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SCCC News (July 2023)

President's Message
Dear SCCC Members,

June is a favorite time of mine with its long days, the summer solstice and pleasantly warm temperatures but not yet the scorching heat of the mid-summer. Writing this note, I became curious if it’s just me or if there is a scientific connection between daylight and work efficiency. A quick search brought up many studies confirming that daylight exposure is essential for alertness and functionality, and it can significantly influence work productivity. So, hopefully you all find yourselves in a well-balanced environment between efficiency in the business world and fun social activities.

At the SCCC, we successfully completed the virtual AGM where three new Board Members, Andrea Nizzola, Oliver Weibel and XinYue Zhang were voted in. Welcome, we are excited to have them join the SCCC Board! 

Reflecting back on the first half of 2023, we’ve offered a diverse range of online and in-person activities, ranging from the FTX Crypto Carnage Webinar, to Hockey Womens’ World Championship events, the EU-Canada Business day on sustainability, raw materials and strategic partnership. The Swiss Business Hub (SBH) and the Swiss Consulate led a Swiss Scientific and Business Delegation featuring representatives of Switzerland’s top universities and world-renowned Federal Institutes as part of the renewed bilateral joint statement in Science, technology and innovation. For this as well as the most recent TechTo event, where the SBH co-presented a successful Swiss-Canadian collaboration with virtual reality firefighter helmets, we could extend invites to some of our corporate SCCC members. 

Having the pandemic behind us, many of us truly enjoy opportunities to personally connect again. While virtual meetings are practical, there is nothing better than to connect and build our networking in person with a genuine discussion and laughter. We co-hosted gatherings with the Swiss Club and more recently with European Partner Chambers for some fun networking. 

Earlier this month we announced a new opt-in National Membership that offers a wider reach across Canada to our valued entrepreneur and corporate members. We are excited to collaborate more with our Swiss Chambers across Canada and are continuously looking for ways to bring value to you. We’ve also sent out a survey to learn and understand better what is important to you. If you haven’t filled it out, please do so here. Thanks. 

This e-Newsletter provides you with insights related to Swiss-Canadian businesses, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, the Switzerland Travel Experience RoadShow, and discounts for your upcoming travels to Switzerland. 

Please check out our new member, the Sandwich Society, owned by Sandra & Laurent Rossier. Their business can host events and provide excellent corporate and personal catering. 

Wishing you happy reading, a fun and enjoyable summer, and an early happy Swiss National Day. Hope to see you soon again. 

Sandra Leuba
SCCC President

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  • Habib Canadian Bank  (Subsidiary of Habib Bank AG Zurich)
  • Zurich Canada
  • Laderach (Canada) Inc.
  • Custom Spring Corporate
  • Rolex Canada Ltd.
  • Lette LLP
  • Swiss Business Hub
  • Roche Canada
  • Swissmar Ltd.
  • Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
  • Endress + Hauser Canada Ltd
  • Hilti (Canada) Corporation
  • Switzerland Tourism
  • Mazars LLP
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Lindt & Spruengli (Canada) Inc.
  • Adecco Employment Services Limited