Swiss AmCham Southern California launches Avantgarde Award 2024

11 June 2024 13:38

Swiss AMCHAM SoCal

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Zurich/Irvine - The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Swiss AmCham) Southern California is again calling for participants in the Avantgarde Award 2024. Businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals with links to both countries are eligible to compete for this award.

The Swiss AmCham Southern California will again be presenting the Avantgarde Award this year. This recognizes businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals that promote Swiss-American business relations in a forward-looking, innovative and impactful manner. Applications to take part in the competition can be completed online.

For the award, a total of five criteria are assessed: creation and introduction of technology and innovation, job creation, economic performance, sense of responsibility and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The winner of the Avantgarde Award is selected by a jury comprising representatives from industry, public authorities and academic experts from both the USA and Switzerland. It will also include jurors from the University of Southern California and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

The three best submissions will be invited to attend the Avantgarde Gala on November 8, 2024, at the California Club in Los Angeles, where a speech in praise of the winner will be held. Moreover, the winner stands to benefit from Swiss AmCham press releases and social media posts, as well as media coverage in the Swiss and North American press.  

In addition to the Avantgarde Award, one of the participants will receive the Stewardship Award. This year, it will be presented in recognition of special services in connection with the circular economy. ce/mm

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