As an official entity of the Embassy of Switzerland, the Swiss Business Hub Russia (SBH) is responsible for implementing Swiss export strategies in Russia and for promoting Switzerland as a business location. With close relationships to Swiss business and academic stakeholders, the SBH can draw on selected networks in both Switzerland and Russia. A client-centred attitude and the flexibility to offer bespoke services uniquely position the SBH to meet and support a company’s business requirements.
The SBH assists small and medium-sized enterprises from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in expanding their market presence in Russia. The SBH provides localised support, market information, and consulting and networking services to Swiss companies venturing into the Russian market and to Russian companies searching for a Swiss partner. An experienced team of trade advisors stands ready to support inquiries of all kind and serves as a first-hand local contact for companies – both new and experienced – in the Russian market.
As the Moscow based representative of the official international trade and investment promotion agency Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), the SBH also actively promotes Switzerland as a highly attractive business and investment location for Russian companies looking for growth in Switzerland, Europe and the world. S-GE works worldwide to support entrepreneurs and promote Switzerland as a business location, and it is represented abroad by the Swiss Business Hubs.
The SBH provides support to most industries. Our specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to biotech, medtech, consumer goods, food and beverages, innovative materials, machine building, cleantech and IT. The functions and specialisations of the employees of the SBH are described in the SBH Team section.
The SBH Russia together with Switzerland Global Enterprise organize a Webinar on the potential of the Russian food market. Dive into the Russian food market and gain first-hand tips and information for successful market entry.
We hope that the AGM will take place at Victorinox Headquarters but this will depend on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will inform you about the AGM format (physical event of webinar) closer to the planned date.
The Russian economy, which has transformed from a planned to a market economy only in the nineties, is still not as stable as most Western European economies. There is a high volatility in companies appearing and disappearing. From abroad, it is often difficult to assess the credit score of a certain firm, the more it is important to secure financial risks when exporting.
In our webinar, we talk to Mikhail Yakovets, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Novosibirsk, among others, about how Swiss suppliers can set these up and what they really need to pay attention to. As director of Fischer Spindle Technology in Novosibirsk, he knows exactly what is important.
Ambassador Rossier is planning an economic mission to Chechnya, Stavropol and Ingushetia at the beginning of June. The objective of this official mission is to combine politics with economics and present Switzerland as a capable and trustworthy partner towards the hosts.
The first Swiss Days took place April 12th-22nd 2018 in St. Petersburg. 11 days, 30 Swiss brands, dozens of tastings and workshops, hundreds of presents and thousands of pictures – it was fun for everyone! We would like to express our gratitude to all Swiss participants and to our guests.
Location: Shopping Mall Raduga, Kosmonavtov Prospekt 14, St. Petersburg
The roadshow “Switzerland for your fintech and blockchain project” organized by the Swiss Business Hub Russia on April 11 and 12 provided answers to most burning questions of Russian entrepreneurs in this sector.
Event for Swiss nationals who live abroad; Event accessible to journalists
Swiss company representatives join Ambassador Yves Rossier to an economic mission to Kaliningrad. The program includes meetings with high-ranking officials and representatives of local businesses as well as visits of scientific institutions.