The hospitality committee promotes interests of hotels, restaurants, and the service industry through educational means by organizing speeches, as well as discussion platforms on current issues and challenges related to hospitality. Of course it’s also establishing to provide great networking opportunities for SwissCham members.

Through our events we assist in setting standards for China’s hospitality industry by giving insights to various topics. Here is a list of events organized over the past two years: food and wine pairing, developing 2nd and 3rd tier cities, starting a hospitality business venture, leadership, and sustainability.

The hospitality committee offers an extra value for SwissCham members who are engaged or simply just interested in the business of food, drinks, and service of high standards.

Chair Person


Alfonso Troisi
Business Executive Officer
Nestle Nespresso Beijing Ltd.

Upcoming Events:

Date Topic Speaker(s)
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Swissclub Shanghai – Invitation Swisscham – Summer BBQ Party


Past Events:

Date Topic Speaker(s)
Monday, September 14, 2020

Swiss Drinks

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Food safety and import regulations for the F&B industry

Grégory Lachat, Senior Partner

Dr. Cheng Zhang, lawyer

Xiyan Hu, Director of Big Data Law at Capital Equity Legal Group

Lei Jing, Director of International Trade and Compliance Department at Capital Equity Legal Group

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The edge between Online and Offline. China retail focus: How to Tackle the Challenge

Alfonso Troisi, Business Executive Officer of Greater China, Nespresso; President & National Representative of SwissCham Shanghai and SwissCham China

Mauro De Felip, General Manager at Ferrero China

Mauro Maggioni, CEO Asia Pacific of Golden Goose

Nicky Wang, Managing Director & Head of Strategy at WE Red Bridge

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Cooking Class

Evo Ni, Certified Chef at CieCAS

Francois Giussani, Swiss Certified Chef at CieCAS

Mariana Basurto, Certified Chef at CieCAS

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Swiss wine & cheese pairing

Benny Xu, Country manager at Schuler Wine China Co.,  Ltd

Raul.F. Casserini, Manager at The Cheesery & Tiacassia

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Revenue Management: A Best Practice Case from the Hotel Industry

RAINER J. BURKLE, Area Vice President, Luxury, Greater China, Marriott International

JENNIFER LIU, Senior Area Director, Revenue Strategy, Luxury Greater China, Marriott International

ALFONSO TROISI, Business Executive Officer of Nespresso Greater China

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 How to combine creativity with discipline, a case from Fine Dining Paul Pairet, Chef de Cuisine, Partner-Founder of three restaurants of different natures in Shanghai.
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2019 Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow
Saturday, Sep 01, 2018 Visit to Mahota Farm on Chongming Island
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Hospitality Forum “Back to Basics: Creating Customer Experiences” Morgan Lotterie, Executive Director of Butler Academy, 英然T.I.C – The Image Collective
Rudiger C. Hollweg, General Manager, Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
Alfonso Troisi, Business Executive Officer China, Nestle Nespresso Beijing Ltd.
Julie Som, General Manager, SOM Hospitality
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Hospitality Forum “Dynamics of Diversity” Stanley Kan, Director Service Delivery Department, Hongkong Airlines
Vincent Billiard, General Manager, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Shanghai
Stephane de Montgros, Co-Founder and Director Riviera Events
Noeli Zhang, Gallerist & Luxury Retail Expert
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Food 3.0 – Current & Future Trends  Kelley Lee, Entrepreneur Sproutworks, Boxing Cat among others
Bruno Ferrari, Chef and Industry Consultant Bruno Ferrari Consulting
Peter Chen, Executive Chef Shanghai Supper Club
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Hospitality Forum “Leadership Essentials” Dr. Jennifer Cronin, President Marco Polo Hotels
Michael Malik, VP from Marriott
Stephane De Montgros, Co-Founder of Riviera & Asian Hotelier Awards
Andy Wang, President of Alibaba Future Hotel Management
Alan Hepburn, CEO of Hepburn Group