New worlds, new markets

Imports into Switzerland and the EU

Official Programme

SIPPO Services

Looking for new products? Difficulty finding trustworthy suppliers? You’ve come to the right place! The Swiss Import Promotion Programme connects importers from the European Union, Switzerland and other EFTA countries with suitable suppliers from selected partner countries and keeps them abreast of current trends and innovative products with high market potential in Europe.



Jan 16 - 22, 2017
Cologne, Germany
Feb 08 - 10, 2017
Berlin, Germany
Feb 10 - 14, 2017
Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Advisory Board

  • Boris Rafalski joined Unilever in 2005 as a Management Trainee and held various positions in Supply Chain and Procurement.

    Procurement Operations Director - Sustainable Sourcing

  • Beat Brunner has a Master’s degree from ETH as a mechanical engineer. After working in the aerospace and defence industry, he joined Swissmem in 2012.

    Head of the Division
    Industry Sectors at Swissmem

  • Roman Füglister graduated from ETH Zurich as a forest engineer. He knows the fruit importing business as well as the domestic fruit market.

    Managing Co-Director
    Cool Logistic AG

  • After his apprenticeship, he joined the mother house of Theodor Nagel in Hamburg before he moved to Switzerland in 1970.

    Founder and owner of the wood importing company Theodor Nagel

  • Rolf Jaus holds a Diploma in Business Administration and since 2002 has worked for, the Swiss Association for Materials Management and Purchasing.


  • René Dörig is an expert in the fish and seafood sector. He graduated from the Hotel College in Lausanne.

    Owner of Dörig Fisch GmbH

  • Born in Davos Matthias Leisinger got in touch with tourism already in his early years.

    Independent CSR and sustainability advisor

  • After his studies in business administration, he worked for over 20 years in the food industry (Knorr and Hero) and in the packaging industry (Vetropack).

    Founder of KFconsult

  • Kaspar Engeli is an attorney-at-law and since 1994 has been active in various trade associations, for example since 2006 as Director of VSIG Swiss Trade.

    Director of VSIG
    Swiss Trade

  • Kurt van Schellenbeck has worked as a company and country manager in 6 different countries on 3 continents.

    Senior Consultant at DIAS Management GmbH

Partner Countries

  • SIPPO is active in 13 partner countries and on 4 continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) in order to find reliable suppliers of high quality products for the European market. Please click on the partner country to get more information.