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International Link

The CVCI strongly believes that the canton of Vaud and its international entities represent a “win-win” situation.

The canton of Vaud – an attractive location for international entities

The canton of Vaud offers high quality of life, a large supply of talent and a strategic geographical location. Many international entities are also attracted by the region's R&D infrastructure and extensive collaboration among universities and companies in fields such as sciences, technology and engineering.

International entities – an important contribution to the canton of Vaud's prosperity

The international entities account directly and indirectly for a large number of jobs and training positions. They also contribute substantially to the gross domestic product and promote innovation in various fields. International companies' portfolio in the canton of Vaud includes sectors such as consumer goods, healthcare & medical technology, industrial goods, technology and trading. 

    International Link is an initiative of the CVCI which aims to federate, represent and support international entities of the canton of Vaud by: 

    • Promoting the excellence of the canton generated and shared by companies, organizations and universities
    • Helping create a common strategy and convey a positive image
    • Facilitating the integration into the local economy
    • Providing a platform for sharing experiences and best practices

    Offer for companies: activities and events specifically dedicated to international entities, such as HR events, meetings with local authorities and political partie, as well as roundtables and conferences.

    Welcome and integration: events specifically dedicated to international employees newly arrived in the canton of Vaud as well as their spouses and partners.

    Vaud International Business Award (PVEI): the purpose of this award is to highlight the contribution of international companies, the diversification they bring and their positive impact on our economy.

    International Link is dedicated to the following audience:

    • International companies
    • Universities and schools
    • International sport federations

    Among this audience, the International Link activities are intended for the following groups according to the type of events:

    • Management of international entities
    • Representatives and staff of international entities
    • International employees
    • Spouses of international employees

More information


Laurine Chiarini

Head of International Link