Volume 57 | November 30, 2017
November 2017 Newsletter
Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.
EVENTS/NETWORKING
Discount for Sonnentor Tea and Zotter Chocolate at Christmas Market
Have you already been to the German Christmas Market at Canada Place? Get yourself some SONNENTOR Tea and Zotter Chocolate for $1.00 off on every product you buy.

Pre-Christmas Reception 2017
We would like to thank everyone for joining us for our Pre-Christmas Reception & Silent Auction on November 29. We were more than happy to celebrate the start of the holiday season with our members and friends. The pictures will be online soon.

Sandra Phillips brings her Car-Share Vision to TED Talks
In mid November, our member Sandra Phillips took over the stage at the TED Talks in New York. Last September, she won the Next Visionaries contest in Frankfurt where she convinced the jury with her vision of car sharing, which pays particular attention to social and extra-urban factors.


Photo Credit: driving.ca
LOCAL NEWS
Opening of New Office Building The Exchange in Vancouver
Credit Suisse Asset Management and its Canadian partner opened The Exchange office tower in Vancouver's Financial District in the beginning of November.


Photo Credit: Markets Insider
Second Amazon Office Opens in Vancouver
Amazon will open a second office in Downtown Vancouver and add about 1,000 new workers to its current workforce of more than 1,800 people in B.C.


Photo Credit: Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive
Vancouver's First Zero-Waste Grocery Store
Last weekend, the first zero-waste store opened on Main Street in Vancouver. The concept behind this store is that food could be purchased without plastic packaging, which led owners to offer kitchen staples. The goal is to reduce and reuse materials.


Photo Credit: The Soap Dispensary + Kitchen Staples
Canadians are the Most Indebted in the World
The OECD warned that rising private debt loads in both advanced and developing economies pose a risk to growth as Canada, South Korea and the U.K. lead the world in household borrowing.


Photo Credit: Thomson Reuters; Bloomberg; and Federal Reserve
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Fintech Switzerland
A new wave of digital financial technology (fintech) innovations are springing up in Switzerland that could either transform traditional financial companies - or replace them.


Photo Credit: Keystone
EU-Commission President Juncker visited Switzerland
President Doris Leuthard met with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Bern. Ms Leuthard, who was accompanied by Federal Councillors Alain Berset and Ignazio Cassis, and Mr Juncker reiterated the importance and diversity of bilateral relations between Switzerland and the European Union.


Photo Credit: Keystone
Switzerland is World Leader in Attracting & Retaining Top Talent
Switzerland remains the best country in the world at attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent, according to a study.


Photo Credit: sborisov/Depositphotos
Get Paid to Live in a Swiss Village
The Swiss village of Albinen made worldwide headlines last week after it announced its proposal to offer a cash subsidy to people willing to come and live there.


Photo Credit: Vasile Cotovanu/Flickr
THIS & THAT
Ski Champ Feuz wins Season Opener in Lake Louise
Reigning world champion Beat Feuz won the Lake Louise World Cup downhill on Saturday just 12 days after French racer David Poisson was killed in nearby Nakiska, Canada while training for the season-opening event.


Photo Credit: CNN
32 Festive Places to see Christmas Lights in Vancouver
You may have seen some of the locations already because they are all over Downtown Vancouver - St. Paul's Hospital, Stanley Park, VanDusen Garden or Robson Square. Check out where else you can find merry Christmas lights.


Photo Credit: Spencer Finlay/Flickr
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