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BSCC eNewsletter - Issue 67 - January 2012  


The BSCC is off to a strong start in 2012
carolyn_helblingThe year is still young but the BSCC has got off to a strong start in 2012 with our well-attended New Year Receptions in Basle and Zurich and a highly popular event in London in Swiss Re’s “Gherkin” on the Euro crisis. Further high-quality events are planned in the coming days in Geneva (the annual lunch with Henk Potts, as well as a traditional Burn’s Night celebration) and in Zurich, London and Zug.
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"Thinking the unthinkable: what happens after the Euro?"
DSC03201With a title like that, it is understandable if some of our guests approached our first round table lunch of 2012 with a slight sense of trepidation. After all, the recent news about the Euro has been uniformly negative, with the prophets of doom taking centre stage. Bronwyn Curtis of HSBC was unfortunately prevented from taking part in the panel discussion due to illness, but Paul Meggyesi of J. P. Morgan ably carried the event on his own, providing our record audience of more than 90 with a realistic and truly fascinating overview of the difficult situation we now find ourselves in.
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New Faces in the Geneva Chapter Committee
In Geneva, the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce is widely regarded as the leading organisation  of the international business community. Our secret of staying ahead, apart from diligence, is innovation, infusions of new energy and keeping close to our  members.  To this end, we have recently taken on  five new Chapter Committee members, having lost three at the end of last year.
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ch Monday 23rd January 2012, Geneva: Burns Night
A Tribute to Scotland's Poet Hero, Robert Burns. Whisky Tasting, Haggis, Music and Cocktails. In association with the American International Club of Geneva. 18.15 Registration, 18.45 Welcome and Apéritifs, Hotel de la Paix
Invitation / Register Online

ch Tuesday 31st January 2012, Zug:  "Asset Management: Neuroeconomics & the Science of Dealing with Clients in Volatile Times"
with guest speakers:
John Lalor, Psychologist and
Ivan Le Jeune, Head of Wealth Structuring Solutions EMEA, Lloyds TSB Private Bank
18.00-18.30 Registrations, 18.30-19.45 Presentations,
19.45-21.15 Drinks and refreshments
Invitation / Register Online

ch Monday 23rd January 2012, Zurich: "Business Opportunities in the Wake of the Arab Spring"
A Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (CSCC) panel discussion lunch in association with the BSCC, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and the Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce. The lunch will feature presentations by expert panellists including:
Mr. Réjean Appleby, CEO, ABB Morocco and Tunisia
Mr. Semir Brikho, CEO, AMEC
Mr. Sami Zerelli, CEO, Roche North and West Africa.
11.30 Registration/refreshments, 12.00 Welcome/Panel, 13.00 Lunch, 13.30 Q&A followed by desert.
Full details / Please register with the Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce using this link

gb Monday 23rd January 2012, London: Update on FATCA with David Hartnett, Philip West and Simon Knott
An informal lunchtime round table discussion on FATCA in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). 
More information / To register email or call the CSFI on 0207 493 0173

ch Wednesday 1st February 2012, Geneva: Great British Breakfast with Ambassador Peter Gooderham CMG
Great British Breakfast with HE Mr. Peter Gooderham CMG, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Geneva
Registration & Buffet from 07.45 - 08.45, Hotel Bristol
Registration / Invitation

ch Tuesday 7th February 2012, Zurich: Nadia Miller, VP Brand Development, La Prairie International
11.45 apero, 12.15 lunch, Widder Hotel
Invitation / Registration


edustra GmbH, Central Switzerland Chapter
Edustra GmbH provides training and development consulting services and business support.

Broadridge Suisse SA, Geneva Chapter
Broadridge is a leading full-service outsourcing provider to the global financial industry. They provide support in areas ranging from account opening and securities transaction processing to document management and investor communications.

Dergatcheff & Associés, Geneva Chapter
Dergatcheff & Associés provides financial and property advisory services.

Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize, Geneva Chapter
Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize promotes ethics and trust in the finance sector through a global competition and coaching services.

International Capital Market Association, Zurich Chapter
International Capital Market Association is a trade association representing a broad range of capital market interests including global investment banks and smaller regional banks, as well as asset managers, exchanges, central banks, law firms and other professional advisers.

McGrigors LLP, London Chapter
McGrigors LLP is one of the UK's most dynamic law firms, providing legal, business and tax services. McGrigors has offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Aberdeen, Manchester, Qatar and the Falkland Islands.

Take a Breath Agency, Geneva Chapter
Take a Breath Agency provides the vision at the right moment with the right environment. They have more than 15 years' experience in watchmaking and luxury goods.

Thallo Capital SàRL , Geneva Chapter
Thallo Capital SàRL is a privately owned, independent investment boutique, providing wealth management services in Switzerland. Take a Breath Agency, Geneva

Platinum Patrons of the BSCC

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Patrons of the BSCC

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ch  Wednesday 18th January 2012, Zug: Chuckles, Stand Up Comedy
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ch  Wednesday 18th January 2012, Zurich: University of Strathclyde MBA Information Preview
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ch  25th January 2012, Geneva: Deloitte Private Client Tax invitation: Tax briefing for Private Bankers
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gb 1st February 2012, London: COBCOE: The East London Development Programme
and the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics -
Opportunities for business!
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