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ZHAW International Business Podium

“Rarely has the international political environment been more dynamic or challenging for companies: Trade wars, the Greta movement, competition from state-owned corporations, and many other issues, influence the success of businesses. We will discuss these topics with the experts - join us.”

Dr. Florian Keller, Head Center for EMEA Business

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International Business Podium

The ZHAW International Business Podium is a series of events organized by the Center for EMEA Business at the ZHAW School of Management and Law (ZHAW SML). It focuses on political and economic developments, especially in Europe, and hosts discussions with experts and academics.

These events are primarily aimed at our students, but are also open to the general public.

Previous podium events

Analysis of the EU’s Response to COVID-19. Successful Crisis Management?

International Business Podium

04 May 2020
Crises have played a significant role in the development of the EU and the process of European integration. Dealing with the Coronavirus is now a major challenge for the new leadership team in Brussels, while they continue to handle other emergencies at the same time. Our guests will analyze the EU's response to Covid-19 and compare the current crisis management in Brussels with similar situations the EU has faced in the past.

The ZHAW International Management Institute and its unit for Foreign Affairs and Applied Diplomacy are pleased to welcome the following guests for a live webcast debate:

Sebastian Ramspeck, Brussels Correspondent, Swiss Television (SRF)
Franziska Vogel, Co-Head Program Europe - foraus
Dominique Ursprung, Deputy Head, Center for EMEA Business, ZHAW
Language of discussion: English

Watch the recording of the Webcast.

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: