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Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) looks back on a challenging but also promising year. This report provides an overview of the achievements and highlights in export promotion and investment promotion.


Greeting by Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin

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The fact that S-GE will be able to strengthen its measures in line with the parliamentary resolutions in the future is gratifying and illustrates the broad recognition of its offer.

Guy ParmelinFederal Councillor

The global environment remains challenging for Swiss exporters. International trends toward increasing protectionist and industrial policy measures are therefore continuing. With its diversified and efficient export economy, our country does not pursue an industrial policy, meaning that good framework conditions are crucial. These include, for example, a broad network of free trade agreements. The offer from S-GE is available to ensure the best possible use of the latter. Assistance in trade-related matters relating to exports is growing increasingly important. The fact that S-GE will be able to strengthen its measures in line with the parliamentary resolutions on the Dispatch for Investment Promotion 2024–2027 in the future is gratifying and illustrates the broad recognition of its offer.

The second mandate of S-GE also has a broad basis: the strategy, defined jointly with all the cantons, positions Switzerland as a leading location in future-oriented ecosystems. These are to be supplemented by a targeted approach to high-value and innovative foreign companies to contribute to further strengthening our business and innovation location.

I would like to thank S-GE for its great commitment to the Swiss export industry and to Switzerland as a business location.


A Conversation Between Simone Wyss Fedele and Ruth Metzler-Arnold

Our CEO and President discuss the highlights, developments, and challenges of 2023.

The more difficult the international business, the greater the demand for our support. S-GE uses its offer to take action where help is needed – much to the satisfaction of our customers.

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Dr. Simone Wyss FedeleCEOSwitzerland Global Enterprise

S-GE works hand in hand with key partners in Switzerland and around the world, making us efficient and enabling us to bring the greatest added value to companies.

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Ruth Metzler-Arnold President of the Board of DirectorsSwitzerland Global Enterprise

Key Figures

2023 at a glance

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5'711companies supported in 136 markets
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107settlement and innovation projects

Switzerland Global Enterprise

On the ground worldwide

As a private consulting and platform organization working on behalf of the Confederation and the cantons, S-GE supports its customers in around 130 markets: S-GE operates its own teams (Swiss Business Hubs) at 22 locations, covering a total of 45 countries. The Swiss Business Hubs are integrated into the diplomatic missions of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). S-GE is present worldwide in many other countries through the respective Swiss diplomatic missions or through its own network of more than 3,000 partners, which includes bilateral chambers of commerce, industry associations and local experts, and the organization supports Swiss companies efficiently and effectively on the ground.

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Deeply focused on value for clients, and with a commitment to continuous improvement, S-GE is collaborative, tech-savvy, and human-centered.  It embodies the best traits of high performing trade and investment promotion agency.

Anne ChappazChief Institutions + EcosystemsInternational Trade Center

2023 Annual Review (in German)

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