes about 20 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions what you can bring into Switzerland, but it’s best to check the list, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
The lake is undeniably the star of Geneva's show. It is provides the most beautiful background for the city, which in turn has the unmatched backdrop of the Alps.
Explore the lake on one of the regular boats that connect Geneva with Lausanne, Montreux, and other lakeside towns, or for a taste of lake travel of long ago, take a cruise on one of the historic paddle steamers.
- Of all the cafes specializing in Swiss cheese fondue, Café du Soleil claims to serve the very best in town.
- Restaurant Les Armures menu boasts many Swiss specialties, including raclette and fondue, alongside soups, pastas, meat and fish dishes.
- Local currency is Swiss franc.
- The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh.
- Visas are required by some nationals, not all, best to check their list to see.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities, but worth noting: the Swiss appreciate sobriety, thrift, tolerance, punctuality and a sense of responsibility. This is reflected in the way they do business. The business climate is very formal and conservative and companies are structured in the traditional vertical manner.