SCCC Newsletter

May 26, 2015
                    

 

At our annual general meeting in April we successfully elected a great new board of directors to lead our chamber for the next 12 months. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire 2014 board for their valuable contribution to our mission. For 2015 we "lost" 3 directors for different reasons: one to Germany, one to France and one to Air Canada. However, we "found" 3 new very capable professionals to join our board of directors. You will find more information and a link to photos in this newsletter.

This month our featured business member is Adriana Spitteler with her company, A111 Power of Conference Service. Below you will find the link to the interview.

 

You will also find links and information about the Eurofest this coming weekend in Vancouver, the arrival of Team Switzerland at the YVR Airport this Saturday, how to fly non-stop-direct from Vancouver or Calgary to Zurich and much more.

Thank you for your contributions and feedback. For any questions, just click reply to this email. 

Enjoy the reading. 

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
April 10, 2015: Event Photos from our Annual General Meeting

Thank you very much to everybody attending our Annual General Meeting. A special thank you to BLG for providing their meeting facilities, and a special thank you to Roy Klassen (appointed Honorary Consul of France in Calgary) , Pierre Duflon (very frequent business flyer) and Karen Brulhart (moved to Germany) for their valuable contribution in the past year(s). We are very pleased to inform you that we can welcome three new board members: Michael Merkli (Sidler International), Fabian Lemann (QCS) and Jon Bradley (DMCL).  

  

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May 28, 2015: BC Italian Excellence Awards

The Italian Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to celebrate Italian businesses and individuals which demonstrated outstanding achievements in 2014.

  

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May 30, 2015: Welcome the Swiss Soccer Team at YVR

The Swiss team is expected to land at YVR airport on Saturday, May 30th, at 2:20 pm with Lufthansa flight number 492. A welcome-crew will be gathering at YVR, including cow bells, Swiss flags and so on. Feel free to join!
The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the seventh women's world championship tournament. Vancouver and Edmonton are both hosting matches featuring Team Switzerland. Let us know if you are interested in seeing the games and be seated in the Swiss fan section.  

  

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May 30/31, 2015: European Festival

Every year, EuroFest BC Society organizes a European Festival to highlight the best of European culture and traditions. Featured Nation at the 18th European Festival is Turkey. 

  

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August 14-16, 2015: 39th Congress of the Swiss Abroad

As the Swiss will be voting a new government in October 2015, this years' topic at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad will be how to engage and educate (young) Swiss to vote. 

  

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LOCAL NEWS
Edelweiss Air will fly Zurich - Calgary as of June 2016

The non-stop service will come back after 3 years and operate twice-weekly from June to September 2016 with an Airbus 330.

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Animation Studio that Created the Lego Movie Comes to Vancouver

The Australian company Animal Logic, who created the Lego movie, is about to open a studio in Vancouver to work on three Lego animated feature films.

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One of the Best Green Buildings of 2015 is CANMET in Ontario

The American Institute of Architects is handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture every year. An Ontario based research lab made it into the 2015 Environment Top 10 Awards, congrats.

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And The 2015 BCBusiness 30 Under 30 Winners Are...

A reception in celebration of this young group of over-achievers and tomorrow's most talented leaders was held just a few days ago. All winner profiles can be found here.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Swiss Federal Government Outsources Cloud Computing Services

Rather than developing its own server infrastructure, the Swiss Government decided to contract a private Swiss company to a secure cloud computing service and a centralized data warehouse. What about espionage concerns?

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Winners of the Swiss Export Awards

Swiss Global Enterprise announced the winners of the Export Awards on April 23rd. Here the list of the winners in the category "success" and "step-in".  
 
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Drones will deliver Parcels in Switzerland this Summer

Swiss Post launching their pilot project with a company called Maternet. Maternet ONE can carry anything up to 2.2 pounds as far as almost 20 kilometers. Swiss Post will put it to test delivering small parcels.
 
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FEATURED BUSINESS
Interview with Adriana Spitteler, A111 Power of Conference Service

Sandra Phillips conducted an interview with our latest member of our chamber, A111. Please welcome Adriana Spitteler and her team and read about their business services.

  

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FEATURED STORY 
What are the Swiss doing at the Expo 2015 in Milan?

From May 1st to October 31, 2015 Switzerland is presenting itself at the Expo with an unusual PR concept. More about the concept and all news in the link below.

  

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Exhibition in Honor to Swiss Architect Le Corbusier

It's been 50 years since the death of the Modernist Swiss Architect Le Corbusier. Maison La Roche in Paris is featuring the work of 16 artists that were influenced by him.

  

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StarWars Movies Told in Needle-Felt by Vancouver Twin Brothers

Vancouver's own, Jack and Holman Wang, struck a deal with Disney to produce a StarWars book series for toddlers. The twins received wide recognition for their needle-felt characters that tell classic novels, such as Pride and Prejudice in 10 easy words. A background story about the "making of" the StarWars movies book series.

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THIS & THAT
Annual Report of the Swiss Abroad

Read the 2014 annual report of the SwissCommunity organization.

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10 of the Most Beautiful Swiss Mountain Sceneries

Get inspired and start your summer vacation plans...

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18 Interesting Facts About Swiss Milk

How many cows do Swiss farmers own on average? And why is it that the color of butter changes with the season?

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Switzerland's Marcel Hug wins Boston Marathon Wheelchair Race

It took Hug an official 1:29:53 to win the Boston Marathon in the wheelchair division. The 28-year-old finished 4th last year. Congratulations!

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Your Contribution to Our Next Newsletter   

We would like to encourage you to send us your interesting news story or article no later than June 22, 2015, thank you. Your contribution will help us to keep this newsletter an interesting source for your own benefit.

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