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Alain Mermoud, President Swissintell

Alain Mermoud, President Swissintell

Dear Swissintellers

At our 2018 General Assembly, you elected me President of our great association. Thank you for your trust! The tagline for my presidency is : if you think that Intelligence is expensive, consider the price of ignorance 😉

My top three priorities for the association are:

  1. Grow our member base and member engagement, both online and offline,
  2. Foster the collaboration between our Geneva and Zurich franchises,
  3. Increase our organization’s and profession’s visibility to the economic and political audience.


With my team, we are working hard to deliver even more added-value to your membership. We want to help our members thrive ! Therefore, our core business will always remain the organisation of top-tier networking events for information professionals and the Swiss intelligence community. Please add the two dates below to your agenda:

  • Our next quarterly event in Geneva will take place on October, 30. Topic: L’intelligence économique, un outil précieux pour les industries manufacturières et de services.
  • Our weekly events in Zurich will take place from September, 18 until December, 11. Topic: Cyber Sovereignty & Cyber Defence – an economic perspective.

Digital platform

I am also proud to announce new features on our upgraded SWISSINTELL fully responsive digital platform:

  • The Agenda section gathers all Intelligence-related events in Switzerland
  • The Press Review section gathers over 2’500 Intelligence-related articles with a focus on Switzerland, since 2013
  • The Education section maps all Intelligence-related education in Switzerland
  • The Jobs section (members-only) is a job market where information professionals and recruiters can connect
  • The Directory of sources (members-only) maps over 100 Intelligence-related sources with a focus on Switzerland
  • A summary of past events (since 2013)

Your feedback on these new features is most welcome! Also, stay tuned for news on upcoming features. I look forward to meeting you soon in Geneva or Zurich.

Best regards,

Alain Mermoud

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