Economic missions to the Arab countries
In order to promote the economic relations between Switzerland and the Arab world, the Chamber proposes this service to allow businesses men from Switzerland to visit an Arab country of their choice. This is a very important step in order to link Swiss business men from different sectors with their homologues in the Arab countries to build a mutual trust in order to explore the investment environment and discuss potential investment opportunities.
This service is very interesting for Small and medium entreprises as it allows them to make the travel with relatively low cost and meet top level personalities form both public and private sectors. The Chamber has organised economic missions for most Arab countries.
The Chamber is also involved at the top levels in the organisation of official visits between Switzerland and the Arab countries.
In 2002 the Chamber organised the Jordan Investment Forum, patronized by King Abdullah II. Also a forum for Sudan patronized by the Sudanese President, in addition to the forum of Palestine patronized by the former Palestinian President Mr. Arafat.
The Chamber cooperated with the local Chambers of Commerce for both Abu Dhabi and Oman for the orgnaisation of the visit of Mrs. Doris Leuthard, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA), Federal Councillor at the end of 2007.
The Chamber represented by its president participates also in official economic missions to Arab countries, such as the economic visit of Mrs. Leuthard to Oman and United Arab Emirates organised in 2007.