Essential element of Genève Aéroport’s strategy, the local support contributes to the associative, cultural and sports development of surrounding municipalities by sponsoring various activities or initiatives.
Here are some examples of local support at Genève Aéroport.
Genève Aéroport is a faithful partner of the Festichoc chocolate festival, which takes place at Espace Lachenal, in Versoix. This family-orientated event is the largest chocolate festival in Switzerland. It brings together an average of 30’000 visitors and around thirty chocolate makers from all over Switzerland to give gourmets a taste of their new creations.
COURSE DU MANDEMENT
With its idyllic route through the Geneva countryside, this popular race respects nature and the environment. It has become a major sporting event in the Geneva region. The 22-km Trail Raid Nature stands out from other more conventional routes since it winds its way through magnificent and natural diverse trails. The eco-responsible spirit and orientation of this event makes Genève Aéroport a proud partner.
VERNIER SUR ROCK
This festival offers the public the chance to discover artists from the international music scene but also supports local groups through its Tremplins contest. Contrary to what one might think, the festival offers a very eclectic music programme aimed at a wide audience. In addition, the association of the same name has a vocation not only cultural but also social since it employs young people who benefit from a first professional experience.
Last race of the year before the famous Escalade Race, it is the ideal training for those who want to outdo themselves. But this is not its only asset as it offers a route through the peaceful countryside of Meyrin. In addition, several routes are available to suit all levels and ages. A family-orientated run, which takes place near the airport.
It is the only festival in the canton to highlight Swiss folk music. As a yearly event close to 1 August, it allows visitors to discover or rediscover the variety of traditional Swiss music and of course other cultural and gastronomic specialities. The peaceful and natural environment of the site allows the spectators to get away from it all.
Local sports clubs
Genève Aéroport sponsors many local sports clubs. Active especially in football, the following clubs, in particular, have been sponsored for many years: Meyrin FC, FC Versoix, FC Aïre-Le-Lignon, FC Vernier and FC Grand-Saconnex. Among other sports and to name a few, the CP Meyrin hockey club and the badminton club of Versoix BC are sponsored by Genève Aéroport. The values of collective sport transmitted by these clubs are shared by Genève Aéroport, which is delighted to be able to contribute to the success of these teams.