S-GE Event

Impact of US politics and trade battles for Swiss MEM companies

Event: MEM companies targeting the world's largest economy

Learn how to seize new opportunities in the context of the current US trade legislation. Each the US embassy and the Seco will present their perspective of trade relations between Switzerland and the USA. Several companies will share their experiences and future strategies for doing business in the US. The event co-organized with Swissmem will take place at Tornos in Moutier.

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Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise and Swissmem
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Cost of participating S-GE and Swissmem members: Free of charge / Non-members: SFr. 50
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Benedikt Schwartz, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Senior Consultant North and South America, Europe

Annina Bosshard, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Consultant USA & Canada


ǀ Check-in and welcome coffee ǀ Welcome
  • «Introduction»: Sylvain Jaccard, Head of S-GE Suisse romande, Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • «L'industrie MEM suisse et le marché américain - un bref tour d'horizon»: Philippe Cordonier, Responsable Suisse romande, Swissmem
ǀ Presentation of trade relations (CH-US)
  • Toby Wolf, Economic + Commercial Officer, US Embassy
  • «Swiss-US economic relations: A successful path to growth»: Simon Wüthrich, Chef suppléant du secteur Amériques, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
ǀ Market overview and opportunities
  • «Growth in mature markets»: Karine Wittmer, Trade Commissioner, Swiss Business Hub USA
ǀ Q&A
  • With Toby Wolf, Simon Wüthrich and Karine Wittmer
ǀ Coffee break ǀ Interviews and panel discussion
  • «First successful steps of a Swiss niche player on the US high-tech market»: Gregoire Bagnoud, Directeur Business Development, MPS Micro Precision Systems AG
  • «GF Machining Solutions Business in the USA - New challenges»: Pascal Boillat, President, GF Machining Solutions
  • Michael Willimann, Responsable de la Région Suisse Romande et Responsable de la Clientèle Entreprise, Credit Suisse
  • «Doing business in the US - Set up your US operation»: Martina Walt, Partner, Tax and Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Michael Hauser, CEO, Tornos
  • «Wuersch & Gering - an introduction»: Christophe Durrer, Partner, Wuersch & Gering
ǀ Closing words
  • Benedikt Schwartz, Senior Consultant, Switzerland Global Enterprise
ǀ Networking lunch and tour through Tornos facilities
  • Individual consulting meetings with experts upon request


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