In April 2016 the Federal Council adopted the “Digital Switzerland” Strategy. Superseding the Information Society in Switzerland of 2012, the new strategy aims to ensure Switzerland can benefit from increasing digitisation in all areas of life and develop even more dynamically as an innovative national economy and as a location for research and innovation.
Critical to Switzerland’s success in the digital arena is that representatives from the economy, science, research and civil society work closely together. A stable national framework is required and agreement therefore needs to be reached on key benchmarks (in terms of growth policy, innovation, infrastructures and environment, e-Government, education co-operation, security and confidence, and international integration).
07 February 2017
08:45 - 18:00
Bern City Hall
08:45 - 09:15 Check-in
09:15 - 09:40 Welcome speeches
09:40 - 10:05 Keynote speech: The Federal Government Strategy for Digitalizing Switzerland
10:05 - 10:15 Keynote speech: The Swiss e-Factor in international sales: a trustmark to support Swiss SMEs to export though e-Commerce
10:15 - 10:45 Keynote speech: EU single market
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 Panel discussion: Swiss Digital Single Market Observatory
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch & networking
14:00 - 14:30 Keynote speech: Sharing Economy
14:30 - 15:00 Keynote speech: The new fiscal reform and how to enable international companies to operate e-Commerce from Switzerland
15:00 - 15:30 Panel discussion: problems and solutions for Swiss merchants selling in the domestic market and abroad
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:45 Panel discussion: Data protection and legal framework
16:45 - 17:00 Keynote speech: e-Skills gaps
17:00 - 17:15 Keynote speech: The "Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition" Initiative
17:15 - 18:00 Networking
All relevant stakeholders have been invited to take part in structured dialogue on “Digital Switzerland” to further develop the new strategy. It is in this view that NetComm Suisse, the only Swiss Association of e-Commerce, and Bern University of Applied Sciences organize the event “Regulatory framework for operating in Switzerland” to support the interests of its members.
Held in Bern, the event will form a number of think tanks involving different stakeholders, such as administration representatives and politicians, industry players on the supplier side, industry players on the merchant side, university researchers and representatives from the academic world, as well as consumer associations and international institutions. Should you wish to participate in these think tanks, please write to email@example.com
NetComm Suisse wishes to share ideas and positions on a number of topics crucial to the development of e-commerce in Switzerland.
With the recent launch of the “Digital Switzerland” strategy, the time is ripe to put forward the views and opinions of Swiss e-Commerce operators regarding topics that will impact the future development of the sector. By creating a constructive space for dialogue, NetComm Suisse Association seeks to shape the future of digitisation in Switzerland in the interest of its Associates.
We kindly ask you to spend 3 minutes of your time to fill out a short survey where you can let us know your problems/needs concerning your e-Commerce activities, so that we can understand what to focus on.
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