About us

Who we are

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is the official Swiss consultancy, promotion and platform organization for export and investment promotion with around 200 employees throughout Switzerland and in 30 countries.

As a private association, S-GE has acted on behalf of the Swiss Confederation and cantons since 1927 to ensure Swiss strength in foreign trade. 

Our external network of Swiss Business Hubs is integrated into the foreign missions of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDA) and is supplemented perfectly by 24 collaboration agreements with bilateral chambers of commerce. 

Our mission
Together with our partners at home and abroad, we support Swiss SMEs in their international business and help innovative foreign companies with potential that are interested in settling in Switzerland. In this way, we create added value for our clients and prosperity for Switzerland. 

Our vision
Swiss SMEs realize their international business potential in new and existing markets. Switzerland is the best choice of location in Europe for innovative foreign companies.

Our strategy
S-GE focuses on a consistent customer orientation and integrated service provision with partners. This means we are able to respond proactively to changing customer requirements and to changes in the economic and political environment, while simultaneously acting in accordance with the Confederation's foreign economic strategy and its sustainable development goals.

Our future focuses
International business is becoming more complex due to current geopolitical developments. Protectionism and industrial policy are becoming more widespread. This will result in even greater demand for foreign trade promotion instruments in the future. S-GE is placing its focus on a needs of Swiss SMEs and the our business location. 

For this reason, with respect to export promotion, S-GE is concentrating on targeted support through technical export information, as well as the active search for, and provision of, industry-specific business opportunities.

In terms of investment promotion, we want to enhance the perception of Switzerland as a leading technology and innovation hub through promotion campaigns, thereby ensuring the international competitiveness of our business location. 

Our political mandates

As a non-profit organization, we provide a public service for our clients on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the cantons. The Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) has been mandating us to promote exports since 1927, and SECO and all cantons have been mandating us to promote Switzerland as a business location since 2008. Since 2016, S-GE has in particular been promoting the export of Swiss cleantech solutions on behalf of SECO and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). After three pilot years (2017-2019), the marketing of Switzerland Innovation has been integrated into the investment promotion mandate. Our mandates form important pillars of Switzerland's national economic promotion and foreign economic policy. They complement each other and by fulfilling them S-GE creates synergies, based on the combined expertise for the promotion of international business. The Liechtenstein Office of the National Economy mandates S-GE to support Liechtenstein SMEs in their international business.


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