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Swiss Peer to Peer Conference 2021

Swiss Peer to Peer Conference 2021

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. The event will provide the ideal occasion to network and strengthen the Swiss business community in the United States 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 6th 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
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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 In Person in Miami - $325 (Non Member) and $275 (S-GE Member), Digital Pass - $150 (Non Member) and $100 (S-GE Member)
Program

Program

October 20 - Morning Program - in person and digital

Event venue opens (08:30 am EST)

Event Opening (08:45 am EST)

Opening Words (08:50 am EST)

Caroline Blaser, Head Swiss Business Hub USA

Welcome Address (09:00 am EST)

H.E. Jacques Pitteloud, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America

Business Perspective (09:10 am EST)

Martin Naville, President SACC

Economic Briefing, Ivo Germann, Head of Economic, Trade and Financial Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland, Washington D.C. (09:20 am EST)

Overview Swiss-US bilateral trade relationship / Update on various topics: Covid, double taxation agreement, CIFIUS, Treasury Report on Currency Manipulation, Iran sanctions, Free Trade Agreement etc. / Economic Outlook 2021

Q&A (09:45 am EST)

Moderated by Stewart Tipson Head Export, Swiss Business Hub USA

Key note Speech (10:15 am EST)

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Panel – E-Mobility and Possibilities in the US Market (11:30 am EST)

Lunch (12:15 am EST)

October 20 - Afternoon Session - in Person only

Focus Session - Sustainability/ESG Investing (2:00 pm EST)

Networking (3:00 pm EST)

Focus Session - Digital Marketing (3:15 pm EST)

Networking (3:45 pm EST)

Focus Session - Logistics and Supply Chain (4:00 pm EST)

Networking (4:30 pm EST)

Focus Session - Success Story (4:45 pm EST)

Networking and Apero (5:15 pm EST)

Dinner (6:00 pm EST)

October 21 - Morning Session - In person and Digital

Event Venue Opens (08:30 am EST)

Welcome (08:50 am EST)

Breakout Session 1 - Recruiting/EOR/PEO (09:00 am EST)

Networking (09:45 am EST)

Breakout Session 2 - Immigration (10:00 am EST)

Networking (10:45 am EST)

Breakout Session 3 - FDA (11:00 am EST)

Closing remarks (11:45 am EST)

End of Conference (12:00 am EST)

Location

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
33131 Miami
United States

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