Mar
24
to Dec 31

Event Calender SwissCham 2019 (and more to come.....)

tbc Melbourne AICD, AHK, Advantage Austria and SwissCham (new date in Q3 2019) whole, day seminar for Board Directors (Seats available) new date tbc soon

14 Nov Sydney, Euro Cruise (confirmed)

1 Nov Adelaide, Business Lunch with George Brown, International College of Hotel Mgt

(Confirmed)

22 Oct Member event at the Melbourne Synchrotron (confirmed)

21 Oct Lindt Swiss Ambassador Golf Day, Royal Melbourne Golf Course (click here to register)

17 Oct. Perth, Event tbc

17 Sept Melbourne, Wine Tasting at V Zug (click here to register)

12 Sept Adelaide, Talk and Drinks with Ed Peter, Duxton Asset Management and Board of Wine

Australia (Click here)

11 Sept Melbourne, Directors Workshop with David Schwarz (Click here to register)

10 Sept Melbourne, Ladies Lunch with Lisa Cutler (click here to register)

20 August Sydney, Directors Workshop David Schwarz (confirmed) at HWL Ebsworth (Closed)

13 August Sydney, Estate Planning (evening), (closed)

7th Aug Sydney, Euromix #3click here to register Grant Thornton (closed)

15 July Sydney Wine Tasting with Dinner at Bei Amici Double Bay with Malcolm Stopp SOLD out

27 June Perth, Scaling the Alps of TAX and RETIREMENT, Planning in OZ (closed)

18 June Sydney BRL with foryouandyourcustomers register - SOLD out

12 June Melbourne BRL with foryouandyourcustomer register - SOLD out

4 June . Sydney, Euromix # 2 click here to register 60 Castlereagh Street, L13

23 May Blockchain Event Location PWC Sydney - SOLD out

16 May Board Meeting SwissCham Melbourne Swiss Hon Consulate (intern only)

15 May Melbourne .BRL with SGS SOLD out15 May Melbourne .BRL with SGS SOLD out

7 May . Sydney , BRL with RSM - SOLD out

11 April . Sydney, AGM SwissCham - Closed

3 Aril . Sydney, Euromix #1 click her to register (closed)

25 March Perth, University of WA - Office of Research Enterprise and PwC invite you (closed)

27th Feb . Sydney, SwissBusiness Award 2018, Maritime Museum (closed)

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Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

AICD Workshop 2019 (new date to be finalised in Q3 2019)

AICD - Subsidiary companies and intercultural governance course

Are you an Australian based Executive and/or Director working for a German, Swiss or Austrian company, trying to navigate dual reporting responsibility and to ensure compliance in the Australian governance environment? 
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is delighted to partner with the German Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, SwissCham Australia and Advantage Austria to invite you to a unique one-day interactive session hosted by Audi Australia:

Subsidiary Companies – Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities.

New date will be soon available

The session will focus on German, Swiss or Austrian companies with subsidiaries in Australia that: 
• Have bilateral reporting and compliance responsibilities 
• Are exposed to significant cultural differences across Australia and the foreign jurisdiction.

Facilitator*: Wolfgang Babeck (Biography)

Download the program ==> here

*Please note that facilitators are subject to change

Event Partner: AICD, the German and Austrian Chamber of Commerce

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Aug
20
to Aug 21

Risk to be and Australian Company director

David Schwarz from Board Direction got us on a very cool journey how to minimise the Risk as a Director and how to minimise how to become a director.

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Jul
15
6:00 AM06:00

Wine Tasting at Bei Amici

Felix and his team from Bei Amici did a fabulous job matching the Wines from Casella Family Brand, presented by the great Malcolm Stopp.

A perfect night, if you have missed it, next wine tasting is coming soon in Melbourne( see event calendar), or again at Bei Amici in 2020.

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

The Future of organisations (Sydney)

How can a company develop better than expected? What is the impact of corporate civilization and culture? Let’s talk about contemporary organisations and about foryouandyourcustomers as one example.

