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Sino-Swiss Business Awards 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)

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After successful editions in 2013 and 2015, the Sino-Swiss Business Awards 2017 has announced the winners of its third edition during an exclusive gala evening held at the Rosewood Beijing. More than 350 guests attended the event which included top economic and political leaders from both Switzerland and China. For the first time, and in the frame of the OBOR Summit, the highest authority of Switzerland, honoured the Ceremony with her presence: Her Excellency, Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications.

“The finalists in all categories have provided inspiration and encouragement to everyone committed to Sino-Swiss business relations” affirmed H.E. Ambassador Jean-Jacques de Dardel in his welcome message. “It’s an honor to be here and witness the highly deserved celebration of your success. It’s also an opportunity to thank you for your outstanding contributions and for your commitment to our remarkable Sino-Swiss relations”, stated H.E. Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard in her opening speech. This event was also the occasion to launch the SSID as announced by the President of SwissCham Beijing Samuel Baumgartner ‘Switzerland, often designated the most innovative country in the world, undeniably has much to bring to China and vice-versa. It is in this respect that SwissCham is proud to announce the creation of a platform that aims to intensify exchange between Swiss and Chinese companies in this field: the Sino-Swiss Innovation Dialogue (SSID).’

The winners of the Sino-Swiss Business Awards 2017 are:

  1. Entrepreneur Outstanding Achievements – CHEERS Wines
  2. SME Outstanding Achievements – IQAir
  3. COFCO MNC Outstanding Achievements – Nestlé (China) Ltd.
  4. Entrepreneur Innovator – Kaiterra
  5. ROCHE SME Innovator – Swissmooh (Qingdao) Food Co. Ltd.
  6. NBS MNC Innovator – Schindler
  7. Chinese Innovator – Huawei Technologies Switzerland AG
  8. NESTLÉ Chinese Promoter – Zhongshan Sino-Swiss (European) Industrial Park

The Special Recognition goes to:

  1. Special Recognition for Exceptional Investment in Switzerland – COFCO International

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

On the occasion of the official visit of Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, SwissCham Beijing, in association with the Embassy of Switzerland in the People’s Republic of China, is delighted to announce the Sino-Swiss Business Awards 2017 (SSBA 2017) on 13 May in Beijing.

This year and for its 3rd edition, President Leuthard, Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, will honour the SSBA 2017 with her presence. During her official visit, following President Xi Jinping’s invitation during his state visit in Switzerland in January of this year, she will also attend the Belt and Road (OBOR) Forum for International Cooperation.

During our exclusive Gala Evening where you will enjoy a 4-course Dinner and have the chance to win prestigous prizes in a lucky draw, SwissCham will honour 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.

This event will also officially launch the Sino-Swiss Innovation Diaolgue (SSID), initiated by SwissCham Beijing, following the Innovative Strategic Partnership agreement signed in 2016 between both countries. 

The selected award categories are as follows:

  1. Entrepreneur Innovator
  2. MNC Innovator
  3. SME Innovator
  4. Chinese Innovator
  5. Chinese Promoter
  6. Entrepreneur Outstanding Achievements
  7. MNC Outstanding Achievements
  8. SME Outstanding Achievements

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Why enter the SSBA 2017? / 为什么参加2017中瑞商业大奖?

The application process is now closed. The nominees will soon be announced.

Read the Information Booklet and download the APPLICATION FORM.

  • The Sino-Swiss Business Awards offers a unique opportunity to position your brand, expand your network and gain access to a community of successful business owners, important players in both countries and potential clients for your products.
  • Last but not least: Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, will be present at the event in order to witness your achievement.
Finalists and winners also benefit from the following:
The Sino-Swiss business community and officials hold the Sino-Swiss Business Awards in high regards. Winners and nominates are widely recognized as leaders in their field as well as in the promotion and the increase of the Sino-Swiss economic relations.
Measuring your own business or operation against finalists and winners provides clear incentives and examples for you to improve and fine-tune your operations and performance.
The Gala Night is Sino-Swiss’s premier event for individuals interested in networking with other businesspeople who participate successfully to the development of the Sino-Swiss economic relations.
The awards receive significant media exposure in the lead up to the event thanks to partnerships with key business media.
We are proud to announce the Award nominees:

How to enter the SSBA 2017? / 如何参加2017中瑞商业大奖?

The application process for the Sino-Swiss Business Awards 2017 has never been easier!

