Despite all of its challenges, it was a very fruitful year at the Swiss Russian Chamber of Commerce. We concentrated on growing our membership and communication tools.
We developed our network of corporate and individual members, interacting with more than 200 new contacts.
We have successfully modernised and automated our entire digital infrastructure. We grew our content base and introduced new functions such as our online satisfaction survey.
This structured digital approach combined with the proper application of Google tools enabled us to reach up to 1000 unique visitors per month.
A very successful and popular element of our outreach was our series of networking evenings, regularly held at our headquarters in Zurich, which provided participants not only nice conversations but also useful business contacts.
Although we were able to hold in-person networking events, the majority of our events in 2021 were held online, due to sanitary restrictions. This situation did not inhibit our desire to share interesting insights with our network. Thanks to valuable inputs from our members and partners, the SRCC organised webinars and interviews about Financial services, Intercultural Management, Healthcare, legislation and other topics.
We had the unique opportunity to participate in discussions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum last summer. With sessions dedicated in large part to the response to the pandemic and healthcare systems, the opinions of our delegation were highly appreciated by the audience, which numbered 15000 spectators and included Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Over the course of our organic development, we met talented professionals looking for job opportunities in Swiss-Russian working environments.
In order to support their search, we maintain and publish their profiles with our members in our forum entitled “Top Candidates”. All presented Top Candidates are either members themselves or referred by our members, and have a background pertinent to Switzerland and to Russia, be it experience, language skills, nationality, family ties, and so forth.