Upcoming events

Saudi Arabian Business and Investment, Regulatory Environment, 12 September 2018, in Bern

Vision 2030 aims to expand Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil, to advance privatization of current government assets and services, and to promote innovation while stressing quality and sustainability in all areas of living and business. The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), together with representatives of the concerned ministries and agencies, will hold a workshop in Bern that will present progress on Vision 2030, give an overview of the policies and regulations relevant to foreign investors and trade partners, explain how to do business in Saudi Arabia and address points of particular interest to individual participants.

When and where?
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 16:30 to 18:30, followed by Apero Riche
Kursaal Bern, Kornhausstrasse 3
Interested in joining?

Please send a mail latest by coming August 27 to advisorsworkshop@sagia.gov.sa indicating your interest. You will then receive an invitation with more detailed workshop information in due course.


Zug Impact Summit, Earth & Finance, 17-18 September 2018, in Zug

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Zug Impact Summit gathers inspirational speakers, world-class educators and investable impact investment opportunities. EARTH & FINANCE is the theme this year.
On 17-18 September 2018, a unique mix of entrepreneurs, investors, and thought-leaders will share their views and investment strategies about Earth & Finance.
A highlight at the Summit is the launch of a new FaithInvest Alliance by The Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), a charitable foundation founded by His Royal Highness Prince Philip.
ARC is the leading organisation for Faith Consistent Investing. ARC launched the Zug Guidelines during Zug Impact Summit | Faith in Finance Conference in 2017.
This links to the efforts, Swiss Arab Network and the RFI Foundation were doing in the last years with the RFI Summit, where SIIA has been a partner. Visit the Conference which has Dr Percy Barnevik’s as keynote and join company ‘pitch sessions’ that are offered by the Female Leadership Summit, Innovate4Water and UNDP.

Interested in joining?
Please visit the website for more information.


Fintech+, AI Conference & Marketplace, October 1-2, 2018

FINTECH+ the Swiss Global Marketplace is one month and a half away and you need to secure your ticket today. Switzerland’s largest and most International Fintech conference focused on Artificial intelligence will explore AI’s applications related to FinTech, InsurTech, Wealth Management and Sustainable Finance. You will hear insights from the real game-shapers and have the best networking opportunities with entrepreneurs, speakers, corporates and big FinTech players. Get your 20% discount using the code fplusSAN20 while registering on 2018.fintechplus.ch

Click here to register


3rd EU-Arab World Summit, 29-30 October 2018, in Athens

During October 29/30 and for the 3rd time in a row the Swiss Arab Network  is partnering as supporter with the high-level event 3rd EU ARAB WORLD Summit under the patronage of EU Parliament in Athens, Greece. The exquisite speakers list is growing day-by-day.

Regina,  SAN Liaison Officer Greece, is local host and coordinator of an exclusive business delegation visiting the EU ARAB WORLD Summit with a first-time pre-conference program during the summit’s preceding weekend.

Your benefits

  • private pickup/drop-off from/to Athens Airport
  • free admission to the EU ARAB SUMMIT including lunch/coffee brakes and simultaneous translation in English/Greek/Arabic (price 620 €)
  • private B2B meetings – to be arranged in place – with attending high-level delegates from the government/business/education area both from the ARAB and EU region of your preference
  • participation at workshops (program to be announced)

Coordination and registration

To enroll to the exclusive SAN business delegation email/call/WhatsApp Regina.

Regina Reinhardt | Swiss Arab Network (SAN) | Liaison Officer Greece

regina.reinhardt@swissarab.org | +41 78 790 43 01 | +30 695 754 11 42


ZHAW Luxury Event, November 9th in Zurich

ZHAW School of Mangement and Law is pleased to invite you to an exclusive one-Day Event at Hotel Baur au Lac for another session of the «Future of Luxury» Conference Series.

This series’ topic The «new» luxury customer from the Middle East will teach you all about how to

anticipate and adapt to emerging customer needs by taking cultural differences into account.

You will:

  • Learn more about the “new” luxury customer, consumer, patient, client or tourist from the Middle East.
  • Gain well-founded and practice-oriented insights from academic experts and experienced professionals.
  • Network with experts and luxury professionals across industries

More information on the luxury competence team of ZHAW SML can be found here:



4th Arab Film Festival in Zurich, November 15-18

Preparations are in full swing for the fourth edition of the International Arab Film Festival Zurichand we are very pleased to announce the festival date from 15 to 18 November 2018 at the Filmpodium of the City of Zurich.
In addition, our campaign for more members started successfully, and we would be delighted if you too, would help to make our politically neutral association IAFFZ even more alive and financially more secure through more members. We welcome everyone who loves going to the movies and enjoying the encounter with an exciting culture. More information about the festival preparations and the membership form can be found on our homepage:


Spread the word and see you all at the festival in November!