Organised at the end of the competition week, the Networking Forum gives the candidates who are not selected for the Finals an opportunity to be seen by schools and companies Directors from all around the world.
Following an audition class, interviews are organised with Directors of the Prix de Lausanne partner schools and companies wishing to recruit one or more candidates. Interviews with Finalists who do not receive a prize are also arranged after the award ceremony.
In 2022, 30partner schools and companies attended the Networking Forum.
72 candidates participated (5 of whom could not come and compete in Montreux) and 219 potential offers were made so far.
The Online Networking Forum
In 2021, the Prix de Lausanne was held via video due to the COVID pandemic. Since we wanted to give the candidates a chance to be seen by Directors and get offers in spite of the situation, we set up an Online Networking Forum app, developed thanks to our partner Akson. The app proved incredibly effective, user friendly and helpful and many offers could be made, despite the competition not taking place on site.
Since then, the app has been kept in reinforcement of the in-person Networking Forum. This way, Partner School / Company Directors who cannot attend the competition are able to watch the candidates and to make them personalised offers