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Security & stability

Social and political stability Renowned for its low crime rate and its social stability, Geneva offers particulary attractive security conditions. The country’s solid legal framework guarantees protection in terms of competition and private ownership, thereby enabling investors to engage in long-term activities with total peace of mind. Since 9/11/2001, the pursuit of operations (but also the physical well-being of employees and their families) plays an important part in the decision process of companies when considering…

Education and training

Geneva invests substantial amounts in the education of its youth, who is among the most highly educated in the world. There are 45 private schools in the canton of Geneva – as well as the most important number of international schools admission opportunites per inhabitant in Europe – hence a wide variety of opportunities in terms of pedagogy, languages and diplomas. Similarly, the public schooling system, in addition to providing high quality education, also offers…

Geneva, an international city

Due to its international nature and multicultural tradition, Geneva offers the ideal location for globalized companies. Over 140 multinationals have already established themselves in Geneva, not to mention 36 international organizations (IOs), over 300 non governmental organisations (NGOs) and 200 diplomatic missions, thereby making Geneva a cosmopolitan city, with a foreign population of 40%. Geneva reaches high scores in all international rankings regarding business locations. For the international, European and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) headquarters of…

Ideal location

Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Geneva is within easy reach of the European Union’s 450 million consumers. Geneva is less than two hours away from all major European cities. It is at the center of Europe’s highway and rail network: high-speed trains will take you rapidly to the heart of Paris or Milano, while intercity trains provide efficient connections to Germany and Spain. Geneva boasts Europe’s shortest airport to downtown business district commuting…

Infrastructure

Geneva prides itself on being a human-scaled city, which nontheless provides the infrastructures and services  of a much larger city. A far-reaching transportation network A wide choice of hotels and conference centres A substantial real estate market A competitive telecommunications network A full range of export services A comprehensive business services network “It is helpful to be in an international city that has the infrastructure to accommodate our employees in a smooth way.” André Schneider,…

Taxation

At the present moment, companies that meet a designed set of requirements may be granted specific status or some kind of tax break. For further information regarding taxation, we invite you to contact the Directorate General for Economic Development, Research and Innovation.

Highly skilled & productive workforce

Switzerland achieves high scores in any international ranking for competitiveness, due primarily to its strong added value services, its specialized industries and a motivated workforce. In spite of its small size and population, Switzerland stands out as one of the countries with the greatest number of valid patents per resident, the highest per-capita spending on science, research and education. Flexibility and high qualification skills of the local workforce point to the excellent teaching levels dispelled…

Excellence in R&D

According to Science magazine, the Lake Geneva Region is currently « number one cluster for life sciences research in continental Europe ». Geneva is a major centre for technical excellence and innovation, with more than 600 enterprises involved in research, development and manufacturing of products in sectors with high added value. By establishing new incubators – Eclosion for life sciences, Fongit for hi-tech sectors, and CleantechAlps for clean technologies – Geneva actively supports the growth of these…

Quality of life, leisure & culture

Quality of life in the Lake Geneva region is most exceptional. Geneva is remarquable, first of all, for its natural beauty. Set on the vast expanse of Lake Léman, surrounded by mountains, Geneva enjoys breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc peak and the Alps. Geneva is a small lively and easy-going cosmopolitan town. Among all the European cities, it has one of the shortest commuting times to the airport (only 4 km from airport to…

Middle Eastern Restaurants in Geneva

Al Amir – Al Amir Restaurant – Al Dar – Ali Haydar Kebab – Baroush – Chez Fouad – Chez Sami – Golestan – The Indus – Istanbul Kebab Restaurant – Kutchi Restaurant – L’Arabesque – La caravane passe – Lawrence D’arabie – Layalina – Le Diwane – Le Figuier – Le Sofra – Mamounia – Nomades – Parfums de Beyrouth – Persepolis – Pizza Presto – Rajpoute – Restaurant El Mektoub – Restaurant Hafez…