David Epstein, Division Head Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Diversity & Inclusion is a priority at Novartis as we seek to deliver innovative healthcare solutions that meet the evolving needs of our patients and markets around the world.
To be successful in our industry requires innovation in every aspect of our business and operating successfully across the globe. This comes from having true diversity of thinking and experiences, and creating a workplace where people are inspired to be their best.Partnering between public and private sectors in the Basel region will ensure that our diverse employees can best contribute to the communities in which they live.
Guy Morin, President – Executive Council Canton Basel-Stadt
Enterprises in the Basel region compete not only with those from Zürich and Geneva for the most innovative minds but also with companies from Boston, Copenhagen and Singapore. To maintain Basel’s economic prosperity, we need to attract and keep highly qualified people. Like the companies, the cantonal administration also has a substantial need for innovative employees coming from various cultural backgrounds.
Basel welcomes newcomers and offers many cultural, social and sports activities to ensure a high quality of life. The baselconnect event will help us to learn more about the needs of expats to make our efforts even more to the point.
Nicole von Jacobs, Head of Diversity and Integration, Canton Basel-Stadt
Integration is a two-way process. We hope that the local population will reach out too and connect with the foreigners living here. It would be wonderful if we could build a truly linked community in which each member has the same access to all the many benefits this city and region offer, and a shared interest in the many cultural, social and leisure offerings.