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Promoting Sustainable Investment and Green Trade : the Swiss perspective

  • Wednesday 22 February 2023 14:00-18:00
  • CCIG, bd du Théâtre 4, Genève
  • Organisation : Trade and Investment Promotion in collaboration with OECD, Geneva Trade Platform and CCIG

From February, a new series of Promoting Sustainable Investment and Green Trade Conferences will present innovative solutions for attracting sustainable foreign direct investment and promoting green trade on a country-level. The first Conference will focus on one of the world's most innovative economy : Switzerland.

When it comes to attracting responsible foreign investors and achieving sustainable practices:

  • What are the main Swiss investment policy instruments ?
  • What is the role of investment promotion agencies and chambers of commerce ?
  • How can Swiss MSME's help ?

High-Level Speakers :

  • Vincent Subilia, Director General, CCIG
  • Simone Wyss Fedele, CEO, Switzerland Global Enterprise S-GE 
  • Alexandre de Crombrugghe, Economist and Manager, Investment Division, OECD 
  • Jan Atteslander, Member Executive Board, Head of International Relations, economiesuisse
  • Martin Naville, CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Manfred Elsig, Deputy Managing Director, World Trade Institute, University of Bern
  • Khalid Alaamer, Policy Analyst, World Economic Forum

Provisional programme 

14:00

Welcoming note 

 

Ana Grujovic, Founder and Editor, Trade and Investment Promotion 

Vincent Subilia, Director General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services                                          

14:10

Introduction: The role of investment promotion in supporting sustainable development    

 

Alexandre de Crombrugghe Manager, OECD Investment Promotion Agency Network, Investment Division  

Khalid Alaamer, Policy Analyst, World Economic Forum

14:30

Panel 1: Investment and Export Promotion efforts towards increased sustainability in Switzerland

 

Moderator: Jacopo Dettoni, Editor at fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Specialist  

Simone Wyss Fedele, CEO, Switzerland Global Enterprise S-GE

Jan Atteslander, Member Executive Board, Head of International Relations, economiesuisse

Manfred Elsig, Deputy Managing Director, World Trade Institute, University of Berne

15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Panel 2: How is the international business community in Switzerland tackling sustainability challenges?

 

Moderator: Jacopo Dettoni, Editor at fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Specialist  

Martin Naville, CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce  

Katja Seidenschnur, Sustainability Director for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Nestlé

16:15

Q&A

16:45

Closing remarks

 

Ana Grujovic, Founder and Editor, Trade and Investment Promotion 

Vincent Subilia, Director General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services   

17 :10

Networking cocktail

18 :00

End of the manifestation

 

  • Price for CCIG members CHF 25
  • Price for non-members CHF 50
Members of the Trade and Investment Promotion, OECD and Geneva Trade Platform benefit from the CCIG member price. N.B. In the event of withdrawal announced less than 48 hours before the event, the registration fee remains due. We inform you that photos and/or videos could be taken to immortalize this event. By participating, you authorize the CCIG to use them on different media to promote its activities.

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