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


Sylvie Reinhard
Lift Basel Producer and Editorial Board Member

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

Marie Mayoly
Junior Project Manager


Johann Recordon
Project Manager 

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

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

Alex Hantson
Digltal Communications Intern

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


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

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

Daniel Kaplan
Editorial director Lift in France
Founder and CEO FING

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

Our Advisory Board


Laurent Haug
Founder of Lift

Mariam Mahdavi
Business development

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