For a little over an hour, 3 speakers shared their knowledge and expertise:
First, our Customer Relations Executive Romain Barrabas, who presented what the Swiss Centers are and their raison d’être, namely the role of “icebreaker” in order to enable Swiss companies wishing to develop on the Chinese market, by providing them with a whole range of concrete services, coupled with an expertise of more than 20 years on the field.
Then, our CEO Zhen Xiao gave an overview of China today, and more precisely of its management of the COVID-19, the conditions to go there, the latest policies related to the economy, its business environment and finally the opportunities and challenges that this country reserves for Swiss companies.
Finally, Luca Bigler, Asia Sales Manager of Mikron Tool SA Agno, joined us through a screen and presented the concrete case of the development of his company and its business in China between 2010 and 2021. He explained the importance of understanding this attractive but complex market and the support provided by Swiss Centers, especially for the creation of Mikron Tool Shanghai in 2019.
More than 40 participants attended the conference, illustrating the diversity of the region’s economic fabric, including Longines Watch Co. Francillon Ltd., the Banque Cantonale du Jura SA, as well as SMEs such as DC SWISS SA, Louis Belet SA, DIAMETAL Group, Dunner SA and Applitec Moutier SA.
𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 Chambre d’économie publique du Jura bernois, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 Richard Vaucher, 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 Patrick Linder 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 Florence Hänni 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 “𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐞́𝐣𝐞𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬” 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐢𝐬, 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 Chocolats Camille Bloch SA.