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Webinar - Doing Business in Switzerland

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Are you a company interested in exporting to Switzerland? Join our webinar to get valuable, practical advice on how to enter and develop your business successfully in Switzerland.
This is a great opportunity to uncover fresh options and new possibilities within the market.
The strengths of the Swiss market
Unlike other markets which have seen stability or decline, UK goods and services exports to Switzerland grew by 130% in the last 5 years.
The strengths of the Swiss market include:
• Central location in Europe
• Political and financial stability
• Excellent public infrastructure
• Highly educated workforce
• High productivity
• Innovative country with high spend on R&D and technology
• Purchasing power amongst the world’s highest
• Reliable business, legal and regulatory environment
• Low VAT compared to many EU countries
The benefits for UK businesses exporting to Switzerland include:
• Favourable exchange rate
• Short flight times
• English widely spoken
• Multicultural market suitable for product testing
• Europe’s highest per capita income
• Similar legal and regulatory environment
10:00am Welcome and introductions (Grant Eckersley, senior programme manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise) 
10:05am Doing business in Switzerland – an overview (Dr Patrick Kunz, senior trade specialist, science and technology, Scottish Development International)
10:20am GlobalScot experience of trading in Switzerland (Iain Martin, Globalscot and Chairman of IJM Asia, MD of IJM worldwide)
10:35am Q&A 
10:45am Multi sector market visit to Switzerland and end of webinar (Kristell Clunie, international trade specialist, Scottish Development International)
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