TopSME - Russia

Thursday, 15.09.2016 – Thursday, 15.09.2016


Seminar at the company Bartholet Maschinenbau AG in Flums on business opportunities for Swiss SMEs in the Russian market.

Currently, Russia's economy struggles with several difficulties because of low commodity prices, the international sanctions, and the weak ruble. But according to experts the economy should recover for 2017. The Russian market offers many opportunities with 150 million consumers for Swiss export companies; for example for suppliers for the food processing, railway, IT, pharmaceutical and MedTech industries. But a market entry or expansion of existing business in Russia must be well prepared because of several market entry barriers (e.g. Russia-specific certifications).

Bartholet Maschinenbau AG BMF with its headquarters in Flums, Switzerland, is an international leading Swiss company in the fields of aerial cableway systems, hi-tech aerial passenger transport systems, amusement park facilities, trackless road trains as well as mechanical engineering and metal processing. Since 2013 Bartholet has projects in Russia, one in a skiing resort in Kirovsk near Murmansk, another one is currently being constructed in Moscow. Bartholet will inform how they have succeeded in the Russian market and how they asses the current situation. Furthermore Ms. Julie Bächtold, Deputy Head Swiss Business Hub Russia, will inform on business opportunities in Russia and will give advice on how to enter the market.

The Seminar will be held in German.

More information and registration is available on the S-GE Website.

Location: Bartholet Maschinenbau AG, Flums