Upcoming Events

  • January 15 2014: Breakfast seminar in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • January 17 2014: SCCIJ January Luncheon 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
  • February 2014: Event in the French part of Switzerland (details will follow)
  • March 2014: Event in Singapore (details will follow)

Breakfast Seminar

Where: probably Grand Hyatt, Seoul

President Park has been invited by Switzerland to a State Visit. The invitation has not been officially announced yet, but it will probably take place just before President Park’s visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014. Two authors, one Swiss-American and one Korean, who have just published independently their books about the story of Switzerland’s success will be the speakers: R. James Breiding: Swiss Made (The untold Story behind Switzerland’s success) and Chang Chul-kyoon (former Korean Ambassador to Switzerland): 21세기 선진 한국 스위스에서 배운다 (가칭) (Korea of the 21st century is learning from Switzerland).

The event will be proposed under the leadership of the Institute for Global Economics IGE (Dr. Sakong Il) and in collaboration with the Swiss-Korean Business council SKBC and the Federation of Korean Industries FKI and will be sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland. The Swiss Ambassador, Joerg Al. Reding, will also make a few opening remarks.

The target audience is: members of IGE, SKBC and the business leaders from FKI who are going to accompany President Park to Switzerland in 2014 as well as the media.


SCCIJ January Luncheon 2014: The origins of Swiss success and challenges to sustain it

Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 14:00
Venue: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 2F Basil6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Fee: 8,000 yen or 1 SCCIJ Luncheon Voucher 2014 (No-shows and cancellation after deadline will be charged infull.)

Registration:Please RSVP by Friday, January 10 via e-mail (info@sccij.jp)

Why has Switzerland been so successful for so long at so many things? In banking, pharmaceuticals, machinery, watch making, construction, confectionery, even textiles, Swiss companies rank alongside the biggest global competitors. How did they get there? What lessons can other learn from them? And can the Swiss continue to outperform in a hyper-competitive global economy?

Swiss Made combines financial awareness with detailed understanding of Switzerland’s strengths as it focuses on fourteen individual business sectors to show how this remarkable success has been achieved.