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Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Xianxia Campus
(350, Xianxia Rd, Changing District, Shanghai)
上海市长宁区仙霞路350号 校内球场

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Living with Robots(Member Only)

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SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to:

Living with Robots (Member Only)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2018年06月26日 星期二
19:00 – 21:00
@swissnex China

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

What are the latest state-of-the-art advancements in the field of robotics / AI, and how have things changed since the robots started moving into our own living space a quarter century ago, as the pace of digitalization has picked up rapidly?

Join renowned Dr. Rolf Pfeifer’s insightful talk exploring the hype surrounding the topic of robot and AI in popular media. He proposes that realistic communications and employing the concepts of embodiment are key in coping with the “robotic hype”. Dr. Pfeifer will also introduce his ROBOLOUNGE project, a café / lounge where robots instead of humans take care of the well-being of the customers.

Best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

About the Speaker:

Rolf Pfeifer, sc. techn. ETH, Scientific Advisor, “Living with Robots” Inc.
Visiting Professor, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Prof. em. University of Zurich
Rolf Pfeifer is currently “Visiting Chair Professor”, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and he is a scientific consultant for “Living with Robots” Ltd. Moreover, he is co-founder of the National Robotics Center in Switzerland.

He has a master’s degree in physics and mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science (1979) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1987-2014 he was professor of computer science at the University of Zurich and director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He was a visiting professor and research fellow at the Free University of Brussels, the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass. (US), the Neurosciences Institute (NSI) in San Diego, the Beijing Open Laboratory for Cognitive Science, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, the University of São Paolo, Brazil, and the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. In 2004 he was elected “21st Century COE Professor, Information Science and Technology” at the University of Tokyo. In 2009 he was a visiting professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and was appointed “Fellow of the School of Engineering” at the University of Tokyo, and in 2016 “Fellow of ECLT”, the European Center for Living Technology in Venice, Italy. In 2009 he started the “ShanghAI Lectures” (at Shanghai Jiao Tong University), a global, fully interactive videoconference-based series on natural and artificial intelligence. From 2014-2017, he was a “Specially Appointed Professor” in Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics at Osaka University. In 2017 he was appointed “Honorary Professor” at the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Mindfire Foundation – “Decoding the Mind for Humankind”.

He is a pioneer of the fields of “embodied intelligence” and “soft robotics” which are now rapidly gaining importance and have already had a decisive impact on the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. His book “How the body shapes the way we think – a new view of intelligence” has been published in English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and French, and is now considered a classic. He developed the humanoid robot “Roboy”, designed specifically for social interaction, which has attracted world-wide media attention, and he is presently pursuing the “ROBOLOUNGE” project, a venue where robots will take care of the well-being of the customers and where people can experience the future – i.e. they can feel what it will be like to interact very closely with robots in a public space.

Date & Time (日期及时间)
June 26, 2018 19:00 – 21:00

Language(语言): English

Program Rundown (活动流程):

18:30 – 19:00: Doors open
19:00 – 19:05: Welcome Speech
19:05 – 20:00: Lecture by Dr. Rolf Pfeifer
20:00 – 21:00: Networking with wine and food


Members: RMB 100 会员价(Member Only)

Please Register Here!

RSVP: Please register by June 21, 2018 请在2018年06月21日前登记

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In case you need to cancel your attendance to the event, please write an email to: at least 24 hours prior to the event. Failure to cancel your RSVP timely will require the payment of a “no show bill” of the full amount stated in this invitation. You can contact Nini Qi by telephone: 021 5368 1237


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Financial Innovation & Opening Forum 2018 – 2nd Switzerland-China (Hebei) Innovation Summit

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SwissCham Beijing is delighted to invite you to the

DATE / 时间

Tuesday 24 July 18:00 – 20:30 & Wednesday 25 July 8:00 – 12:00
2018年7月24号 (周二) 18:00 – 20:30 – 7月25号 (周三) 8:00 – 12:00

