Recognising the beauty of the place, countless well-known companies have set up operations in the heart of the Lake Geneva region and world-leading training and research institutes have also made it their home. Olympic capital and headquarters to numerous international sports federations, Lausanne is also the global capital of sports administration.

St-François - © LT/ Muris Camo

A business centre

Global names such Philip Morris, Adecco, Logitech, Medtronic, Nespresso and Debiopharm—to name but a few—have chosen the Lausanne region as their ideal location.

SwissTech - © LT/ Laurent Kaczor

Education, research and health

A long-standing university town, Lausanne is proud to host training institutions such as EPFL, the IMD, the Lausanne Hotel School and the University of Lausanne.

Swisstech EPFL - © epfl_media.com

Business and leisure tourism

A popular tourist destination, Lausanne has seen the number of visitors rise as its economy grows. Business tourism currently accounts for 65% of visits.

Sculpture - © LT/stramatakis

Sports administration

Delighted to have been recognised by the International Olympic Committee and awarded the prestigious title of Olympic Capital, Lausanne has become the global centre for sports administration.

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