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LAPC Member Exclusive – Dinner Reception Hosted by the Swiss Consul General

May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This event is for Los Angeles Press Club members only.

The U.S. exports more products to Switzerland than to Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Austria combined, making Switzerland its 12th most important export market for goods. Furthermore, the U.S. services exports amount to $32.5 billion, making Switzerland the 6th most important export market for services, ahead of Mexico and Germany. The bilateral trade volume in goods and services between Switzerland and the U.S. reached a total of $110 billion. Total U.S. business investments in Switzerland amount to about $300 billion, translating into over 85,000 Swiss jobs. More than 1,600 American companies already operate in Switzerland, from early-stage innovators to well-known multinationals.

Mr. Thomas Schneider has been appointed Consul General of Switzerland in Los Angeles as of January 2018. Mr. Schneider joined the FDFA in 1989 and was posted in Barcelona, Frankfurt am Main, Manila, Paris and Bern. 2012 he served as Deputy Consul General in Shanghai and was subsequently appointed head of the Culture and Education Department in New York until 2016. Since April 2016 he served as deputy head of Finance FDFA and head of Financial Planning and Reporting within the Directorate for Resources in Bern.

Please join the Los Angeles Press Club for a private dinner reception hosted by Consul General Thomas Schneider at his residence and learn about the recent developments in US-Swiss bilateral relations.

By Invitation Only. RSVP does not guarantee admission. You will receive an email conformation from us if we can honor your RSVP.

RSVP by May 9th.


May 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm