Welcome in Geneva in 2010 !
The “Global Investigative Network” steering committee, which met in Lillehammer last October has mandated Geneva to host the 6th Global Investigative Journalism Conference.
We have already started working hard and we are really excited to welcome you all in the Leman Lake region. A final date will be given soon, and the Conference will definitely take place in April 2010.You’ll find out by yourself how charming and beautiful Geneva can be.
Located on the shore of the biggest sweet water lake in Europe, Geneva lies at the heart of a beautiful landscape between the Alps and the Lake. It’s a small city, which looks like a capital city with a dynamic cultural life and a entertaining nightlife.
Geneva is also at the heart of Europe, at the crossroads of the Latin and Anglo-Saxon cultures, with more than 44% of the population of different nationalities. Moreover, Geneva has a long tradition of being the headquarters of the UN as well as other international organizations, including UNHCR, UNCTAD, IOM, WTO, ILO to name just a few. It boasts a very convenient airport serving all continents and also a hub for low cost airline companies.
For accommodation purposes, we will suggest different kinds of hotels and assist our guests to find an accommodation which fits their budget.
Of course, we have already started to work on our panels program. Due to general demand, we will certainly focus on banking and financial issues such as;
- How to access the mysterious Swiss banking system?
- How to investigate the banking institutions here in Geneva?
We will try to unveil the famous Swiss bank secrets.
Some of you have expressed the wish to take advantage of Switzerland, being the headquarters of most sport international organizations and the IOC in order to go deeper into contacts and tools to investigate sport related stories. That is going to be one of our focuses during the conference. We hope as well to take an advantage of Geneva and its international organizations to provide new and original tools to investigate the UN world.
The success of this 6th edition of our Conference will also depend of your input. As soon as early 2009, we are going to be online with a complete web site of the Conference, where your suggestions of panels and panelists will be precious. In the meantime, you’ll find all information related to the Conference on the “Swiss Investigative Journalists” website: www.swissinvestigation.net.
We will provide you with updated information and advances concerning possible grants to participants as soon as possible. We are already pleased to announce that we have secured at this stage more than 70 grants
With a lot of excitement, we are looking forward to welcome you all in Geneva in 2010!