This year’s Swiss Peer to Peer Conference is more relevant than ever with discussions concerning solutions for doing business in a post-Covid-19 world. Going digital gives us the opportunity to reach a wider audience and to optimize your experience. The event will provide the ideal occasion to network and strengthen the Swiss business community in the United States in these uncertain times by bringing together key stakeholders in both the USA and Switzerland.
Switzerland already has a tremendously strong economic footprint in the United States. It is the 7th largest foreign investor in the United States, making it by far the most important destination for Swiss FDI. In other words, the U.S. absorbs about one-fifth of total Swiss investment abroad, which is more than in Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom combined! More than 500 Swiss companies with about 3,500 business locations doing business all over the United States create almost half a million jobs.
Swiss companies do business in all fifty states, with an exceptionally strong presence in terms of number of affiliates in California, New York, Illinois, Texas, and Florida. It is not surprising that they are active in a huge variety of business sectors ranging from precision instruments and machinery to the food industry, financial services, mining, and many more. Swiss companies rank among the top three foreign employers in several states, including New York, California, New Jersey, Maine, Wyoming, and Delaware. For more details on Switzerland’s economic footprint in the US see here [pdf].
The conference language will be English and the program is subject to changes.
Who should attend?
- Executives of Swiss companies in the USA
- Executives of US companies with a subsidiary in Switzerland
- Executives of US companies representing Swiss companies in the market
- Executives of Swiss companies planning to set up a subsidiary in the USA
- Swiss working as executives in the USA
|Target audience||Executives of Swiss Companies, Subsidiaries of Swiss Companies in the US, US companies representing Swiss Companies in the US|
|Organizer||Swiss Business Hub USA|
|Cost of participating||$75 per person (non-S-GE members), $50 per person (S-GE members)|
Digital platform: details of the platform will be provided to registered participants closer to the conference
Please note following starting times:
Oct 21st: 2.45pm CET / 8.45am EST
Oct 22nd: 3.00pm CET / 9.00am EST
Brella networking app
We have partnered with the matchmaking platform Brella to enhance our participants’ networking experience. So you can plan ahead your 1:1 meeting and find the most relevant contacts.