Chamber Events Archive

China's One Belt, One Road reaches Zurich at JCC New Silk Road Forum

JCC's annual flagship conference, the New Silk Road Forum II:  ""China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Initiative: Creating New Infrastructure, Energy and Trade Linkages from China through Russia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus to Europe" took place on October 3, 2017 at Credit Suisse St. Peter Forum, Zurich. This year, JCC teamed up with the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) to showcase the OBOR intiative's impact and opportunities for Swiss companies.

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JCC roundtable showcases sweeping reforms of Ukrainian pharma sector

The Ukrainian pharma sector is undergoing a complete overhaul. These reforms were the focus of JCC's Switzerland-Ukraine Pharma Roundtable with keynote speaker Ukrainian Acting Minister of Health Dr. Ulana Suprun at Novartis on September 19, 2017.

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Hot off the Press!

JCC Newsletter documenting recent Swiss business developments in the CIS and Georgia and chamber news.  

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JCC legal & tax chapter holds its inaugural lunch seminar

The inaugural lunch seminar of JCC's new initiative, the Legal and Tax Chapter, took place on June 29, 2017 at Lenz & Staehelin's office in Zurich. The Legal & Tax Chapter's first event was on "Financing Exports from Swizerland to Russia and the CIS. 

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JCC's 2017 AGM takes place at FISCHER Spindle Group, Herzogenbuchsee

On June 7, 2017, JCC held its Annual General Meeting at FISCHER Spindle Group AG, Herzogenbuchsee. After the AGM, two speakers took the stage. HE Mr. Sergei Garmonin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Switzerland, followed by Daniel Schmid and the FISCHER team who presented the company globally and in Novosibirsk, Russia. There was a tour of the factory and a networking reception afterwards.

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JCC at 18th Switzerland-Russia Mixed Economic Commission

The 18th Switzerland-Russia Mixed Economic Commission took place on May 30, 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. Ambassdor Livia Leu, Director, Bilateral Economic Relations, SECO headed the commission for Switzerland. Minister Vitaly Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation chaired the commission for the Russian Side. JCC was in the delegation that accompanied Ambassador Leu.

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Corporate governance, focus of Uzbek delegation's visit to Switzerland

On May 16, 2017, an OSCE-sponsored delegation from Uzbekistan's Academy of Public Administration visited JCC Zurich to learn more about corporate governance in Switzerland.

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JCC showcases Uzbekistan as a business destination for Swiss companies

The election of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev  in late 2016 is ushering in a new period of economic development and opportunity for foreign companies in Uzbekistan. At its Switzerland-Uzbekistan Business Roundtable on May 3, 2017 at Sulzer Chemtech, Winterthur, the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS (JCC) examined Uzbekistan's trade strategy and prioritiy for 2017 to 2021.

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JCC launches new initiative by JCC members for JCC members

JCC launched a new initiative - the JCC Legal & Tax Chapter - on March 23, 2017 with a kick-off meeting of participating companies. The focus of the initiative will be a series of lunch seminars on technical topics relevant to doing business in the CIS/Georgia. This initiative is by JCC members, for JCC members exclusively. 

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With EXPO 2017, Kazakhstan shines as Central Asia's cleantech avatar

JCC in partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise and Swiss Trade Point Kazakhstan hosted a Switzerland-Kazakhstan Business Roundtable: "EXPO 2017 and New Opportunities in Cleantech and Other Industries“ on March 13, 2017 at Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten, Zurich. 

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Kaluga, Lipetsk & Sverdlovsk Regions on the radar at JCC event

JCC organized a Swiss-Russian Business Roundtable on February 1, 2017 at MAN Diesel & Turbo Zurich. The event, co-organized by Development Agency BRICS, focused on New Industrialization Trends and Regional Opportunities in the Russian Federation.

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JCC Ukraine Roundtable draws record audience

JCC's Switzerland-Ukraine Business Roundtable on January 17, 2017 at Zunfthaus zur Schmiden, Zurich drew a full house. This attests to the interest in Ukraine's reform process and growing attractiveness as an investment destination especially in IT, agribusiness and manufacturing...