Here are the steps to nominating your company:

1. Read the Information Booklet to find out more about the Award Categories as well as the Terms & Conditions

2. Download the APPLICATION FORM, fill it out and send it back to Ms. Laura Fleming, Marketing & Events Manager by Friday 24 March.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your guests at this third edition of the Sino-Swiss Business Awards.
Let’s celebrate your success!

Why sponsor the SSBA 2017?/ 为什么赞助2017中瑞商业大奖?

This high-end evening is the perfect opportunity for your company to increase its brand awareness and expand its network, not only among the Sino-Swiss business community but to a much larger audience. Indeed, the SSBA 2017:
  • will have the honour to receive Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation;
  • will be the biggest economic and political event between Switzerland and China in 2017
There are several ways to sponsor the SSBA 2017:
1. Choose one of our Sponsorship Packages (below)
  • ​Tailor-made packages: from Silver (RMB 50’000) to Platinum Sponsorship Package (RMB 100’000);
  • Qualitative exposure before, during and after: logo on different supports, oral recognition, gift bag insert;
  • Free seats: 10 free seats located in a prime area and discount on additional seats;
  • Exclusive advantages in the Platinum Sponsorship Package: named award, booth in the cocktail area, message in the program booklet.
2. Offer a prize for the Lucky Draw

This is not only a very wished for moment by all the guests but also an excellent and qualitative marketing window in order to promote the products and services among all our network.

3. Become an In-kind Sponsor
If your company is seeking wide exposure both in electronic and print media, in-kind sponsorship (wine, cheese, chocolate, coffee, etc.) is a great way to reach high visibility for your products and to gain access to new customers. Our in-kind sponsorship package includes the following advantages: named recognition on the evening, company’s logo on the dedicated webpage and material.
Sponsorship Packages











18:00  Registration & Cocktail
19:00  Opening of the Ballroom
19:20  Welcome Speeches
20:20  Outstanding Achievements Category
21:00  Innovator Category & 1st Round Lucky Draw
21:20  Chinese Contribution Category
21:50  2nd Round Lucky Draw
22:20  Concluding Remarks

PRICE / 价格

– Member: RMB 700
– Non-Member: RMB 1’200
– Corporate Table (10 pax.):  RMB 12’000

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Sino-Swiss Economic Forum 2016

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Beijing, 8 April 2016 – Fourth Edition of the Sino-Swiss Economic Forum

The 4th Sino-Swiss Economic Forum (SSEF) was successfully held on 8 April 2016 at the Rosewood Hotel in Beijing with the exceptional presence of the President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E. Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the occasion of his State visit to China and the China International Trade Representative and Vice Minister of Commerce of P.R. China, H.E. Zhong Shan. More than 380 guests attended the event, including top leaders from Swiss and Chinese companies as well as high level representatives from both countries. The Forum explored a very hot topic: Connectivity for innovation: the Sino-Swiss dimension and examined the unique partnership between Switzerland and China, looking into how the two countries could create value for those relying on innovation like investors, entrepreneurs or large companies.
“Both Switzerland and the People’s Republic of China have made a strategic choice to enable innovation-driven growth through connectivity. Today’s high level Sino-Swiss Economic Forum brings together outstanding minds from our two nations to examine how our two countries can deepen this partnership”, affirmed H.E. Ambassador Jean-Jacques de Dardel in his welcome message. “The 4th Sino-Swiss Economic Forum opens its doors for economic elites from both countries to meet and greet, fully accommodating the wish from both sides to enhance mutual understanding and to plan for the future”, added H.E. Ms. Zhou Xiaoyan, Director General of Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Department of European Affairs.

“I want to promote the image of Switzerland as a destination – not only for the many Chinese tourists who enjoy the beauty of our country, but also for investments in our innovative economy. The topic of the forum today follows this spirit of openness”, explained President Schneider-Ammann. Vice-Minister Zhong Shan expressed “his wishes to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of innovation, financial services and clean technologies”.

The panel was composed of eminent figures from the Sino-Swiss business community, including Mr. Wang Hongzhang, Chairman of China Construction Bank, Mr. Peter Voser, Chairman of ABB, Mr. Mei Meng, Chairman of TusHoldings and Mr. Christoph Maeder, Member of the Executive Committee of Syngenta. The SSEF takes place every two years in Beijing and is by far the largest economic summit between Switzerland and China. The 4th edition of the Forum was jointly organized by the Economic Section of the Swiss Embassy and the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, in partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise and swissnex China.

