About Lift

Since 2006 Lift Events explores the business and social implications of technological innovation through the organisation of international event series and open innovation programs in Europe and Asia.


By gathering observers, explorers and builders from around the world, Lift is a key partner for organizations and individuals wishing to identify the current challenges and creative solutions presented by emerging technologies.

Over the years, we have created and built a community and project portfolio contributing to and benefiting from the knowledge and contacts created through our events. Since 2006 we have welcomed over 15'000 participants from 40 countries in over 30 events.


Meet the Team


  • Abir Oreibi

    Abir Oreibi
    President Lift
    Member of the Jury of the Swiss ICT Awards

  • Sylvie Reinhard

    Sylvie Reinhard
    Lift Basel Producer and Editorial Board Member

  • Johann Recordon

    Johann Recordon
    Project Manager

  • Mariam Mahdavi

    Mariam Mahdavi
    Business development

  • Augustin Solioz

    Augustin Solioz
    Project manager

  • Hannes Gassert

    Hannes Gassert
    Editorial board Lift
    Co-founder Liip
    Co-founder Skim.com AG
    Vice President Opendata.ch Association

  • Nicolas Nova

    Nicolas Nova
    Editorial board Lift
    Principal Near Future Laboratory
    Professor Geneva University of Art and Design

  • Estelle Metayer

    Estelle Metayer
    Editorial board Lift
    Board Member Ubisoft
    Founder and President Competia

  • Antoine Verdon

    Antoine Verdon
    Editorial board Lift
    Strategic advisor Comment.li
    Co-founder Sandbox

  • Pierre Orsatelli

    Pierre Orsatelli
    Project manager Marseille
    Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération (FING)

  • Daniel Kaplan

    Daniel Kaplan
    Editorial director Lift in France
    Founder and CEO FING

  • Jaewoong Lee

    Jaewoong Lee
    Advisor Korea
    Internet Pioneer and retired Entrepreneur
    Founder Daum Communications
    Part-time partner Sopoong Social Ventures

Our Advisory Board


Laurent Haug
Founder of Lift

Beth Krasna
Independent board member

Xavier Comtesse
Director of Avenir Suisse

Bruce Sterling
Science-fiction author

Julian Bleeker
Designer at Near Future Laboratory

Bruno Bonnell
Chairman EM Lyon Business School / Robopolis

Joining Forces with


Editorial partners

Near Future Laboratory, Los Angeles, Geneva, Barcelona
Fondation Internet Nouvelle Generation, Paris, Marseille
The W.I.R.E., Zurich
Open Data CH, Zurich, Geneva
Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur ZIA, Berlin
Sopoong Social Ventures, Seoul
Haute Ecole Art Design, Geneva

Academic Partners

CERN, Geneva
ENSAD, Paris
ENSCI, Paris
EPFL, Lausanne
ETH, Zurich
HEC, Lausanne
UNIGE, Geneva
ZHDK, Zurich

Media Partners
Wired UK
Partner Events
Next, Berlin
Interaction14, Amsterdam
Wired 2012, London