Geneva is a major business center in Europe, home to hundreds of international and multi-national companies from around the world. Geneva’s central location, diverse population and business friendly policies continue to attract new firms each year. 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. For more information about conducting business in Geneva go to www.whygeneva.ch or Geneva’s Chamber of Commerce home site: www.ccig.ch (French only).
More than 40 carriers fly into Geneva’s new refurbished airport, located just minutes from the city center. The new airport Skycom center is a convenient and fully functioning business center with meeting rooms and internet services. The Palexpo exhibition complex (www.palexpo.ch/en/) is the busiest convention center in Geneva and is conveniently located right next to the airport.
Geneva has an excellent public transportation system with direct rail and bus links from the airport to the city center and readily available taxis. For those looking to travel in style, there are no shortage of limousine companies standing by to fulfill 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.
Many businessmen traveling to Geneva are going to La Reserve Hotel, which is in between airport and lake to have a break and relax in its Spa or to attend meetings and company evenings.
Top restaurants for successful business meeting are Restaurant Quirinale and Restaurant Nonolet.