Sponsorship partners


External Page: NZZ

Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) was founded in 1912 in Basel as a trade association and today has more than 300 institutional (the Raiffeisen banks count as an institution) members and approximately 15,000 individual members.  The SBA employs about 55 people (full time equivalents).  The four business-orientated steering committees and four transversal commissions, consisting of representatives of the banking groups, deal with key issues affecting the Swiss financial centre. In addition to the important task of self-regulation, the main job of the SBA is the representation of interests in Switzerland and internationally as well as the promotion of the global image of the Swiss financial centre.

For further information visit www.swissbanking.org.


External Page: CreditSuisse

Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association SFAMA

The Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association SFAMA, which was established in 1992 with its registered office in Basel, is the representative association of the Swiss fund and asset management industry. Its members include all the major Swiss fund management companies, many asset managers, and representatives of foreign collective investment schemes. Among the SFAMA's members there are also numerous other service providers operating in the asset management sector.
SFAMA is an active member of the Brussels-based European Fund and Asset Management Association EFAMA and the International Investment Funds Association IIFA in Montreal.

For further information visit www.sfama.ch.

Platinum partners


External Page: BlackRock


BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At September 30, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of September 30, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.

For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com
Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

External Page: CreditSuisse

Credit Suisse AG

Credit Suisse is known as one of the world's foremost private banks and wealth managers, focusing on high and ultra-high net worth individuals, and on companies and institutions. Credit Suisse helps these clients achieve their goals with its financial advisory services, comprehensive wealth management solutions and innovative products, backed by strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Credit Suisse operates in over 50 countries worldwide, with some 48,000 employees carrying on its 160-year tradition of excellence. Credit Suisse Group shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and in the form of American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information visit www.credit-suisse.com.

External Page: SIX


SIX betreibt die schweizerische Finanzplatzinfrastruktur und bietet weltweit umfassende Dienstleistungen in den Bereichen Wertschriftenhandel und -abwicklung sowie Finanzinformationen und Zahlungsverkehr an. Das Unternehmen befindet sich im Besitz seiner Nutzer (rund 150 Banken verschiedenster Ausrichtung und Grösse). SIX nimmt im Interesse eines stabilen und sicheren Finanzplatzes zwei Kernfunktionen wahr: Einerseits gewährleistet SIX die Funktionsfähigkeit des Finanzmarkts in jeder Situation. Andererseits trägt SIX wesentlich dazu bei, die Risiken der Finanzmarktteilnehmer zu minimieren. Entsprechend stellt SIX höchste Anforderungen an die Sicherheit und die Zuverlässigkeit ihrer Systeme und pflegt einen verantwortungsvollen, weitsichtigen Umgang mit Risiken. Bei SIX arbeiten rund 3600 Mitarbeitende aus 52 Nationen an 40 Standorten in 24 Ländern. Sie verfügen über fundiertes Fachwissen insbesondere in den Bereichen Informatik und Finanzen.

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Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of around 70 offices globally and is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor's, "Aa3" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best. Registered shares in the Swiss Re Group holding company, Swiss Re Ltd, are listed in accordance with the International Reporting Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange and trade under the symbol SREN.

For more information about Swiss Re Group, please visit: www.swissre.com or follow us on Twitter @SwissRe.


External Page: UBS

UBS Group

UBS is committed to providing wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland, with superior financial advice and solutions while generating attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. Its strategy centers on its Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Asset Management business and its Investment Bank. These businesses share three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates. Capital strength is the foundation of its success.

For more information on UBS, please go to www.ubs.com


Gold partners


External Page: PwC

PwC Switzerland

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Within PwC Switzerland more than 3,000 employees and partners in 14 locations in Switzerland and one in the Principality of Liechtenstein help to create the value organisations and individuals are looking for. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.ch. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity.

Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

External Page: Schroders


Asset management is Schroders sole business that has developed under stable ownership for over 210 years. Our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients - the creation of long-term value. Worldwide 3,700 talented people operating from 37 offices in 27 different countries manage CHF 472 billion on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients.

For Swiss institutional clients Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG offers a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

(Source: Schroders, all data as at 30 September 2016)

External Page: Swisscom


Swisscom’s Enterprise Customers division is the biggest provider of integrated ICT solutions for corporate customers in Switzerland. With a 5,500-strong workforce, Enterprise Customers serves some 6,000 customers in Switzerland, including 170 Swiss Banks.

