Have you already considered doing business in Switzerland? online

Time: Tuesday 14th November 2023 at 14.00-15.00
Venue: Webinar (Microsoft Teams)

Contact person: johanna.niemisto (at) helsinki.chamber.fi

Registrations: The event is free of charge. Registration is needed at the latest on Sunday 12th November

Right after the event, you also have the possibility to have a face-to-face meeting (20 min. per meeting) with representatives from Prodigo. Please book it at the same time with registration, places are limited.

14.11.2023 - 14.11.2023

Join this webinar and learn about current business dynamics in Switzerland; hear about the opportunities for Finnish companies; and get tips and tricks on how to approach Swiss prospect.

Switzerland may perhaps not be the first market that comes into the mind of a Finnish exporter. It is however worthwhile to have a look at it. Being an open economy, characterised by a high degree of flexibility and a clear focus on sustainability, innovation and high quality, the Swiss market may offer very interesting potential for Finnish products and services.

Is it then all so simple to approach Swiss potential partners? Before starting the prospection, a number of things need to be taken into account though, especially because Switzerland is not a member of the European Union. These issues will be discussed during a webinar.

Themes to be covered:    
1. The current business dynamics in Switzerland
2. Opportunities for Finnish companies
3. Tips and tricks on how to approach Swiss prospects.

The event is organised in co-operation with Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.

About the speaker

Michel Patteet has built up a professional career with over 25 years of experience in international trade promotion. Before creating his own business development company Prodigo (www.prodigo.ch), Michel was active as Trade Commissioner for Belgium in Switzerland during seven years, whereby he acquired an in-depth knowledge of the Swiss market and created a vast network of economic actors in many sectors. Meanwhile, Prodigo has already helped customers from 15 countries to set foot in Switzerland, including from Finland.

In previous functions, Michel worked for a United Nations’ trade promotion initiative in Geneva and was Liaison Officer for World Bank procurement in Brussels. He has accompanied and advised a large number of exporters, organised numerous economic missions around the world and realized several market studies.

The event is part of the Internationalisation Week of the Chambers of Commerce in Finland. Read more. 

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