25 Nov 2011

Presentation "Film Amicorum Thomas Cottier"

This evening, Thomas Cottier received the film that friends and former colleagues produced on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The "Film Amicorum" accompanies Thomas Cottier's path through his professional positions by setting off on a journey around Geneva.

The editors Christophe Germann, Serge Pannatier, Luzius Wasescha and Erik Evtimov presented their work "Film Amicorum" to the audience at the University of Bern on Friday evening. Ambassador Wasescha (from SECO) described in episodes his experiences and observations about Thomas Cottier's starting years at the Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs in Bern (BAWI in German). Current State Secretary for Foreign Economic Affairs, Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch also congratulated Thomas Cottier to his achievements, above all the creation of the World Trade Institute.

The film can be purchased on the website of the editors (see link right-hand side)