Feb
8
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

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20th October visit Kingsford Smith Airport and watch the Lufthansa Group work at Singapore Airlines. Invite will follow shortly.

24th October Visit of Former Bundesrat Ruth Metzler and todays Chair of SGE, Swiss Global Enterprise. Lunch event at ROCHE in Cooperation with the Consul General of Switzerland.

29th October in Cooperation with the German Chamber AHK, and the Austrian Chamber ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA we are holding a seminar workshop sponsored by HSBC at supported by the AICD under the title. AICD Workshop: Subsidiary Boards:Director's Roles and Responsibilities (NSW).

29th October Board Room Business Dinner Perth, PWC tbc 6PM to 9PM tb

12th November Golf Day, RMCG all day, Invitations went out already

15th November Board Room Lunch Zurich Financial/Virtue Partners, Sydney tbc, 12 PM to 2 PM confirmed

15th November Harbour Cruise with the Europeans, Sydney, Invitations sent out already

 

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Ladies Only Lunch with Sandra Martinez / Nestle CEO (date to be confirmed)

SANDRA MARTÍNEZ BIO

Sandra is the Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Australia Limited, appointed in April 2018. She is a Director of the Nestlé Australia board and Market Head of the Nestlé Oceania Region. Sandra joined Nestlé in 1988 as part of the ‘Business Trainees’ program in Nestlé Ecuador. She developed in different finance and marketing roles mainly in the Cocoa Export department and the Confectionery division.

In 2001, she transferred to Switzerland for the Confectionery Strategic Business Unit as Marketing Manager for the Americas and in 2003, moved to Venezuela as the Business Executive Manager for the Confectionery Division. Nominated as President of the Nestlé Confectionery Business in Canada and moved to Toronto in 2006. In 2010, Sandra was appointed President and CEO of Nestlé Venezuela, where she delivered outstanding results in a highly complex and volatile environment. In 2012, appointed as Head of the Confectionery Strategy Business in Nestlé headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, responsible for chocolate, biscuits and sugar, globally.

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Sep
13
to Sep 14

1 1/2 day trip to the Hunter Valley with Glencore

Join us for an exciting tour of two mines exclusively in the Hunter Valley with the hospitality and support of Glencore on of the worlds largest mining companies. Limited Seats available. Glencore to cover all cost except the accomodation.

Register here : ==> Glencore Mining Visit 13/14 September 2018

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Nice Dinner at Crown Plaza in Cessnock, with great presentations about the rehabilitation of the surroundings of the Mines

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Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Australian Product Warranty Seminar with Hall and Wilcox

Do you really understand your obligation as a retailer or wholesale organisation what warranty liability you must cover? Why is so different to EU? Does it really make sense to sell extended warranty? The Act in Australia is mine field and warranty requirements differ from Industry to industry.... come along and talk to the expert....

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Peter Lehmann Wine Tasting
Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

Peter Lehmann Wine Tasting

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

Bienalto Wunderman will provid the perfect Ambiente for the wine tasting with Peter Lehmann. Malcolm Stopp will ensure to take us on an voyage of senses and tastes. A lot of helpful information will be given to round up a superb night in classy but casual way.. 

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Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

JURA Board Room Lunch Melbourne

A great Experience at the BRL with JURA. MD George Liakatos has provided an excellent insight into the JURA operation in Australia with a State of the Art Sales/Service Setup.

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Jun
20
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.  

V-Zug provided the perfect Ambiente for the wine tasting with Peter Lehmann. Malcolm Stopp certainly took us on an voyage of senses and tastes. A lot of helpful information was given to round up a superb night. Needless to say, that the Staff of V-Zug have been excellent. 

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Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Board Room Lunch with Paul Fletcher

An outstanding event with Paul Fletcher as a guest speaker. Interesting notes on Projects coming to Australia. The fantastic venue was offered by SwissRE

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

CBA Innovation LAB Sydney - Block Chain and More

This CBA Innovation Lab Event was truely something different. Not only was the food fantastic, but the members did not want to leave because the topics was just to good.... At the end all wondered.... what else is to come....

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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.

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Robotics
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. 

Blockchain
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

This CBA Innovation Lab Event was truely something different. Not only was the food fantastic, but the members did not want to leave because the topics was just to good.... At the end all wondered.... what else is to come....

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May
29
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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Mar
21
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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Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Board Room Lunch Series 2017 / 4 FIDINAM

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Fidinam – over 50 years of professional advisory services

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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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Oct
17
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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Sep
25
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

and

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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Aug
21
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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Aug
7
4:00 PM16:00

Transforming your Business from Paper to DIGITAL

Transforming your Business from Paper to DIGITAL        .                                                                                                                                                                       


SwissCham SMART SESSION

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
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Book early to avoid disappointment

Limited Seats available

REGISTER ==> Here


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Jul
28
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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Jul
19
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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May
29
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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