to Dec 31

Event Calendar 2018

Dear Members, the Swiss Chamber is currently busy finalising the Events for the next 6 months....invites coming soon, but have a look below what you can expect

Audi Sydney, July tbc

Sydney Uni Nano Science Department tbc (Sydney)

29/30 May TP Mind Australia Conference, Sydney

30st May 457 Visa Follow up Sydney Hall and Wilcox.  6.PM to 7.30 PM Sydney

31st May 457 Visa Follow up Melbourne Hall and Wilcox. 6.PM to 7.30PM Melbourne

8th June Innovation Lab, CBA,  Sydney 5.30 PM to 8 PM

14th June Boardroom lunch with Hon MP Paul Fletcher at SwissRe 1200 to 1400PM (Sydney)

Race day Eastern Creek tbc

20th June Wine tasting with Peter Lehman Wines, Melbourne  6PM to 9PM

21st June, Board Room Lunch, with Jura, Melbourne. 12.00 to 2.00 PM

9th August Wine Tasting with Peter Lehman Wines, Syndey.  6PM to 9PM

23rd August Product Warranty Sydney Hall and Will Cox, Sydney    6PM to 7.30 PM

29th August Boardroom lunch in Adelaide 12.00 to 2.00PM

19th September Factory Visit Lindt 4PM to 6PM, Marsden Park tbc

13/14 September Overnight trip to Hunter Valley with GLencore 1 1/2 Days 

9th October Board Room Business Dinner Perth, PWC tbc 6PM to 9PM

24th October, Board Room Lunch Novartis with Chair of SGE and former Bundesrat Ruth Metzler    12 PM to 2 PM

12th November Golf Day, RMCG all day

15th November Board Room Lunch Sydney tbc, 12 PM to 2 PM

Mid November Harbour Cruise with the Europeans, Sydney


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6:00 PM18:00

Peter Lehman Wine Tasting Melbourne at V-ZUG world class Showroom

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Malcolm Stopp from Casellas Wineries in Griffith NSW, will present you with some exclusive Wines from the Peter Lehmann Barossa  Valley Wine ranges.  

While we will have some first class wines in a world class show room, there is plenty of delicious nibbles and food available to enjoy an evening of high level networking.

Please register ==> here

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6:00 PM18:00

CBA Innovation LAB Sydney - Block Chain and More


Presented to by SwissCham and Commonwealth Bank

Explore the CBA Pop Up Innovation Lab and Network with likeminded People, Businesses and Bankers on a new level.

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This event is Free! And exquisite finger food will be provided. If you register ensure your availability.

REGISTER ==> here

Our social robotics team leads the banks research and development program into human robot interaction, a collaboration between the bank, the university of technology Sydney, the Australia technology network of universities and some of the banks key clients. The program aims to explore t he commercial applications of social robotics, enhancing customer experiences whilst contributing to broader bodies of knowledge and research around how social robotics interact with humans. 

The blockchain centre of expertise creates, incubates and scales blockchain driven solutions, accelerating the path from research and experimentation to commercialisation, by leveraging the business expertise and partnerships of the CBA group. We work in close partnerships with clients, fintechs, banks, regulators and other market stakeholders, in a targeted and commercially driven manner, to realise the potential of blockchain technology. We have been looking at blockchain for over 3 years and have completed over 25 proof of concepts using an in-house dev team. 

By partnering with Wells Fargo and Brighann cotton using Skuchain blockchain workflow technology to digitise the end to end trade documentation, share it securely and collect data from IOT sensors to track the physical progress of goods whilst in transit

Cyber Security
Client education and awareness on cyber is one of our key capability and requests from our corporate clients. We have developed an interactive experience in the lab that will provide a mechanism for discussion and learning on this topic. We have a 24/7 cyber security centre that actively monitors and response to attacks against our infrastructure whilst ever system we deploy for your customers or staff under go a comprehensive security governance process and is routinely tested by our team of ‘white hat’ hackers. 

