S-GE Event

Exporter demain! 2017

Rethinking business models - The international competitive advantage of the future

Exporter demain! 2017

The export meeting place for French-speaking SMEs in Switzerland

Swiss SMEs are past masters in the art of continually improving the efficiency of their products and processes. But there remains strong pressure on their margins. To create a competitive edge for themselves internationally, Swiss SMEs will have to adopt an intelligent economic model in future to adapt to technological and societal changes in their target markets and to find new sources of revenue.

The event «Exporter demain» organized by Switzerland Global Enterprise is the major annual meeting place for French-speaking Swiss exporters. Aimed primarily at small and medium-sized enterprises, the event is a source of inspiration and advice for conducting business profitably internationally. It will offer talks by renowned speakers, numerous opportunities for interaction and chances for discussions in small groups.

The theme of the event will be considered in greater depth during breakout sessions hosted by experts. The heads of businesses will share their own experiences in discussions involving small groups (Executive Talks). Participants – including many SMEs – will benefit from numerous breaks and a buffet, where there will be an opportunity for networking and discussion of the challenges in prospect and the solutions to be put in place.


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Target audience SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Member Special

ǀ Member Special Lunch together with Eric Grignon, CEO of HollyStar


ǀ Networking lunch


ǀ Welcome

Sylvain Jaccard
Head of S-GE Western Switzerland
Switzerland Global Enterprise

ǀ Welcome by Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Martial Décoppet

Director Corporate and Institutional Clients

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

ǀ From DVD to VOD, a complete business transformation in the digital age ǀ Surprise guest


ǀ Networking break


ǀ Breakout Sessions
  • Breakout Session 1 - Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Full business model overhaul for AMPCO METAL in the United States
Luis Bento
Managing Director, Ampco Metal SA


  • Breakout Session 2 - AXA Winterthur

New markets, new challenges – agility, innovation, and business model adaptation as a possible solution (in French and English)

Ivo Streiff
Head Innovation Management, AXA Winterthur
Alexandre Delidais
Head of AXA Tech Lab, AXA Technology Services Advanced Engineering Lab


  • Breakout Session 3 - PricewaterhouseCoopers

Part I: Data protection challenges for PME

Nicolas Vernaz

Senior Manager, Cyber Security, PwC Geneva

Part II: State of the threat in Switzerland

Nathalie Mombelli

Manager, Cyber Security, PwC Bern

ǀ Networking break


ǀ Brief introduction to the second part of the event

Mélanie Freymond

ǀ Executive Talks (parallel)

Interview: «Companies have to take a global approach to digital business models»



  • Discussion 2

The challenge of humanistic management in the context of international competitiveness
Marie-Christine Comte, CEO, Project Management Consulting SA | Member of the board Be-Ceuticals SA


  • Discussion 3

The impact of digitalization on textile machines

Pierre-Yves Bonvin, CEO, Steiger Participations SA


  • Discussion 4

From 1 to 30 countries in less than 15 years: The experience of scaling a professional services firm
Sebastien Tondeur, CEO & Co-Founder, MCI Group Holding SA

Interview: «The golden rule for success in exports»

ǀ Thanks and conclusion

Daniel Küng
Switzerland Global Enterprise


Sylvain Jaccard
Head of S-GE Western Switzerland
Switzerland Global Enterprise

ǀ Networking aperitif with live music





SwissTech Convention Center
Route Louis-Favre 2
1024 Ecublens

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