Swisscom handles for banks the ICT and various backoffice processing operations, and will shift banking from the branches to the bank’s customers. Swisscom’s think tank e-foresight will stay ahead of market trends and observes fintech developments, thereby opening up new business opportunities.

Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, with its headquarters in Ittigen, near the capital city, Berne. With over 21,600 employees, it generates a yearly turnover of approximately CHF 11.7 billion Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.

For more information on Swisscom, please visit https://www.swisscom.ch/en/business/enterprise/offer/digitales-banking.html.


External Page: NZZ

avenir suisse

Avenir Suisse is an independent think tank that works for the future of Switzerland by developing evidence-based, liberal, free-market ideas. Avenir Suisse’s ideas are designed to prepare the political and social ground for reform. The motivation behind Avenir Suisse’s work is the longterm preservation and enhancement of Switzerland’s prosperity.

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With Nespresso Professional, Nespresso, a pioneer in the premium portioned coffee segment, offers products and services specifically designed for professional clients. The professional machines are designed for heavy use and large volumes of coffee, and are the perfect complement to the superior quality of Nespresso Grands Crus coffees, which are produced from a blend of the world’s best green coffees.

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We are an owner-managed company with a focus on consulting and developing individual digital solutions for the optimisation of business processes. We implement and operate complex web applications, e-commerce applications and smartphone apps.
Founded back in 2002 as a simple partnership, semabit GmbH has grown to become a leading service provider for online solutions in the region.

We assist regional, national and international companies and organisations in a variety of sectors. Customers such as ABB, Mobilezone and ETH Zurich rely on our abilities and solutions. Our team of experienced specialists, with their passion for state-of-the-art technology and challenging IT projects, offer agile software development for forward-looking, durable applications of the highest quality.

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W.I.R.E. is one of Europe’s leading interdisciplinary think tanks. In ten years of engaging with global trends in business, science and society, the Swiss idea laboratory has focused on identifying new trends early and translating them into strategies and areas for action by private companies and public institutions.
Its key topics are the digital economy, social innovation and future-proofing. The think tank places its expertise at the service of the general public, private enterprise and public agencies, in fields ranging from life science, financial services and media to food and industry.
W.I.R.E.’s document- and experience-based knowledge transfer formats are notable for their harmony of form and content and the outstanding quality of their aesthetics and design. In addition to its partnership with the Collegium Helveticum of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, W.I.R.E. boasts an international network of experts, thought leaders and decision makers.

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xtendx AG

xtendx is a swiss leading provider of software solutions and services for an easy processing and publication of video content. With its Simplex Media Plattform, xtendx provides a complete solution for all kinds of digital content. From the management and encoding up to integration on websites for the internet and/or intranet. Simplex works on all platforms and devices. Available as SAAS or on premise. As official partner for the Swiss International Finance Forum we ensure that all keynotes are available as video-webcast on the internet.

Mobility Partner

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The BMW Group company profile.The special fascination of the BMW Group not only lies in its products and technology, but also in the company’s history, written by inventors, pioneers and brilliant designers. Today, the BMW Group, with its 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries as well as a global sales network, is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles, and provider of premium financial and mobility services.

Sustainability: the guiding principle for all our actions.Long-term thinking and responsible action are the basis of economic success. Ecological and social sustainability, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources are therefore an integral part of our strategy. With Efficient Dynamics, the BMW Group consistently implements the principle of sustainable mobility and is steadily reducing its vehicles’ fuel consumption and emissions.

Media Partner



The Neue Zürcher Zeitung is a high-quality daily newspaper of national and international renown, known by its abbreviation "NZZ". As a sophisticated media brand, the NZZ offers its discerning, attentive readership high-quality, payable content that is also always available on all other channels. NZZ stands for a modern media enterprise that maintains holdings in other newspaper publishers, printing houses and online companies, publishes the "NZZ am Sonntag" (the Sunday NZZ) and the magazines "NZZ FOLIO", "Z – Die schönen Seiten", "STIL" and is responsible for the prestigious book publisher NZZ Libro and the successful online information platform NZZ.ch.