Pechakucha Night – International Geneva: The Art of Concise Presentations

The next “PechaKucha Night” will showcase those who influence “International Geneva”.

It will be held on 31 May  from 19h00 to 22h30 at La Pastorale, Route de Ferney 106 – 1202 Genève.

Speakers including Sami Kanaan (politician and presumed next Mayor of Geneva), Corinne Momal-Vanian (director at the UN Office at Geneva), Celine Van Till (elite Swiss athlete, ambassador for the disabled and author) Vincent Lusser, Deputy secretary general, urban projects, State of Geneva and Dan Acher (Founder, Happy City Lab) will present their ideas, works and thoughts at the upcoming “International Geneva Pechakucha Night”.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings held in creative cities all around the world, where local and international people get together and share their ideas, works and thoughts — just about anything — in the “PechaKucha” format: 20 images for 20 seconds each. Organized in collaboration with CAGI (Geneva Welcome Centre) and UNOG (United Nations office Geneva) perception change project, the short and visual presentations will be given in French and English.

The event, hosted at the beautiful “La Pastorale” mansion situated at Route de Ferney 106, Geneva (100m from the Place des Nations), will be followed by a Garden Party, with a concert by The Emigrants, food trucks (by the Hamburger Foundation and Saveurs Migrants) and a cash bar with local craft beer from La Brasserie des Murailles. The evening is an opportunity to network and to learn about extraordinary initiatives, entrepreneurship experiences, hidden secrets and the exciting cultural happenings of International Geneva.

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By | May 30th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Workshop: Teamwork at play – Tuesday 12 June 2018

Upcoming workshop from the Renegade Saints:

How do you transform a group of people who work together into a team? Through this interactive, dynamic, and fun workshop, you will learn and experience techniques to make teamwork easier and more efficient.

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Onstage, the Renegade Saints create countless new realities without a script. Offstage, they bring their skills to the entrepreneurial and corporate worlds across Europe to empower teams to collaborate, communicate and co-create.

This 45min workshop is a teaser, a taste of our (team)work. It will be followed by an apéro to give you the opportunity to discuss your experience with us and the other participants.

18h00: doors open, 18h15: workshop, 19h00: apéro.
Entry fee: 5 CHF
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By | May 22nd, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

TEDx Lausanne – Monday 7 May 2018

The next TEDx Lausanne will be held at the Casino​ ​de​ ​Montbenon​ (Allée Ernest-Ansermet 3,1003 Lausanne) on Monday 7 May 2018 from 14h00 to 19h30.

It will feature the topic “Homo sapiens”.

“Wise man” dominated thanks to the ability to cooperate and communicate effectively in big groups. We were able to build cities, write books, create incredible technology. We solved many important challenges that have been facing us.

As the pace of human evolution continues to accelerate, we can’t help but wonder: What will our lives be like at the end of this century? Will our lives be completely changed by the next technological, environmental, social or genetical evolution? Will Homo Sapiens continue being the world’s dominant species? Or will we evolve into a completely new species soon?

This year  TEDxLausanne is focused on exploring all these questions as well as new ways of addressing our dreams and concerns about the future.

Speakers include: 

  • Marine Tanguy – Founder of MTArt
  • Bernard Molineaux – Founder of Equilibre
  • Richard Baldwin – Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva,
  • Charles Fadel – global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor
  • Saba Imru Mathieu – Executive Coach and business owner
  • Bernd Lapp – CEO of Old School GmbH, Business Lead in Swarm City and Advisor to a few
  • Blockchain Projects.
  • Meloe Gennai – poet, performer and a legalist advocating for minority rights
  • Christoph Rummel – juggler
  • Jeanine Reutemann – deeply passionate researcher, film maker, educator, tech-nerd.
  • Nancy Rademaker – international business speaker
  • Philippe Moreillon – Professor and Director at the UNIL Institute of Fundamental Microbiology

Ticket price : 100.00 CHF (Full), 50.00 CHF (Reduced)

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By | April 27th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

UN Designers next meetup – Friday 27 April 2018

News of their next meeting from the UN Designers group:

Good news! A new UN Designers meetup is on the way. The meeting will take place at Room L in the ITU headquarters (Montbrillant building) on Friday 27th April, starting at 10:30am.

For this time we will have a double bill: Marc Friederich from Laussane based agency Antistatique will be discussing in ‘Design Systems’ how shifting from print to digital has shaped branding and design systems.

For the second talk, ‘Visualizing for Change’, Nicole Lachenmeier and Darjan Hil, from Basel’s information design agency YAAY, will be presenting the seven principles of the agency’s information designers mindset. We encourage anyone interested in UX Design and Data Visualization to attend this exciting meeting. Entrance is free.

Please register here>>

By | April 12th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

eCom Geneva – 24-25 April, 2018

The eCom Geneva exhibition is the largest event dedicated to the web, eCommerce, mobile and digital marketing in French-speaking Switzerland. The 8th edition will take place on April 24-25, 2018. 4,000 trade visitors will come to meet 250 companies (75% Swiss, 25% foreign) and will attend 120 themed conferences, keynotes and workshops.

