Business in Geneva
The ideal location of Geneva, at the crossroads of Southern and Northern Europe has seen the city host merchants, traders and travellers for centuries. Its ease of access by air, rail and motorway means that it continues to be a hub for international trade and negotiation today. Geneva has garnered an impressive reputation as being a major business centre in Europe. It is home to hundreds of international and multi-national companies from around the world, who are all attracted to the excellent business environment which sweeps the country. Geneva’s central location, diverse population and business friendly policies continue to attract new firms each year. Not only is it a great location to set up a business but Geneva is also the site of thousands of conferences and exhibitions annually. There are over 400 convention halls in the city and some 14,000 hotel beds – the largest hotel capacity in Switzerland, meaning the city can accommodate whatever business event you have in mind.
With more than 40 carriers flying into Geneva’s newly refurbished airport, located just minutes from the city centre, it has never been easier to stop over in the city. Geneva-Cointrin Airport is also home to the Skycom Center which is a convenient and fully functioning business centre with meeting rooms and internet services. The rental of offices and conference rooms with secretarial service and provision of various telecommunications; operating a bar and a service restoration stake are readily available.
The Palexpo Exhibition Centre is the busiest convention centre in Geneva and is conveniently located next to the airport. Managed by Palexpo SA who operate and develop the Palexpo Center, they organise and develop exhibitions, conferences, congresses and other events.
Geneva has an excellent public transportation system with direct rail and bus links from the airport to the city centre and readily available taxis. For those looking to travel in style, there are no shortage of limousine companies standing by to fulfil your every need. Hotels range from five-star to tourist-style accommodations. Most are equipped for conferences and offer top flight service. All city hotels are all within easy walking distance of restaurants, shopping and other activities.
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