Trading Beyond National Borders – Import, Export, Customs & More
Monday June 24th, 17:00— 19:00

Would you like to sell your brand’s products abroad and are looking for tips and tricks to keep customs fees and bureucracy low? In this follow up masterclass on the topic of 'International trade for independent Swiss brands', experts will share their insights. The aim of this masterclass is to understand and learn how to navigate the logistical, financial and legal processes involved in selling abroad from Switzerland.

Why participate – this Masterclass is for you if you…

This Masterclass is for you if you are an independent maker or small brand owner looking to expand internationally, want to learn from the experiences of other successful brands, seek practical advice and strategies for entering foreign markets, have specific questions about international trade and want expert answers, or are interested in networking with other makers and industry professionals.

Get to know our speakers!

Moderation by Katarina Rimarcikova. Katarina operates as a creative and sustainability consultant, mentor and director for start- ups, designer,  lecturer and director of ALIGN, creative studio for Sustainable, innovative and creative solutions for fashion education, brands and industry.

Since taking the Geneva bar in 2016, Clément Jaton has been actively involved in the legal and entrepreneurial sectors, co-founding and working at various companies. In 2021, he founded Legal Stuff to offer transparent and business-oriented legal advice. Passionate about design and craftsmanship, he is an external lecturer at ECAL, HEAD – Genève and collaborates regularly with Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Design Association. He is also a co-founder in a clothing company and a circular container company.

Andréa Muller (BA in product design & MBA) is the founder of small fires, international design management. After working at HEAD – Genève (10+ yrs) and as Head of international platforms for design at Pro Helvetia, she founded her company to independently pursue her activities. She currently coordinates design events and platforms with various swiss institutional partners and coaches young design studios. She is member of the board at the swiss design association, responsible for French speaking Switzerland.

Regula Grau has been working in foreign trade for 18 years. In addition to handling worldwide exports and imports to Switzerland, she has also organized various trade fair participations in Europe during her professional career. In 2012, she completed further training to become a federally certified export manager and has now been working for Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) as an Export Specialist in the ExportHelp team for over 4 years.

  • Members FREE
  • Non-members CHF 75
  • Students CHF 35

  • -> Please note: this Masterclass will be held online and in English