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JCC holiday reception brings members together

JCC's final event of 2016 brought together members and partners at the chamber's Zurich office on December 12, 2016. Guests rang in the holiday season together over wines from Azerbaijan and Georgia, and delicacies from the CIS region.

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JCC at UNCTAD Investment Policy Review Kyrgzystan and Tajikistan

JCC Managing Director Dorit Sallis and Board Member Igor Almazov spoke at the UNCTAD Investment Policy Review on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan at the United Nations in Geneva on November 15, 2016.

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JCC in Handelszeitung

JCC quoted in Handelszeitung #45, November 10, 2016 article titled "Liebesgrüsse an Moskau" published prior to State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch visit to Russia. 

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JCC Business Roundtable with Finance Minister of Turkmenistan

On November 8, 2016 JCC welcomed HE Mr. Muhammetguly Muhammedov, Minister of Finance of Turkmenistan and a delegation of associations and companies to Burckhardt Compression in Winterthur, Switzerland.

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VOGUE rates Georgia a top 2017 travel destination

Georgia has emerged as a hub of cool, great culinary destination and new winter playground for hardcore skiers, according to VOGUE Magazine.

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Uzbekistan's Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins presidential election

Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins presidential election on December 4, 2016.

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JCC New Silk Road Forum examines China's One Belt, One Road impact in Central Asia and S. Caucasus

JCC's New Silk Road Forum that took place  in Bern, Switzerland on October 12, 2016, showcased China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative and examined its implications for Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

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JCC signs MoU with Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI)

JCC's New Silk Road Forum on October 12, 2016 culminated with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between JCC and the Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

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JCC Vice President at 11th Switzerland-Ukraine Mixed Commission

The 11th Switzerland-Ukraine Mixed Economic Commission took place on September 23 in Kiev Ukraine. Ambassador Livia Leu, SECO headed the Swiss delegation which included Urs Klingelfuss, Vice President, Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS/Georgia (JCC).

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JCC hosts Prime Minister of Georgia following the signing of the EFTA-Georgia Free Trade Agreement

The Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS/Georgia (JCC) in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia in Switzerland welcomed HE Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and a delegation of ministers at a business reception that it organized at the Casino Restaurant Bern on June 28, 2016. 

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Switzerland-Tajikistan Mixed Commission held in Bern

The 2nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Switzerland and the Republic of Tajikistan took place on August 31, 2016 in Bern. 

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Ukraine's business environment focus of JCC roundtable

JCC's Update Ukraine Roundtable: Business Environment and Sectors of Opportunity for Swiss Companies took place at Zunfthaus zur Schmiden, Zurich on June 14, 2016. The Event, co-organized with the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, welcomed Ukraine's Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mr. Taras Kutovyi and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Mr. Max Nefyodov. 

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JCC's Azerbaijan-Switzerland Roundtable examines non-oil sector opportunities

JCC's roundtable on trade and investment opportunities in Azerbaijan's non-oil sector took place on May 26, 2016 at Sulzer Chemtech, Winterthur. Deputy Minister Niyazi Safarov, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ambassador Akram Zeynalli, Embassy of Azerbaijan to Switzerland and Ambassador Philipp Stalder, Embassy of Switzerland in Azerbaijan were joined by Swiss companies operating in Azerbaijan and investment promotion agencies AZPROMO and the Azerbaijan Investment Company to showcase new reforms and developing sectors.

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JCC Roundtable on the Swiss Pavilion at EXPO 2017 Astana

JCC held a roundtable on Opportunities for Swiss Companies to Joint the Swiss Pavilion at EXPO 2017 Astana on March 16, 2016 at Burckhardt Compression, Winterthur. Ambassador Mauro Reina, Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan and Councillor Maxat Suleimenov, Embassy of Kazakhstan in Switzerland opened the proceedings.

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JCC participates at Switzerland-Russia Joint Economic Commission

The 17th Swiss-Russian Mixed Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation took place in Bern on March 15, 2016. Ambassador Livia Leu, Head, Bilateral Relations, SECO chaired the Swiss side. Russian Minister of Sport Mr. Vladimir Mutko led the Russian Delegation.

