SVBG & SACC signed MOU, boosting Vietnam-Switzerland business relations

The Swiss-Vietnamese Business Gateway (SVBG) signed on 29 August 2023 a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC), officially sealing their collaboration in promoting Vietnam-Switzerland business exchanges.

A thousand mile journey begins with a single step – the MOU signed by SVBG & SACC further promotes Swiss-Vietnamese business interaction. PHOTO: Anh Hien

Zurich (SVBG) – The signing ceremony was taking place in Zurich on the sidelines of the investment promotion seminar “Bac Ninh – Where to base your production in Vietnam”, organized by SVBG in collaboration with Bac Ninh provincial People’s Committee, the Embassy of Vietnam in Switzerland and SACC.

SVBG Founder and President, Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thuc and SACC Chairman of Vietnam Committee, Mr. Roger LEITNER signed this cooperation.

Witnessing the signing were Ambassador of Vietnam to Switzerland, H.E. PHUNG The Long, Vietnam’s Trade Counsellor to Switzerland, Mr. NGUYEN Duc Thuong and Vice-Chairman of Bac Ninh People’s Committee, H.E. DAO Quang Khai.

Vice-Chairman of Bac Ninh People’s Committee DAO Quang Khai (5th from left) gave a Dong Ho painting, a UNESCO-recognized cultural heritage of his province, as souvenir to SACC’s Secretary General Barbara MOECKLI-SCHNEIDER and Chairman of Vietnam Committee Roger LEITNER (3rd & 4th from right) after the signing ceremony. PHOTO: Anh Hien

SVBG was founded in 2021 by a group of Vietnamese-Swiss citizens living in Switzerland’s French-speaking region. 

Located in Lausanne and having representation in Vietnam, SVBG has been connecting and assisting many companies from the two countries to explore business opportunities in one another’s market.

Meanwhile, SACC was established in Zurich in 2005 by merging the Swiss-Southeast Asian Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1994) and the Swiss-Korean Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1985).

The Zurich-based association has more than 850 members drawn from leading Swiss multinational corporations as well as small and medium enterprises and expert individuals. 

It promotes economic and business relations between Switzerland and 23 Asian countries including Vietnam. 

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Prior to the signing ceremony, SACC’s Roger LEITNER said: “I have joined a Swedish entrepreneur who co-founded Mobifone Vietnam in the 1990s, creating a ‘unicorn’ for and in Vietnam under the Swedish-Vietnamese partnership Comvik International Vietnam. This is a true testimonial that great things can be achieved and built in Vietnam.”

SVBG and SACC, as non-profit associations, share the same aspiration for strengthened business relations between Switzerland and Vietnam.