Martin Naville – CH/US Chamber of Commerce

Later in the morning we had the great opportunity to have Martin Naville, CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, with us to talk about the American culture and economy. All connectUS participants were very excited about his speech and wanted to get the most out of it.

Mr. Naville started his presentation with pointing out some cultural differences between the USA and Switzerland. For example, did you know that the Americans do not count the ground floor? Meaning that the first floor is basically the ground floor? Or are you aware about the fact that the polite form of “you” does not exist? In essence, everything is different in the United States of America.

In addition, we had been introduced to the American economy, learned the key facts about the collaboration between the USA and Switzerland and disscussed the changes which were initiatied by the President of the United States of America.