Coface sheds light on EU trade relations at risk conference
09 November 2023 11:43
The Coface Country Risk Conference in Zurich will explore the latest analyses of country and sector risks. With the findings, companies can optimize their export and investment decisions. This year's conference, entitled “Restart or dead end?”, will focus on the European Union's (EU) trade relations with Switzerland. Places at the event on November 28 at the Widder Hotel in Zurich will be allocated by invitation – interested parties are welcome to contact Info.SUISSE(at)coface.com. The credit insurer and risk manager Coface is headquartered in Paris and operates in Switzerland from Zurich and Lausanne.
In May 2021, Switzerland broke off talks on the framework agreement to clarify institutional trade issues between Switzerland and the EU. The fact that existing agreements have not been updated since the talks broke off has already had a noticeable impact on the Swiss economy. Switzerland is currently working on key points for a new negotiation mandate with the EU. At the conference, Nathalie Stieger, Head of Government Affairs at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, will discuss the complex situation from the corporate angle. Natalie Sleeman, EU diplomat and Head of the Sector Trade and Economic Affairs in Switzerland, will explain the EU’s point of view.
According to host Christian Moins, Country Manager Switzerland at Coface, the conference will not only determine prospects for the Swiss industry in the current situation. It also serves as a platform for specialists and managers to exchange ideas across sectors and take part in international expert discussions on economic and trade issues. This can decisively sharpen management visions. ce/yvh