Honorary committee

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An honorary committee is sponsoring the exhibition. It is made up of distinguished names and representatives from the national, district and local authorities, the specialist schools, universities and the research world, the watch and clock sector and from industry, and ambassadors of the companies which played a role in the life and activities of Pierre and Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz.

    • Didier Burkhalter, Federal councillor
    • Didier Berberat, member of the Council of States, Neuchâtel
    • Laurent Favre, member of the National Council, Neuchâtel
    • Jacques-André Maire, member of the National Council, Neuchâtel
    • Sylvie Perrinjaquet, former member of the Council of States and the National Council, Neuchâtel
    • Philippe Gnaegi, member of the Council of States, Neuchâtel
    • Sami Kanaan, Administrative councillor, City of Geneva
    • His Excellency, Mr Alain Catta, French ambassador to Switzerland
    • His Excellency, Mr Miguel Angel de Frutos Gomez, Spanish ambassador to Switzerland
    • His Excellency, Mr Wu Ken, Chinese ambassador to Switzerland
    • His Excellency, Mr Tanju Sümer, Turkish ambassador to Switzerland
    • His Excellency, Mr Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Swiss ambassador to France
    • His Excellency, Mr Blaise Godet, Swiss ambassador to China
    • His Excellency, Mr Anton Thalmann, Swiss ambassador to the UK
    • Jean-Daniel Pasche, president of the Fédération de l’industrie horlogère suisse (Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry - FHS)
    • Mario Annoni, president of Pro Helvetia
    • Dr. Dick Marty, president of the council of the University of Neuchâtel
    • Claude Nicollier, chairman of the board of directors, Centre suisse d’électronique (Swiss electronicand microtechnology centre -  CSEM)
    • Dr. Martine Rahier, rector of the University of Neuchâtel
    • Prof. Jean-Dominique Vassalli, rector of the University of Geneva
    • Hans Ulrich Stöckling, chairman of the governing board, Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique (Swiss National Science Foundation - FNS)