SCCC Newsletter

October 18, 2013

Yesterday, the SCCC, in collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and University of The Fraser Valley (UFV), organized a tour of Garaventa Lift in Surrey, BC. The post graduate student from Switzerland and Canada spent the last week learning about leadership challenges in the context of globalization. The focus was set on cultural differences impacting leaders in today's global environment.
Are you interested in hosting the next Swiss Delegation? Please let us know.

Although still autumn, we would like to announce the date of our popular, annual Pre-Christmas Wine & Cheese event. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

More upcoming events are listed below, along with interesting articles.

If you come across good articles, please share them with us. The deadline for our next Newsletter is November 15th.

In the meantime, I wish you a great weekend.

Sincerely Yours,

Vince Sciamanna


30 Swiss & Canadian Students visiting Garaventa (Canada) Ltd.

October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013: Swiss Delegation Visited Garaventa (Canada) Ltd.

Post graduate students from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and students from The University of the Fraser Valley visited the Swiss owned Garaventa Lift in Surrey, as part of their one-week executive module "Leadership in the Context of Globalization", organized by UFV, in collaboration with SCCC

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Contributed by our member Garaventa (Canada) Ltd.
October 27-29, 2013: Generate 2013 Conference

Clean Energy BC's 11th annual conference that brings together all steakholders involved in the Clean Energy industry in British Columbia

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Contributed by our member Andritz Hydro
October 28-31, 2013: 15th ProjectWorld / BusinessAnalystWorld

The goal of this conference is to get insight, education and relationships necessary for project success

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October 30, 2013: Economic Outlook Summit in Medicine Hat (AB)

The Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta has arranged an unparalleled speaker lineup, bringing together a group of experts usually only seen as individual keynotes

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Contributed by Calgary Economic Development
Save the Date: Annual Pre-Christmas Wine & Cheese Cocktail

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm and join us to our annual Pre-Christmas Wine & Cheese Cocktail. More info to follow
Retail in the City - Facts, Rumours & Rumble

Read the Fall 2013 Vancouver retail report by Colliers International and find out what Sobeys, Lululemon, or Vikram Vij are up to

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"Economic Digest" - A Hard or Easy to Digest Report? Find Out!

A report provided by RBC's Economics Research department

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Contributed by our member Royal Bank of Canada
The Global AgeWatch Index

The first-ever overview of the wellbeing of older people around the world

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Swiss-Canadian Lucy Gething, 88, Writes the Story of Her Life

The small hardcover book From "Why Not" To "Yes Dear" will captivate young and old alike with its short, easy-to-read paragraphs that brim with the free-flowing, unconventional twists and turns of Lucy's life

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Contributed by the Swiss Consulate General in Vancouver
Swiss Start-Up Doodle Offers a "Democratic" Calendar Tool is a great, free internet calendar tool. What makes it unique is its feature to propose multiple meeting dates and times with a voting option. Doodle can be connected with Outlook, google calendar or Lotus Notes. The Swiss start-up company has been operational since 2007 and has been attracting over 6 million users so far

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TEDx Zurich 2013 / TED Conference Vancouver 2014

In search of ideas worth spreading, TEDx Zurich, the independently organized local TED event, was held on October 2nd in Zurich. In 2014, TED will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary Conference in Vancouver, BC from March 17 - 21, 2014

TEDx Zurich 2013...
TED Conference Vancouver 2014
The Ultimate Dream of Flight

Swiss "Jetman" Yves Rossy flies along B-17 aircraft, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one's body and sensations

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Get the App "Gruezi Switzerland"

This Travel Guide App knows almost all Swiss dialects, speaks Swiss-German and provides you with shopping, dining, and insider tips, as well as webcam images of beautiful Switzerland

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