Events


Our events team works closely with our broad network of contacts and partners in Geneva and Lausanne to ensure that our culture and values are firmly embedded in our events calendar.

Events focus on 5 key areas:

  1. International trade & diplomacy
  2. Business & entrepreneurship
  3. Personal & professional development
  4. Women's empowerment
  5. Diversity & inclusion

Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 18:30 - 20:00
    • Webinar

    Please join us for our OWIT Lake Geneva webinar, open to all OWIT members (global)


    ABOUT THE EVENT

    There comes a moment in each of our lives when we have an opportunity to start fresh and shift into success! During this webinar, Deborah Peters, International Business Coach provides the tools to create the right Mind-Set, Business Structure, Strategy and Revenue Streams to turn this decade into the greatest advantage for your career, relationships and personal power. This decade of 2020 comes once in your lifetime! Learn to shift now and take charge of your life, your business, your relationships and most importantly your happiness!

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER 

    Deborah Peters is a Global Thought Leader in the realm of Business Performance, Life Fulfillment, Personal Happiness and Rewarding Relationships. A Professional Speaker for 20+ years in 16 countries, Deborah works with Heads of State, High Net Worth Entrepreneurs and C-Level Executives in a plethora of industries. Check her YouTube channel and find more about. 

    We invite all OWIT members to actively participate in the discussion with our speaker and each other.  This event is free to all current OWIT Lake Geneva members (both OWIT virtual and chapter members) and will last one hour.

    Please note that the registration must be done through the event's page. Find more here

    Hosted by the OWIT Lake Geneva and Deborah Peters .

    Register now !

    Questions? Interested in speaking on a future virtual panel? Please contact vpevents@owit-lakegeneva.org.

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 18:30 - 19:30
    • LLC (Living and Learning Center) Commons Room, Webster University, Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

    OWIT Lake Geneva is happy to invite you to ’Networking for Success’ event, organized in partnership with Webster University.


    The focus of this event will be networking as a:

    • key to professional success;
    • key to build and maintain a strong professional network;

    The seminar will be hosted by our President, Hulya Kurt - who will demonstrate how you can make a Network Wheel mapping your connections to identify your network’s relative strengths and weaknesses, and Melitta Campbell, Business & Communication Mentor, who will share her advice on how you can develop the “powerful habit” of networking. 

    At the end of the session you will have the opportunity to put in practice the notions presented and participate in an interactive networking game animated by the Geneva Communicators’ Network!

    To learn more about the event and register ( registration is free) please click HERE.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    OWIT Lake Geneva Team



    • 05 Mar 2020
    • 18:30 - 20:30
    • TBC
    Register

    Come join our Afterwork in Geneva on March 5! This time around we will talk about the International Women's Day - its significance and importance. 

    We will welcome you between 18h30 and 20h30.

    Fee: none, cost of a drink (please kindly clear your own tab with the bar. OWIT Lake Geneva is not responsible for clearing your bar bill).


    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 18:30
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 15:00
    • TBC
    • 43
    Register

    The W – Hack!

    The W-Hack is an OWIT Lake Geneva initiative that aims to reunite entrepreneurs (our OWIT members and everyone else who is interested, man or woman!) and incite to innovation!

    The theme of this 'W-Hack' (W-Women) is a call out all women who want to be part of social and societal change, by putting forward innovative ideas.

    The event will happen over a weekend 27-29 March, 2020), and will unite teams formed of maximum 6 participants and will include many exciting workshops – project management, innovation, public speaking and digital marketing.

    Please submit your idea by 15 March, 2020, by filling in the form

    The event will be catered and the official language will be English.

    Agenda:

    Friday:

    18:30-21:00 – recap of the selected ideas and teams creation

    Saturday:

    09:00 – Breakfast and review of agenda for the day

    10:30 – Project management / Agile - workshop (moderator TBC)

    12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

    15:00 – Digital marketing - workshop (moderator TBC)

    16:00 – Public speaking - workshop (moderator TBC)

    Sunday:

    10:00 – Breakfast

    10:30 – 12:30 – Mentoring (by OWIT Lake Geneva team members)

    12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

    14:00 - 16:00 – Projects presentations, jury voting and winners announcement!

    Bring your energy and ideas and let's hack together to improve the world we live in through innovation!

    See you there, 

    OWIT Lake Geneva Team


    *** More updates on this event coming soon. Stay tuned. 

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 18:30 - 21:30
    • TBC
    Register

    Feeling festive? Come and celebrate with us the end of the year and reflect on your 2020 achievements!

    This time around the Afterwork will have a Christmas Twist. The objective of this edition is to make you think about your main 2020 professional or personal achievement

    We are playing Secret Santa and exchange small gifts that have a connection with your 2020 professional or personal achievements. Please bring a small wrapped gift together with a short inspirational message. Once the gift is drawn and unwrapped you would be asked to present it to the other participants and share the success story behind it. 

    The rules of the game will be further explained during the evening. The maximum value of the gift should be 10 CHF.