The exhibition offers to its trade visitors a rich and varied program of themed conferences, an exhibition area, workshops, business meetings and training sessions.

This is a must attend event for company directors and managers responsible for digital, web and mobile, eCommerce, eBusiness, marketing and communication, IT, etc.

Not to be missed: 4 other parallel events

SMARC (new event dedicated to marketing and customer relation)
Swiss IT Business (SITB), the exhibition dedicated to business software and IT solutions
The BI Swiss Forum (BISF) with a conference room exclusively dedicated to BI and Big Data
Retail Expo, event dedicated to retail and point of sales

A unique concept: 2 days, 5 reunited professional events, one visit, 1 same visitor badge. A true 360-degree experience.

To register for the 4 events>>

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By | March 15th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

World Communications Forum – Global 2018 “Communication Power”

The 2018 edition of the World Communications Forum – Global “Communication Power” will take place on 21-22 March 2018 at Rue de Saint-Jean 98 in Geneva.

The goal of the Forum is to unite trend-makers and influencers from the global communications elite and provide a platform for discussion focused on the future development of communications and their role in business, society and politics; to provoke in-depth analysis of the form and content of interaction between business, media, and society, on the one hand, and the state, on the other.

Some highlights from the programme include:

  • Communication Research and Global Health Promotion.
    Gary Kreps, Ph.D., FAAHB, Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication, Director of the Center for Health & Risk Communication, George Mason University (USA)
  • Gaming for social change (as a communicative tool).
    Jessica Muhamad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication, School of Communication, Florida State University (USA)
  • Trust as the currency for communications.
    Dr. Gaya Gamhewage, World Health Organisation – Infectious Hazard Management & Risk Communications (Switzerland)
  • Culture: The True Brand of a Nation.
    Her Excellency, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE
  • What makes a country brand? Falling into Lost in Communications.
    Metehan Demir, Journalist, Turkey Promotion Group Communication Consultant (Turkey)
    Country reputation and corporate reputation: new challenges for global business.
    Diego Gilardoni, Global Business and Communication Consultant, and Author (Switzerlnad)
  • Get Branded – Stranded Managing Country’s Image Opportunities & Risk.
    Yogesh Joshi, President of the Association for Business Communicators (India)
  • The importance of managing a country’s digital footprint.
    Dave King, Founder and CEO of Digitalis (UK)
  • Ethics in PR.
    Dan Hill, CEO of Hill Impact (USA)
  • Impact Branding: Creating not only shareholders’ profit, but also social & environmental value.
    Gabor Hegyi, Founding Managing Director of Capital Communications (Hungary)
  • PR Revolution: or Revolution in PR?
    Maxim Behar, ICCO’s former President, CEO of M3 Communications Group, Inc. (Bulgaria)
  • Virtual Reality: a New Communication Space!
    Ganesh Chandrasekaran, Founder of ACG Consulting (India)
  • Who is in the driver’s seat?
    Halim Abou Seif, Strategic Communications Consultant & Trainer, RADA Research & PR Co. (Egypt)
  • We Create Wonderful Experiences.
    Ma. Yolanda C. Crisanto, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of Globe Telecom (The Philippines)
  • Somos Livres – We Are Free.
    Eduardo Vieira, Founder and CEO of Ideal H+K (Brazil)
  • KFC – The Size Doesn’t Matter.
    Serafima Gurova, founder and CEO of RODNYA Creative PR Studio (Russia)
  • Women Influence.
    Lena Bäcker, Co-Founder and President at Good Government Affairs, Committee Member at UNEDUCH/United Nation, International top-relations, Global Goodwill Ambassador, UNEDUCH – Universal Education Charter, Central government administration, Stockholm (Sweden)

For further information on the programme>>

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By | March 15th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Spotlight seminer: #CreateEquality: empowering girls through technology

#CreateEquality: Empowering Girls Through Technology is being organized by the Media Communication department at Webster University Geneva, in celebration of the upcoming International Women’s Day.

As part of our ongoing Spotlight Seminar Series, this event is free and open to the public. An apéro and informal networking reception will follow. Registrations are kindly requested in advance.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
18:30 – 19:30
Webster University Geneva
9, route de Collex
Living & Learning Center, Commons Room
(Genthod-Bellevue stop on CFF / TPG)


Veronica Birga, Chief of Section
Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Anya Gass, Girls’ Advocacy Alliance Officer
Plan International

Hanaa Singer, Associate Regional Director
UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Susan Schorr, Head, Digital Inclusion Division
International Telecommunication Union

Sarah Grosso, Media Communication Department, Webster University Geneva

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By | March 2nd, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

‘Master Facebook Ads for better visibility’ seminar in Geneva

Ekaterina Filippova Facebook Ads seminar Geneva 21 Feb 2018 eKat Communication

Seminar for entrepreneurs & small business owners
18:30 – Wednesday, 21 February 2018


  • Have you tried creating Facebook Ads, only to end up spending money without getting much of a result?
  • Do you find Facebook Ads creation process confusing?

