About us

Founded in 1996, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in China (SwissCham China) is the only Swiss non‐profit and non‐governmental business & trade association officially registered in Mainland China. Our main goal is to gather all actors of the Sino‐Swiss business community on a common platform to strengthen the political and economic bonds between the two countries to stimulate interaction and develop business opportunities. Our close relations with Swiss and Chinese official institutions allow us to have the ability to make your voice heard in regards to your experience in doing business in China. Since its inception, SwissCham China has grown in terms of members and services. The growth accelerated in the last few years and our offices cover Beijing, Shanghai, South China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen) and South West of China (Chengdu and Chongqing).

2021: a Jubilee Year

2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of SwissCham China, an iconic age.

We also would like to mention a few milestones. In 2007, Switzerland was the first Western country to recognize China as a market economy. Then, the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement on 1 July 2014 which is a true token of our eminent relations with China, not only in trade, but in various other fields. On 30 September 2015, Federal Councilor Alain Berset and Social Security Minister Yin Weimin signed a social security agreement, following a survey conducted by SwissCham China. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Switzerland. In 1950, Switzerland was one of the first Western countries to recognize the newly founded People’s Republic of China. The two countries have enjoyed long-term exchanges and cooperations ever since with remarkable results. Meanwhile, SwissCham China has developed during the last 25 years some unmissable events: The Ambassador’s and Consular Briefings, the Swiss Ball, the Sino‐Swiss Business Awards and of course the Sino‐Swiss Economic Forum.

These meaningful cobblestones undoubtedly map out a route full of opportunities for at least the next 25 years!

About the logo

We are very proud to present you our 25th anniversary logo, created by Ms. Barbara Seidelmann, founder and managing director of 5 Star Plus Retail Design, and her team. This agency provides branded retail and store design, consulting and project management services to high end brands wishing to enter, expand or redefine their presence in the Chinese market.”Key inspirations for the logo design were Chinese and Swiss elements that would be considered “typical” for these two countries – from art and culture, and especially calligraphy. The color scheme is kept simple with some red touches as a reference to the color in the Swiss and Chinese flags,” Barbara said.

25th Anniversary Events

Swiss Traditionnal Dinner

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, on March 26, 2021, at NUO Hotel we hosted the Swiss Traditional Dinner, which followed the RAGA and NAGA.
After the elections, more than 200 guests from the Sino-Swiss business community as well as representatives from the Embassy including Ambassador of Switzerland to the PRC, HE Bernardino Regazzoni, enjoyed the Swiss Traditional Dinner at the NUO Hotel Beijing. We wish to thank all our sponsors, corporate tables and all the attendees, who made the evening a fantastic success!

Sino-Swiss Business Awards
Sino-Swiss Business Awards (SSBA) is organized by the SwissCham Beijing with the support of the Swiss Embassy, with the participation of Swiss and Chinese high rank government representatives. The Awards will showcase individuals and companies who have achieved distinct results and demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the Swiss-Chinese community, Swiss foreign trade and the promotion of Switzerland in China and vice-versa. The highlight of this gala night will be the awards ceremony accompanied by an exclusive dinner. It is a prime opportunity for your business to gain exposure and network with Swiss and Chinese business leaders. The SSBA are open to all Swiss owned companies or organizations operating in Mainland China as well as Chinese companies or organization established or participating to the development of the Sino-Swiss economic relations.

SwissCham Night
The SwissCham Night is the perfect opportunity for our member companies and others to invite colleagues, business partners and friends in order to celebrate together the achieved targets and the end of the year! Meet and mingle with other guests in an informal and relaxed setting around a good meal and international wines. The highlight of the evening is the SwissCham Christmas Lucky Draw with fantastic prizes such as flight tickets, watches, hotel and restaurant coupons and many more. Try your luck and join us for the last event of 2021!

 

Your Swiss Business Platform in China

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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