Annual General Meeting 2023

On May 3rd, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Annual General Meeting was held at Borden Ladner Gervais in downtown Vancouver, BC. The board of directors and several members were meeting to finalize the fiscal year 2022.

AGMs are always a great opportunity to talk about the organization, share exciting ideas, new improvements, potential challenges, finances and welcome new and existing members.

This year’s meeting took place in one of the beautiful board rooms at BLG by Coal Harbour. We were able to welcome a good crowed in-person, as well as some more attendance online. It was a smooth hour, sharing words about past and future events, finance insides and the approval of our new board of directors.

Welcome our new directors

With great pleasure we are able to announce Nina Bader and Georg Josi as our newest Directors. Nina and Georg both bring a full backpack of experience, knowledge and ideas.

Nina Bader

For Nina, the wheel has come full circle! She started working as the Marketing and Admin Coordinator at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, moved on to the Swiss Consulate in Vancouver and is now back within our organization as a member of the board. Nina is currently working as a Manager, BC Ecosystems at Foresight. She graduated in Switzerland with a Master of Arts in Political Science (Democracy, Development, International Relation and Data Journalism).

Georg Josi

Georg is located in Edmonton, AB and a Partner, Structural Engineer (PhD, Peng) at Dialog, a multidisciplinary design practice offering architecture, interior and urban design. His career began in Switzerland and as of today, he’s leaving a mark on buildings, tunnels, bridges, and rail infrastructure projects across Canada and the United States. As a big Hockey fan, Georg would never resist a conversation about this fascinating sports.

Goodbye and thank you

  • Chris Abel, Director
  • Oliver Jarzyna, Director
  • Jacqueline Banz, Advisor
  • Nina Hofmann, Admin & Marketing Coordinator


We look forward to an exciting and bright future with a strong Board of Directors, building business and network opportunities between Switzerland and Western Canada.

Off to a fantastic 2023 and we are looking forward to welcome you at one of our next events.

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