Volume 59 | January 31, 2018
January 2018 Newsletter
Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.
EVENTS/NETWORKING
February 7: Members Only Event - Tour in the New Exchange Building
On February 7, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce is organizing an event at the New Exchange Building in Downtown Vancouver. Join us for a presentation and a tour with the architects of the project.
This event is only for members of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce. There are a few spots left, sign up for it today!


Photo Credit: Daily Hive Vancouver
Full Length Video of the Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Event
In October 2017, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce invited for the Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Reception. Three speakers shared their experience with blockchain, bitcoin and crypto currencies. In case you missed the event, watch the full length video of it!

February 7/10: Swiss Movie at the Victoria Film Festival
On Wednesday, February 7, and Saturday, February 10, the Swiss Movie "The Frog" will be presented at the Victoria Film Festival.
Scriptwriter Jann Preuss has created a bittersweet comedy about life’s crises – and how to make them worse.

LOCAL NEWS
New Indigo Flagship Store in Downtown Vancouver
Three years after the closure of Indigo's shop at Robson and Howe streets, the Canuck bookstore formerly known as Chapters is returning to one of Vancouver’s busiest retail strips with the opening of a flagship this fall.


Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mikeinlondon
Amazon Headquarter Won't Come to Vancouver
On January 18, the Seattle-based tech giant announced it had whittled 238 bids down to 20 – Toronto being the only Canadian city to make the short list. Is Vancouver better off without the Amazon Headquarter?


Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock
Calgary: Citizen Satisfaction Survey Shows Recovery from Economic Hardship
The City of Calgary has released the latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey and, for the most part, things are apparently looking up for Calgarians.


Photo Credit: Calgary Attractions
Swiss Avalanche Control on the Trans Canada Highway
The Trans Canada Highway had to be closed quite often during winter because of avalanches. Thanks to our member Wyssen Avalanche Control AG the closing time of the important transport link has been reduced to 50 percent.


Photo Credit: Wyssen Avalanche Control AG
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Canada and Switzerland to Strengthen Cooperation
Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), signed a joint declaration with Canada’s minister of innovation, science and economic development, Navdeep Bains.


Photo Credit: Embassy of Switzerland in Canada
World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos
Once again Switzerland welcomed the biggest names from politics, business and civil society to Davos for the World Economic Forum. Read the dossier on the WEF 2018.


Photo Credit: Keystone
Vote March 4, 2018
March 4, 2018, is an important day for Switzerland - it is voting day and the citizens will decide about the future of the Swiss media landscape. Read all about the two issues that Swiss citizens have to vote on.


Photo Credit: Keystone
20 Years, 20 Titles - Roger Federer
Roger Federer just won his 20th Grand Slam title and Switzerland is once again extremely proud of their national sport star. A data analysis of all the matches he has played reveals how he became the best tennis player of all time.


Photo Credit: swissinfo.ch
THIS&THAT
Watch the Super Bowl 2018
For some people it is the most important event of the year - the Super Bowl. This year the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will battle for the popular trophy. Check out where you can watch the game in Vancouver and Calgary.



Photo Credit: The Cascade Room
Canada Ranked as the 2nd Best Country in the World
Canada ranks as the second best country globally once again, according to the 2018 Best Countries Report. Guess which country is the number one?


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Are you Into Yodelling?
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is adding yodelling to its Folk Music programme, offering both a three-year bachelor’s and a two-year master’s degree. You could soon have a master in yodelling.


Photo Credit: andibrunner.com
Balloons Take to the Skies in 40th Château d’Oex Festival
The 40th International Balloon Festival kicked off in Château d’Oex on Saturday in glorious weather after some morning mist delayed the start. Check out the beautiful pictures from the event.


Photo Credit: Žaneta Smirnova
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