Wednesday, April 3rd

Institutional Day

The Agenda

Welcome & introduction

17:30 - 17:45

Introductions and welcome from the Mayor, the DFE, Credit Suisse – sponsor of the event – and Netcomm Suisse.

  • Marco Borradori | Mayor of Lugano

  • Stefano Rizzi | DFE Canton Ticino

  • Marzio Grassi | Credit Suisse

  • Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse

Innovation & economic growth

17:45 - 18:00

Discussion and thoughts from Ex minister Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, focused on the themes of innovation and economic development in Ticino.

  • Mauro Dell’Ambrogio | Ex-Minister of State

Swiss corporate tax reform

18:00 - 18:15

Discussion with PWC on the challenges and opportunities of the potential scenarios linked to the Swiss tax reform 2019

  • Louis Macchi | PWC

Private equity and tech start-ups

18:15 - 18:40

Discussion with Marco Palmieri on the role of private equity as regards tech start-ups; how the Piquadro journey began and open-innovation programs.

  • Marco Palmieri | Piquadro

Closing remarks | Ticino as the FashionTech hub of Europe

18:40 - 19:00

Making Ticino the FashionTech Hub of Europe – Implications on economic development for local players – banks, notaries, lawyers, financial professionals and local businesses

  • Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse

Register for the free event here


Leading funds, bankers, politicians and brands in the same room to discuss and discover the opportunities in the new Swiss fiscal reforms.


Today’s events will take place at the Villa Ciani, Lugano 6900, Switzerland


From 5:30pm until 9:00pm, CET

Event details:

Open-door event
The latest Swiss fiscal reform is about to come into effect and some discordant voices have been raised by businesses operating in Switzerland. However, the change also presents some compelling opportunities for the future, especially as regards investments and R&D, which are particularly relevant to driving innovation within Ticino’s growing FashionTech sector.