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rainbow unlimited NEWS Nr. 41

25. May 2016


The rainbow unlimited team has been busy over the last few months with its various projects, the co-organization of 4th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM which was held on the African continent for the first time as well as the Swiss-African Business Circle. Please find out more about our activities and upcoming events below. 

Breakfast Buzz Africa - Innovation through sharing, Lausanne, 10 June 2016

The Breakfast Buzz Africa event will be held on 10 June 2016 from 8:30-10:30 at the Chambre Vaudoise de Commerce et de l'Industrie (CVCI) in Lausanne. This is a new Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC) initiative and the objective is for companies to pitch their projects and bounce their ideas. Presenting companies include Inoks Capital, Monetas and Siemens Building Technologies (see programme HERE). Presentations will encourage participants to think about their own initiatives, services and business models in a different way, discover new synergies and technologies and provide inspiration to develop new projects. Contact Helina Bischoff at to register or find out more. Participation fee SABC & CVCI members 70 CHF; non-Members 100 CHF.

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UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2016, Nairobi, 17-21 July 2016

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering designed to facilitate dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges. This year, the World Investment Forum will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 17-21 July 2016. To find out more about the event, including the programme, click HERE.

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SAVE THE DATE: Africa Business Day 2016, Reinach (Basel), 5 October 2016

The Swiss-African Business Circle will be organizing the Africa Business Day 2016, the annual platform in Switzerland for doing business in and with Africa, at the headquarters of Endress + Hauser  in Reinach (Basel). The theme for this year is economic diversification and what this means for Swiss businesses active in Africa. You can register and find out more about the event HERE. Sponsoring packages are also available (click HERE for more information). If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Angélique Karekezi at

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Update Swiss-African Business Circle

As the operational manager of the SABC we would like to update you on the association's activities. The year began with the New Year's Reception with African Ambassadors based in Switzerland which took place in Bern on 27 January 2016. To see pictures of the event click HERE. SABC is also planning the annual meeting with Swiss Ambassadors based in African countries which will take place on 22 August in Geneva (members only). In addition to these flagship events, new event formats are being planned including the Breakfast Buzz Africa and a Career Fair for African students studying in Switzerland. To see what's coming up in the SABC programme, click HERE. To become a member click HERE.

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Retrospective: AFRICA CEO FORUM 2016, Abidjan 21-22 March 2016

The 4th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM was held in Abidjan from 21-22 March 2016. A total of 1400 participants were counted including top African and International CEOs as well as high level political and public figures. To find out more about the Forum click HERE. To see the gallery of the event, click HERE. You can access the video gallery HERE. The date & location for the 2017 edition will be announced shortly.

We look forward to being in touch and seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

With our best wishes,

Thomas Seghezzi / Michael Rheinegger
Managing Partners

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