Public Opening of the new WTO Campus — Sunday, 30 June 2013

On Sunday 30 June 2013, the WTO opened its doors to the general public to inaugurate the new WTO campus, bringing together WTO members, staff and local residents.

Guided tours, art exhibits and presentations were organized throughout the day. The tours commenced after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new WTO building. A presentation by the architect of the new building, Mr Jens Wittfoht, took place at 2 pm.

The programme for this event is outlined below:


Public Opening of the New WTO Campus

Sunday, 30 June 2013



11:00-12:00 — Inauguration Ceremony

    Pascal Lamy, WTO Director-General

    Ambassador Shahid Bashir, Chairman of the WTO General Council

    Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Member of the Swiss Federal Council

    Charles Beer, President of the State Council 

    Sandrine Salerno, Mayor of Geneva


12:15-12:30 — Ribbon Cutting & Vin d'honneur

11:00-16:00 — Guided Tours, Art Exhibits and Presentations