Conditions for membership

Advantages

  1. Preferred rates for fairs and business trips
  2. Networking with qualified business contacts - spontaneously or on request
  3. Networking at confidential events (by invitation only)
  4. Personalised counselling with preferred conditions
  5. Conference rooms free of charge
  6. Visits to member companies

Conditions

Each company wishing to belong to the OPI must formally request its membership by means of a Registration form which must be filled out correctly and legibly. Based on this form, your company will be assigned a company file that will be recorded in our customer relations management (CRM) application and will be visible in part on our Internet portal.  Criteria for membership are as follows (for the full criteria details, please refer to the Membership application brochure ):

Any company whose address is in the Cantons of Geneva or Vaud or who pursues an economic activity in Geneva can be accepted as a member as long as they are active in one or more of the following:

  1. Traditional industries
  2. New technologies
  3. Research and development
  4. Engineering
  5. Services that do not meet the above criteria but whose activities are directly connected with industry and whose effects are likely to be profitable to members
  6. Professional associations related to the above activities

Registration

The membership application will only be taken into consideration only if the membership form is sent back signed by a legal representative. Once the membership application is submitted to the management bodies of the OPI and approved by them, the same form is sent back countersigned to the company. Membership of the OPI goes into effect on the date of signing by the OPI.

Admission - Termination

Through the signing of the membership application by one of its representatives the company agrees to comply with the conditions for membership mentioned above.
The management bodies of the OPI (Operational Management, Management Committee and Foundation Board) reserve the right to accept or to refuse a membership application.
Members may cancel their membership on the 31st December of each year by recorded delivery letter. The membership fee for the year remains nonetheless due.
Without written notice on the part of the company, the membership is tacitly renewed even in the event that the employee who signed the membership form leaves or in the event of the acquisition of the company by another company.

Scale of subscription fees

Calculated as a function of the number of people employed by the company at the date of invoicing, the annual membership dues vary from CHF 500 to 6 000 excluding VAT.
Member companies will be informed in advance of any modification affecting the membership conditions or the membership fees scale.

Membership fee

A one-time membership fee including administrative costs and the opening of the file is set at CHF 550.-.
 

If you wish to become a member, please fill out the form below. Your application will be reviewed and a complete subscription file will be sent to you.
apply for your subscription file here