2024 - Apr 26, 2024

Event report – Swiss Centers orchestrated an illuminating ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ for the ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐๐€ ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ of the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“โœจ On April 18th, Swiss Centers orchestrated an illuminating ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ for the ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐๐€ ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ of the Universitรคt St.Gallen (HSG)ย during their enriching โ€œ๐ƒ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ง๐šโ€ visit to Beijing. It was an honor to host such a dynamic group eager to explore the intersection of Swiss excellence within China.

๐Ÿ—จ The day commenced with a panel discussion featuring esteemed executives from leading Swiss companies.ย Roger Germannย of Geistlich China,ย David Fangย of Nestlรฉ Zone Greater China,ย Crystal H.ย of IQAir China, and our very ownย Zhen Xiao, CEO of Swiss Centers, shared invaluable insights into navigating the intricacies of operating a Swiss company in the dynamic Chinese market. From localization strategies to managing fierce competition, their expertise illuminated the path for future business leaders.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ H.E. Ambassadorย Juerg Burriย further enriched the day with an enlightening briefing on Swiss foreign policy direction, the unique bilateral relationship between China and Switzerland, and the way the Swiss foreign service can support businesses here. His candid responses to student queries added depth to our understanding of dynamics in a globalized world.

๐Ÿ”ฉ In the afternoon, the delegation embarked on an insightful visit to the ABB Beijing Switchgear Ltd. factory, graciously hosted by ABB executivesย Winnie Dong Huijuan, Jian Wu, andย Lei-Alex Wang. The tour and discussions provided a firsthand glimpse into ABB’s strategic approach to operating in China’s competitive market.

๐Ÿ’ก Throughout the day, Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett,ย Tomas C K, captivated students with lectures on Swiss business success stories in China, the entrepreneurial spirit permeating the Chinese ecosystem, and a deep dive on Chinese history.

Thank you to all our distinguished speakers, hosts, and participants for making Swiss Day a resounding success. We are grateful to be able to contribute to the education of some of Switzerlandโ€™s top executive talent who may continue to forge stronger business successes between Switzerland and China!

 

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