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Calendar of events organized by Swiss Amcham in both Switzerland and the United States of America.

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Information on membership with the Swiss Amcham, details on membership categories, application form.

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Swiss Amcham CEO Succession

Events in Switzerland and the U.S.

Swiss Amcham organizes a series of business-related events for their members in Switzerland and the U.S. Specialized briefings, panel discussions and seminars, luncheons and fireside chats feature leadership personalities from business, government and politics.

Los Angeles

Feb 29 2024

International Mixer - A multi-organization Networking Event

Hosted by the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Southern California Chapter

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News and Initiatives

A comprehensive selection of the most recent activities and initiatives of Swiss Amcham, including selected media clippings.



Im Gespräch mit Martin Naville

«Zwei Jobs in Amerika sind ein zusätzlicher Job in der Schweiz»



Une impuissance européenne

Attiré par des aides massives, le Suisse Meyer Burger veut délocaliser une de ses usines d'Allemagne aux Etats-Unis. L'UE est freinée par des budgets restrictifs, une stratégie floue, et des règles complexes.



Trump lässt herzen höher schlagen

Wird Donald Trump wieder Präsident der USA, wird er zum Diktator, behauptet der Spiegel.

Absurd! Seine Wiederwahl wäre für den Westen ein Segen - auch für die Schweiz.



WEF Swiss-American Friendship Cocktail

Die Schweizerisch-Amerikanische Handelskammer AmCham lud zusammen mit dem Parlamentarischen Verein Schweiz–USA, der American Swiss Foundation und Accenture zum alljährlichen Freundschafts-Cocktail nach Davos, einem eigentlichen Gipfeltreffen von Schweizer Wirtschaft und Politik.



Award Night

Hall of Fame: Wie Nestle-Präsident Paul Bulcke und Stadler-Rail-Lenker Peter Spuhler feierlich in die neue Ruhmeshalle der Wirtschaft aufgenommen wurden. Die Jury der «Hall of Fame» besteht aus: Doris Leuthard, langjährige Bundesrätin, Patrick Odier, VR-Präsident Lombard Odier, Martin Naville, Direktor der SwissAmerican Chamber of Commerce, Bjorn Johansson, Chef Bjorn Johansson & Associates, und Dirk Schütz, Chefredaktor BILANZ.

Governing Bodies

The Swiss Amcham’s governing body is the Board of Directors. A number of Chapter Boards and Committees contribute substantially to the Chamber’s activities and programs. All members of the various Boards and Committees exercise these functions on a pro-bono basis.


Chairman and President 
Of The Board of Directors

Swiss Amcham plays a key role in promoting the Swiss-US relationship and is a strong advocate of all multinational companies based in Switzerland. I am proud to chair this valuable organization and contribute to a better understanding between Switzerland and the US.

Riet Cadonau
Director at Zehnder Group AG

Important questions about Swiss Amcham

The Swiss Amcham is a business association under Swiss law. As the largest association of multinational companies in Switzerland (irrespective of their nationality and size), it caters for the needs of companies. Swiss Amcham has a clear focus on businesses but not on private issues of individuals.

The Swiss Amcham is a private organization with approx. 1700 corporate members. While 20% of the member companies are based in the U.S. (with local Chapters in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami, and San Francisco), the vast majority of members are based in Switzerland. 70% of the member companies are Swiss companies, 30% foreign companies (mostly American). Swiss Amcham covers all areas of the private sector and does not accept any subsidies from any government entity. The numerous Chapters and Committees contribute substantially to the Chamber’s activities and programs. Swiss Amcham’s governing body is the Board of Directors, elected by Amcham’s members at the Annual General Meeting.

Swiss Amcham identifies and addresses all barriers to free movement of goods, services, people and investments between Switzerland and the USA. It aims to reduce barriers and difficulties for multinational companies in Switzerland (irrespective of their size or nationality), thus strengthening the position of Switzerland as an internationally attractive business location.

Swiss Amcham does not provide any services for individuals in personal matters such as visas, travels, job openings, work permits, taxes, real-estate, inheritance issues etc. The association solely deals with questions concerning businesses of their members.

The Swiss Amcham membership is open to companies and their employees upon written application. All companies with an international focus, no matter how many employees they have, are very welcome to join the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.