Fact-Finding Mission
Puente de la mujer
Puente de la Mujer, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Swiss Businesswomen to Argentina and Brazil

A mission for Swiss Businesswomen who would like to strengthen their network and learn about business opportunities in Argentina and Brazil

Who should participate and why?

Switzerland Global Enterprise, the Swiss Embassy in Argentina and the Swiss Business Hub Brazil are organizing an exclusive fact-finding mission to Argentina and Brazil from March 16 – 20, 2020 for businesswomen and female entrepreneurs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

This mission is for all those who are keen on strengthening their knowledge about Argentina and Brazil and the numerous business opportunities these countries offer. It is also for those who aim at strengthening their network with leading Swiss and South American businesswomen.

The below outline of the program is indicative of the nature of organizations and interactions that participants can expect.

What to expect in Argentina

While engaging with women leaders from various segments, the program will have a special focus on the current economic and political situation of the G20 member Argentina, which once was among the richest countries in the world. The country has a huge potential but seems to always fall short of fulfilling it. It cannot break out of a historic vicious circle of boom and bust. The Government of Mauricio Macri tried with liberal, market-oriented reforms, with sobering results though. Hence, the people voted him out and elected a new president, the Peronist Alberto Fernández. Will he be able to address the underlying causes of Argentina’s stagflation und put the country back on a growth path?

  • Reunion with female members of the Argentine National Congress (parliament) and members of the Swiss-Argentine parliamentary caucus
  • Meetings with high-level government officials of different ministries and investment entities
  • Meetings with Swiss female entrepreneurs who are doing business in Argentina
  • Workshop on female leadership in the Argentine business world with the participation of several female company executives
  • Exclusive networking event at the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence with female leaders from business and politics
  • Company visit in the greater area of Buenos Aires
  • Visit to a local social project like “Fundación cartoneros”

What to expect in Brazil

While engaging with women leaders from various segments, the program will have a special focus on female entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Brazil offers a great opportunity to exchange experiences and learn about the Brazilian solutions and leassons learned while tackling the above-mentioned topics. The trip will also place an emphasis on two key areas for the Brazilian economy: social entrepreneurship and the powerful Brazilian agribusiness sector.

  • Seminar in partnership with some of the most renowned businesswomen groups in the country
  • Meetings with investment entities related to female entrepreneurship (angel investors and/or family offices)
  • Exclusive networking cocktail at Swiss Consul's Residence with female business leaders from business and politics
  • Company visit in the greater area of Sao Paulo – focus on innovation and sustainability
  • Contact with key local associations for business opportunities – focus on innovation and agribusiness
  • Visit to a local social project linked to female entrepreneurship

The mission will be led by our Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Ruth Metzler-Arnold and we would be happy to count on your company as a participant.

Intro

Information

Date
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Target audience Swiss Businesswomen who would like to explore business opportunities in Argentina and Brazil
Organizer Swiss Embassy in Argentina, the Swiss Business Hub Brazil and Switzerland Global Enterprise
Event language

English

Place

Argentina

Registration deadline
Program

Program

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 (BUENOS AIRES)

Arrival at Ezeiza Airport

09:00

Transfer to Hotel / Check-in

10:00

Visit to Swiss company Just in General Rodríguez

14:00
Cosmetics and health products, production site on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, including typical Argentine asado

Networking event at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce

19:00
Meeting with KPMG chapter “Women Corporate Directors” followed by a cocktail reception
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 (BUENOS AIRES)

Roundtable breakfast meeting with a renowned economic analyst and an expert in economic policy

08:00
Economic situation, business environment and what to expect from the new Government

Visit to "Fundación Flor" for female entrepreneurs

10:00

Lunch at the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence

12:00
Meeting with Swiss and Argentine female entrepreneurs / investors (hospitality sector, motorcycles, food)

Visit to Congress and meeting with female MPs and Swiss-Argentine parliamentary caucus

14:00
Relations Switzerland-Argentina, gender issues in Argentina, Argentine politics

Meeting at the Ministry of Economy

16:00

Networking dinner reception at the Ambassador’s residence

19:00
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 (BUENOS AIRES AND SAO PAULO)

Check-out

07:00

Visit to “Los Cartoneros”, social project founded by Renata Jacobs

08:00

Visit to Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional

10:00

Lunch at the Ambassador’s residence with women politicians from different political parties

12:00

Transfer to Ezeiza Airport

14:00

Departure to São Paulo

16:15

Arrival at Guarulhos Airport

19:00

Transfer to Hotel / Check-in

20:00

Welcome Dinner

21:00
Welcome by Swiss Consul-General and Swiss Business Hub Director
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 (SAO PAULO)

Business Breakfast with Businesswomen association

08:00
Workshop program about: female entrepreneurship and cultural differences in both countries and Networking opportunity

Meeting with investment entities related to female entrepreneurship (angel investors and/or family offices)

10:00

Company Visit

14:00
Focus on innovation and sustainability

Networking cocktail reception at the Residence of the Consul General of Switzerland

18:00
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 (SAO PAULO)

Check-out

08:00

Visit to a local social project

09:00

Meeting with ABAG (Brazilian Association of Agribusiness)

13:00
Female entrepreneurship in the Brazilian agribusiness sector

Transfer to Guarulhos Airport

15:00

Departure to Zurich or individual stay

19:00
Registration

Participation costs

Price per person in CHF (excl. CH VAT) if the delegation will have between 6 and 9 participants

S-GE gold members

4'490.-

S-GE silver members

4'790.-

Non-members

4'990.-
Price per person in CHF (excl. CH VAT) if the delegation will have 10 or more participants

S-GE gold members

3'490.-

S-GE silver members

3'790.-

Non-members

3'990.-

Included in the price

  • Organization of the mission including setting up all meetings and company visits
  • Providing support during the mission
  • Logistical support with booking of travel and stay arrangements. Fee covers the cost of the following:
  • 4 nights stay in a 5-star hotel in both cities, including breakfast
  • All airport transfers and transport in each city
  • All lunches and dinners
  • The delegates will be hosted for networking dinner receptions at:
  • The Swiss Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires
  • The Consul General’s Residence in São Paulo

Not included in the price

  • Flights / out of pocket expenses / travel insurance

Early Bird discount: If you register until December 13, 2019, you can profit from an extra discount of CHF 250.-

Recommended flights*

Edelweiss LX 8090

Departure   Sunday March 15, 2020     22:30     Zürich

Arrival         Monday March 16, 2020    09:00     Buenos Aires


LATAM Airlines LA 8011

Departure      Wednesday March 18, 2020       16:15       Buenos Aires

Arrival             Wednesday March 18, 2020       19:10       São Paulo


Swiss LX 0093

Departure   Friday March 20, 2020      19:20      São Paulo

Arrival        Saturday March 21, 2020   10:30      Zürich
 

Prices of flights as of November 07, 2019 if booked via S-GE as a bundle (incl. taxes):
Business CHF 4'883.65
Economy CHF 1'557.65

*Upon request, S-GE can book the flights mentioned above for you (tick 1st box under “I wish to register” in the registration form below). If 10 or more persons book via S-GE, Edelweiss/Swiss will grant a special group price. Before booking, S-GE will inform you about the applicable prices.

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Fabio Speciale

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Senior Consultant South America

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