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 global companies, Geneva provides a number of advantages, among which an attractive tax system, an easily accessible location in the heart of Europe, a complete set of business-support services, a highly-skilled, multilingual and stable workforce, a business-friendly government and an outstanding quality of living.
“Geneva, among other things, stands for continuity, tradition, professional service and a quality environment, and these are all key values for our group. Last but not least, Geneva is an international city openly welcoming people from all over the globe."
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President, Chopard
“Geneva is an easy place to live and do business because so much international business is being done here. The influence of the many NGOs and the UN agencies gives a good international flavor to Geneva that, for our business, is important. All of these people tend to read The Economist !"
Susan Clark, Managing Director, The Economist
“A European headquarters needs people who understand the different European cultures. Switzerland itself is a melting pot of Germans, French and Italians.”
Daniel Gremaud, Partner, Tax and Legal Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers