The retirees’ event in 2016 was the first of its kind as it was held in the brand new, state-of-the-art Building 1 at the Basel site.
The event went down extremely well. The retirees especially appreciated the opportunity to experience at first hand how the company they once played an active role in has evolved. Presentations by members of Senior Management also met with keen interest. The commitment to the company voiced by the retirees played a crucial role in the decision to hold similar events in future.
Following joint consultations with the Roche Employees’ Association (AVR) and the Roche Retirees’ Association (PVR), Senior Management at both Basel & Kaiseraugst and at Rotkreuz agreed to use the next retirees’ events to introduce the retirees to other Roche sites in Switzerland. Much has changed across all sites in recent years, and the modern new builds with their attractive green spaces are well worth a visit.
Exceptionally, this decision means that the next event will have to be deferred. This is because the completed new buildings won’t be accessible until after the planned inauguration. Consequently, the next event, originally planned for autumn 2018, has been re-scheduled for June 2019 at the Roche site in Kaiseraugst.
Retirees’ events thereafter will continue to be held bienially. The venues for the subsequent events are as follows:
2021 in Rotkreuz
2023 in the pRED Innovation Center in Basel
The precise dates will be communicated towards the end of the prior years.
The AVR thanks the retirees in advance for their understanding in relation to the postponement, and is already looking forward to seeing them again.