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Press releases 2005
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GENEVA CLASSICS 2006 - Registrations open for exhibitors and sponsors
GENEVA CLASSICS will be held for the first time from October 5 to 8, 2006 at GENEVA PALEXPO. This new exhibition, which is open to both specialists and the general public, will feature an exhibition of old-timer cars and other means of locomotion such as boats, aircraft and motorbikes in one section; and auctions in another section. Exhibitors and sponsors are already invited to register for this event, which is set to become a major annual meeting.
The "GENEVA WORLD SECURITY FORUM" announced for 2006
The creation at GENEVA PALEXPO at the end of 2006 of the first GENEVA WORLD SECURITY FORUM was announced in Tunis, at the WSIS ( 2nd phase ). This event will be devoted to new technologies applied to security in all areas of human and economic activity. Being multipartite, it will regularly involve the public and private sectors and civil society by combining presentations, an exhibition of products and solutions, and training.
1st half-year at GENEVA PALEXPO- Favourable results and a gratifying outlook
Almost all the twelve or so fairs and exhibitions organized at GENEVA PALEXPO during the first half of 2005 saw an increase in their attendance figures, drawing a total of more than one million visitors. Another reason for satisfaction: many contracts have been signed for new events, some of which will already be taking place in the second half of the year.
Luc Argand, new president of the Motor Show
Maître Luc Argand is taking up the presidency of the Geneva International Motor Show as from July 1, 2005. Having already been elected last September, he is succeeding Claude F. Sage, whose term of office is ending on June 30, in accordance with his decision.
Urban sustainable development:- Geneva, the meeting place for innovative cities
Urban sustainable development is a major challenge of the 21st century. Stakeholders from all over the world - local authorities, public services, companies, associations, international organizations - will be meeting at GENEVA PALEXPO for S-DEV Geneva 05 from October 11-13, 2005. An interactive annual event that is geared to practical solutions.
Our 10 commitments for sustainable development
Sustainable development and its three components - economic, social and environmental - are the principles that we undertake to respect in the course of our business activities.
GENEVA PALEXPO committed to sustainable development
The management of the ORGEXPO Foundation, which administers GENEVA PALEXPO, is already active in the area of sustainable development, particularly the sorting of waste, recycling and energy use. Now it has decided to go even further along this road. Firstly, by adopting a charter of ten commitments, and secondly, by drawing up an action plan including concrete measures, whose application will be monitored regularly. This policy is being implemented only a few months before S-DEV Geneva 05, the 1st International Platform on urban sustainable development, which will take place at GENEVA PALEXPO from October 11 to 13, 2005.
Aluminium recycling at GENEVA PALEXPO
For more than 10 years now, the aluminium recycling organisation IGORA has made sure that hardly any empty drinks cans are thrown away at the International Geneva Motor Show, at GENEVA PALEXPO. Each year, some 2.9 tons of aluminium are recycled. An initiative wholly in tune with the principles of sustainable development, a subject which forms the central theme of S-DEV Geneva 05, a new event taking place at GENEVA PALEXPO from the 11th - 13th October 2005.
Geneva International Motor Show - An alert Centenarian!
The 75th Geneva International Motor Show, which also marked the centenary of the first Swiss national automobile and cycle exhibition, beat the 2004 attendance record, with 747'700 admissions ( + 2,5 % ). The first provisional figures analysing visitors' origin showed that at least 45% of the visitors were from abroad and came from nearly 70 countries. According to the survey conducted on all the stands, virtually all the exhibitors once again stated that they are very satisfied with the services of GENEVA PALEXPO. The dates of the 2006 event have been fixed for March 2 to 12.