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NEWSLETTER MAY 2012

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Forthcoming Events

» 14.05.12 - Zurich:
BSCC Annual General Meeting
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» 14.05.12 - Zurich:
Dave Hartnett, CB, Permanent Secretary for Tax
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» 15.05.12 - London:
Business Lunch with Markus Binkert, MD for Marketing, SWISS International Air Lines
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» 18.05.12 - London:
Lunch with Johann Scheider-Ammann, Head of Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs
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» 23.05.12 - Zurich:
Great British Breakfast with Haig Simonian, FT
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»  24.05.12 - Geneva:
The Rt Hon The Lord Boateng of Akyem and Wembley, PC DL
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» 05.06.2012 - Basel:
"Actelion - innovation in Research and Design"
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» 14.06.2012 - Basel: Art, Business & Money Seminar: Why do People Buy Art? 
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Informal Networking

Did you know that the BSCC organises monthly informal drink's evening in different Swisslocations? No registration, you don't need to be a member and everyone pays for their own drinks at the bar.

Upcoming events:


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Geneva:
Tuesday 6th June 2012
Cafe Papon from 6pm
» Luzern:
Monday 4th June 2012
Luzern, Palace Hotel from 5:30pm
» Zurich:
Monday 11th June
James Joyce Pub from 5.30pm

BSCC AGM IN ZURICH - 14.05.2011

There is still time to register for the upcoming BSCC Annual General Meeting in Zurich. Our guest speaker, Dave Hartnett CB,  Permanent Secretary for Tax, spearheaded the UK team’s negotiations with Switzerland on the bilateral tax agreement which is regarded by many as a groundbreaking achievement in the often turbulent waters of international tax policy. Dave Hartnett has been at the forefront of combating international tax evasion through multilateral organizations and pioneering bilateral agreements such as those negotiated with Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
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BSCC wins Chamber of the Year award

We are delighted to announce that the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce is the proud winner of the 2012 COBCOE (Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe) Chamber of the Year award. The award was presented at the COBCOE Annual Gala Dinner in London on Tuesday 24th April 2012.  
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Diccon Bewes visits Zurich Chapter

A convivial evening in the company of Diccon Bewes, author of "Swiss Watching" was enjoyed by the event's attendees, despite the beautiful Spring weather beckoning outdoors.

The audience, a mixture of Swiss, German, British and other anglophones learned why, in Diccon's view, the Swiss can be compared to coconuts and the English to peaches! He also highlighted the British love of small talk, something not shared by the German-speaking world.

His witty and incisive discourse was followed by the opportunity to buy the book in both versions, English and the newly - available German translation, as well as to have it signed by the author. By popular demand Diccon will be back to share some more cross-cultural insights with us!
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Introducing new BSCC members joining the BSCC in April 2012
 

Blue Pencil Media Ltd, Geneva Chapter
Blue Pencil Media provide support to the creative industries,encouraging low cost, quality and original projects, and engagingexperienced and talented persons within their disciplines andencouraging the involvement of new entrants into their chosen field.


Foundations For Learning, Zurich Chapter
Foundations for Learning is dedicated to helping people reach their fullacademic potential. They offer a comprehensive range of services tosupport academic performance and life skills, including tutoring,support for learning difficulties, and teacher training.


Grand Tourist Ltd, London Chapter
Grand Tourist Ltd offers luxury tailor-made travel experiences to Europe, the Middle East, India and beyond. They create unique travel experiences for their clients: couples, families and small corporate groups.

JÜSTuk.net, London Chapter
JÜSTuk.net is the exclusive UK distributor of the Jüstrich Cosmetics Swiss herbal bodycare range, created using only the finest herbs and essences that nature can provide.

Manage With Clarity, Geneva Chapter
Manage with Clarity uses a powerful process to help businessprofessionals become more effective in the workplace, navigate stressfulsituations and manage their professional lives with greater clarity andconfidence.


Robert Walters, Zurich Chapter
Robert Walters is one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies with 47 offices spanning 23 countries. They place candidates on a permanent, contract and interim basis in areas such as accountancy and finance, banking operations, and sales and marketing.

Swiss Mergers and Acquisitions, Central Switzerland Chapter
Swiss Mergers and Acquisitions advises companies on swiss business sales, acquisitions, disposals and mergers.

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 Member Events

» 11.05 - 12.05.2012, Geneva - Manage with Clarity
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» Wed 16.05.2012, Zurich - University of Strathclyde MBA
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» 23rd May - 25th May 2012 - Switzerland: International Comedy Club with Tom Rhodes
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» Sat 02.06.2012, Lutry -
Wine Tasting Adventure - Surprising Wines of Switzerland
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» Sun 03.06.2012, Basel - Expat-Expo
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Platinum Patrons

 Deloitte AG
Credit Suisse

Bank Julius Bär & Co AG
Jeeves Group
Syngenta International AG
Zurich Insurance Group

Patrons

 ABB
Blick Rothenberg
BSI SA
Coutts & Co.
Deloitte
EFG Bank
Ernst & Young
KPMG AG
Lloyd’s
Pritchard Englefield



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