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Mission

The Geneva Tourism & Congress Foundation's mission is to promote and sell Geneva as a leisure and business tourism destination.

Responsible for welcoming, assisting, and providing tourist information, it supports and encourages the organization of events of tourist interest.

Organisation

FGT&C has a staff of around 40 employees, divided into 5 departments:

  • Convention Bureau
  • Markets
  • Digital
  • Tourist Services
  • Finance, Administration & HR

Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation structure

Tourism in Geneva is managed by the Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation (FGT&C). This new entity was created following the integration, on 1 January 2013, of the Geneva Tourism & Conventions Association (GT&C) into the Foundation for Tourism.

An executive board of 11 members, mostly representing the sectors active in tourism in Geneva, as well as an advisory board set up by the local authorities, are in charge of ensuring professional corporate governance of the FGT&C. Its tasks include advising the Foundation on the desirable development of tourism policy and assisting it to achieve the objectives set by the law.

The FGT&C manages the proceeds of local taxes and tourism, as defined by the law of the Canton of Geneva. A team of some 50 professionals is in charge of marketing the destination. The FGT&C's missions are to promote Geneva as an active tourist destination for both business and leisure and to welcome and inform visitors.

Executive Board

Chairman & Treasurer:  Philippe Schwarm, representative of the Association of Geneva Municipalities

Vice-chairman: Marc-Antoine Nissille, representative of the Geneva Hotel Association

Representative of the retailers: Louise Barradi

Representative of the State of Geneva:  Xavier Bonard

Representative of the Geneva Hotel Association:  Jean-Vital Domézon

Representative of the Geneva Hotel Association:  Thierry Lavalley

Representative of the Association of Restaurant/Café Owners and Hoteliers of Geneva:  Daniel Carugati

Representative of Palexpo:  Claude Membrez

Representative of the City of Geneva:  George Bowring

Advisory Board

Chair: Louise Barradi, member of the Board of the Geneva Tourism & Congress Foundation

Representative of the City of Geneva: Winnie Covo

Representative of the Geneva Association of Private Schools (AGEP): Sean Power

Representative of the Association of Museums and Art Centres Geneva (AMCAG): Jacques Berchtold

Representative of the Lake Geneva Steamship Company (CGN SA): Caroline Dayen

Representative of the Groupement Professionnel des Restaurateurs et Hôteliers (GPRH): Nadège Perdrizat

Representative of the Geneva Federation of Retail (FCG): Anne-Marie de Picciotto-Brunschwig

Representative of OPAGE: Jonathan Brunet

Representative of the Association of Geneva Hoteliers: Hélène Lang-Lauper

Representative of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services (CCIG): Mario Marchesini

Representative of the Tariff Community Management LLC (GCT), Unireso and Léman Pass: Valérie Olivier

Geneva is taking action for sustainable tourism

As a member of the Global Destination Sustainability Index, the Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation has been committed to sustainability for several years.

In line with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations, in 2020 it approved a new strategy for the development of sustainable urban tourism in order to respond to current social, environmental and economic challenges.

 

Download the strategy

More info about our Swisstainable certificate

Annual reports

Download the annual reports of Fondation Genève Tourisme & Congrès.

Affiliations

Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation is affiliated with various tourist associations and federations. It actively promotes the development of synergies, the exchange of ideas and the sharing of skills and experiences.

  • Association économique romande pour une infrastructure aéroportuaire performante AERIA+
  • Association Suisse des Managers en Tourisme (ASMT)
  • Cercle des Dirigeants d’Entreprises (CDE)
  • Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Genève (CCIG)
  • European Cities Marketing (ECM)
  • Nouvelle Organisation Des Entrepreneurs (NODE)
  • Fédération des entreprises romandes (FER)
  • Fédération Suisse du Tourisme (FST)
  • International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
  • Lake Geneva Region (LGR)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Société des Hôteliers de Genève (SHG)
  • Switzerland Tourism
  • Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB)

Accessibility with OK:GO

The OK:GO initiative provides easy access to objective information on the accessibility of tourist services and facilities throughout Switzerland.

Find the profile of our tourist information centre in Geneva by clicking on the link below!
 

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