SCCC Newsletter

October 29, 2015




Last week we had a fantastic event at the new Lindt Chocolate store. An event that we may consider to repeat in the near future. We also learned that the famous Kirschstengeli will become available any day now - stay tuned for the announcement. A media article about the event will be released next week and in the meantime you can find a link to our photo impression website in this Newsletter. 


On Monday, November 9th, we are organizing a high level, technical event for the Swiss Business Hub Canada. Keynote will be delivered by Stephan Tanner, a leader in sustainable building design. The event is officially sold out to the public. For members of the chamber we can accept RSVP's until tomorrow.


For our annual Pre-Christmas Cocktail event we are planning a popular silent auction on Tuesday, December 1st in a beautiful downtown Vancouver venue. You will receive a personal invitation by email. 
We have already collected a few auction items, but we need your help and generous donations of sponsored items. Please email us with your idea by clicking on the reply button. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions. 


Please enjoy this Newsletter, and don't hesitate to contact us.



Sincerely Yours,


Vince Sciamanna



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October 21, 2015: A Sweet Night at the Lindt VIP Store Opening


40 guests had the exclusive opportunity to witness an unofficial store opening at the new Lindt store at the McArthurGlen Vancouver Outlet Mall. The store was being closed for the public for this special event. We would like to thank Lindt for making it possible and for sponsoring some delicious Swiss chocolate, the Consulate of Switzerland in Vancouver for offering Swiss wine, Quality Coffee Systems for the great coffee and all our guests for coming out. Impressions of the new store design and gathering in the photo link.  

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Nov 9, 2015: Swiss Technologies for Green Canadian Buildings


High level, luncheon keynote presentation by one of the leaders in sustainable design in North America, Stephan Tanner. An event in collaboration with the Swiss Business Hub Canada.

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Save the Date: Dec 1, 2015: Pre-Christmas Wine & Cheese Event


Mark your calendars for our annual pre-christmas event. Details to follow.




What to Expect from the new Liberal Government


CBC put together a list of areas Trudeau's government will likely take on first. 

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Vancouver Housing Market Prediction


Read how lower energy prices, mortgage rates and a lower Canadian dollar will affect the local housing market.

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Two New Facebook Features that Might Change Digital Marketing 


Instant Articles and Facebook Live are two new features with the potential to disrupt the current digital marketing landscape.

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Switzerland has Voted


Not only the Canadian Government faces some major changes, also the Swiss 2015 Federal Elections are shaking up the political landscape. See the results by canton and also by shares of votes by party.

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YVR-ZHR One-Way to Revolutionize the Global Banking System


Johann Gevers left Vancouver for Switzerland to turn his mission into reality and aim for a "democratization of finance" across boarders and currencies, as he puts it, by creating a cryptocurrency hub in Zoug. 

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Nobel Prize in Physics for a Canadian


Arthur McDonald, a Nova Scotia-born researcher and professor emeritus at Queen's University had the honour to be awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics. Congratulations! Read why his work matters.

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Edelweiss Air is Back in 2016


We're pleased to pass on the news by our member Prime Travel that Edelweiss Air will be offering direct flights to Switzerland also in 2016. In addition to three weekly flights to YVR (Tue/Thu/Sat, May 10th to Sept 29th) there will also be two flights per week to Calgary (Thu/Sun, June 2nd to Sept 25th). 


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Test your Knowledge about Canada


How savvy are you with the Canadian government system, history, economy, regions? Would you be able to pass the Canadian Citizenship test? Find out in this online quiz.

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How Much Does the Heaviest Swiss Pumpkin Weigh?


The answer is 'less than last year', due to the heat wave Switzerland was facing this summer. None the less, the result of this year's champion is impressive.

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Competition for the Swiss Army Knife


We all know it, we all love it, the iconic Swiss army knife. A new player is trying to shake up the market with their  SWIZA Swiss Knife .

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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 November 20, 2015, thank you. Your contribution will help us to keep this newsletter an interesting source for your own benefit.

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