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PICTET
Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 450 billion (EUR 414 billion) in assets under management and custody at September 2016. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by six general partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 3,900 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Monreal, Munich, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Turin, Verone, Tokyo and Zurich.
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ORRICK Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the "Global 20" leading firms. Our platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and global reach across 25 offices. Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation. Known for our work in the technology sector, we act for many of the world’s top public companies as well as more than 1,600 start-ups.
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H. Moser & Cie

What makes H. Moser watches very rare? Well, it’s a combination of three things. First, we’re an independent, Swiss, family-run business which believes in challenging the norm – this is nothing new as H. Moser & Cie. has a long history of entrepreneurialism. Second, all of our movements are manufactured in-house. Every watch we make is built and finished by hand, hence we make very few watches. And third, we make ingenious products. Our watches house unique features and our complications are simple and functional. It’s part of our DNA to do everything in our power to make better watches. Few watchmakers can boast one of the above, let alone all three. So, when you acquire an H. Moser, you can rest assured that you own something not only truly exceptional but also very rare.

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Hosting Partner

VAUD
The State of Vaud is one of the main centers of research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest campus in the country and several research centers as well as industries of international reputation, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICT and cleantech :

  • Around 1,300 new businesses created across all sectors every year ;
  • 6 science and technology parks hosting near 400 high-tech companies ;
  • Near 70,000 students and researchers (~10 % of the population of the State of Vaud) ;
  • More than 460 million invested in startups from Vaud in 2016 ;
  • Approximately 1,900 high-tech companies employing more than 52,000 people.
Through its support to the Tech Tour Growth Forum 2017, the State of Vaud aims to highlight the potential of its state-of-the-art industries and start-ups, as well as the very attractive economic and scientific conditions in the region. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) supports companies that are located in the State of Vaud, especially those involved in the sectors of advanced technology and industry. SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organisations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.

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Gold Partner

Bryan Garnier
Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. Our focus is on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Media, Telecoms, Healthcare, Smart Industries, Specialty Retail and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich, Geneva, New York and New Delhi. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.
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Silver Partners

NASDAQ
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables clients to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 85 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,800 listed companies with a market value of $10.1 trillion and nearly 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com.
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Euronext Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth €2.6 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong, diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.
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Local Support Partner

The IMD MBA program develops technical competence, self-awareness and moral judgment. This informs our choices of program content, teaching method and research agendas. We select the best group of 90 participants every year - experienced, mature and globally minded. We offer real-life, solid education recognized for its direct applicability and impact. IMD's choices continuously earn us the highest praise for offering an educational experience second to none; they also limit our ability to compete on issues unrelated to education.

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