Tower Talks


Higher, smarter, more global – a magnet for talents?

Are you interested in social policy issues, future trends and our healthcare system? If so, why not join us for the Tower Talks? This new series of events will provide a forum for open debate on topical, visionary and in some cases controversial issues, and is intended to get you thinking, asking questions, philosophising and discussing.

For certain issues, we’ll be talking to experts, specialists and industry insiders from outside Roche. Our aim is not just to share knowledge, but also to encourage dialogue between the general public and scientists as well as experts from various specialist fields.

Each of the Talks will take place at one of our Swiss sites, will be in held in German only and be free of charge. The Tower Talks series will kick off with a discussion on the Basel/Kaiseraugst site:


Higher, smarter, more global – a magnet for talents?


Wednesday 21 March 2018, 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.


Office high-rise Building 1, Auditorium

Number of participants

maximum 500

Two-thirds of all the people who are employed in Switzerland’s life sciences sector work in Basel. Any company that wants to make itself attractive to highly qualified potential employees needs to offer a modern working environment.

The first Tower Talk will therefore cover the following areas:

  • The new research and development centre will provide a unique environment that is conducive to innovation. All the functions required to discover new medicines will be brought together under one roof.
  • What are the global generation and the bright minds of tomorrow looking for?
  • Do companies have homes? Do they even need one?



Katja Gentinetta, political philosopher, Managing Partner GENTINETTA*SCHOLTEN GmbH

Jacques Herzog, Senior Partner, Herzog & de Meuron

Christine Renz,
Head of Talent Acquisition Roche Basel/Kaiseraugst

Jürg Erismann,
Site Head Roche Basel/Kaiseraugst

Marina Villa,
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Other Tower Talks are planned for this year. The dates will be published soon.