    Come and join us and have fun!

    For example - if you started a new business, bring the product of your business if possible. For the skills and knowledge: let your fantasy work.

    We will welcome you between 18h00 and 20h30.

    Fee
    : none, cost of a drink (please kindly clear your own tab with the bar. OWIT Lake Geneva is not responsible for clearing your bar bill).


Past events

23 Jan 2020 OWIT Lake Geneva's 2020 Annual General Meeting
19 Dec 2019 OWIT Afterwork with a Christmas Twist
26 Nov 2019 WORKSHOP: From stress & fatigue > energy & thrive
22 Nov 2019 OWIT Get-Together: Let's talk about mentoring!
07 Nov 2019 Faire son bilan de compétences: pour qui, pour quoi ?
17 Oct 2019 OWIT Afterwork in Geneva: Supporting Breast Cancer Month
10 Oct 2019 Special Event - Meet&Greet - OWIT by the Lake
09 Oct 2019 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2019
08 Oct 2019 OWIT International Webinar - BLOCKCHAIN 101: THE BASICS
02 Oct 2019 Partner's event - New Ways of living, working and leading by WIN
19 Sep 2019 OWIT Afterwork in Lausanne: Burn-out..?
12 Sep 2019 OWIT Afterwork in Geneva: Burn-out..?
11 Jul 2019 Special Event - Afterwork - OWIT by the Lake
20 Jun 2019 2019 Summer Reception - The power of effective negotiation
11 Jun 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: Start your own business !
06 Jun 2019 GETTING PRICING RIGHT, with Janene Liston
07 May 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: Start your own business !
16 Apr 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: Special EXPAT edition... How to adapt in Lausanne?
09 Apr 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: Special EXPAT edition... How to adapt in Geneva?
08 Apr 2019 How Blockchain technology is changing trade
19 Mar 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: Follow your dreams !
12 Mar 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: Follow your dreams !
05 Mar 2019 WORKSHOP - Innovation and what it entails
05 Feb 2019 WORKSHOP - Thinking and speaking like a leader
29 Jan 2019 OWIT Lake Geneva's 2019 Annual General Meeting
15 Jan 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - How can we make New Year resolutions last?
08 Jan 2019 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - How can we make New Year's resolutions last?
11 Dec 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - with a Christmas twist
11 Dec 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - with a Christmas twist
05 Dec 2018 Comment parler en public en étant soi-même ?
22 Nov 2018 OPEN DOORS DAY AT IATA: Special Event for OWIT Lake Geneva
20 Nov 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - Negotiation Skills for Women
13 Nov 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Negotiation Skills for Women
04 Nov 2018 OWIT Lake Geneva @ Expat Expo
16 Oct 2018 BUILD YOUR APTITUDE FOR SELF-CONFIDENCE: Activate your inner Aladdin genius
09 Oct 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Health Awareness month
11 Sep 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Time management tips & tricks
04 Sep 2018 The superpower that brought International Trade to our doorstep
26 Jun 2018 Leadership Presence Keynote by Amy Carroll
12 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Summer Reception - Learn from the experts: What are the critical ingredients of a successful career?
15 May 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - Mother's Day Edition
08 May 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Mother's Day Edition
02 May 2018 OWIT International Webinar: Virtual Panel and Discussion FREE For All OWIT Members
24 Apr 2018 OWIT International Webinar - Women in Trade: A Global Perspective on Where We Are and How to Get to Equality
17 Apr 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: How to dress for success?
10 Apr 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: How to dress for success?
13 Mar 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: International Women's Day
13 Mar 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: International Women's Day 2018
26 Feb 2018 'Dinner at Tiffany's' - join us for the 2018 Annual General Meeting
20 Feb 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne: How to 'sell' your CV
13 Feb 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva: How to 'sell' your CV
06 Feb 2018 OWIT International Webinar: Member's only FREE Webinar: Productive Conflict™ How Women Leaders Can Navigate Conflict Productively to Discover Innovative Solutions for Their Companies, Teams, and Themselves
16 Jan 2018 Are your emotions betraying you at work?
16 Jan 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Lausanne - New Year Resolutions
09 Jan 2018 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - New Year Resolutions!
12 Dec 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting with a Christmas twist
23 Nov 2017 La maternité en entreprise: un tabou à transformer en opportunités
14 Nov 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - International Trade & Entrepreneurship
07 Nov 2017 How Fair and Caring Leadership can boost team engagement and personal satisfaction
10 Oct 2017 Monthly Networking Meeting Geneva - Management of multicultural teams
03 Oct 2017 OWIT International Webinar: Member's only FREE Webinar: Leave no One Behind: A Discussion on Women's Economic Empowerment with CEO of IKEA Switzerland, Ms. Simona Scarpaleggia
28 Sep 2017 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2017
06 Sep 2017 The Power of Voice and Nonverbal Behaviour in Speech Communication
31 Aug 2017 Vital Voices Application: VV GROW Fellowship!
08 Aug 2017