Volume 55 | September 28, 2017
September 2017 Newsletter
Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.
EVENTS/NETWORKING
Annual Schützenfest, October 7/8, 2017
The Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association is celebrating the annual Schützenfest in October. A great opportunity to meet other Swiss people and to participate in some shooting competitions. Read the interview with SCMRA Vice President Alain Muhlebach.

Gala du Prix de la Palme Bleu 2017, October 12, 2017
Join our friends from the Chambre de Commerce Francophone for their Small Business Awards Gala on October 12.
Celebrate and recognize the success and excellence of the francophone and francophile businesses and entrepreneurs of Greater Vancouver.

The Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Event, October 17, 2017
We would like to invite you to "The Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Event" on October 17, 2017. Meet the three speakers Lukas Sieber, Thomas Linder and Guy Halford-Thompson and discuss with them the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.


FEATURED STORIES
Vancouver Startup Week 2017
This week is the Vancouver Startup Week. We had the chance to talk to Vivian Chan and Katty Wang from the VSW team about the program, their highlights and the success of the VSW.
Follow us on Twitter for more insights into the VSW.


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Swiss Translation Agency in Vancouver
Diction Ltd is a translation agency with offices in Switzerland and Canada and a member of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce. We had the chance to talk with Patrick Fassbender, CEO of Diction, about the advantages of having an office in Vancouver.

LOCAL NEWS
Fly Directly from Vancouver to Zurich
Air Canada is expanding their services in 2018 with direct flights to Paris and Zurich. A great opportunity for all Swiss people in BC to book a flight to Switzerland next summer .


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Regulators Push Fintechs to Clean up Cryptocurrencies
Increasing eagerness of businesses to cash in or raise capital through digital currencies is pushing Canadian regulators to act. Therefore, BC Securities Commission approves the country’s first Bitcoin investment fund.


Photo Credit: Chung Chow
Vancouver is Worst City in Canada to Drive
According to a new German study, Vancouver is the worst city in Canada for driving. Do you agree or disagree?


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Switzerland is Celebrating 15 Years in the UN
On September 10, 2017, Switzerland celebrated 15 years of membership at the United Nations. Time to look back over more than a decade of Swiss actions at the UN.


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Roger Federer is the Best Paid Tennis Player of 2017
Federer’s total earnings of $64 million between June 2016 and June 2017 make him the highest-paid player in tennis for the 12th straight year.



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THIS&THAT
Switzerland is not the Richest Country Anymore
The net financial assets per capita (private wealth) in Switzerland were €175,720 in 2016. However, there was one country that grew more in the last year and is therefore considered the richest country in the world. Can you guess which country?


Photo Credit: Christof Sonderegger/Swiss Tourism
Swiss Toilets Get Flushed with Cash
Things that only happen in Switzerland: Toilets are clogged with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of discarded cash — and nobody knows why. This recently happened in Geneva.


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This Is The Secret Attraction of Swiss Wine
Do you know the secret attraction of Swiss wine? Well, it's Switzerland because with only 2% of Swiss wine being exported, you need to visit the country to taste the wine.


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