Oliver F. von Borstel, President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands, had a bilateral meeting with his Australian colleague, Martin G. Scarpino, CEO of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Australia. The meeting in Sydney was organised to exchange views on Dutch-Australian relations and international and regional issues of shared interest. Oliver von Borstel emphasized that SCCN will work with SwissCham to extend strong mutual support on issues concerning each other’s core interests, and deepen practical cooperation in trade, tech, connectivity and other areas. The two Chambers will enhance coordination and cooperation under multilateral frameworks.
As the hub of Swiss business in Australia, SwissCham enables businesses to connect and prosper in Australia and Switzerland, focusing on doing business in Australia and the promotion of bilateral trade. Swiss Cham was incorporated on 24 July 1985 as a public company, being a company limited by guarantee – a Not-for-profit membership based organisation. SwissCham’s purpose is to support, strengthen and grow members’ businesses and their reputation in Australia by providing exposure, information and networking.
Switzerland has been a top 10 foreign investor in Australia for decades. There are well over 250 Swiss companies/brands directly represented in Australia and about 500 other Swiss Brands represented via third parties in Australia. Combined, Swiss companies in Australia employ over 80.000 staff directly. Switzerland as an investor and job creator is a major contributor to Australia’s economy and society.