Fact-Finding Mission

Infrastructure + Energy Fact Finding Mission to Argentina

In the context of the Official Mission of Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann to Mercosur

FFM Argentina

Who should attend?

  • Swiss companies related to (civil) engineering, construction and energy interested in the Argentine market.

Why should you attend?

  • Tailor-made visit to Argentina shaped around the needs of Swiss infrastructure and energy companies.
  • Increased visibility and high-level networking opportunities through the integration of the program with the Official Delegation headed by Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann on Friday 04.05.
  • Gain a better understanding of the key factors to succeed in the growing infrastructure and energy market in Argentina.
  • Opportunity to present your company as well as your products and services to relevant institutional stakeholders and decision-makers within the infrastructure and energy business.
  • Learn from the experiences and lessons learned of Swiss companies already established in Argentina.
  • Be part of a dynamic group of like-minded Swiss companies and explore the potential for future synergies and partnerships to jointly tackle the Argentine market.
  • S-GE and Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Argentina can also assist you if you decide to spend further days in the country for further business meetings or events.


Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
Cost of participating S-GE Gold Member: CHF 1'950 / person (excl. flight and accommodation) // Non-Member: CHF 2'450 / person (excl. flight and accommodation)
Country experts

Fabio Speciale, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Senior Consultant South America

Registration deadline

Program (draft)

ǀ Tuesday, 01.05.2018
  • Flight to Buenos Aires
ǀ Wednesday, 02.05.2018
  • 08:00 - 10:00: Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to Hotel
  • 12:30 - 14:00: Briefing and business lunch
    • Briefing with the Swiss Embassy and Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Argentina
    • Business lunch with Swiss and Argentine members of the Chamber related to infrastructure and energy
  • 14:30 - 17:30: Seminar on doing business in Argentina for infrastructure and energy companies
    • Legal and employment-related aspects of from a company and employee perspective
    • Doing business with the Federal Government and the Provinces in Argentina
    • The new PPP Law (Public-Private Partnership Law)
  • 20:00 - 22:00: Dinner
ǀ Thursday, 03.05.2018
  • 09:00 - 15:00: 1st Swiss-Argentine Infrastructure Day with representatives of the most important associations of the infrastructure and energy sector and of the major companies allowed to bid for public works (e.g. Criba, Constructora Sudamericana, etc.)
    • Invited Industry Associations
      • Argentine Chamber of Construction
      • Argentine Chamber of Mining Businessmen
      • Argentine Association of Tunnels and Subways
      • Argentine Chamber of Suppliers of the Oil Industry
      • Argentine Chamber of Renewable Energies
  • 15:00 - 18:00: Visit of the site of an infrastructure project relevant to the delegation in the city of Buenos Aires (tbc) (e.g. subway Buenos Aires, urban rail and/or road Projects)
  • 20:00 - 22:00: Dinner
ǀ Friday, 04.05.2018

Joint elements of the program of the Official Swiss Delegation of Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann where possible (detailed agenda tbc)

  • 09:00 - 11:30: Practice-oriented Approach to the National Infrastructure Plan by the Under-Secretariat of Public-Private Partnership of the Ministry of Finance, and by the Ministry of the Interior, Public Works and Housing Interior
  • 15:00 - 17:00: Presentation of investment opportunities by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Energy and Mining to the Official Swiss Delegation
  • 18:30: Speech of Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (CCSA)
  • 20:30 - 22:30: Official Reception / Cocktail dînatoire at the Swiss Embassy with public officials and personalities
ǀ Saturday, 05.05.2018
  • End of official part of Fact Finding Mission
  • Flight back to Zurich
ǀ Monday + Tuesday, 07. + 08.05.2018
  • Optional individual business meetings coordinated by the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (upon request)


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