Day 3 of Fashion Innovation Week

Swiss-Israeli FashionTech Group

FashionTech Ticino Valley connects with Israel Investors and entrepreneur delegation

Israel is one of the most innovative digital/technology hubs in the world, boasting the R&D programs of numerous worldwide names. To date, over 300 multinationals including Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon have tapped into Israeli innovation by setting up local R&D labs in the country to work on their most cutting-edge products and “open innovation” strategies.

 

This digital prowess has not gone unnoticed in Switzerland. In 2019, Swiss Israel Day, organized by the Swiss Israeli Association brought together leading Israeli brands and institutional representatives to fact/find and build collaborations, but there are numerous other initiatives underway too, especially in high-innovation sectors such as blockchain, Fintech and – of course – fashion.

 

With Swiss Israeli FashionTech Group included as part of the fashion Innovation Week (playing host to over 1200 attendees) Netcomm Suisse aims to build on the already growing ecosystem of Swiss-Israeli collaboration, leverage the connections and mutual interests of theese two highly-advanced and innovative regions and generate mutual opportunities for the best of  breed Swiss companies and their Israeli counterparts. Stakeholders and participants range from political voices to technology companies and from major brands/retailers to start-ups and scale-ups.

This is an extrememly limited numbers invitation-only event. To get involved, contact us at info@netcommsuisse.ch

POSTPONED

The new date will be soon online

TIME

9:00 – 19:00

LOCATION

TBD

Investigate the benefits of the LifestyleTech Hub and Competence Center
Share investment and business opportunities pertinent to Ticino
Activate a preferred exchange business channel between Israeli and Ticino ecosystems
Facilitate connections between Israeli entrepreneurs and local fashion brands and distributors

Draft agenda

9:00 - 9:20

Institutional welcome

  • Marco Borradori | Mayor of Lugano
  • Stefano Rizzi | Director of the Economics Division of the Department of Finance and Economics of Canton Ticino
  • Adrian Weiss | President of the Swiss Israeli Association in Ticino

9:20 - 9:40

FashionTech Hub: connecting EU fashion and retail world to Israel innovation ecosystem
Carlo Terreni | President, Netcomm Suisse Association

9:40 - 10:00

Swiss corporate tax reform: a competitive booster for innovative companies.
Louis Macchi | Partner, PwC

10:00 - 10:20

Investing in Ticino
Simcha Koevary | Meitar

10:20 - 10:40

Patent box
Gabriella Modiano | Managing Partner, Modiano & Partners

10:40 - 11:00

Driving to Pazzallo

11:00 - 12:00

Visit to Dagorà Innovation Hub

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Driving to Mendrisio

14:30 - 15:30

Visit to 7 For All Mankind

16:00 - 17:00

Visit to Prénatal

  • Presentation by Prénatal (Artsana Group - €1,4bn turnover)
  • Presentation by a start-up

17:30 - 19:00

Networking Aperò

WORKING GROUP

Marco Borradori
Mayor
City of Lugano

INSTITUTIONAL GUEST

Stefano Rizzi
Director of the Economics Division of the Department of Finance and Economics of Canton Ticino

INSTITUTIONAL GUEST

Yair Shiran
Minister, Commercial Affairs
Deputy Permanent Representative WTO Permanent Mission of Israel

INSTITUTIONAL GUEST

Adrian Weiss
President, The Swiss Israeli Association in Ticino

INSTITUTIONAL GUEST

Carlo Terreni
President, Netcomm Suisse Association

INSTITUTIONAL GUEST

Monica Zurfluh
Head of S-GE Southern Switzerland
Switzerland Global Enterprise

INSTITUTIONAL GUEST

Francesca Toninato
CEO EMEA AND INTERNATIONAL
7 For All Mankind

BRAND VISIT

Israel Krush
Founder
Hyro

TECH GURU

Inbar Carmel*
Founder & CEO
Infimé

TECH GURU

Omry Netzer
Founder
Voicencode

TECH GURU

Gill Bar
Founder
Voiceable

TECH GURU

Daphna Nissenbaum
CEO and Co-founder
TIPA Corp

TECH GURU

David Gottlieb
Co-Founder & CEO
4speed

TECH GURU

Leonardo Pecchioli
CEO and Founder
Keros Digital SA

TECH GURU

Caroline Avoth Sagiv*
EA to CEO & Marcom manager
Mantis Vision
TECH GURU

Karin Valenzano Rossi
Avvocato - Notaio

ADVISOR

Gabriella Modiano
Managing Partner,
European Patent & Trademark Attorney
MODIANO & PARTNERS SA

ADVISOR

Louis Macchi
Partner Tax & Legal Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA

ADVISOR

Naor Adno
COO
V&C Holding

VENTURE

Simcha Koevary
Meitar

ADVISOR

David Roth
Innovation and Strategy Manager
Prénatal

BRAND VISIT

Marco Massara
Chief Digital Officer & CRM Director
Prénatal

BRAND VISIT

*confirmation pending

EVENT PARTNERS

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