On the occasion of the 7th Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy, organised by the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern and the Centre for WTO Studies of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, the Embassy of Switzerland invites you to a talk on the WTO reforms and on the future of the multilateral trading system.
Rapid urbanisation and the emergence of an aspirational middle class have led to the need to create smart and sustainable living options where it is critical to use available resources efficiently and effectively. Sustainable approaches and innovative technologies in the construction sector have set Switzerland apart. This Forum will showcase some of these technologies in an informal interactive format, through information sharing by CEOs of Swiss companies.
The Embassy of Switzerland in India and the City of Zürich Museum Rietberg, in collaboration with the National Museum announce the opening of the exhibition Alice from Switzerland – A Visionary Artist and Scholar Across Two Continents. This exhibition is a tribute to the Swiss artist’s Alice Boner (1889 - 1981) promotion of cultural knowledge and understanding between the East and the West. Her close friend Alfred Wuerfel once said: “If it is true that culture is a vehicle of international understanding and those promoting it are its ambassadors, then Alice Boner, indeed, deserves to be called an Ambassador of Indian Culture!” The encounter with Uday Shankar, their common travel to India and her commitment for his dance troupe gave her life the crucial twist. Being an artist herself, she became a patron who supported other artists. She settled in Varanasi and thereafter contributed significantly to the worldwide sensitization and understanding of India’s art history. In 1974, she received the Padma Bhushan from the President of India, Shri V. V. Giri, for her outstanding work. Alice Boner is without any doubt one of the most remarkable Swiss women of her times!
The Watt d’Or prizes recognize innovations which promote the use of renewable energy and which bring down overall energy use. The exhibition features some of these award winning projects. The conference will showcase select innovative Indo-Swiss projects in the clean energy space.
Location: Expo & Convention Centre, Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi
The official inauguration of the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel through the Swiss Alps takes place on June 1st. The new 57km Gotthard tunnel is providing a high-speed link between the North and South of Europe. At the inauguration event of the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, videos will be screened on the pioneering engineering and the sustainability of the once-in-a-century infrastructure project. The key note speakers are from the Ministry of Railways, Mr. Hitesh Khanna, Director (Works) of IRCON Int. Ltd., and the tunneling industry, Mr. Rakesh Pandita, Managing Director of Amberg India, an Indo-Swiss engineering company involved in the Gotthard railway tunnel construction.
Location: Embassy of Switzerland, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
The Swiss Vocational Education Training (VET)Initiative India was launched on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Indo-Swiss bilateral friendship treaty in 2008. Reflecting a specific demand of Swiss companies in India for qualified workers, it was also a demonstration of Switzerland’s interest in positioning its vocational education and training system internationally. The project is considered success and is being presented to a wider audience of stakeholders and potential partners in Hyderabad.
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) is a Swiss symphony orchestra, based in Geneva and has 112 permanent musicians. Founded in 1918, OSR has many award-winning recordings under their belt and have been featured often on European radio. They have toured throughout the world, performing in famous concert halls and festivals in Europe. This will be their maiden performance in India.
Location: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai
After the successful tour of Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, this highly appreciated exhibition opens in Bangalore on 7th April 2016 at 6:00 pm. Entry open.On the occasion of the Year of Swiss Innovation in India, the Embassy of Switzerland in India and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Bangalore, present the exhibition 'Le Corbusier – Mastering the Image.'
Location: NGMA the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
A fun day full of interactive activities, songs, music, food and quiz activities, the day offers everyone a chance to explore the Francophone countries and get to know their culture, tourist attractions, places of study by visiting the country stalls.
Beat Kästli visits India on a four concert tour between 18th and 24th March 2016. He will feature in a duo constellation at the Francophonie festival 2016 at the Alliances Française in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata. He will be accompanied by pianist Walter Fischbacher and one Indian percussionist.