S-GE Event
Swiss Peer to Peer Conference 2020
REGISTER NOW!

Swiss Peer to Peer Conference 2020 goes digital

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
Intro

Information

Date
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
Event language

English

Cost of participating $75 per person (non-S-GE members), $50 per person (S-GE members)
Goals
  • Gather and transform insightful experiences and economic data into strong and sustainable connections among the Swiss presence in the U.S., thereby strengthening each individual company doing business in and with the U.S. market.     
     
  • Leveraging existing Swiss knowhow and resources in the market to help newcomers succeed.

PLACE

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

Networking

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. 

Program

Program

October 21st

Welcome notes: Swiss Business Hub USA (New York NY)

14:45
08:45am (EST)

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America

15:00

Economic Briefing

15:15
Embassy of Switzerland in Washington

Q&A

15:30

Brief Multimedia Presentation

15:45

Keynote Speaker

16:00

Q&A

16:30

Brief Multimedia Presentation

16:45

Panel Discussion

17:00
Resilience during a Crisis

Summary and Q&A

17:45

End of Program

18:00
October 22nd

Breakout Session 1

15:00
09:00am (EST)

Breakout Session 2

15:30

Breakout Session 3

16:00

Breakout Session 4

16:30

Networking part: schedule your 1:1 meetings

17:00

Networking App will close for 1:1 meetings

00:00
Contacts

Organized by

Caroline Blaser

Head of Swiss Business Hub USA

Caroline Blaser
Stewart Tipson

Head of Export Promotion

Stewart Tipson
Kimberly Shulman

Trade Commissioner

Kimberly Shulman

Event Partner

SACC Logo
Read more
Recommend us
How should we contact you?

Premium Partner

Strategic partners

Institutional partner

Official program