 

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7th Joint Switzerland-Azerbaijan Commission takes place in Baku

The Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS/Georgia (JCC) joined the Swiss delegation led by Ambassador Livia Leu, Head, Bilateral Economic Relations, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs - SECO, Swiss Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mr. Philipp Stalder and a delegation of Swiss companies in Baku, Azerbaijan. The visit on the occasion of the 7th Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Switzerland and Azerbaijan took place on March 9 and 10, 2016.

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Dispute Resolution Involving Russian Partners

A legal seminar on "Dispute Resolution Involving Russian Parties" organized by the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS (JCC) in partnership with Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd. and the Russian Arbitration Association took place on February 11, 2016.

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JCC's Eurasian Economic Forum showcases new trade bloc

Ambassador Helg; Viktor Spassky, Eurasian Economic Commission; Xenya Deikova, PWC; Dorit Sallis, JCC; Deputy Minister Yermalovich of Belarus; Frank Müller, AsstrA Associated Traffic and Dr. Stefan Stroppel, Novartis.

The Eurasian Economic Forum was organized by JCC on September 29, 2015 at SWX Convention Point, Zurich. The event examined the emerging economic union between five countries - Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia - and its implications for Swiss business.

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JCC Roundtable on Import Substitution and Localizing Production in Russia

The Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS (JCC) in partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise and the Swiss Business Hub Russia saw it as timely moment to examine the impact of import substitution and localizing production in Russia at an event on September 23, 2015 in Zurich.

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Switzerland-Uzbekistan Intergovernmental Commission takes place in Bern...

The 7th Session of the Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation between Switzerland and Uzbekistan took place in Bern on June 30, 2015...

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JCC hosts a business delegation from Turkmenistan...

JCC hosted a delegation from Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Mr. Kermiberdi Kurbanov on June 8 and 9, 2015 in Zurich...

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JCC's 2015 Annual General Meeting takes place...

JCC's members gathered for the annual general meeting on April 14, 2015 at Burckhardt Compression, Winterthur...

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Kazakhstan Business Roundtable highlights new opportunities...

The Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS (JCC) in partnership with the Embassy of Kazakhstan organized a Kazakhstan Business Roundtable on March 18, 2015 at the Zunfthaus zur Meisen in Zurich.

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Andrei Sharonov, Dean, Skolkovo School of Business speaks at JCC...

Andrei Sharonov, Dean, Skolkovo School of Management and Former Deputy Mayor of Moscow, was a guest speaker at a JCC lunch for Swiss manufacturers that took place at Burckhardt Compression, Winterthur on February 20, 2015...

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JCC at 16th Session of Joint Swiss-Russian Economic Commission

Vice President Iurie Moraru represented the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS/Georgia (JCC)  during the 16th Session of the Joint Swiss-Russian Economic Commission, in Moscow that took place on February 4, 2015. The Swiss Delegation was led by Ambassador Livia Leu, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO),the Russian Delegation, by the Minister of Sport of Russian Federation, Mr. Vitaly Mutko.

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Eurasian region, an important focus at WEF 2015

The Eurasian Region was an important topic of discussion at the recent World Economic Forum 2015 (January 21 - 26) in Davos. President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan and Prime Minister Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan participated in panels where the pivotal role played by Eurasia as a trade and investment bridge, as well as security buffer between Europe and Asia was discussed. To view a video of the roundtable...

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JCC appears in SF Tagesschau...

A segment on Swiss nightly news SF Tagesschau (17.12.2014, 19:30) examines the impact of economic conditions on Swiss companies engaged in trade with and investment in Russia through the experience of JCC and its members.

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2015 is the twentieth year of Turkmenistan's neutrality

2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of the UN's recognition of Turkmenistan's permanent neutrality as a country. On the occasion of this important milestone, JCC will host a mission of companies from Turkmenistan to Switzerland.

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Kazakhstan Investment Projects 2015

View a list of new investment projects in Kazakhstan's chemical/pharmaceutical; mining; machinery; transport & logistics; energy and tourism industries.

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JCC Holiday FLASH: Hot off the press!

Read about JCC's 2014 activities and 2015 plans in the Chamber's latest newsletter.

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Pavlo Sheremeta, Ukrainian Economist speaks at JCC...

Pavlo Sheremeta, leading Ukrainian Economist and Former Minister of Economy of Ukraine, spoke to JCC members about the state of Ukraine's economy today and prospects for the future at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Zurich on December 17, 2014.

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JCC partners with PASHA Bank on Azerbaijan-Switzerland Conference...

In the Azerbaijani government's strategy "Azerbaijan 2020 - Vision of the Future", one of the key priorities is to diversify the country's economy into the non-oil sectors. This was the focus of the Azerbaijan-Switzerland Business Conference organized by JCC in partnership with PASHA Bank on November 11 in Zurich and on November 13, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland...

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JCC Forum on Ukraine takes place in Zurich...

JCC's forum on Ukraine provided an in-depth assessment of the economic landscape and business opportunities in Ukraine today. The event which took place on November 4, 2014 brought together Swiss Ambassador in Ukraine Mr. Christoph Schoenenberger, Igor Prykhdko, Embassy of Ukraine in Switzerland, legal and financial experts and Swiss and Ukrainian companies operating in the country.

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JCC organizes Kazakhstan-Switzerland Forum in Berne...

On October 22, 2014 the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland--CIS/Georgia (JCC) and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Switzerland organized the Kazakhstan-Switzerland Business Forum on the subject of "Eurasian Integration and Investment Climate in Kazakhstan". The forum, which took place at Casino Restaurant Berne and was ably moderated by JCC Vice President Anne Bauty, brought together high-ranking representatives of the Government of Kazakhstan and Swiss companies successfully doing business in the country...

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JCC signs MoU with AZPROMO...

On May 26, 2014, the 6th Session of the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Switzerland and Azerbaijan took place at Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern. HE Mr. Shahin  Mustafayev, Minister of  Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan headed a delegation of 20 deputy ministers...

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JCC brings Siberian Regions Novosibirsk and Tomsk to Zurich...

On May 14 and 15, 2014, JCC welcomed a delegation of business representatives from Novosibirsk and Tomsk Regions in Siberia. The delegation of business promotion representatives and companies from Siberia were in Switzerland for the Switzerland-Siberia Business Forum organized by JCC, and to learn more about opportunities for partnership in the areas of alternative energy, electrical engineering, biotechnology, light manufacturing and agribusiness...

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Armenia as a business destination for Swiss companies...

JCC organized a Switzerland-Armenia Business Roundtable on May 7, 2014 featuring HE Deputy Minister Garegin Melkonyan, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia and Ambassador Livia Leu, State Secretariat of Economic Affairs as keynote speakers...

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JCC conference on banking in Russia's regions

On April 24, 2014, JCC organized a conference on banking in Russia's regions in partnership with the Association of Regional Banks of Russia (ASROS). The event which took place at Six Convention Point in Zurich showcased top bankers from a range of Russian regions including Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara, Kaliningrad, Tyumen as well as the Russian Central Bank....

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JCC working visit to Tajikistan...

In the week of March 31 to April 5, 2014, JCC, represented by its Executive Board Member, Iurie Moraru, travelled to Tajikistan on a working visit. Iurie Moraru visited the city of Khujand, the administrative center of the northern Sughd Region and the industrial center of Tajikistan, and Dushanbe, the capital. During the visit to Khujand, we had meetings with the Mayor of the City, Governor of Sugd Region, President of Sughd Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as with several private entrepreneurs -- producers of construction materials, water pipes and industrial and electrical cables.

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First JCC Georgia-Switzerland Roundtable takes place...

On March 25, 2014, JCC in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia in Switzerland organized the first Georgia-Switzerland Business Roundtable at the Zunfthaus zur Schmiden in Zurich. Guest of honor was Minister Shalva Pipia, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia and a delegation from Invest in Georgia.

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JCC at Azerbaijan Investment Summit in Baku...

JCC was present at The Economist Azerbaijan Investment Summit that took place on March 11 and 12, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The conference provided an opportunity to learn more about Azerbaijan’s strategy to develop its non-oil sectors, learn about business opportunities for foreign trade and investment, and interact with local decisionmakers and companies...

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JCC on Swiss Mission to Krasnoyarsk Region...