Data Wall/Analytics
The data wall is powered by the banks group data warehouse which effectively is a huge bucket of all the data assets we hold. Part of our core banking program was to ensure we connected our new SAP platform to the group data warehouse, so we could analyse our customers data for the benefit of our clients. We estimate having a banking relationship of some sort with 1 in 3 Australians and we see 40% of all car payments that occur each year. This and our wider food print collate up to 13 billion transactions to analyse spending behaviour on each year and up to 7 million customer profiles to watch valuable demographic profiling against that behaviour

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to May 30

TP Minds Australia Conference with our Member BDO

TP Minds Australia is designed to be the premier forum for transfer pricing professionals operating in the region and beyond, covering a broad range of international tax and transfer pricing issues for large multinational corporations and small/mid-sized companies. The event will provide a thorough review and analysis of regionally focussed issues, practical tips and guidance for those operating in the space and attendees will be able to benefit from interactive and unique learning formats alongside some of the best networking opportunities in the industry.

This global conference will bring together senior transfer pricing leaders, including policy makers such as the OECD, the Australian Taxation Office, the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department along with senior in-house transfer pricing professionals from both globally recognised multinational enterprises alongside smaller sized companies.

It is the first time this event will be held in Australia.  Please follow the link for more information >>>https://finance.knect365.com/tp-minds-australia/

SwissCham Members can attend this event at a 20% discounted rate


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to Apr 13

Swiss Parliamentary Group is visiting Sydney April 11th/12th, Melbourne 13th April 2018

SwissCham and UBS will host a Breakfast Meeting on April 11th at UBS offices, Chifley Square, Sydney

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Members of the Swiss Sent (Staenderat)

The Hon MP Filippo Lombardi, TI, CVP,  the Hon MP Thomas Minder, SH, Independent  the Hon MP  Daniel Jositsch, ZH, SP,  the Hon MP Philip Mueller AG, FDP, the Hon MP Damian Mueller, LU, FDP and Ms Myriam Bertsch, Deputy Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Committee

By personal invitation only!

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12:00 PM12:00

Board Room Lunch Series 2017 / 4 FIDINAM


Fidinam – over 50 years of professional advisory services

By personal Invitation Only ==> click here

If you like to know more about Fidinam ==>click here

Fidinam started its activities in Lugano (Canton Ticino, Switzerland) in 1960, principally providing a wide range of consulting and related services for companies, entrepreneurs and private individuals.

In 2000, the Fidinam Group has chosen to orientate its strategies towards specific activities, ensuring a new approach to meeting the needs of our clients. Since then the Group has constantly expanded its international range. Starting from the matrix Switzerland, a network of subsidiaries and partners provide a full range of services with the aim of helping on site local and international clients, providing the technical knowledge and expertise of the Group.

Fidinam Group Worldwide is a private consulting firm providing tax, wealth and citizenship planning, trust and corporate services, business and real estate consulting and crypto services to companies and individual in 10 countries.

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12:00 PM12:00

Board Room Lunch Series 2017 Perth / 3

Board Room Lunch in Perth, in cooperation with our partner and Ambassador Member PWC.

Guest of honour is the Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia, Pedro T Zwahlen. The topic of the event is the understanding and impact the Swiss Businesses and Business Community has in the Region of WA.

By Personal Invitation only. 

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6:00 PM18:00

Swiss MIX Drinks - Great Opportunity to meet like minded People - Melbourne

Come along and MIX with the Swiss Business Community! Meet, Greet, Mix, Network and enjoy a drink and beautiful served Canapes.

Also meet the Honorary Consul of Switzerland, Manuela Erb


CEO of SwissCham Martin G. Scarpino!

Register ==> here and be part of it! Don't miss this Opportunity!

Connecting people in VICTORIA

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5:00 PM17:00

The CBA - Innovation LAB in Melbourne - A must see Event

  • CBA Melbourne Pop UP Innovation Lab (map)
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Presented to by SwissCham and Commonwealth Bank


Explore the CBA Pop Up Innovation Lab and Network with likeminded People, Businesses and Bankers on a new level.

This event is Free! And exquisite finger food will be provided. If you register ensure your availability.

REGISTER ==> here.


