Horasis China Meeting

by swisscham in BUSINESS NEWS

The 12th Horasis China Meeting took place in Interlaken, Switzerland on 7 and 8 November 2016. The Canton of Bern and the China Federation of Industrial Economics co-hosted the event with Shenzhen as a partner city. In his welcome speech, Christoph Neuhaus, Minister of Justice, Government of the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, stressed the importance of the Swiss core values innovation, specialization and internationalization. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Switzerland and China which was concluded in 2014 aims at improving mutual market access for goods and services. ÔThe FTA had a positive impact on Swiss companies by decreasing import duties,Õ said Susanne Ruoff, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Post, Switzerland. Wu Yijian, Chairman, Ginwa Investments Holding Group, China, added that Ôthe FTA provides an opportunity for business growth and allows Chinese firms to remain competitive in a very cost driven environment.Õ 300 senior delegates from business and government gave out their knowledge in plenaries and panel sessions. Some of the panels focused on the globalization of Chinese firms, its increasing digitalization moving towards the Internet of Things; inwards investment in China; and its green revolution.

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