Otto Meister: Ein Schweizer Pionier in China – Exhibition @ FHNW Campus Olten
Jun 19 – Sep 13 all-day
Otto Meister – A Swiss Pioneer in China

Otto Meister, born 1873 in Horgen, graduated as an engineer from ETH Zurich, worked from 1903 to 1909 on the Yunnan part of the Yunnan Vietnam Railway – one of the most spectacular railway projects of the last century. The exhibition shows photos, private correspondence and historical documents from this period.

China heute: Einblicke in die innovativste Handelswelt @ 69. Internationale Handelstagung GDI @ GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Sep 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Jeongwen Chiang, Professor of Marketing at the renowned China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), talks on 5 September at the GDI about the development of trade in China.

Asiatische Pflanzenschätze @ Botanischer Garten Bern
Sep 11 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Asian plant treasures

Many plants from Asia embellish our gardens or enrich our spice kitchen. Some of them were so valuable that wars were fought because of them. Others are symbolic of the exotic world of emperors, moguls and samurai. Children from the age of 6 can join us on a discovery tour in the Botanical Garden, listen to exciting plant stories and create a little souvenir.

Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum @ FHNW School of Life Sciences (Auditorium)
Oct 24 @ 13:30 – 18:30
Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum

Basel and China look back on a many years of mutual exchange in the field of Life Sciences. Basel-based pharma companies have invested heavily in China ever since the Chinese economy started to open up. Recently, we can also observe an increased interest of Chinese companies to invest in Basel. China’s Luye Pharma and BeiGene both established their European headquarters in Switzerland recently. ChemChina acquired Syngenta in 2017.

The Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum takes place for the third time on October 24, 2019 in Basel in the new auditorium of the School of Life Sciences FHNW. This event has successfully fostered the relationship between Life Sciences communities in Switzerland and China in the past two years and continues to be the key Sino-Swiss life sciences event.

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MC & Moderation: Tanya König, Journalist at CNNMoney Switzerland