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Swiss Plus in London

Swiss Plus made its fifth appearance in London 6-7 November 2003 to continue the dialogue with the City's financial community launched on the inaugural visit of April 1999. In addition to meetings with British and Swiss journalists in London, the main event was a panel discussion at Portcullis House in the heart of Westminster entitled "The Impact of the Euro on Financial Services Industries - the View from Switzerland". The Swiss Plus panel consisted of Pierre Mirabaud, Chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association and Senior Partner with Mirabaud & Cie., private bankers of Geneva; Professor Ulrich Kohli, Chief Economist of the Swiss National Bank; and Joachim Straehle, Member of Management Committee Private Banking, Credit Suisse. The discussion was chaired by the well-known British television presenter Jon Snow. Professor Kohli sketched Switzerland's macro-economic experiences being surrounded by Euroland while the other panel members gave an assessment of the euro's impact based on their experiences in their respective areas of professional activity.

Swiss Plus Newsletter - Issue 3

The third issue of the Swiss Plus Newsletter is devoted to the most recent Swiss Plus event held in London 6-7 November 2003.
The main event was a panel discussion on the topic "The Impact of the Euro on Financial Services Industries - the View from Switzerland."
The Swiss Plus panel included Pierre Mirabaud, Chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association, as well as senior representatives of the Swiss National Bank
and the Credit Suisse Group.   The Newsletter contains a summary of the event, copies of the speeches and presentations as well as a selection of photographs.

New York

On 26 February 2003, Swiss Plus once again visited New York. Based on the success of last year's event, it was decided to hold a similar meeting again, this time in association with the Swisspeaks Cultural Festival which is being held in New York City between February and April 2003 ( A high-ranking delegation including Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association, Daniel Zuberbühler, Director of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission and Pierre Mirabaud (Mirabaud & Cie.) presented the strengths of the Swiss financial centre and continued the dialogue with New York's financial community. Special attention was given to fighting the financing of terrorism, regulatory issues and private banking.

Press release 26 February 2003

»Account of the London event
»Speech by Joachim Straehle
»Speech by Ulrich Kohli
»Speech by Pierre Mirabaud
»Picture Gallery
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