SCCC Newsletter

January 17, 2014
Greetings!


We hope that you had a successful start into the New Year. The bank of Canada and the Royal Bank of Canada are both cautiously optimistic for 2014. Maybe all the VIPs attending the World Economic Forum in Davos will confirm this optimism later this month. In this Newsletter you will different links to 2014 economic outlooks for Canada.

Our board will meet next Tuesday to discuss our upcoming activities and to confirm the date for our AGM in April.

In the meantime we wish you a great weekend, enjoy reading our newsletter and don't forget to watch the famous Lauberhorn World Cup Ski Race.


Sincerely Yours,

Vince Sciamanna

President


PS: Please feel free to send us your newsletter input, membership request or business inquiry to chamber@swissccc.com.

EVENTS / NETWORKING
January 22-25, 2014: World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

As power is shifting from traditional hierarchies to networked heterarchies, this year's topic is "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business". Bono, Kofi Annan, Marissa Mayer and Matt Damon are only a few of the many expected speakers and guests in Davos
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February 12, 2014: "Traits for Success - Sports and Beyond"

Dr Mike Wilkinson, sports medicine physician and the Director of Human Performance for the Vancouver Canucks, will talk about traits for success in this free public event
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March 26-28, 2014: GLOBE 2014 Conference & Trade Show

Participate in North America largest and longest running forum on the business of the environment. In 2012, Switzerland was present with 10 companies

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LOCAL NEWS
The New Vancouver Art Gallery Might Get Designed by a Swiss Firm

Amongst the 5 international firms shortlisted to design the new Vancouver Art Gallery is the world renowned Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron

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RBC Financial Markets Monthly: 2014, A Breakout Year for Growth

The world economy is headed for a breakout year with real GDP growth forecasted to accelerate for the first time since 2010

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Contributed by our member RBC Royal Bank of Canada www.rbcroyalbank.com
Good and Quick 2014 Business Outlook

The Business Outlook Survey summarizes interviews by the Bank of Canada regional offices with the senior managers of about 100 firms selected in accordance with the composition of Canada's gross domestic product

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
What Does the Credit Suisse Worry Barometer Read?

The world sees Switzerland as a rich, stable country, one with some peculiarities but no real problems. And the Swiss?

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Interested in Weekly Swiss News in English? - Read Le News

Le News is a new, free, quality English language newspaper with local and national news, as well as topical supplements of all kinds

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OPPORTUNITY
Our Member Prime Travel Offers Great Hiking Tour in Switzerland

Explore the Swiss diversity of meadows, hills and countryside and discover Swiss cities up close. Partly active, partly sightseeing, this customized tour gives you a rare and up-close view of scenic Switzerland. During this amazing journey you will only change your hotel once, and will reside in superior 3-star hotels

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Contributed by our member Prime Travel www.prime-travel.com
THIS & THAT
The World-Famous Lauberhorn Downhill Race is On!

This downhill race is the longest downhill race in the world-cup series and said to be the most picturesque and toughest with a top speed of 160km/h (100mph) and a race duration of approximately two and a half minutes. Don't miss following the news and latest updates this weekend (with the main downhill race on Saturday)

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Google Street View for Businesses - Virtual Tours of Swiss Shops

With Google's labs located in Zurich, it was only a matter of time before virtual tours of shops and businesses were to become a reality

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Canucks Defenceman Weber Named to Swiss Olympic Team

Yannick Weber from the Vancouver Canucks got his wish. He will play for the Swiss Olympic team in Sochi, along with Mark Streit, Jonas Hiller and co

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Remodelled Olympic Museum in Lausanne Reopened

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne now displays 1,500 items across 3,000 square metres of permanent exhibition space. "It's not just about Olympic sport, it's about history, culture, design, technology and all the things that have developed through Olympism," Frédérique Jamolli, the museum's Head of International Cultural Development, said

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