Volume 51| May 30, 2017
May 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to our first Newsletter in a complete new design!

We hope that you will like our newly styled Newsletter. Please send us your feedback, suggestion for articles or your questions by simply replying to this email.

Will we see you tomorrow to learn about Commercial Real Estate in Vancouver? You will have the opportunity to meet Markus Reubi, Head of Swiss Business Hub Canada and his Swiss delegation attending the Green Building conference. You will also have the opportunity to ask Franz Gehriger questions about The Exchange development of 475 Howe Street in downtown Vancouver (above the old stock exchange) .
For more information and to RSVP, please reply to this email.


Sincerely,

Vince Sciamanna
President

  EVENTS/NETWORKING

Pub Evening, May 31, 2017
Join us for drinks and discussions about trends in Real Estate and Construction on May 31.
Our member Franz Gehriger from SwissReal will hold a short presentation on the topic of Commercial Real Estate in Vancouver.

Event Invitation

Photo Credit: The St. Regis Hotel
Building Lasting Change 2017
Building Lasting Change is Canada’s largest green building conference. Building actionable solutions to climate change is the focus of Building Lasting Change 2017.

Read more on their website

Photo Credit: Canada Green Building Council
Save the Date - June 21, 2017
Please save the date - June 21, 2017. We would like to celebrate the Summer Solstice with you. More information will be send out soon.
 
FEATURED STORIES
New Directors of the Chamber
On the Annual General Meeting, the members elected two new directors - Heiko Riese and Chris Abel. We talked with them about their expectations, why they came to Canada and how it is to work for a large Swiss company abroad.

4 Trends for Corporate Events to Create Exciting Experiences
Our member A111 Power of Conference Service is a professional conference organizer. Barbara Siqueira, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at A111, writes about the 4 trends for corporate events.

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Photo Credit: Pexels
LOCAL NEWS
B.C. Green Party Agrees to Support NDP in the Legislature
The B.C. Green Party has agreed to support the NDP in the legislature, setting up the possibility of 16 years of Liberal rule coming to a dramatic end.

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Photo Credit: Mike McArthur/CBC
Salvador Dalí in Vancouver
On May 6, 2017, the bronze sculpture "Dance of Time" of Salvador Dalí was displayed in Downtown Vancouver. The piece is lent by the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery where you can enjoy 100 additional artworks of the Spanish surrealist.

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Photo Credit: Inside Vancouver
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Switzerland Considered a Fully Stable Country
According to the "Political Risk Map 2017", Switzerland is among the three countries that are considered fully stable.

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Photo Credit: Switzerland Global Enterprise
Switzerland Has a New CHF20 Bill
After the CHF50 bill was released last year, Switzerland has now a new CHF20 bill. Here are 20 points of information about the bills.

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Photo Credit: Swiss National Bank 2017
Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 
According to the 2017 Universitas 21 report, Canada has the seventh best higher education system in the world. Can you guess on which spot Switzerland is?

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Photo Credit: Keystone
THIS & THAT
A Canadian Explains Switzerland
Emily is Canadian and she has been living in Switzerland for five years now, working for the news portal watson. In her videos "Emily National" she talks about her struggles with Swiss German, her experience with Fondue and why she loves Switzerland so much.

Photo Credit: Watson
Ten Ways to Experience Switzerland Like the Swiss
“The Swiss like to take morning and afternoon breaks. But they do not just take a timeout when the spirit moves them. Their breaks are like the Swiss themselves – scheduled.” Learn more about how to experience Switzerland like a local.

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Photo Credit: Andreas Gerth/Swiss Tourism
What the Swiss Think of Switzerland When They Live Abroad
What do you think of Switzerland, now that you live abroad? With the hashtag #WeAreSwissAbroad  Swiss expats have been telling their stories of living far from home on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Nina Bader
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