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Foreign Companies in Switzerland: A Boon or A Bane? by Fryday W

Foreign Companies in Switzerland: A Boon or A Bane? by Fryday W
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 18:30 to 21:30
Fryday W at Hotel Hotel De La Paix Avenue Benjamin-Constant 5, 1003 Lausanne
Entrance fee: 15 CHF

Philippe D. Monnier

Currently, Philippe is Board Chairman/Member or Management Consultant at several international companies/organizations based in Switzerland and abroad.

He also teaches at the University of Geneva an executive course “How to attract and retain foreign companies”. Between 2010 and 2015, as Head of the Greater Geneva Berne area, Philippe was in charge of attracting foreign companies to Western Switzerland. During this period, a record number of more than 300 foreign companies have been attracted. Philippe wrote a bestseller about this experience that received major press coverage in Switzerland and abroad. As a business journalist for L’AGEFI, Philippe also regularly conducts in-depth interviews of CEO of global companies (Roche, SGS, Hilti, Sunstar, Monsanto, etc.) Philippe also represents in Switzerland the initiative “Invest in Japan”. Finally, Philippe regularly featured in the Swiss and international media in relation to foreign business and in particular he business attractiveness of Switzerland. Background: Philippe is a Swiss and Mexican national. He grew up in Japan, Mexico and Switzerland. His studies include Civil Engineering (ITESM/Mexico), MBA (Wharton/USA) and Intellectual Property Strategy (Harvard/USA). He has resided in about 10 countries. Formerly, he worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey, was Senior Vice President in charge of Corporate Planning and Head of several Asian affiliates for a global industrial group as well as Co-founder of three e-business companies.

Fryday is happy to present you "FOREIGN COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND: A BOON OR A BANE?" by Fryday W!

In Switzerland, there are many foreign companies and foreign executives. Many of these foreign companies have established high-value- addition European headquarters.

Date: 16th November
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: Hotel De La Paix
Address: Avenue Benjamin-Constant 5, 1003 Lausanne
Speaker: Philippe Monnier
Language: English
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Entrance : 15 chf.- *Welcome drink included for registered guests
Registration: Send SMS on 0766683683 with text "FrydayW"

During the event, Philippe Monnier will address topics such as:
 What are the pros and cons of foreign companies for Switzerland?
 Is it true that foreign companies have been paying (much) less taxes than Swiss companies?
 What are the effects for foreign companies of the future corporate taxation law?
 How will the future immigration laws affect foreign companies and foreign employees?
 What about the consequences of strong Swiss franc?
 How does Switzerland proactively attract (and keep) foreign companies?
 Why do foreign companies come to Switzerland?
 Is there really a cutthroat competition between Swiss cantons to attract foreign companies?
 As a conclusion, does Switzerland has a bright future as an international business hub?
Will these foreign companies stay in Switzerland?

18:30-19:00 Apero, Le Benjamin Bar
19:00-20:00 Philippe Monnier "FOREIGN COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND: A BOON OR A BANE?", conference room
20:00-21:30 Networking, Le Benjamin Bar

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Fryday Lausanne Team

Ilona Samoilenko
Representative of Fryday Lausanne

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