SCCC Newsletter

March 21, 2014

This spring we are offering you 3 networking opportunities in Vancouver.

GLOBE 2014, March 26th to 28th, 2014:
The international conference and trade fair on sustainable business is back in town. Are you interested in visiting the trade fair? As a member of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce we are able to offer you a trade fair pass at no cost ($45,00 value). Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested. More information is listed below.

Lunch Event, Friday, March 28th, 2014:
In a lunch & learn event, Mr. Markus Reubi will inform us about the Swiss Business Hub in Canada, "Priorities and Opportunities". Your personal invitation was sent out and we are almost sold out. RSVP deadline is today.   

AGM & Lunch Event, Friday, April 25th, 2014: 
The invitation together will all the documents related to the new proposed bylaws are ready and will be sent to you by email next Tuesday.  

Enjoy the reading of our latest e-newsletter and see you soon at one of our events. 



Sincerely Yours,


Vince Sciamanna



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March 26-28, 2014: GLOBE 2014

Switzerland will be present with a Swiss Pavilion at this years' GLOBE trade fair. Our member myStromer E:Bike just launched their innovative ST2 e-bike, which is equipped with Bluetooth as well as GPS. Check it out at booth #407 and also meet the other Swiss business representatives there. If you would like to attend the trade fair, let us know and we do our best to help you getting a trade fair pass 
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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 28th, at noon at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 200 Burrard St, room 9C, on the topic "Priorities and Opportunities". RSVP deadline is today 
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April 25, 2014: Combined Special and Annual General Meeting

Please join us to our Combined Special and Annual General Meeting and enjoy a nice lunch at the same time. Part of the AGM will be the new Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA), that requires our chamber to revise our by-laws and to apply for a certificate of continuance under the CNCA by October 17, 2014. The invitation and relevant documents will be sent out to all members very soon

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