10. December 2013
David Brügger will be the new Head of Communications and Marketing at Switzerland Global Enterprise (formerly Osec) with effect from 1 January 2014. As part of his role, David Brügger will also be a member of the executive committee of S-GE.
10. October 2013
Foreign demand for Swiss products has continued to increase. Prospects for exports to the industrialized countries – including the EU – show a particularly encouraging trend. Export sentiment among Swiss SMEs at the start of fourth-quarter 2013 is nevertheless slightly less optimistic than in the preceding quarter. All sectors continue to expect exports to increase, however. In addition, SMEs expect a positive fillip from economic recovery. These are the findings of the SME export indicator produced by Credit Suisse and Switzerland Global Enterprise (formerly Osec).
15. July 2013
Industry Report: Swiss Medtech
Switzerland is a prime location for medtech companies. The new Swiss Medtech Report gives a good outline of the possibilities and serves as an information gateway to the Swiss medtech community. Source: http://www.medtech-switzerland.com
10. July 2013
Export sentiment among Swiss SMEs at the start of third-quarter 2013 is the most optimistic it has been since mid-2011. All sectors are expecting a rise in exports. One reason is the positive impact of the improved economic situation in the euro zone. Swiss SMEs regard product innovation as the key success factor on foreign markets. These are the findings of the SME export indicator produced by Credit Suisse and Switzerland Global Enterprise (formerly Osec).
2. July 2013
Information Brochure for US Investors
SWITZERLAND 2011/2012 - THE INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT GATEWAY TO EUROPE This publication, aimed specifically at investors from the US, will give you some basic information on the business, corporate and personal environment in Switzerland. The background and contact information included in this report provides you and your advisers with key resources to facilitate your investment decision. You will notice that it is easy and uncomplicated to start a business in our country.
21. May 2013
On 21 May 2013, Switzerland Global Enterprise (formerly Osec) – the official center of excellence for internationalisation – opened another Swiss export promotion support unit in Istanbul. One of the important tasks of this new branch office is to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Switzerland and Liechtenstein to enter the market in Turkey. Mehmet Yildirimli will manage the new branch office in Istanbul.
18. April 2013
SAFEmine AG wins this year's Export Award in the “Success” category. The award was presented at the Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade and Investment by Switzerland Global Enterprise, the new brand name for Osec, on 11 April. As a young Swiss company, SAFEmine AG has managed to celebrate successes worldwide with intelligent safety systems for opencast mining vehicles in an industry which is not of significance in Switzerland. In Chile, the company has now established an additional distribution partner.
11. April 2013
Osec will appear exclusively under the brand «Switzerland Global Enterprise» from now on. The new brand name is designed to convey performance and purpose to customers with even greater effectiveness via a uniform, self-explanatory presence. Further aims of the new brand are to make better use of the synergies between the various government mandates and to combine strengths and save costs by means of one common umbrella brand. The new presence was presented for the first time at this year’s Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade and Investment.
9. April 2013
Export sentiment among Swiss SMEs is more optimistic at the start of second-quarter 2013 than at the beginning of the year. Although the renewed flareup of the euro crisis in recent days has increased uncertainty in the short term, most Swiss export industries are well positioned to benefit from growing demand from abroad. In particular, the Emerging Markets and US will provide a growth fillip. These are the findings of the SME export indicator produced by Osec and Credit Suisse.
30. January 2013
The Swiss foreign trade promotion agency, Osec, launches another “Commercial Office” in Doha (Qatar) on 30 January 2013. One of the important tasks of this new branch office is to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Switzerland and Liechtenstein to enter the market in Qatar and to promote on-site Switzerland as a business location. Sarra Messaoudi will manage the “Commercial Office”, which is part of Osec's Swiss Business Hubs in the Gulf States and the embassy in Qatar.
17. January 2013
Export sentiment among Swiss SMEs is unchanged on a quarter-on-quarter basis, at slightly above the growth threshold. Growth is being driven firstly by the big economies of the US, China, and the UK, and secondly by a number of emerging-market countries. At individual sector level, export expectations for first-quarter 2013 show considerable divergence. The ex-change-rate problem is continuing to ease. These are the findings of the SME export indicator produced by Osec and Credit Suisse.