The Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is a non-profit Swiss organization, originally founded in Zürich in 1980 by Dr. Uli Sigg – former Ambassador of Switzerland to China – and a group of business professionals. Its two main goals are to promote commercial relations between Switzerland and China and strengthen the political and economical bonds between the two governments and institutions. Given the exponential economical growth of China following Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, SCCC, in 1995, opened two new branches in Geneva and Lugano.

In 1996, SwissCham China, a non-profit organization, was founded with the opening of its first office in Beijing, which gave the Chamber a new dimension and scope for cooperation, business activities, strengthening the Sino-Swiss bonds and provide a platform for local Swiss and Chinese business people inside China. In 1997, a liaison office was established in Shanghai, as well as another liaison office opened 2006 in Guangzhou and 2019 in Chongqing.

In 2001, SwissCham China became a completely independent entity from SCCC and today – it is the only Swiss Chamber of Commerce to be officially registered with the Chinese government. All three liaison offices work in close collaboration to serve best the interests of the Swiss business community in China.

Actual and previous Chairmen of SwissCham China, and Presidents of the Regional Boards of Directors:

ChairmanPresidents
2017/2018Rene ForsterSamuel Baumgartner (BEI)
Alberto Bertoz (SHA)
Philip Kinseher (GZ)
2016/2017Daniel MeyerBernie Stefan (BEI)
Alberto Bertoz (SHA)
Philip Kinseher (GZ)
2015/2016Daniel MeyerBernie Stefan (BEI)
Alberto Bertoz (SHA)
Rene Forster (GZ)
2014/2015Martin WagnerPeter Troesch (BEI)
Andreas Luchsinger (SHA)
Rene Forster (GZ)
2013/2014Martin WagnerPeter Troesch (BEI)
Andreas Luchsinger (SHA)
Rene Forster (GZ)
2012/2013Urs CalonderPeter Troesch (BEI)
Andreas Luchsinger (SHA)
Rene Forster (GZ)
2011/2012Urs CalonderPeter Troesch (BEI)
Ernst Roth (SHA)
Rene Forster (GZ)
2010/2011Christian GuertlerPeter Troesch (BEI)
Christian Guertler (SHA)
Urs Calonder (GZ)
2009/2010Christian GuertlerPeter Troesch (BEI)
Christian Guertler (SHA)
Urs Calonder (GZ)
2008/2009John LiebeskindJohn Liebeskind (BEI)
Christian Guertler (SHA)
Marc Aeschlimann (GZ)
2007/2008Cyrill EltschingerJohn Liebeskind (BEI)
Christian Guertler (SHA)
Marc Aeschlimann (GZ)
2006/2007Cyrill EltschingerJohn Liebeskind (BEI)
Christian Guertler (SHA)
Marc Aeschlimann (GZ)
2005/2006Christian GuertlerJohn Liebeskind (BEI)
Zhanbing Ren (SHA)
 2006: Creation of Guangzhou Office
2004/2005Christian GuertlerCyrill Eltschinger (BEI)
Zhanbing Ren (SHA)
2003/2004Cyrill Eltschinger (BEI)
Zhanbing Ren (SHA)
2002/2003Urs Buchmann (BEI)
Peter Marti (SHA)
2001/2002Urs Buchmann (BEI)
Peter Marti (SHA)
2001: SwissCham China officially independent from SCCC
2000/2001Urs Buchmann (BEI)
Peter Marti (SHA)
1999/2000Urs Buchmann (BEI)
Hans U. Dätwyler (SHA)
1998/1999Peter Ringele (BEI)
1997/1998Christian Stauffer (BEI)
1996/1997Silvie Seidlitz (BEI)
 1997: Creation of Shanghai Office
1996/1997
1996: Creation of SwissCham China, Office in Beijing
1980: Creation of Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)
 

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SwissCham China has roughly 600 company members. Our Chamber maintains a strong relationship with the Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Global Enterprise, Swissnex and Switzerland Tourism. As the representative of the Swiss companies established in China, our goal is to help you to increase your business and visibility, especially amongst the Sino-Swiss business community.

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