Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce Activities

May/June 2020

SSCC Activities

The purpose of these webinars was to help member members to learn how to use digital marketing as a tool for companies’ growth and business development in the Covid-19 period. During these webinars, the following topics were addressed: opening a functional web shop as a new sales channel, digital team building, virtual events, e-commerce and performance marketing and social media, among others. All SSCC webinars are offered free of charge to SSCC members.

April 2020

SSCC and Sky Express organised this online event with the aim to equipping member-companies with vital information on how criminal gangs are exploiting the current, pandemics situation and how to stay cyber-safe while working from home. In light of COVID-19, it’s important to share with everyone how to keep employees safe while working from home. About 90% of successful network breaches were caused by user error, meaning the employees! No industry is safe from cyber security threats – even experts are targeted by cyber criminals, even now, in the COVID-19 Pandemic era.

March, April, May, June, July 2020

The first webinar, co-roganized with Adecco, ’’ The importance of HR resources during the state of emergency’’ took place on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Since then, SSCC members are invited to join HR interactive panels led by HR industry leading experts, every Thursday, at 15h00. Among these HR experts, Mrs. Jovana Uzelac, Head of HR SEM (South East Market) – NESTLÉ ADRIATIC S D.O.O., also participated in these webinars.

March, 2020

SSCC Members’ Reunion was held on March 10, 2020 in the premises of a member-company ’’Mokgrogorska škola menadžmenta’’. On this occasion, the following corporate presentations were held: ’’Codetribe’’ , ’’IT Werke’’ and ’’Mokra Gora School of Mangement’’. The presentations were followed by a working breakfast.

February 2020

SSCC General Assembly was held on February 26, 2020 in the premises of Nestle Adriatic. On this occasion,  Mr. Nikola Milosavljević, Sales Director Adriatic, Adecco, was re-elected for the Board member. Also, Ms. Grujović, SSCC Executive Director, presented the activity plan for Y2020, together with the planned budget both approved by the General Assembly.

January 2020

SSCC’ traditional ’’Swiss Raclette Evening’’ took place on January 31, 2020 in the Swiss Residence in Belgrade. The event was hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro, H.E. Philippe Guex. On this occasion, SSCC members had the opportunity to network while enjoying Swiss cheese specialties.

December 2019

SSCC members visited the company ABB Serbia. Mr. Aleksandar Cosic, ABB General Manager, welcomed the guests and presented the company. ABB is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform.

November 2019

The SSCC Swiss Business Networking event was held on November 14, 2019 in the Swiss Residence and was hosted by H.E. Ambassador Guex. Besides SSCC members, representatives of other foreign, bilateral chambers of commerce in Belgrade also attended this event, such as representatives of AHK Serbia, French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Belgian Business Association in Serbia, Japanese business club. The overall purpose of the event was to create more networking opportunities not only within the Swiss business community, but with other business associations as well.

November 2019

The annual Autumn Business Breakfast is organized by Confida Consulting d.o.o. and supported by SSCC, German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Serbia) and Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy. The presentation and panel discussion on the topic “Changes in tax regulations – what can we expect in 2020?” were held by members of the Tax team of CONFIDA Consulting. Within this topic, the following aspects were addressed: the most important amendments to the Law on VAT and other novelties in tax regulations, tax treatment for lump sums entrepreneurs, tax relief for new employees, as well as the New Accounting Law and Audit Law, which will be in force from 2020. The event was attended by over 100 guests.

October 2019

Over 6.100 students and approx. 900 companies are involved in the dual education system in Serbia, not only in Belgrade and Novi Sad, but in over 50 cities in Serbia, said Majo Mićović, President of the Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, in his opening speech of the Conference “Dual Education Serbia 2019: the role of the private sector”. The Conference was sponsored by SSCC members “Adecco” and “Standard Furniture Serbia”.

The conference was part of the ”Week of dual education in Serbia’‘ which took place from October 21-25, 2019 in Belgrade, in organization of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Serbia (PKS) and the Ministry for Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, and in partnership with the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) and the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK).

‘’For the second time, SSCC is demonstrating its capability to recognize the critical points for the further development of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Serbia by organizing the second Conference on the topic of dual education. This Conference is gathering all relevant stakeholders: private company representatives of both countries, members of the diplomatic core, business associations and public administration. The Swiss VET system provided significant instructions for the development of the Serbian model of the dual education system by enabling the synchronization of the demands of the national economy with capacities of the education system and interests of young people in our country. The awareness about the intense market changes, technology development and digital era has been raised, and the local society can now better recognize the need for qualified and adequate labor force., said Majo Mićović, SSCC President.

Jean-Luc Oesch, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Switzerland, Embassy of Switzerland to the Republic of Serbia and to Montenegro stressed that the topic of dual education is very important for bilateral relations between Switzerland and Serbia.: ‘’Today, education is one of the most essential factors for securing technological progress and innovation, thus it is most important to ensure that the standard of education develops alongside technological progress. This is particularly true when it comes to digitalization, a sector where Serbia has a brilliant future, and so relevant for the world of tomorrow. “

Dr Ursula Renold, Head of Division Comparative Education System Research, ETH Zurich, is the only international honorary member participating in the Serbian Government Commission for dual education.

“CCIS, SSCC and its member companies are the most important stakeholders to help improving the productivity of the companies and train the next generation of talents. Furthermore, research shows that companies are facing a fast change of qualification requirements due to digital transformation. Therefore, all countries that invest in dual education may have a comparative advantage in the future.“, said dr Renold
The event provided a platform for the public-private discussion about the role of the private sector companies in developing and implementing the dual education system.

October 2019

Hotel Royal Inn in Belgrade welcomed over 40 member-companies of four bilateral business associations: Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian Business Club and Belgian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce. The event was sponsored by SSCC member-company Sky Express, regional leader in data protection, which recognized the importance of this event and supported the initiative.
After Ms. Grujovic’s welcoming speech, Sky Express representatives held a presentation about the company’s corporate services and innovative solutions in data protection and information security.

During B2B meetings, participants presented their products and services to potential business partners through 8-minute meetings, exchanged their experiences and expanded the business network.

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