...JCC, represented by board member Iurie Moraru , participated in the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia  from February 27 to March 1, 2014. The Swiss delegation was lead by Julien Thöni, Head of the Economic Department, Embassy of Switzerland in Russia. Representatives of Ferring Pharmaceutical and the Swiss-Russian Joint Venture Fischer Spindles Technology, based in Novosibirsk, were also in the Swiss delegation...

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JCC Goes to the Sochi Winter Olympics...

JCC participated in a one-day trip to the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 as part of a delegation headed by the Honorary Consul of Russia in Lausanne Frederik Paulsen. The delegation went up to the mountain resort Rosa Khutor and thereafter to the Olympic Park in Sochi/Adler...
 

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Russia is for SMEs...

....This is the conclusion of a seminar organized by JCC in partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Casinotheater Winterthur.

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JCC Interview in l'Agefi

"Les entreprises russes attirées par la Suisse." An interview with Dorit Sallis, Managing Director, Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS (JCC) in l'Agefi, December 10, 2013  

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15th Swiss-Russian Mixed Commission a success

Signing a cooperation agreement in the area of science and education.

JCC participated in the 15th Session of the Mixed economic commission Switzerland-Russian Federation that took place on 10 December in Bern.

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JCC/TPP Conference Takes Place in Moscow, Russia

On November 20, 2013, the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Russia/CIS (JCC) organized a conference in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (TPP Russian Federation) to promote Switzerland as a business destination for Russian Companies. The event took place at TPP Headquarters in the center of Moscow.

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JCC Delegation Meets the Association of Regional Banks of Russia

A JCC Delegation that included Iurie Moraru, Derrick Widmer and Dorit Sallis met the President of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia Anatoly Aksakov in Moscow on November 18, 2013.

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JCC Business Roundtable in Geneva

Seminar on "How to Secure Financing, Win Contracts and Protect Investments in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and  Central Asia through the World Bank and Other International Financial Institutions" took place on November 14, 2013 in Geneva.

 

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JCC Central Asia & South Caucasus Forum in Zurich

Business Opportunities for Swiss Companies
October 29, 2013
SIX Convention Point, Selnaustrasse 30
Zurich, Switzerland

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Swiss Delegation Visits Novosibirsk

October 24 and 25, 2013
Novosibirsk, Russia

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JCC Business Mission to Turkmenistan

October 20 to 22, 2013
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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JCC Ticino Networking Reception

JCC Ticino hosted a networking reception for Ticinese companies active in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus at a vineyard, Cantine di Cormane, Ticino on October 18, 2013.

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Georgian-Swiss Business Forum

The Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia and the Georgian National Investment Agency organized the first Georgian-Swiss Business Forum which took place in Tbilisi on October 3 and 4, 2013. JCC collaborated as marketing partner of this event.

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Opportunities in Precision Manufacturing in Russia’s Regions

September 12, 2013
Swissmem, Pfingstweidstrasse 102, Zurich 8005
Zurich, Switzerland

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JCC on SWISS TELEVISION

JCC, represented by board member Iurie Moraru, appeared on SRF 1 Tagesschau, July 16, 2013  in a report on Russian investors in Switzerland, "Der russische Rubel rollt in der Schweiz".

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JCC and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sign Cooperation Agreement

Iurie Moraru, JCC Board Member (right), signs a cooperation agreement with Viktor N. Kvasov, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Krasnodar Region (center) on June 24, 2013 during the Swiss Embassy‘s Mission to Krasnodar. Swiss Ambassador Pierre Helg looks on.

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Market Entry Russia - June 3, 2013

“Market Entry Russia: How Swiss SMEs Can Enter and Operate Successfully In the Russian Market?"
June 3, 2013
Hotel Alpha-Palmiers
Lausanne, Switzerland

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JCC CONFERENCE - Russia's Banking Sector

Russia’s Banking Sector
March 19, 2013
Park Hyatt Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

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JCC SEMINAR - For Russian/CIS Companies in Switzerland

How Russian/CIS companies should position themselves in Switzerland to ensure business success
Branding, Marketing, Lobbying, Reputation Management

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Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann's Mission to Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan - April 10 to 13, 2013

Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Russia/CIS (JCC) Joins Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann's Mission to Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

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