S-GE Event

Exporter demain!


At the largest annual meeting of West Switzerland’s export economy, you can draw on the concentrated expertise of many participating SMEs and globalization experts. Take the opportunity to calibrate your export ideas and strategies with our S-GE country consultants, experts from all over the world and globalization specialists. Learn from experienced Swiss SMEs and their success stories in the area of tension between globalization and protectionism.

Exporter demain!

In which parts of the world is advancing globalization creating new opportunities for Swiss exporters? How can you successfully enter markets when protectionism is on the rise? Where are new trade barriers being put up and how can they be circumvented?

At Exporter demain! we will tell you about the countries in which opportunities for growth are emerging for exporting companies, what role Swiss free trade agreements play in this and how you can successfully deal with new trade barriers. Share your experiences and discover how to make even better use of your potential.

With good preparation, creativity and willingness to adopt new technologies, the world is also open to SMEs.

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Target audience SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Cost of participating CHF 125 for S-GE members | CHF 250 for non-members


ǀ Arrival of participants and networking lunch ǀ Market Immersion

Opening Speech and Welcome Address:
Sylvain Jaccard, Director, Switzerland Global Enterprise Western Switzerland
Martial Décoppet, Corporate Account Manager Vaud Region, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Presentation: Mélanie Freymond, Moderator

ǀ Keynote Speech

«SMEs: deepening US-Swiss trade? A dialogue with the US Embassy» (in English)
Tara Feret Erath, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy
André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO Kudelski Group, Chairman Innosuisse
Moderator of keynote slot: Loïs Siggen Lopez, Journalist and Correspondent Federal Palace for Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)

ǀ Networking Break I

Take advantage of the event to network with other “Exporter demain!" participants through our matchmaking platform: set up appointments before the event with contacts of your choice!

ǀ Going deeper into the topic of the forum - Breakout Sessions

For more information, please see our program brochure (only in French) and speaker website.

ǀ Networking Break II ǀ Swiss Business Hub Talk - Experiences from three regions of the world

- Asia: Alain Graf, Senior Consultant Asia and former Head of Swiss Business Hub China
- Europe: Marieke Hood, Head of Swiss Business Hub UK & Ireland
- South America: Philippe Praz, Head of Swiss Business Hub Brazil

ǀ Making connections and experience the practical application- Executive Talks

Life Science Executive Talk: organized in collaboration with BioAlps
Innovation and partnership in industry: The antidote to protectionist and regulatory measures?

To address the challenges of new international and competitive requirements, Swiss pharmaceutical & cosmetics companies must innovate their products and business models. TRB Chemedica INT, present in 40 countries with 17 subsidiaries and 700 people, is creating business partnerships through its network, while D&A Lab is emphasizing R&D, production and packaging of natural and bio cosmetics for the sector’s SMEs

Cleantech Executive Talk: organized in collaboration with CleantechAlps
Three people from cleantech companies will share their international development experiences

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about the experiences of Olga Darazs of the CSD Group and the Swiss Water Partnership, Gilbert Farina of TVP Solar and Jean-Louis Guillet of Soleol. What were their successes in the target countries where these companies are active and what other developments in the field of export are being considered in a changing world?

  • Gilbert Farina, VP Sales & Marketing, TVP Solar
  • Jean-Louis Guillet, Founder & CEO, Soleol SA
  • Olga Darazs, President of the Board of Directors of the CSD Group, Chair of the Swiss Water Partnership, CSD Engineers SA, Swiss Water Partnership
  • Moderator: David Avery, Head of Cleantech, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Executive Talk Digital: organized in collaboration with digitalswitzerland
Can digitization compensate for the protectionist trends that are so in vogue right now?

Globalization, protectionism, trade barriers… Could digitization, process changes, or the addition of a bottom-up approach to a top-down approach help a world economy whose tendency is to turn inward and increase trade barriers and taxes at an international level? We will have the chance to hear Nicola Thibaudeau, the dynamic and qualified CEO of MPS, who will give us her insight on this fascinating subject.

  • Nicola Thibaudeau, CEO, MPS Micro Precision Systems AG
  • Moderator: Sébastien Kulling, Head of Suisse Romande, digitalswitzerland
ǀ Conclusion and thanks

Alain Berset, CEO, Polytype SA and Member of the advisory board of Switzerland Global Enterprise
Sylvain Jaccard, Director, Switzerland Global Enterprise Western Switzerland

ǀ Apéro riche


Take advantage of the matchmaking platform set up especially for Exporter Demain! You can schedule meetings with the contacts of your choice. The tool also gives you access to the list of participants, the map of venues and the detailed event program.

For further information please visit our matchmaking platform: s-ge.com/matchmaking




SwissTech Convention Center
Route Louis-Favre 2
1024 Ecublens

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