Swiss Business Council
The Swiss Business Council successfully promotes the interests and activities of companies and individuals with connections between the UAE and Switzerland.
The SBC has an active and enthusiastic membership base, and is open for membership under individual and corporate categories for companies and individuals with business interests in the United Arab Emirates and / or Switzerland. To qualify for membership, companies and individuals should be able to demonstrate a clear business or cultural focus and interaction with Switzerland – either as a Swiss National, Swiss registered organization, or a local representative, agent or distributor of Swiss goods and services.
The SBC is a lively and stimulating forum of diverse interests and has a constantly expanding membership ranging from UAE National corporations through Swiss multinationals to individual private members. The directory of members will provide an insight into the broad spectrum of activities undertaken by the council members.
For information on membership application, fee structure and requirements, please refer to the “MEMBERSHIP” section.
The SBC is overseen by an Executive Committee (ExCom) whose responsibility is to organize a regular, diverse calendar of events and activities including presentations and dialogue with influential local and expatriate speakers, introduction of new Swiss companies in the UAE, and discussion with representatives of the Swiss and UAE Governments. Monthly social and networking events stimulate the exchange of ideas and experiences among the membership.
Members also receive updates and newsletters covering business, cultural and promotional activities in the UAE. The SBC interacts closely with the local Chambers of Commerce, the Swiss Embassy, the Swiss Consulate General Dubai, the Swiss Business Hub Dubai and Presence Switzerland.
The Mission of the SBC is to provide a forum in which Swiss business executives and other business executives with Swiss interests may identify, discuss, explore and pursue business and social interests regarding their activities in the UAE market.
The objective of the SBC is to support commercial and personal relations between its members and to promote economic, social and cultural relations between the UAE and Switzerland by:
- Providing a platform for its members to communicate with representatives and leaders of the government and private sector of the UAE and Switzerland.
- Developing and reinforcing contacts between local organizations and associations sharing mutual business interests.
- Organizing business and social meetings, presentations, seminars; participating in fairs, exhibitions and other related events.
- Holding monthly meetings with guest speakers, discuss selected topics, find local business opportunities and get to know each other. The monthly gatherings as well as other social events are open to members and invited guests.