Virtual SML Study Trip 2021 to China and Vietnam

The ZHAW School of Management and Law organizes an annual study trip to China and Vietnam. This year, the trip could not be carried out due to the Corona pandemic. In the alternative program, experts from Asia and Switzerland held online lectures via video link for the ZHAW students. Two groups of students produced vlogs on the Swiss pharmaceutical industry and the textile and garment industry. The key research questions focus on the business relationships and supply chains between Switzerland, China and Vietnam. The experts explain the profound and long-lasting changes which the pandemic imposed on supply chains in these industries.

Team 1: Swiss Pharma Industry

The Pharma industry in Switzerland and the relationship with Asia during the Covid19 Pandemic

Students: Michael Ilg, Kevin Jordi, Alessia Paglione, Minea Peyer

Team 2: Swiss Textile and Apparel Industry

The implications of the pandemic on the business relations between Switzerland, China and Vietnam

Students: Jasmine Broger, Jérôme Hug, Alicia Imboden, Kujtesa Kryeziu, Adrian Perdana

Students Team 2: Vlog Swiss Textile and Apparel Industry

Without the valuable contributions of the following high-profile experts, this module would not have come about in this form. These experts deserve our special thanks.

  • Ulrich O. Birch, Owner / Senior Advisor, China and Asia Focus
  • Dominik Hotz, Partner Advisory, Leader Health Industry, PwC Switzerland
Christa Koch, Head Textile, Migros Hong Kong
  • Christa Koch, Head Textile, Migros Hong Kong
  • Dr. Enea Martinelli, Board Member, Pharmasuisse
  • Dr. Joachim Rudolf, Chief Financial Officer, Cathay Biotech, Shanghai
  • Stefan Schmid, Partner International Tax Services, Leader China Business Group, PwC Switzerland
  • Symon Tilberis, Executive Director Key Client Group, BNP Paribas, Hong Kong
  • Manuel Wegmann, Logistics Planning Lead, On
Manuel Wegmann, Logistics Planning Lead, On (Alumni ZHAW School of Management and Law)

Virtual SML Study Trip 2020 to China and Vietnam

ZHAW School of Management and Law organizes an annual study trip to China and Vietnam. 25 SML students visit subsidiaries of Swiss companies in Asia and learn first-hand about international business relations. This year the trip could not be carried out due to the corona pandemic. In the alternative program of this elective module, experts from Asia and Switzerland gave online lectures via video link for the students. Four groups of students produced vlogs on Swiss industries that are particularly affected by the corona crisis in economic business relations with Asia:

Students: Noa Bechtiger, Nicola Brunn, Alexander Lerch, Mihovci Donika, Letizia Reimann, Manuel Uebersax

Students: Marc Burkhalter, Miriam Dall’Agnolo, Simon Fausch, Chris Heinz, Sunny Hossin, Lilian Jäger

Students: Adrian Cheybani, Kyra Diago, Vanessa Graf, Philippe Hartung, Marco Neininger Sari Fatma

Students: Marco Baumgartner, Matthias Loser, Nino Luise, Gina Mazzoni, Renato Mettler

Without the valuable contributions of the following high-profile experts, this module would not have come about in this form. They deserve our special thanks.

  • Ulrich O. Birch, Owner / Senior Advisor, China and Asia Focus
  • Simon Bosshart, Director China, Switzerland Tourism
  • Florian Graf, MSc Master Alumni 2018, ZHAW School of Management and Law
  • Daniel Jäger, Category Manager, Huber+Suhner
  • Dr. Matthias Müller, Correspondent Neue Züricher Zeitung, Beijing Office
  • Martin Rohrbach, Partner, Head of Life Sciences, KPMG Switzerland
  • Dr. Joachim Rudolf, Chief Financial Officer, Cathay Biotech, Shanghai
  • Symon Tilberis, Executive Director Key Client Group, BNP Paribas, Hong Kong

Dr. Markus Braun

Senior Lecturer International Management

ZHAW School of Management and Law