CommBank’s Pop Up Innovation Lab is a collaboration space that combines the power of creativity, data, imagination and technology, and shows that innovation is important and achievable for any business.

This year CommBank’s Pop Up Innovation Lab is visiting Melbourne again, which is an exciting and unique opportunity for SwissCham members and their guest  to gain exposure to CommBank’s leading innovation agenda by:

·         Testing their state-of-the art technology and research area

·         Learning about the latest trends in tech and innovation

·         Connect with experts to discussing your own innovation challenges

This is the exclusive chance for existing and potential SwissCham members to see these concepts brought to life in a visit to Commonwealth Bank’s internationally-acclaimed Pop Up Innovation Lab.”


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4:00 PM16:00

Transforming your Business from Paper to DIGITAL

Transforming your Business from Paper to DIGITAL        .                                                                                                                                                                       


Featuring Nickolas Rorris,    CEO RMS Tech

Michael Hickson, Xero Australia

Amy Siah CFO NAKD Numbers

With the worlds best Business and Accounting Software integrated by the best specialist in Sydney, this event will explore how you can safe time, become more productive get more things done in your own powerful digital transformation, help you LEAD the Competition and be AHEAD of upcoming trends.  

What yo will Learn is .....

How XERO Account and Microsoft Office 365 integrates to give you the most powerful, time effective and automated Business Technology and Accounting Solution. How to minimise the administrative burdens and more. Its so powerful you will never want to go back!

Who should attend?

Owners and/or Management of Small to Medium sized Businesses (SME)

  • If you are managing customer, presenting to clients, managing finances, operations and back-end Customer Service
  • If you are aware of Digital Disruption but unsure how it affects your business
  • If you are concerned that the impact of the quickly evolving digitalisation of consumers and business is a threat to how you do business today

Book early to avoid disappointment

Limited Seats available


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12:15 PM12:15

Supply Chain Questions You Need to be Asking

Board Room Lunch Briefing

Guest Speaker:

Rob O’Byrne is a 40 year veteran of Supply Chain operations, consulting and education, as well as being the author of 5 books on the topic. Having overseen almost 2,000 client assignments across 23 countries there isn’t much he hasn’t seen. 

By personal Invitation only please register >> here<<

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7:30 AM07:30

457 How the latest Changes impact your business -Sydney

This is a Seminar with our Partner and Member Hall & Wilcox

The changes to the temporary and permanent work Visa Programs has caught many off guard. Malcolm Turnbull will be axing the 457 program and replacing it with the TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa in March 2018.

Some Changes had applied on the day of the announcement on 18th April 2017 while others will be introduced over time. Come along to understand what the changes are, what is known and what is uncertain, when the changes apply, strategies on how to navigate the programs and how it will affect YOU and YOUR business. If you like  to bring along a friend or business partner, feel free to do so, however you must register accordingly.

A light breakfast will be served.

Please sign up here.


You can't make it to this event? Choose the Melbourne event on July 4!!

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6:00 PM18:00

Europeans at the Gallery

The European Chambers have joined together to celebrate the National Gallery of Victoria’s 'Van Gogh and the Seasons' exhibition with this special autumn private viewing and reception. 

Event Details:

When: 29 May 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Great Hall, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Dress code: Business attire
Tickets: $99 (members) / $120 (non-members)
Registration: here

The seasons had profound meaning for Van Gogh: they represented the circle of life within nature – birth, bloom, maturity and death. The exhibition invites viewers to contemplate Van Gogh’s life and experiences through his paintings and observations of the seasonal changes within the natural world. Drawing extensively from Van Gogh’s works, letters and from research into his deep interest in literature and nature, 'Van Gogh and the Seasons' explores the influences and themes that dominate much of this visionary artist’s work.

NGV curator Ted Gott said Van Gogh's art was a 'powerful emotional response' to everything he saw around him and an 'extraordinary expression of colour'.

Please join us for this magnificent reception, bringing together more than 300 guests from 13 European Chambers. Guests will not only enjoy the privilege of an exclusive viewing of this year’s Winter Masterpieces Exhibition, but also a wonderful networking opportunity to meet our European neighbours in Melbourne.

We hope to see you there!


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