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August 2021 Newsletter

The new BSCC Lausanne Chapter will be officially inaugurated in the Olympic Capital
in the presence of the British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on 29 September 2021

The Lausanne region has had one of the highest economic growth rates in Switzerland in recent years and it is home to many multinationals, leading universities and most of the world's top sports organisations. It is also the judicial capital of Switzerland.

The new BSCC Lausanne Chapter will hold several events a year to meet the needs and interests of the English-speaking business communities in the Lausanne area, but also in the rest of French-speaking Switzerland.

Join us at the launch event on 29th September at the magnificent Royal Savoy Hotel, where HE Jane Owen will be honouring us by opening the evening.

Guests will also have an opportunity to hear from another two great speakers, Susan Goldsworthy OLY, Professor at the prestigious IMD and former Olympic finalist Christiaan Page, Founder of Legacy Sports, who will have just returned from the Tokyo Olympic Games.

You can register for the event HERE.

The new Lausanne Chapter will be chaired by Guillaume Grisel (Bonnard Lawson), with a passionate team:
Finn Toennessen (Microshare), Laurine Chiarini (CVCI) and Nicholas Creak (Lombard Odier). Each in their own field, they all have a professional focus on international business, with an emphasis on the UK.

If you would like to get in touch with the team or have any event ideas or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Partnership between the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Interpharma 

Interpharma and the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce enter into a partnership. Important topics for the Life Science hubs Switzerland and United Kingdom will be discussed during BSCC Life Science Club events.

In Switzerland, pharmaceutical products account for 44% of total exports (2020), while in the UK, the pharmaceutical industry is the second most important exporter of goods. The two countries are of great importance both for Europe and in direct trade. The partnership will offer BSCC and Interpharma members the opportunity for exchange and networking across organisational borders. 

Click here for the full announcement.

The BSCC YPG Mentoring Programme | Applications for the 2nd edition are open

We are excited to inform you that our BSCC YPG Mentoring Programme Year 2 applications are officially open.
For potential mentees, this is a great opportunity for you to connect with a mentor who can offer you insight, advice and opportunities in helping you navigate the next stage of your career. For potential mentors, this is a great opportunity to give back, become a better leader, and refine your own skills and networks. 

We were thrilled to see excellent mentorships and outcomes which evolved from our year 1 mentoring programme, and look forward to matching you in our year 2 programme! You can apply as a mentor or mentee HERE


YPG Zürich | Summer Social
Wednesday, 18.08.2021 | 18.00 - 21.00 CET

Business Luncheon with Conseillère d'Etat Mme. Fontanet
Thursday, 23.09.2021 | 11.45 - 14.00 CET

Transforming Work
Thursday, 23.09.2021 | 18.00 - 21.00 CET

The BSCC Lausanne Chapter Inaugural Event

Wednesday, 29.09.2021 | 18.00 - 21.00 CET

Great British Breakfast with Prof. Pittet MD, University Hospital of Geneva
Tuesday, 05.10.2021 | 07.45 - 09.00 CET

Great British Breakfast with Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Ambassador and
Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
Tuesday, 11.10.2021 07.45 - 09.00

The BSCC Sustainable Business Summit
Thursday, 14.10.2021 17.00 - 21.00 CET

For the latest news about our other upcoming events please click here.

Welcome to the BSCC!

We have welcomed eleven new members. We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events and to supporting you as much as we can.

Feel free to contact our Membership & Sponsorship Manager Emma Story in case you have any questions.


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Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)
Upcoming Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

Founded over 20 years ago, the AoEC believes that coaching skills are a new currency for the 21st century workplace and coaching will play an increasingly crucial role in how we construct our corporate cultures, build our company identities, make businesses more viable and better serve the needs of our customers and employees. 

Offering internationally recognised executive and team coach training programmes, the AoEC can also help companies with the aspirations or challenges they face through its unique coach consultancy service. The AoEC works closely with organisations on in-house training programmes and supports executive leaders and their teams looking to build or embed a coaching philosophy into their business. 

The AoEC will be running its next live, virtual Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching in Switzerland from 4th October. As one of the AoEC’s flagship programmes, the Practitioner Diploma is available to those who want to develop professional coaching skills and is triple accredited with the coaching industry’s leading professional bodies. 

The programme is ideal for anyone working towards becoming a qualified coach, those who coach part-time and managers or HR professionals who want to take their people management role to the next level. Running over four months with a series of three two-day modules plus an assessment day, the Diploma’s experiential style has you using coaching skills from day one. Combined with theory and blended learning components, course participants will be enabled to create their own unique coaching model which they apply in their workplace setting with immediate effect.

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Baur au Lac Vins stands for premium wine leadership, exclusive wine experiences, long-term tradition in highest quality and uncompromising service standards.

For more than 175 years, we have been with great passion, nurturing wine culture under the wings of the historic 5-star hotel Baur au Lac which is located in the heart of Zurich right by the lake.  

We are very proud to be a new member of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and as such to be your partner and hopefully your first choice when it comes to treating yourself, your family, friends and/or your business partners with the perfect wine. There are 3000 different products from all over the major wine regions world-wide to select from.   

Baur au Lac Vins offers you a 10% discount* on your purchases on by entering the following promo code: BSCC21

Alternatively, you may contact our customer service by phone +41 44 777 05 05 or visit one of our four shops in and around Zurich.

*Excluding spirits, discounted items, items in merchandise group 10 (e.g. Bordeaux, Burgundy, rarities), vouchers, admissions,
valid until 1.1.2022.

Member & Partner Events

Decarbonising Cities | British Embassy Berne
Wednesday 01.09.2021 | Stadion Wankdorf, Hybrid

International Roundtable | Chapel & York
Thursday 16.09.2021 | Online

LEC Presential | LEC Geneva, Nexell
Tuesday & Wednesday 21.09. & 22.09.2021 | Palexpo Geneva

Bellinzona Retreat | Immerse Swiss
Friday to Sunday 29.10. - 31.10.2021 | Bellinzona

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