Shijiazhuang Project Museum / 天山规划城市展览馆

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

On behalf of the Organizers, we are glad to invite you to the Financial Innovation & Opening Forum 2018 -2nd Switzerland-China (Hebei) Innovation Summit. Following last year’s series of in-depth conversations on the key drivers and dynamics shaping innovation, the Switzerland-China (Hebei) Innovation Summit returns to Shijiazhuang from 24 to 25 July, 2018. As Hebei has become the center of Jingjinji integration, in this year’s edition the Forum will bring together over 50 professionals and industry experts from financial business, government and academia to discuss, debate and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by financial innovation and opening in China.

With best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

Hebei Capital Research Association
Embassy of Switzerland in China

Hebei Youth Daily
Sinoglade International Consulting Co., Ltd.


1. Financial Opening – What are the Growth Market Opportunities and how is Hebei positioning itself as a Center for Financial Innovation?
At the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan on April 10, President XI Jinping reaffirmed that China will further open up its economy—notably including the financial sector—to foreign players. According to FANG Xinghai, Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Chinese finance will increasingly displace Chinese manufacturing as a major driver of shifting global economic patterns. Against this backdrop and China’s growing wealth, XIAO Zhen, President of Swiss Centers China, will shed light on growth market opportunities in China as well as Hebei’s unique role and potential to become a financial innovation powerhouse.

2. Joint Pursuits – What are the Competitive Advantages of Hebei and Swiss Enterprises and how can they capitalize on Growth together?
As financial opening is expected to gather momentum, Hebei has been pressing ahead with a reform agenda and targets to increase mixed ownership and ensure free access to various types of capital. But how can companies pivot in the right direction to capture the resulting growth market opportunities? The answer to that question may lie in the joint pursuit of business objectives. In this session, LIU Wanling, President of the Hebei Reform Strategy Research Committee, will bring out the competitive advantages and distinct strengths of Hebei and Swiss companies and how they could effectively capitalize on growth together.

3. Looking Ahead – Will Value Tailwinds accompany the rapid Growth of Technology Enterprises in Emerging Markets?
On April 21, the National Equities Exchange and Quotations system announced the signing of a memorandum with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, opening the door for more Mainland enterprises to apply for IPOs. But do the buzz and hype surrounding the listing of innovative and new technology companies go beyond higher valuations and improved liquidity? Will the rapid growth of these firms and their access to larger pools of capital transform the emerging market landscape as we know it and create new value and new value propositions in the future? SHI Yuqiang, Chief Economist of the Hebei Research Committee, explores this further.


24 July 2018

18:00 – 18:45Welcome by the Swiss Ambassador
H.E. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China
18:50 – 20:30Cocktail Banquet and Dinner (60 guests, exclusively invited by the hosts)

25 July 2018

08:00 – 08:50Registration
08:55 – 09:00Forum Opening
XIAO Zhen, President, Swiss Centers China
LI Hongyu, CEO, Sinoglade International Consulting Co,.Ltd.
09:00 – 09:05Opening Speech
H.E. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China
09:05 – 09:55Panel Discussion 1: Financial Opening – What are the Growth Market Opportunities and how is Hebei positioning itself as a Center for Financial Innovation?
09:55 – 10:10Coffee break
10:10 – 11:00Panel Discussion 2: Joint Pursuits – What are the Competitive Advantages of Hebei and Swiss Enterprises and how can they capitalize on Growth together?
11:00 – 11:50Panel Discussion 3: Looking Ahead – Will Value Tailwinds accompany the rapid Growth of Technology Enterprises in Emerging Markets?
11:50 – 12:00Closing Remarks


Ms. Cindra WANG
+86 10 8468 3982

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+86 10 8468 3982


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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:

