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The 19th edition of the annual “Fete de la Communication” will be held at the Swiss Press Club on Friday 2 September 2016 from 17h30 – 22h30.

The theme of this year’s gathering will be “Le Vivre ensemble à Genève” and it will be hosted by the Foundation pour Geneve, who is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The “Fete de la Communication” gathers communications professionals, journalists, and others to spend an evening socialising with music and a buffet dinner. More information to follow closer to the date.

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Lunchtime seminar –  Communicating through images

This presentation will focus on visual communication, specifically the role of images in communication. Francesco Arese Visconti, an experienced professional photographer, will explore the power of images.

Every time we take a photograph, we are actually cropping reality, we are choosing what message we want to deliver. Today, on social media, some half a million images are being uploaded every minute. But what is the value of the image? What are we communicating? Visual communication can be very powerful in a positive way but it can also be ambiguous, misleading or even offensive. Sometimes images are even more culture dependent than words. By considering some basic theories, analyzing images and through an interactive exercise, professionals in the communications field will be helped to reflect on the value of the image as part the communication toolkit and strategy, how images can be manipulated and published, but also how they can be a valuable support in your communication.

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>
(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: 


Francesco Arese Visconti: an experienced and published freelance photographer, he has worked for important museums and public institutions. Member of the Union Suisse des Photographes Professionnels (USPP), he is the Deputy Head of the Media Communications department and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Webster University Geneva. As Part-time member of the research faculty at Webster, Francesco focuses his work on the migration processes in Switzerland and in Italy. His latest work is about the current flux of Italian migration in the Swiss Confederation. This work has been recently exhibited at the EXPO in Milan. He is the co-founder of Urbino Art Village, a centre for art and Italian workshops in Italy. Further information:

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The annual Lift Conference is coming up next week. Don’t miss out on the special 10th anniversary event. Lift15 will be offering an exclusive program, full of super-rich, rather intimate sessions in an interactive break-out format. Participants from over thirty countries will enjoy taking a break from the all-day plenary preaching format and explore the future of innovation, out of the conference room. Recognised amongst the top 5 innovation and entrepreneurship events in Europe, Lift15 will take place in Geneva on Feb 4-6 2015. Join an international and diverse community for 3 days of talks, masterclasses, workshops, creative events and social gatherings.

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Alexandre Rose profile picAlexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now foundation, designer of the 10’000-year clock, will help us see the future (and past) in a new perspective. After his talk, Alexander will be joined on stage by Jobst Wagner, owner of a vast European family business, for a debate on “Switzerland in the Long Term”.



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Sophia Lin, founder of Shanghai-based Make+ art and technology program, advocating for crossover collaborations between artists, designers, engineers and scientists. At Lift15 Sophia will run the masterclass on makers in China, supported by swissnex Shanghai.



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Xavier Damman, co-founder of, the largest social media curation platform used by top publishers, brands and organizations around the world and acquired by Livefyre in 2013




Joining speakers like Frederic Jacobs, co-founder Open Whisper Systems who just made the news by partnering up with Whatsapp for encrypting all their messages by default and Adrian Hon, author of “A History of the Future in 100 Objects”

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope 2015 started off well for you and are to announce our first event for this year:

Lunchtime seminar –  complying with the laws of online communication in 2015: is it possible and does it matter?

Date: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 20.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Online contracting, data protection and privacy, hacking, unfair marketing and targeted advertising, consumer laws and cookies, copyright infringement, social media: the online world is crowded with obscure, sometimes obsolete and complex regulations. Are such regulations efficient ? Is it even possible to do business online today without breaching the law ?

Michel Jaccard will speak about the difficult task of assessing and managing the legal risks associated with online activities, and share his  substantial experience in supporting fast growing businesses and global brands navigate with the rules of law in an ever changing environment.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

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About the speaker: Michel Jaccard, founder and partner at id est avocats, a corporate and technology law firm, has been practicing as a lawyer in the field of online communications, intellectual property, unfair competition and data protection and security for more than fifteen years in Switzerland and in the United States. He founded his own boutique law firm three years ago to assist entrepreneurs, startups, global brands and leading SMEs better understand the legal landscape in advanced technologies and support the growth of innovative business models. He has taught corporate, IP and IT law at several Swiss universities for several years and regularly gives lectures in Switzerland and abroad in the field.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day for communicators which will take place on Tuesday 18 November 2014. All GCN members receive a 22% discount on the entry price (email us for the discount code:

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – between 8-10 participants – to allow instructors to address the specific needs of participants.

Workshop day : Tuesday 18 November 2014 at the Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva – featuring three workshops (Note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

Cost: 450 CHF for GCN members, 580 CHF for non-members

(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)

Location: Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue Varembé, 1211 Geneva

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Workshop 1:Media relations 

This is a practical and interactive course for communications and other professionals who want to hone their media relations, media writing and talking to the media skills. Given by a former BBC foreign correspondent, the course will give you a better understanding of how journalists think, how to generate media interest for your stories and how to give a great media interview.

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Workshop 2:  Online media strategies

This workshop is designed for marketers and communicators to help you understand the role of the different online marketing communication tactics and create effective digital marketing campaigns. During the seminar, we will describe the different digital media and explore how to optimize your digital strategy using the right digital tool; website, SEO, Paid Search, Affiliation, email. We will provide a toolbox for digital marketing and communications professionals (Paid media) to help you understand the key issues and success factors of digital marketing strategy.

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Workshop 3: Writing for the web

Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.

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We would like to thank the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for facilitating this location for us.


The Geneva Communicators Network is a platform to exchange views, news and information for communication professionals working in the Geneva region, Switzerland. Currently the network has over 1000 members including professionals from the PR, communications, media and marketing fields, more info>>

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