SCCC Newsletter

February 21, 2014


We are happy to announce two upcoming events:

Friday, March 28th , 2014:
In a lunch & learn event, Mr. Markus Reubi will inform us about the Swiss Business Hub in Canada. Your personal invitation will be sent out next week.

Friday, April 25th, 2014: 
Our Annual General Meeting. Changes to the Canada Not-for-Profit Act forced us to make changes to our current bylaws. We will review them together at the AGM.
As a member of the chamber you are not only allowed but also encouraged to nominate a candidate to join the board of our chamber. If you would like to nominate somebody, please contact us and we will help you complete the nomination form.
By the end of March you will receive all the details for the AGM.

From a business point of view, B.C.s Budget 2014 just got presented a few days ago. Read more about it in the article listed below.

Last but not least, with only a few days left in the Olympic Winter Games, Jacqueline Banz has selected some interesting background information and you will find them listed in the different articles below.


Enjoy the reading of our latest e-newsletter. 



Sincerely Yours,


Vince Sciamanna



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March 26-28, 2014: GLOBE 2014

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) will be present at this years GLOBE series. See who else is representing Switzerland from a speaker and company point of view 
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March 28: Swiss Business Hub in Canada, Priorities & Opportunities

Head of Swiss Business Hub in Canada, Mr. Markus Reubi, will be coming for a visit to Vancouver. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver we are seizing this opportunity to invite you for a Lunch & Learn on Friday, March 28, at noon at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 200 Burrard St, room 9C. Please mark your calendar. More information to follow 
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April 25, 2014: Annual General Meeting Including Luncheon

Please join us to our Annual General Meeting and enjoy a nice lunch at the same time. The invitation and relevant documents will be sent out to all members in March

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Fiscal Discipline Pays Off for B.C.

B.C.s Finance Minister Mike de Jong presented a "triple-B budget: boring balanced budget", as he said on February 18th. Only one other jurisdictions in Canada can claim to have a balanced budget 2014 

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"Talent Attractiveness is Becoming the True Currency"

Says Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices at INSEAD and co-author of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), an innovative, annual benchmarking study, encompassing 103 countries and 48 different variables. The GTCI introduces the dimension of talent/human capital and its connection to competitiveness. The 48 variables are grouped into talent enablers, attraction, growth, retention as well as output in terms of vocational and global knowledge skills. See where Switzerland and Canada rank

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Bionic Hand by Swiss Scientists Restores Lost Sense of Touch

For the first time in neuroprosthetics, sensory feedback has been restored and used by an amputee to control an artificial limb. The bionic hand that allows the amputee to feel differences between objects, was developed by a Swiss team at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, in collaboration with the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa

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One Week Left to Nominate Your Top Canadian Immigrant  2014 

The "RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards", now in its 6th year, is a national people's choice award and allows Canadians to nominate and vote directly for individuals from all walks of life who have made a difference since their arrival in Canada. Nominations are open until February 27, 11pm EST

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Get the Latest News from the Olympics 2014 in Sochi

All about Swiss and Canadian Olympics statistics, our athletes and their results

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Swiss Pipe-Monster at the Olympics 2014

Did you know that the snowboard halfpipe in Sochi is prepared by a Swiss "pipe monster"?

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Swiss SimulCam™ Technology Allows Valuable Olympic Replays

You might have seen an Olympic ski race or two where the replay shows the leader in comparison to another athlete. This technology, known as SimulCam, was created and developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1997 and is now a widely used video analysis software in the world of sports

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Swiss Comedian at TED Talks

Ursus Wehrli of Swiss comedy duo Ursus & Nadeschkin, talks at TED in a very amusing way about "Tidying Up Arts"

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13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know Were Made In Canada 

Did you know that a Kelowna based company is the largest water parks attraction company in the world? More astonishing facts in the link below

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Switzerland in a Snow-Globe: 13 Interesting Statistics 

For example, women rule...

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