For more details:

Press release: in ENGLISH or in CHINESE.
Forum booklet: click HERE.
Video: click HERE for a 5 minute video of the SSEF
the full video of the panel discussion is available upon request.
Pictures: scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

On the occasion of the State visit of the President of Switzerland Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, SwissCham Beijing, in association with the Embassy of Switzerland in China, the Swiss Business Hub and swissnex China, is delighted to announce the Sino-Swiss Economic Forum 2016 (SSEF) on 8 April at the Rosewood Beijing.

This year and for its 4th edition, the President of Switzerland, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, will honour the Forum with his presence at the occasion of his State visit to China. The President will be accompanied by a delegation of business people and representatives from the Swiss science and research field. On the Chinese side, we willl have the pleasure to welcome the Vice Minister of Commerce, H.E. Zhong Shan.

The SSEF takes place every two years in Beijing and is by far the largest economic summit between Switzerland and China. It will feature top speakers from the Swiss and Chinese government and business community. The Forum offers a cocktail, business lunch, keynote speeches and a top level panel discussion.

Your SwissCham Team

Co-organized with:

Topic: Connectivity for innovation: the Sino-Swiss dimension
As the slowdown of the global economy is accentuating, identifying and promoting sustainable development engines has become a global challenge. Innovation has been deemed a key factor in overcoming the national and global growth crunch. Shaping Asia’s growth pattern, China’s has made a strategic choice to enable innovation-driven growth through connectivity – in infrastructural, technological and financial dimensions. On an unprecedented level the One Belt One Road initiative aims at boosting infrastructure connectivity in the vast region between China and Europe. Switzerland – who persistently ranks as leader in innovation worldwide – has been a pioneer in accompanying China onto the world stage in signing an FTA with China as first European country, establishing an RMB offshore trading hub in Zurich and by becoming one of the first non-Asian members of the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Upon signing the FTA Prime Minister Li Keqiang declared ‘Innovation is the lifeblood of mankind’. A focus lies i.e. on the development of R&D investments in both countries as companies continue to shift their focus from searching for a low cost production base to an increasingly higher demand for brain power. In combination with a rapidly developing ecosystem, it is expected that more innovation will be coming out of China in the near future.

The panel will examine this unique partnership, looking into how the two countries could create value for those relying on innovation like investors, entrepreneurs or large companies by targeting key questions for anyone involved in the creation of intangible assets, such as facilitating access to talents & capital and IPR.

Sponsorship opportunities
In 2016, the SSEF will be the most important economic event between Switzerland and China, this year. Sponsoring this event not only gives you the opportunity to associate your company with a very high profile event but also gain access to a community of successful business owners and important players in China.

There are several ways to attend the SSEF 2016:
–    Choose one of our Sponsorship Package;
–    Book a Corporate Table (member only);
–    Individual Entrance.
Financial Sponsorship Packages

Corporate Table
The corporate tables (number of seats to be announced) are located in central area with a logo on the table and are for member only. Price (net): RMB 30,000 (MNC) and RMB 20,000 (SME).

Individual Entrance 
Member: Max 1 free entrance/company (max 2 additional tickets: RMB 1,000/person)
Non-Member: Max 2 tickets available: RMB 1,500/person

Contact us in case of interest: / +86 10 8468 3982 ext. 182

More information about the previous edition in 2014.

SSEF 2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Venue Sponsor

Visual Sponsor

Media Partner

11:00-11:45   Registration
11:15-12:00   Cocktail & canapés

12:15-12:30   Welcome speech Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Swiss President
12:30-12:40   Welcome speech ZHONG Shan, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce

12:40-13:30   Lunch
13:30-14:00   Coffee & dessert buffet

14:00-15:05   Panel discussion: WANG Hongzhang, Chairman, CCB
    Peter Voser, Chairman, ABB
MEI Meng, Chairman, TusHoldings
Christoph Mäder, Executive Committee, Syngenta

Moderation:         ZOU Yue, Head of Anchors, CCTV

15:05-15:15   Moderated Q&A
15:15-16:00   Networking Coffee & Tea

+86 10 8468 3982 ext. 182

Please note that the SSEF organizing committee reserves itself the right to valid any sponsorships, registrations and to modify the contents of the packages, dates of the event and exposure options. You will be notified accordingly.


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Shanghai Exhibition Center

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Shanghai Exhibition Center – No. 1000 Yan’An Middle Road or Nanjing Road
上海展览中心 – 上海市延安中路1000号

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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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