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June 2023

Claude Membrez at EMECA General Assembly in Basel

EMECA General Assembly Claude Membrez at EMECA General Assembly in Basel – FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 2023 – Claude Membrez, CEO of Palexpo SA, met his peers at the premises of MCH in Basel for its spring General Assembly. The meeting was about: o             EMECA General Assembly o             EMECA Members’ activity reaches pre-pandemic level. Multiple challenges remain. o             The National Outdoor Expo 2022 launched at NEC Birmingham wins BELA Award  o             EMECA supports Net Zero Carbon Events as Gold Sponsor   Download the General Assembly press release here. Download the Bela Award press release here.

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Successful book fair returns to palexpo

BOOK FAIR Successful book fair returns to palexpo – MONDAY, 3 APRIL 2023 – The book fair made its grand return to Palexpo from 22 to 26 March, in the company of an enthusiastic and conquered public. This year’s reunion was well attended. In the heart of the Palexpo hall, transformed into a book capital, a warm and captivated cross-generational audience came to meet authors from all backgrounds and covering a wide variety of styles and genres. More than 600 writers came to exchange ideas with their audiences, including the two guests of honour, Monica Sabolo and Joann Sfar. With its magnificent diversity of voices and literary genres, its spotlight on the latest publishing news and new talent, and its thematically-charged, multi-faceted viewpoints on the contemporary world, this year’s event brought together thousands of visitors and discovery-seekers with a shared love for books and reading. LEARN MORE

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A successful 48th edition!

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INVENTIONS OF GENEVA A SUCCESSFUL 48TH EDITION! – MONDAY, 1 MAY 2023 – In 2023, after two virtual editions, the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva attracted 23,969 visitors over five days, and lived up to its promise with an exceptional number and quality of exhibitors. Nearly a thousand inventions from all over the world, including medical, environmental and IT inventions, were exhibited exclusively at the show. The opportunity for industry professionals to obtain licenses, purchase patents and conclude manufacturing contracts. The Grand Prix 2023, the highest distinction at the Exhibition of Inventions, was awarded to the University of Versailles, represented by Sébastien Floquet and Aneta Ozieranska, for a food supplement that strengthens bees against external aggression. The 49th edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva will be held from 17 to 21 April 2024. LEARN MORE

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TESTIMONIALS TESTIMONIALS FROM ORGANISERS – MONDAY, 15 MAY 2023 – Palexpo offers event organisers and their exhibitors a unique experience thanks to a wide range of quality services. Located close to Geneva airport and within easy reach of public transport, Palexpo is easily accessible to all visitors. Palexpo organises around a hundred events a year – economic, sporting and cultural, professional and dedicated to the general public, national and international in scope. Discover some of our organisers’ testimonials in pictures! LEARN MORE Watches and Wonders Geneva 2023 Cité des métiers 2022 FIRST Global Challenge 2022 Concours Hippique International 2022 Vitafoods 2023 2022

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2022 Business Report

2022 BUSINESS REPORT Palexpo’s 2022 business report is now online – MONDAY, 24 MAY 2023 – Palexpo’s formidable ability to adapt, and the trust placed in us by all our clients, have enabled us to bring together, for high-quality events, visitors from all walks of life. All these forces have generated direct economic benefits of CHF 219 million for the Canton of Geneva. While these figures testify to the company’s solidity and enable us to look confidently to the future, Palexpo’s quest for excellence is also reflected in its desire to help build a more sustainable future. Throughout the year, the company strengthened its social and environmental commitments through many tangible actions. A year marked by reunions Palexpo hosted regional and international trade and consumer events, attracting no less than 445,000 participants. The Arena also put on a very fine cultural season, with some sixty shows, many of them sold out. An ever more exemplary triple economic, social and environmental approach. In 2022, Palexpo and its teams have continued to mobilise to carry out various initiatives with a single aim: to help build a better future. With its deep roots in the region, Palexpo has pursued its mission as a dynamic player at the service of its region, contributing to the local and international influence of Greater Geneva, promoting local purchasing and remaining a key local employer. Aware that its ecosystem can contribute to the construction of a more inclusive future, Palexpo has taken action internally to ensure the well-being and safety of its employees, as well as of younger generations and vulnerable populations. Committed to an environmental approach, Palexpo has also implemented various measures to continue preserving the planet’s resources and limit the environmental impact of the events it organises and hosts. A lively, innovative company Far from resisting change, Palexpo has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Expansion of the convention center, new flexible and cost-effective electrical connection solution, connection to the GeniLac ecological thermal network and extension of the photovoltaic roof: once again this year, Palexpo carried out various projects to enhance its competitiveness and ensure its long-term future. BUSINESS REPORT

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