=> Learn how foryouandyourcustomers is organised. Reflect on contemporary organisations and network with other business leaders.

Register here for the Sydney Event <== here

about foryouandyourcustomers:

  • Is there a causal connection that the brightest and most committed people want to work for the best employer and that the best results are achieved for their customers?

  • The 14 cells within the foryouandyourcustomers group are among the best employers in Europe and Australia. Without headquarters, each with its own managing directors and employees, they function as independent entities and organise themselves with a high degree of autonomy in such a way that they contribute to other cells and at the same time are able to thrive autonomously. 

  • The values of foryouandyourcustomers are: surprisingly simple, relationship building, pioneering, thought through, and simply integral.

  • foryouandyourcustomers considers paid work time as a part of life time and as a good opportunity for personal development. Employees organise themselves with a high degree of autonomy, meaning that they learn, often teach and make a contribution that benefits the business.

  • More information on foryouandyourcustomers.com

about Jonathan:

  • Jonathan Moeller, founder of foryouandyourcustomers

  • Since starting his first company at the age of 16, Jonathan has been striving to utilise entrepreneurial ways that build great collaboration among people. He founded eight companies, is the author of the book “Multichannel Guidelines”, and developed several tools and methods. Together with his wife and their three children they live in Melbourne, Australia and in Zurich, Switzerland.

This is a joint event with SwissCham

This is a joint event with SwissCham

This is a joint event with Advantage Austria

This is a joint event with Advantage Austria

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Future of organisations (Melbourne)

How can a company develop better than expected? What is the impact of corporate civilization and culture? Let’s talk about contemporary organisations and about foryouandyourcustomers as one example.

=> Learn how foryouandyourcustomers is organised. Reflect on contemporary organisations and network with other business leaders.

Register here for the event in Melbourne click <== here

about foryouandyourcustomers:

  • Is there a causal connection that the brightest and most committed people want to work for the best employer and that the best results are achieved for their customers?

  • The 14 cells within the foryouandyourcustomers group are among the best employers in Europe and Australia. Without headquarters, each with its own managing directors and employees, they function as independent entities and organise themselves with a high degree of autonomy in such a way that they contribute to other cells and at the same time are able to thrive autonomously. 

  • The values of foryouandyourcustomers are: surprisingly simple, relationship building, pioneering, thought through, and simply integral.

  • foryouandyourcustomers considers paid work time as a part of life time and as a good opportunity for personal development. Employees organise themselves with a high degree of autonomy, meaning that they learn, often teach and make a contribution that benefits the business.

  • More information on foryouandyourcustomers.com

about Jonathan:

  • Jonathan Moeller, founder of foryouandyourcustomers

  • Since starting his first company at the age of 16, Jonathan has been striving to utilise entrepreneurial ways that build great collaboration among people. He founded eight companies, is the author of the book “Multichannel Guidelines”, and developed several tools and methods. Together with his wife and their three children they live in Melbourne, Australia and in Zurich, Switzerland.

This is a joint Event with SwissCham

This is a joint Event with SwissCham

This is a joint Event with Advantage Austria

This is a joint Event with Advantage Austria

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Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Euro Mix - Lunch - 4th June 2019 #2

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Dear SwissCham Members and Friends

EuroMix is back on the 2019 calendar. Please join us for this informal, yet stylish stand-up business networking lunch in Sydney CBD. 

EuroMix is open to all European Chambers and their extended networks. Catch up with your European contacts and expand your business network. 
We only have 100 tickets available so make sure to book now so you don’t miss out!

#Austria # Estonia #Finland #Germany #Ireland #Italy #Malta #Netherlands #Norway #Portugal #Slovenia #Spain #Sweden #Switzerland

Light lunch will be served. 

Time: 12 - 2 pm Wednesday April 3rd 2019
Venue: Sparke Helmore Lawyers, L29 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney


Tickets: Members - $49 / Non Members - $59

Book your ticket ==> here

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May
7
12:00 PM12:00

Board Room Lunch with RSM

Disrupting Business as usual - Climate Change Scenario Analysis

"Climate change is no longer a question, it’s a future that must be prepared for.  With impacts becoming more erratic and unpredictable, a range of industries are vulnerable to these effects.  To ensure long term stability, businesses must now proactively plan for the future and this now includes accounting for climate change. 
 
Using a forward-thinking approach, climate change scenario analysis can help disrupt business-as-usual thinking to create innovative and unique solutions.  Businesses who demonstrate this form of holistic sustainability thinking will be in position to become industry leaders through added resilience.  RSM has a thorough understanding of these complexities and our specialised carbon and sustainability risk advisory team will discuss how scenario analysis is becoming a leading practice in business sustainability planning.
 

Sign up - SOLD OUT!!!!

Sign up - SOLD OUT!!!!

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Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

Euro Mix - Lunch - 3rd April 2019

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Dear SwissCham Members and Friends

EuroMix is back on the 2019 calendar. Please join us for this informal, yet stylish stand-up business networking lunch in Sydney CBD. 

EuroMix is open to all European Chambers and their extended networks. Catch up with your European contacts and expand your business network. 
We only have 100 tickets available so make sure to book now so you don’t miss out!

#Austria # Estonia #Finland #Germany #Ireland #Italy #Malta #Netherlands #Norway #Portugal #Slovenia #Spain #Sweden #Switzerland

Light lunch will be served. 

Time: 12 - 2 pm Wednesday April 3rd 2019
Venue: Sparke Helmore Lawyers, L29 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney


Tickets: Members - $49 / Non Members - $59

Book your ticket ==> here

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Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

University of Western Australia - Office of Research Enterprise and PwC invite you

Programme:

a)  Welcome and drinks

b)Research and commercialisation at UWA, Q&A 

c) Tertiary education in Switzerland and Australia: Comparisons and challenges, Q&A

d) Wrap-up / Networking


Come along and join the three top speakers from UWA and PwC. This event is free. You may bring along a friend or business partner. Please contact andreas.wyder@pwc.com

And the speakers are…..

Anthony Fortina, Deputy Director, Office of Research Enterprise, UWA

Thierry Volery, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Marketing Department, UWA Business School

Andreas Wyder, Board Member SwissCham, Partner PwC

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

PwC Board Room Lunch Perth 30th October

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An excellent event hosted by PwC and Andreas Wyder our Board Member of SwissCham. With over 25 attendees it was clear, that we have a great mandate here in Perth to be present and active. For 2019 there are a few events planned, which will make a great difference to the Swiss Business Community in WA. More to come.

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Oct
24
12:00 PM12:00

Board room lunch with Ruth Metzler from S-GE

Board Room Lunch with Chair of S-GE and former Bundesrat Ruth Metzler

Proudly Sponsored by

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Ruth Metzler-Arnold has been Chairwoman of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) since 2011. She is a former Vice President and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1999-2003). She sits on several boards of directors. Among them are AXA Switzerland, Bühler AG Uzwil, Fehr Advice, Reyl & Cie. SA and Swiss Medical Network SA. In addition, Ruth Metzler-Arnold presides the Board of Trustees of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and is a member of the Board of Governors at the University of St. Gallen HSG and the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse. 

In previous years, Ruth Metzler-Arnold was member of the Cantonal Government (Department of Finance) of Appenzell Innerrhoden. As a lawyer and certified public accountant, she held leading positions with Novartis and PricewaterhouseCoopers during her career in the private sector. 

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

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

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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

For more information click on the LOGO

For more information click on the LOGO

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

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Aug
30
12:00 AM00:00

Inaugural Board Room Lunch with Pilatus in Adelaide

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Fantastic event with the Pilatus team, at their new location with Royal Flying Doctors HQ

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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....

If you like to register click ===> here 

Want to know more about H&amp;W? click on the LOGO.

Want to know more about H&W? click on the LOGO.

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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.. 

Register ===> here

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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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