As entrepreneurs, sometimes we need an extra visibility boost for our business, whether we are trying to sell a new service package, fill a training workshop, promote our new e-book or spread the word about our latest special offer.

Facebook Ads can be a very cost-effective promotion tool but they need to be done right to bring the best results for your money.

In this seminar, you will learn how to master Facebook Ads and will walk away with actionable tips on how to more effectively promote your business.


  • Understand why your Facebook Ads have failed before
  • Learn what aspects of ad creation are most critical & how to make your ads more effective
  • Get clarity and confidence to create impactful Facebook Ads yourself


This seminar will be particularly useful for entrepreneurs who have already tried creating Facebook Ads to promote their products or services but who were unhappy with the results. Entrepreneurs who are only considering creating Facebook Ads for their businesses will get a thorough understanding of how to create effective ads to reach their goals.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

18:30 – 19:00   Registration & Welcome drink
19:00 – 20:00   Presentation
20:00 – 21:30   Questions & Networking

MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: Please visit the event page and sign up.


Ekaterina Filippova, online visibility expert, eKat Communication portraitEkaterina Filippovaboard member of the Geneva Communicators Network and owner and founder of eKat Communication works with entrepreneurs in the Lake Geneva region who don’t know how to position themselves to get clients or where to start with their online communication. She helps them build an image online that reflects them as the experts that they really are, which gets them clients, money and confidence to run their business effectively (not to mention they get to focus on the thing they love to do!).

Ekaterina has over 10 years of communication experience and holds an MA in media and communication. She works in English, French and Russian and is a frequent speaker and trainer on social media and communication.

MORE INFO: Visit seminar description page on eKat Communication website


By | February 5th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Spotlight seminar: “Should I post that picture?”: images of people in humanitarian communications, 6 February 2018

“Should I post that picture?”: images of people in humanitarian communications

February 6, 2018; 18.30-19.30

Webster University, Geneva

Followed by an informal networking apéro


Valérie Gorin, CERAH, University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute.

Francesco Arese Visconti, Media Communications Department, Webster University Geneva.

Kathryn Cook, Photographer and photo editor, ICRC.

This event will be moderated by Sarah Grosso, Lecturer and Researcher, Media Communications Department, Webster University Geneva.

A full description of the event and speakers can be read here (pdf).

This is a free event. Advance Registration is requested here.

Location: Webster University Geneva, LLC Commons Room
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

By | January 23rd, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Are you leaving money on the table because you’re not using LinkedIn to get new clients?

Ten years ago I followed a LinkedIN Challenge to understand how to get more from the platform.

I loved the challenge and after the ten days my profile views went from around 2 a month, to more than 20 a day!

Better still, in the month after the challenge, I attracted three new clients who over the course of the next 12 months brought me more than chf 50,000 in income (and they stayed clients for a lot longer than that too!).

So I’m delighted to announce that my friend Sarah Santacroce, an independent LinkedIn Specialist, will be running her annual LinkedIn Challenge again on 10th November, which will be bigger and better than ever – and until the 7th you can get a special Early Bird price!

You can save your place at the 2017 LinkedIn Challenge here!

The 2017 Challenge will be Bigger and Better than ever!
Over the last decade Sarah has helped more than 1800 professionals (and me!) get more from LinkedIn and this year, her 11th edition, will be bigger than better than ever!

What I love about this particular challenge is that besides all the valuable LinkedIn & Online Presence strategies you get, is that it’s a team effort.

Every year, Sarah gathers a world-wide group of leading LinkedIn experts to participate and share their best LinkedIn strategy. And this year, she’s expanded the field and included a Personal Branding, a Storytelling, a Livestreaming and a Online Image Expert.

Click the link below for the registration details & to save your spot NOW! Sarah offers an Early Bird Price until November 7th

2017 LinkedIn Challenge – Save your place here!

Did you know this about LinkedIn users?

  • They are NOT all job seekers! Most are fellow businesses looking to grow their business
  • They have a HIGHER average income than Facebook users
  • They are in work mode when browsing LinkedIn

This is why you should be using LinkedIn to get clients. Because they’re on there already. If you’re not active on LinkedIn, you’re handing a percentage of them over to someone else who is!

During the 10-day LinkedIN Challenge you will:

  • Learn why you absolutely need to use LinkedIn to get clients (how discover how!)
  • Find out that your LinkedIn Profile is boring – and how to improve it 😉
  • Grow your network significantly
  • Learn how to proactively identify, search for and connect with your ideal customers!
  • Learn how to be more visible on LinkedIn & get clients to contact you!

Plus much more!

I will definitely join Sarah’s challenge again this year. See you there!

2017 LinkedIn Challenge – Save your place here!

By | November 3rd, 2017|Other events, Professional development|0 Comments