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    The authorities of the City and Canton of Geneva join forces to host Eurovision at Palexpo in 2025 | City of Geneva

    Nemo’s victory at the Eurovision contest in Malmö earlier this month opens up the unique opportunity for a Swiss city to host the contest in spring 2025. The event is one of the most followed in the world behind the Games Olympics and the Super Bowl.

    “Organizing the most popular cultural event in the world is an unparalleled opportunity to share with the world the Spirit of Geneva as well as our know-how in organizing events of international scope” explains Thierry Apothéloz, State Councilor in charge of the Department of Social Cohesion.

    In addition, the prospect of hosting this event with thousands of fans and 162 million viewers offers opportunities for visibility and unique economic benefits for the host region.

    “We have all the necessary infrastructure to host such an event: hotels, restaurants and even Palexpo,” notes Delphine Bachmann, State Councilor in charge of the economy and employment. “It would be an incredible showcase! Geneva is ready!”.

    For Christina Kitsos, Mayor of Geneva from June 1, 2024, “Eurovision is an exceptional opportunity to promote Geneva in the world by promoting music as a universal language that brings countries together, changes mentalities and transforms perspectives. “.

    Headquarters of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which celebrates its 75th anniversary next year, the main center of global multilateral diplomacy, a territory embodying peace on an international scale, with a convention center accustomed to organize large-scale events, Geneva has all the assets to organize the 2025 edition and properly represent Switzerland. “Palexpo hosts several events each year welcoming tens of thousands of people. After the Pope’s Mass or the Laver Cup, Eurovision will naturally find its place there” confirms Claude Meilleurz, Managing Director of Palexpo.

    The City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Palexpo have thus launched the necessary steps to meet the requirements of the SSR within the set deadlines, i.e. by the end of June.

    For any additional information to the media

    Canton of Geneva – Mr. Guillaume Renevey, Deputy Secretary General in charge of communications (DCS), T. 022 546 67 68, @E-mail

    City of Geneva – Mr. Yannick Richter, information officer of the Administrative Council, T. 022 418 29 11 / 076 338 43 69, @E-mail

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