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FEATURED|swissnexDay'18: Connecting the Blocks, Unchaining the Blockchain
December 11 | Careum Auditorium, Zürich

swissnexDay is the annual signature event of the swissnex Network in Switzerland: Come to Zurich on 11 December 2018 for a unique opportunity to meet the Swiss global network for education, research and innovation in the Blockchain field. swissnexDay’18, co-organized this year with swissnex China, will feature a panel discussion moderated by CNN Money Switzerland and will discuss threats and opportunities, as well as how governments and policy makers are anticipating these changes. Learn more  ➠

EVENTS | Our events in Shanghai and beyond
EVENT|swissnex China @ CIIE: The Country that Never Stops Innovating
November 5-10 | National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai

The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is a major initiative of the Chinese government to promote trade liberalization, economic globalization and open the market to the world. Since 2010 China has been Switzerland's most important trading partner in Asia. swissnex China will be joining the Swiss National Pavilion, organized by Swiss Business Hub and the Embassy of Switzerland in China, to showcase the Swiss excellence in innovation which contributes towards the robust commercial relationship between the two countries. Learn more  

EVENT|Roundtable: Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement
November 13 | swissnex China Conference Room, Shanghai

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Switzerland and China in 2013 is among the most ambitious trade deals signed by both countries to date. During the state visit to Switzerland of President Xi Jinping in 2017, both governments have agreed to upgrade the FTA agreement. This Roundtable, organized by SwissCham in cooperation with the Swiss Center Shanghai and to be held at swissnex China, will discuss the key findings from the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement - 2018 Academic Evaluation Report published by the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Learn more  ➠

NEWS & RECAP | The latest scoop from swissnex China
RECAP|Venture Leaders 2018: A Resounding Success!
September 10-21 | HK, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing & WEF

Venture Leaders China program was launched to offer a platform for a selection of 10 disruptive startups from Switzerland to connect with China over a 10-day roadshow across 5 cities: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin. The trip included business workshops, investor meetings and public events. A few weeks ago, the 5th consecutive edition of Venture Leaders China 2018 ended after 10 days full of learnings, memorable experiences, and, most importantly, valuable contacts from various industry professionals of the local startup ecosystem and multi-billion-dollar investors.  Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Swiss French-Speaking Alumni Event
August 17 | Confucius Institute UNIGE, Geneva

The Swiss-Chinese Association, the Chinese Embassy in Bern, swissnex China, the Department of East Asian studies and the alumni association at the University of Geneva hosted the fourth meeting of the Swiss French-speaking alumni in China in Geneva. More than 30 alumni participated in this event to discuss their memories of China and share their experiences of the present day.   Learn more  ➠

September 24 | Tongji University, Shanghai

The Swiss brand FREITAG has found its way to China and become a must-have for many designers and artists. On September 24, the FREITAG Brothers held a Campus Talk co-organized by swissnex China at the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University NoCC with more than 200 students and young professionals and a live-stream counting more than 800 views.   Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Sino-Swiss Higher Vocational Education Forum 
October 17 | JLL Shanghai Office

swissnex China co-organized the event with SORSA – Swiss Chapter. The event saw an active participation of Swiss alumni, including Madame WU Qidi, former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education of China, as well as institutions and companies in the vocational education industry.  Dr. Felix Moesner, gave an insightful presentation on the higher vocational education system in Switzerland.   Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Field Re-meditations: Carbon
July 21 - October 21 | Chronus Art Center, Shanghai

Field Remediations: Carbon explores human and technological interactions with the carbon cycle, sampling the spectrum of material practices, opportunities and challenges associated with development of remission and Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs). The fieldwork was installed for the Machines Are Not Alone exhibition at Chronus Art Center.  Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Blockchain Bites: Future of Money Series
October 25 | Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai

The 80-people luncheon event, organized with SwissCham China and UZH Alumni Shanghai, featured an expert interview of Dr. Wei (Chris) Cheng, Co-Founder of ChainFunder (Blockchain VC), by Quentin Reyes, Blockchain Junior Project Manager at swissnex China, which focused on latest Blockchain trends in Switzerland and China.  Learn more  ➠

  • RECAP|October 15swissnex China had the pleasure of welcoming 19 students from School of Engineering of ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences). Learn more  ➠
  • RECAP|October 18On October 18, swissnex China joined its peers from the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle on an insightful visit to the Yangshan Phase IV Automated Terminal, the largest automated container terminal worldwide. Learn more  ➠
  • RECAP|October 22In the afternoon of October 22, swissnex China had the great pleasure to receive the visit of 36 EMBA students from University of Zurich (UZH). Learn more  ➠
  • RECAP|October 24On October 24, we warmly received an Executive Visiting Delegation from IDHEAP, the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, at the swissnex China offices. Learn more  ➠
  • INTERNSHIP  swissnex China is looking for a Junior Project Manager to promote swissnex China's many projects and activities in the field of Academic Relations. Acting as a connector between people and projects and ideas, you will support swissnex China to initiate and foster knowledge exchange and long-lasting partnerships between Swiss and Chinese higher education institutions. Learn more and apply  ➠
  • INTERVIEW  Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China shares with some of the insights of the past ten years, key learning and tips for startups as swissnex China celebrates ten years of connecting Switzerland and China through its platform designed to foster collaboration and creativity for research and innovation. Learn more  ➠
  • INTERVIEW  Felix Moesner has been interviewed by CNN Money Switzerland during the summer World Economic Forum (Tianjin) on China, the New Superpower. This is the very first monthly Tech Talk in a new series by CNN Money Switzerland and swissnex. Learn more  ➠
  • NEWS  Switzerland’s Federal Council has appointed Joël Mesot, Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), as the new President of ETH Zurich. On 1 January 2019 Joël Mesot will take over from the current President Lino Guzzella. Learn more  ➠
WELCOME!|Victor Dietrich
New Junior Project Manager
Victor is a Swiss citizen born in 1993 and grew up in the small village of Sergey, Vaud. Victor did his bachelor studies at HEC Lausanne in economics and business, graduating in 2017 following a one-year exchange at the University of Queensland (UQ). He then pursued his studies with a Master degree in Information Systems at HEC Lausanne. Victor has always been strongly implicated in extracurricular projects in parallel to his studies such as with the Institute for Value-Based Entrepreneurship, AIESEC, the CHIC program and as the representative student of the MScIS. As a tech and sports enthusiast, he plays American football and enjoys judo, skiing and hiking.
GOODBYE, AND BEST WISHES! | In October we said farewell to Haley Jiamin LU (Former Junior Project Manager - PR & Events). We wish her every success with her future endeavors!
PARTNERS| News from our friends and networks
  • SWISSCHAM  November 12, ShanghaiSwissCham China invites you to their Swiss Drinks event on November 12 in Shanghai. This event offers an opportunity for the Swiss community to get together and enjoy some drinks after work, and to better connect with our friends and colleagues. Of course, the event is open to anyone interested in the Swiss community. Learn more and register  ➠
  • TED December 6, Geneva|TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen is a TED Talk held on December 6, 2018 in Geneva, which bringing people together around "ideas worth spreading". This year’s edition - Empower – will focus on women’s empowerment and Gender Equality.  Learn more and apply  ➠
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