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Switzerland tops the world ranking as 'the most innovative country' according to the Global Innovation Index. Home to leading companies like Nestlé, Roche or UBS, Switzerland has one of the most stable and modern economies in Europe. This workshop is designed to support companies wishing to take advantage of Switzerland as a business location.




Thursday, 4th April 2019, from 9am - 12pm



Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom

16-18 Montagu Place

London W1H 2BQ

Dress code


Business attire






Maximum of 12 companies



By Thursday 28th March

Please register here


Did you know?

Switzerland as an export market for UK goods is larger than Australia and Canada combined. It is also the 3rd largest non-EU export market for the UK.


Why attend?

- Familiarize yourself with the necessary preparations needed to have a presence in Switzerland.

- Learn how to identify business and R&D partners in Switzerland.

- Gain practical advice from experts about legal structure, regulatory requirements, logistics and customs, tax, HR and business culture.

- Opportunity to have one-to-one sessions with the experts. 


Who is it for?

C-level executives and Heads of Innovation and R&D looking to have a presence in Switzerland.






Registration and networking coffee



Introduction by Mrs Marieke Hood, Head of the Swiss Business Hub UK and Ireland

Overview of UK-CH trade relationship by Alexander Renggli, Counsellor, Head of the Economic, Finance, Science & Innovation Department




Rules of the game/pitches by experts:

Legal/regulatory: Mercuris Avocats – David Perlotto (Tax advisor) and Olivier Cherpillod (Partner)

Tax: PWC Switzerland – Christoph Pauli (Director International Tax) and Juerg Niederbacher (Partner and Leader Tax Mergers & Acquisitions)

Human Resources: Swisslinx – Colin Tivendale (Director) and Edward Cullen (Managing Consultant)




MyNextMatch: Oner Avara (CEO and Founder)

Kare: Michele Sama (CTO)



Optional individual consultations by experts




Optional networking lunch



Swiss Business Hub UK & Ireland

+44 20 7616 6000


The Swiss Business Hub UK + Ireland is representative of the official international trade and investment promotion agency Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). Part of the Embassy of Switzerland in London and in Dublin, it is responsible for implementing Swiss export strategies in the United Kingdom and Ireland and for promoting Switzerland as a business location.