Mar
24
to Dec 31

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

25 March . Perth . PwC and University of WA (sold out)

3 April Sydney . Euromix Lunch still tickets available see event details below

11 April . Sydney . AGM 2019 at Hall and Willcox, L9, 60 Castlereagh Street

tbc . Melbourne AICD, AHK, Advantage Austria and SwissCham (new date in Q3 2019)

whole day seminar for Board Directors (Seats available)

7 May . Sydney . BRL with RSM invite will be sent out before 31 March

15 May Melbourne .BRL with SGS (confirmed)

16 May Board Meeting SwissCham Melbourne Swiss Hon Consulate

23 May Blockchain Event Location tbc

6 June Melbourne BRL with For you and your Customer (tbc)

19 June Sydney BRL with For you and your Customer (tbc)

15 July Sydney Wine and Cheese Tasting at Bei Amici Double Bay

23 July . Sydney, Directors Workshop David Schwarz

13 August . Sydney, Estate Planning (evening)

20 August Melbourne Ladies only Lunch (tbc)

11 Septe . Melbourne, Directors Workshop

21 Oct Melbourne . Golf Day at RMGC (confirmed)

22 Oct Memberevent at the Melbourne Synchatron

14 Nov Sydney Euro Cruise (confirmed)

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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.
 

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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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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

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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

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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
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....

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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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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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Delayed into 2019 visit Kingsford Smith Airport and watch the Lufthansa Group work at Singapore Airlines. Invite will follow shortly.

Swiss Business Award on Wednesday 27th February, Maritime Museum, 6.30 PM, Invitation will be sent out early Jan 2019

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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

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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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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