Swiss Business Hub Canada
The Swiss Business Hub (SBH) is part of the Consulate Genral of Switzerland in Montreal. It supports SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in their business development in Canada and provides Canadian companies with information on Switzerland as a business location.
The Swiss Business Hub also represents Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion. It has access to in-depth market knowledge through a local network of experts in all sectors of the economy.
The SBH Canada advises and supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Switzerland and Liechtenstein wishing to explore and seize export opportunities in the Canadian market – which is facilitated by the EFTA-Canada free-trade agreement signed in 2009. The Canadian market is stable, mature and offers opportunities in many sectors such as cleantech, life sciences, medtech, infrastructure, and consumer goods/e-commerce.
In cooperation with its local partners, the SBH Canada offers a wide range of trade promotion services in addition to the basic services provided by all Swiss Embassies:
- Market analysis
- Legal clarification
- Business partner search
- Business Trips
- Support in the target market
- Trade fair presence
Swiss and Liechtenstein companies may access these services and offerings through Switzerland Global Enterprise, by contacting S-GE’s country consultants.
Switzerland as a business location for Canadian companies
The SBH Canada is the first point of contact for Canadian companies interested in Switzerland as a business location.
The SBH Canada identifies and supports Canadian companies seeking to invest in Switzerland to carry out activities such as business development, R&D, intellectual property licensing and regional headquarters.
It acts as a first point of contact for Canadian companies and works closely with the economic development offices of the Cantons / Regions of Switzerland to support investors and enables crucial contacts with partners such as industry associations, research institutes, innovation parks, etc.
More information on location promotion by Switzerland Global Enterprise.