Despite being a French region, the beautiful suburb of Ferney-Voltaire forms part of the global financial centre of Geneva, a city bustling with business events to tempt business executives. Once the home French philosopher Voltaire, the city's intellectual life is fecund, and in between meetings in your comfortable Ferney-Voltaire hotel, you can immerse yourself in frequent free lectures and cultural outings.
What can I discover here?
From 1759 to 1778, Ferney was the home of the renowned writer Voltaire, from whom the city has taken its name. He had a profound influence on the town, constructing the local church as well as cottage industries that produced some of France's greatest crafts people. He became a beneficiary of the city in response to the Calvinist prohibition of theatre in his home town of Geneva, initiating a movement that attracted wealthy theatregoers to the town. Following the Revolution, the town renamed itself in his honour.
What can I expect from the business landscape?
A hotel in Ferney-Voltaire offers a huge array of business opportunities for business professionals. An annual Hackathon is held at local business incubator The Port in nearby Meyrin. Events here typically have an interdisciplinary focus, and draw together disciplines to address international challenges. Collaborators in such programmes include IOs, NGOs and the United Nations. Highly commutable is the topical '**Women in Digital**' conference, held annually in Geneva. As is typical of Geneva's business events, the conference has high profile founders, and was established by Fortune 500 experts. International business leaders are speakers and attendees. Even in Ferney-Voltaire itself, you will find expositions on topics as broad as ecologically friendly logistics and technological innovation, but what is predictable is their frequency, quality and relevance.
What is there to do from my Ferney-Voltaire hotel?
A seasonal guide to the cultural and leisure activities on offer in the city can be downloaded from the council website, or the front desk of your Ferney-Voltaire hotel. As you will see, there is something happening every day. Activities range from ski trips to classical concerts and vibrant festivals. Despite the scale of the city, the exhibitions at Maison Fusier gallery are challenging and well curated. The Nautical Centre is the perfect location for after-work dips or more structured classes. If you are in need of some relaxation, join the therapeutic yoga classes at the Henrietta d'Angeville Sports Centre.