Volume 60 | February 28, 2018
February 2018 Newsletter
Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.
EVENTS & NETWORKING
Event Review: Tour & Presentation at the New Exchange Building
On February 7th, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce invited members to the ‘European Technologies Meet West Coast Aesthetic’ event at the New Exchange Building. Over 20 members joined the event, guided by the leading Architects of the Exchange Building project.

Discount Vancouver Whitecaps Season Tickets
Are you a Vancouver Whitecaps fan? The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Vancouver Whitecaps offer a unique discount for our members - $30 off your 2018 season ticket.

GLOBE Forum, March 14-16, 2018
Launched in 1990, GLOBE Forum is North America’s largest and longest running Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business. It is the flagship event anchoring GLOBE Week in North America every two years. This year it will take place in Vancouver.

Influential Women in Business - March 8, 2018
Business in Vancouver is once again recognizing BC's most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honorees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs.

LOCAL NEWS
TED Talk: Our Member Sandra Phillips talks about Shared Mobility
In November 2017, our member Sandra Phillips, winner of Next Visionaries 2017, an initiative organized by BMW i and TED, took to the TED New York stage to share her vision of shared mobility, one built upon autonomous transit.


Photo Credit: TED
Alberta to invest $1 Billion in Bitumen Upgrading
The province plans to spend up to $1 billion over the next eight years for new partial upgrading facilities in Alberta to diversify the energy sector.


Photo Credit: Edmonton Journal
Where does Canada rank on the list of World's most Powerful Passports?
According to a global survey released last week, the Canadian passport strengthened modestly against its travel document rivals last year.


Photo Credit: Arton Capital
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The Future of Universities in a Digital Era
As the digital revolution transforms society, what is the role of universities as “intelligent” machines begin to ask and answer the questions of the universe.


Photo Credit: Keystone
New Directions in Energy Supply
A revolutionary like Zwingli before him: Through his work, climate researcher and ETH professor Reto Knutti actively encourages people to change the way they think.


Photo Credit: sborisov/Depositphotos
Currency Swap between South Korea and Switzerland
South Korea and Switzerland set up a three-year swap agreement. A currency swap is a tool for defending against financial turmoil by allowing a country beset by a liquidity crunch to borrow money from others with its own currency.


Photo Credit: Yonhap
THIS & THAT
Canada changed Lyrics of the National Anthem
At the end of January, the Canadian Senate passed a bill to make the lyrics of the Canadian anthem gender neutral.


Photo Credit: Mark Blinch/Canadian Press
Let's talk about Cheese
Gino Marghella is the manager of the Italian Centre Shop Calgary. Alberta’s Italian Centre Shops have been around in Edmonton for 60 years, and opened in Calgary in 2015. In the interview, Marghella talks about his passion for cheese and what Swiss cheese he is recommending to his customers.


Photo Credit: Switzerland Cheese
Roger Federer is back on the Throne
More than 14 years after Roger Federer first reached No. 1, he is back at the summit of men’s tennis. At 36, the Swiss is the oldest man to make it since the ATP rankings came into being in 1973.


Photo Credit: swissinfo
And the Oscar goes to....
This Sunday, March 4, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles.
If you would like to watch the Academy Awards in a festive atmosphere, you should check out the the following two events in Vancouver and Calgary - red carpets included.



Photo Credit: Rio Theatre
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