Laureate 1998
Rodolphe Huser

1998 Prize awarded to Rodolphe Huser, General Manager of Orgexpo-Palexpo

Tuesday, November 3, 1998 at 4:30 pm, Foyer of the Grand Théâtre de Genève

The Fondation pour Genève has chosen to honour Mr. Rodolphe Huser, General Manager of Orgexpo, by designating him as the winner of the 1998 Fondation pour Genève Prize. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Geneva authorities, numerous personalities, friends and journalists as well as the Mayor of Lucerne.

The speeches by Ivan Pictet, President of the Fondation pour Genève, André Hédiger, Mayor of the City of Geneva and Gérard Ramseyer, President of the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, as well as the eulogy by Mrs. Françoise Demole, all paid a vibrant tribute to the man who, during his forty years of activity at Plainpalais and then at Palexpo, contributed, through his extraordinary commitment, to making Geneva a world rallying point through exhibitions and some 200 local events. Known by the nickname of “Mr. Motor Show”, Rodolphe Huser has, through his quiet strength, his organizational skills and his contacts throughout the world, succeeded in making Orgexpo-Palexpo a powerful instrument of economic development for Geneva.

A noter que le Lauréat a choisi de remettre le Prix que lui a remis la Fondation pour Genève (un don du Fonds Georges-Junod de la Fondation pour Genève) à la maison de retraite Steinhof, de Lucerne, ville dont il est originaire.

Un Vin d’honneur a été offert au Foyer du Grand Théâtre par la Ville et le Canton de Genève, à l’issue de la cérémonie.

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