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ZHAW International Business Podium

“Rarely before the international political environment has been so dynamic and challenging for companies: trade wars, the Greta wave, competition from state-owned corporations and much more influence business success. We discuss these topics with specialists - join us.”

Dr. Florian Keller, Head Center for EMEA Business

New Podium Series

International Business Podium

ZHAW International Business Podium is a series of events offered by the Center of EMEA Business at ZHAW School of Management and Law (ZHAW SML). It deals with the political and economic developments mainly in Europe discussing with professionals and academics.

The events are primarily aimed at our students, but are also open to the wider public and attract interested parties.

Previous podium events

What is the Role of the Visegrád Four in Europe?

International Business Podium

30 September 2019
At the first podium the topic "The Visegrad States - their economic and political role in Europe" was discussed with the four ambassadors and representatives of the Visegrad States.

30 years since the fall of the iron curtain, 20 years of NATO membership and 15 years in the EU. A lot has changed in these years, the former communist countries Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary have turned into free market economies, are important contributors to the security of the continent and are gaining political strength in the European Union – it has been said for example, that Ursula van der Leyen only got to office, thanks to the support of the Visegrad voices.

Time to have a closer look at the four countries:

The ZHAW International Management Institute, which is responsible for Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy, is pleased to welcome the diplomats of the four Visegrad states in Winterthur.

The following diplomats will be present: