Georges T. Roos
Georges is the founder and managing director of the European Futurists Conference Lucerne. He also founded ROOS Office for Cultural Innovation, a private futures studies institute. He recently published his value change scenarios for the next 20 years in SWISSFUTURE - Swiss Society for Futures Studies. Since 2000 he has often spoken on megatrends and foresights for companies, public administrations and NGO’s. He has been a strategic consultant for numerous companies, helping them to invent their future. (www.kultinno.ch)
He is member of the executive board of SWISSFUTURE – Swiss Society for Futures Studies (www.swissfuture.ch) and member of the World Future Society (www.wfs.org). Furthermore he is co-founder and member of the board of ENTERPRISE – Foundation for enterpreneurial spirit (www.enterprise-stiftung.ch) -, and member of the Unit for Economical Developement to the Executive Council of the City of Lucerne.
Georges is a graduate of the University of Zurich. From 1997-2000 he was member of the exeuctive board of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rueschlikon (Zurich). He lives with his wife and their two children in Lucerne.
+41 (0)41 240 63 60
Head of Organisation and Administration
Claudia is responsible for the conference's locale and sub-programme.
She is the owner and managing director of Büro für Kongressorganisation GmbH (www.kongressorg.ch), Lucerne. She has managed successfully the inner workings of several international forums. She administrated for several years the symposium for Lucerne Festival, an internationally reputated music festival in Lucerne. Claudia has graduated from the University of Zurich with a masters in Language and Constitutional Law. Since 2001 she has worked for the Executive Council of the City of Lucerne as a member of the Mayor's office where she is responsible for Lucerne's international relations. She conceives, coordinates and leads various projects for Lucerne’s Sister Cities with a main focus on urban and economic development, cultural as well as educational affairs.
+41 (0)41 240 63 31
Marc is Head of Communications and responsible for press relations, registration and newsletters.
He is a Master of Law University of Zurich, but has been working for over 20 years as a freelance journalist for the leading print-publications of Switzerland i.e. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Weltwoche, Tages-Anzeiger, SonntagsZeitung, NZZ am Sonntag, SonntagsBlick, Bilanz etc. His journalistic hunting grounds are entertainment and lifestyle or as he puts it: «Everything that's fun.» He is considered the leading journalist in the field of videogames and gives lectures as well as workshops at universities about the interactive entertainment business and its sociocultural impact. Next to his journalstic activities he works as a PR- and communications consultant. Marc Bodmer is happily married and proud father of a clever little son.
+41 (0) 79 243 66 62 (mobile)
+41 (0) 41 240 63 60
Host of the Advisory Board
Martin Lehmann will serve as a host of the European Futurists Conference Lucerne for the members of the Advisory Board.
He has been working as a research fellow and project manager at Empa’s Technology and Society Laboratory (www.empa.ch/tsl) since 2004. The Lab carries out research on the impact of materials and upcoming technologies on environment and society with a strong focus on future perspectives. Martin has expertise in Life Cycle Assessment and its methodology.
Between 1998 and 2002, Martin worked at the Finland Futures Research Centre in Turku, Finland. There, he was in charge of organising a number of international scientific conferences in futures studies.
Martin is a graduate of the University of Zurich. He lives in Bertschikon (Gossau ZH) near Zurich with his wife and two daughters. He is a member of SWISSFUTURE – the Swiss Society for Futures Studies (www.swissfuture.ch).
+41 (0)71 274 78 52 (EMPA St. Gallen)
+41 (0)44 823 42 74 (EMPA Dübendorf)