SIPPO Import Promotion Forum 2021


27.05.2021. - 27.05.2021.
16:00 -20:00 hrs
Livestream from Halle 7, Basel

Time, 16:00 - 18:30 hrs 

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The program
"Agile. Networked. Forward-looking." – the guiding principles of the ever more complex corporate reality jolted by the pandemic. The challenges for companies and society as a whole are great: Organisations must act as flexibly as possible while enhancing their safety. This requires a rethink and a cultural shift towards becoming a resilient organisation. At the SIPPO Import Promotion Forum experts and practitioners will examine the question of how importers and exporters can contribute to resilient trade chains. 

From 3:45 p.m.

NILSA Music (live)
Musical entertainment «Nilsa & Trio» with the friendly assistance of Artlink, Cultural Cooperation 

4 p.m.

Welcoming remarks
Fabienne-Alexia Müller, Head of Programme, SIPPO
Martin Stricker, Co-Head of Economic Development, Office of Economy and Labour, Canton of Basel-Stadt

4:10 p.m.

Am I resilient? Is my organisation resilient?
Denis Mourlane, Founder and CEO, mourlane management consultants

4:40 p.m.

Free trade agreements – how do they contribute to stable trade chains?
Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof, Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements and Member of the Board, SECO

4:55 p.m

Intro to breakout sessions

5:10 p.m.

Breakout sessions

A: What impact do importers have on the resilience of trading partners?
Host: Salome Hofer, Head of Sustainability/Economic Policy, Coop

B: How can exporters build up resilient trade chains?
Host: Edin Dacic, CEO, Daccomet AG

C: Information as the basis for resilient trade relations
Host: Sandro Kündig, Group CEO, Kündig Group

5:40 p.m.


5:50 p.m.

Postulates in the plenary session; discussion; recommendations
Hosts of break-out sessions; Feedback: Kaspar Engeli, Director, Commerce Suisse

6:15 p.m.

Final remarks & farewell
Monica Rubiolo, Head of Trade Promotion, SECO
Fabienne-Alexia Müller, Head of Programme, SIPPO

6:30 p.m.

Virtual networking

Moderation: Marc Lehmann, Journalist, SRF