2021/2022Martin MuellerMarco Bollier (BEI)
Joe Liu (SHA)
Stefan Stalder (GZ)
2020/2021Martin MuellerSamuel Baumgartner (BEI)
Joe Liu (SHA)
Stefan Omlin (GZ)
2019/2020Rene Forster
Martin Mueller
Samuel Baumgartner (BEI)
Alfonso Troisi (SHA)
Bruno Stauffacher (GZ)
2018/2019Rene ForsterSamuel Baumgartner (BEI)
Alberto Bertoz (SHA)
Philip Kinseher (GZ)
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: Creation of SwissCham China, Office in Beijing
1980: Creation of Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)
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Switzerland Heads Again the Ranking of the Most Innovative Countries

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Xi Vows Clean, Beautiful World

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President Xi Jinping has extended his greetings to the opening of the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2018, which opened on Saturday in the capital of southwestern China’s Guizhou province.

“Ecological conservation concerns the future of the mankind, and it’s the common goal of all nations to build a green home,” Xi said in a congratulatory letter to the forum.

“China highly values ecological and environmental protection,” the president said. “Guided by the conviction that clear waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, the country advocates harmonious coexistence between humans and nature, and sticks to the path of green and sustainable development.”

Xi said he believed that the annual conference – this year themed “Embracing a new era of eco-civilization: green development with high priority to ecology” – would help all parties strengthen consensus and cooperation for the development of global ecological civilization.

“China is ready to work with the international community to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and build a clean, beautiful world,” Xi said in his letter.

This year’s conference gathered more than 2,400 participants, including international guests from over 30 countries and regions and involving almost all the top international organizations specialized in environment protection and green development.

The three-day conference includes seven summits, 10 themed forums, five international workshops and international consultation sessions, as well as some featured activities. Besides inviting international stakeholders, the eco forum has made international exchange and cooperation key parts of its agenda.

The Sino-Swiss Dialogue, held annually since 2014, brought together guests from both countries for in-depth conversations in fields like technological innovation.

“For a long time, Switzerland has paid attention to the relationship between development and environment, and found a successful path of green development for an inland mountainous country like itself. Guizhou should learn from its experience,” said Lu Yongzheng, vice-governor of Guizhou.

Lu said the dialogue is meaningful not only in exchanging experiences and concepts, but in offering an opportunity to strengthen mutual cooperation between them.

Xi’s letter has drawn wide and positive responses from conference participants and the public.

Olafur Grimsson, former president of Iceland, said at the forum he is impressed with China’s recent commitment to green development. “In the past, we were not used to looking at China as a leading country in sustainable development, green development and clean energy. But all of those are becoming a reality right now,” he told the forum.

Xiao Yongxian, a plum farm operator from Shi’erpan village in the Yanhe Tujia autonomous county in Guizhou, said the environment is the most equitable public goods and the most universal benefit for people.

Li Gelin, director of the poverty alleviation office from Leishan county in Guizhou, said concepts like “clear waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets” and “ecological environment should be protected like our own eyes” have been widely accepted by both the local government and residents.

“Our county’s ‘all-for-one tourism’ has witnessed healthy and proud development thanks to our good ecological environment,” Li said.

Over the past years, Guizhou has become a good example of combining ecological civilization construction with economic development, experts agreed at a sub-forum about ecological civilization and poverty elimination on Saturday.

Guizhou, which began with its ecological civilization construction efforts in 2007, has seen its GDP rise to 1.35 trillion yuan from 280 billion yuan ($203.35 billion from $42.17 billion) in 10 years. Its green economy accounted for 37 percent of its total GDP last year.

Guizhou province, along with Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, was approved by the central government to build an “ecological civilization pioneer zone” in 2016, and has since become a comprehensive experimental field for reforms relevant to ecological civilization.

At the beginning of this month, Fanjing Mountain in Guizhou was added to the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites. So far, the province has four UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, the most of any Chinese province.

Gao Peiyong, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said some underdeveloped and remote areas like Guizhou usually have rich ecological resources, and they should take full advantage of their potentials to help reduce poverty.

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