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    Accelerate your business via Switzerland (4th June 2014), Investment promotion networking reception

    Start date: 04/06/2014
    Cost: Regristration required

    Location: Manchester Date: Wednesday 4 June 2014

    The Swiss Business Hub UK would like to invite you to an event presenting Switzerland as an interesting business location. Speakers will discuss subjects such as business and R&D opportunities, key industries and why Switzerland is the right location for expanding into Continental Europe.

    The presentation will be followed by a lunch/networking reception which will give you the chance to meet the speakers and other companies interested in setting up a business in Switzerland.

    Brief Programme:

    Why should you be interested in Switzerland as a business location? A presentation on the business environment and key industries will be given.

    Mr Oliver Bertschinger, Director of Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE), and Mr Jürg Niederbacher Partner, Tax & Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, will be our speakers.

    Some good reasons to consider a base in Switzerland:

    • Market opportunities within a strong, growing economy;
    • Very high permeability between research and industry with favourable cross-fertilization between disciplines;
    • Qualified and loyal staff: Swiss employee productivity is amongst the highest in Europe and 91% are satisfied with their working conditions; An international openness with a “Swiss Made” label;
    • The simplicity of the administrative process: rapid steps and limited costs.

    Places are restricted, and for reasons of security all delegate names must be known in advance.

    Please reply using the following email address before 23 May: and insert the following wording in the subject line: Manchester event confirmation.

    A confirmation letter with logistical details will be sent once your participation has been registered.

    We look forward to seeing you at this event, which enables you to discuss business opportunities and meet other players in different sectors.


    • 10.00am – 10.25am Registration
    • 10.25am – 10.30am Welcome address
      Mr Thorsten Terweiden, Head of Swiss Business Hub
    • 10.30am – 10.50am Why Switzerland is an interesting business location?
      Mr Oliver Bertschinger, Regional Director Europe, Switzerland Global Enterprise
    • 10.50am – 12.20pm Tax & Legal Framework
      Mr Jürg Niederbacher, Partner, Tax & Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
    • Followed by Q&A
    • 12.30pm – 1.30pm Networking lunch

    Ms Veronica Castel-Branco,
    Senior Investment Officer
    Swiss Business Hub
    United Kingdom
    DDI: 020 7616 6050
    Please RSVP by
    Monday 23 May 2014
    Invitations are strictly personal and non transferable

    Great John Street Hotel
    Great John Street
    City Centre
    M3 4FD

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham