Led by the President of the State Council, Charles Beer, a delegation of Geneva representatives visited Beijing to explore collaboration opportunities and to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with the Municipality of Beijing. Both sides were thrilled about the start of activities aimed at strengthening connections among the two cities / regions. The Geneva delegation consisted of 40+ business people represented a cross section of industries that are keen to increase their business with China: banking, trading, health services, accounting and legal services. Several leaders of economic development groups: Tourism, Trading industry, Wealth Management completed the group. Their programs featured presentations, networking and one-on-one meetings carefully prepared by the various organizers.
swissnex China, especially the Beijing team, was in charge of assisting the University of Geneva (represented by Mr. Mercier of HEC) and the Geneva University of Applied Sciences (HEG, School of Management represented by its Dean Ms. Maribaud). We organized for them various visits in the field of business and management, so that they could get a first hand experience about the China higher education system, and more importantly meet possible partner schools. We believe that this Geneva – Beijing cooperation would indeed be strongly enhanced by academic exchanges that would increase the flow of talents between the two cities!