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Venue Location

Inlet 今潮8弄

上海市虹口区四川北路989弄 有戏堂
Theatre Hall, 989 Long North Sichuan Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai

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Event Summary
Event Summary

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai is organizing the "So Swiss" Pop-up Event in November 2022. During the 10-day event, Thursday, November 24 is dedicated to innovation. SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to the Swiss Innovation Summit on the Innovation Day, showcasing Swiss Innovation in various industries and how it facilitates success in China from both SMEs' and large corporates' points of view.

The summit features keynote speeches of senior managers of innovative Swiss companies and of Chinese entrepreneurs who founded their firms after studying in Switzerland. In the panel discussion, the speakers will also discuss what it takes to win in the Chinese market and how important Swiss innovation is to succeed in China.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Best Regards,

Your SwissCham Team


4:30 PM Registration

5:00 PM Introduction

Sacha Bachmann, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai

Philippe Roesle, Consul & CEO of Swissnex in China

Paul Andersson, President of Firmenich

5:15 PM Speeches

Topic: Neuromorphic, the next generation AI

by Dr. Ning Qiao, Founder & CEO of Synsense

Neuromorphic technology has great advantages and market value in the field of real-time sensory information processing on the edge. Aiming at the trillions of edge computing market, SynSense goes deep into neuromorphic solutions for robots, smart home, intelligent security, smart agriculture, mobile phone/notebook, AR/VR and other fields.

Topic: Pharma innovation through channels and technologies

by David Vanni, Brand Manager at Novartis Pharma China, Vice-President of SwissCham Shanghai

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, as one of the largest pharma MNC in China, is supporting the health of millions of Chinese patients as it has obtained nearly 90 new drug approvals in China since 1987 and currently employs over 8,000 associates. Novartis speaker will share about the latest and most innovative science on cardiovascular disease which is the number one cause of death in China.

Topic: How to capture the value of future trends in nutrition, hygiene and beauty

by Dr. Dongfang Chen, Vice President for Research & Development in Asia at Firmenich

Swiss company Firmenich is the world's largest privately owned fragrance and flavor creator and manufacturer. Dr. Chen will explain how Firmenich has set itself up to win in the China market by driving localized innovation.

6:00 PM Panel Discussion

Topic: Winning in China with Swiss Innovation

6:30 PM Networking with drinks and finger food

7:30 PM The end

  • Sacha Bachmann (Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai)

    Sacha Bachmann

    Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai

  • Philippe Roesle (Consul & CEO of Swissnex in China)

    Philippe Roesle

    Consul & CEO of Swissnex in China

  • Paul Andersson (Board Member of SwissCham Shanghai, President at Firmenich)

    Paul Andersson

    Board Member of SwissCham Shanghai, President at Firmenich

  • David Vanni (Brand Manager at Novartis Pharma China, Vice-President of SwissCham Shanghai)

    David Vanni

    Brand Manager at Novartis Pharma China, Vice-President of SwissCham Shanghai

  • Dr. Dongfang Chen (Vice President for Research & Development in Asia at Firmenich)

    Dr. Dongfang Chen

    Vice President for Research & Development in Asia at Firmenich

  • Dr. Ning Qiao (Founder & CEO of Synsense)

    Dr. Ning Qiao

    Founder & CEO of Synsense


Member Price

RMB 350

Non-member Price

RMB 450

Please note that for pandemic control reasons, the event has limited capacity and pre-registration is required and will be confirmed by email. Walk-ins will not be admitted on-site.

In addition, attendees are required to present a negative 72-hour PCR test result from Shanghai upon arrival at the venue.

Thank you for your understanding.




Refund Policy
Refund Policy

In case you need to cancel your attendance to the event, please write an email to: at least 48 hours prior to the event. Failure to cancel your RSVP timely will require the payment of a "no show bill" of the full amount stated in this invitation. You can contact us by telephone: 021 5368 1246. For third-party events, the event terms and conditions of the event organizer apply.

如果您要取消出席活动,请在活动开始前48小时写邮件给。如未能及时取消,我们视同默认付款。 若非瑞士商会主办的活动,取消规则请参照活动主办发布的条款。


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