By Vice Chairperson Joy Cho
On June 10, a Pechakucha Story-telling Night was held at the Swiss Embassy in a grand fashion.
The garden of the Swiss embassy's Hanok (Korean-style residence) has been innovatively transformed.
Starting with diversity for innovation, the 5th Korea-Switzerland Innovation Week presented various events on various themes.
At this event, CEO Raymond Kron of Swiss Innovation, CEO Simone Bis Pedele of Swiss Trade and Investment Agency, and CEO Junho Choi of ABB Korea, who shared many experiences and perspectives on diversity, stood out.
At the Korea-Switzerland Innovation Week 2022, various presentations and discussions were held on women's health and well-being in a literary context.
On this day, the four presenters naturally shared their experiences and opinions and received a lot of applause from the audience. Dr. Damar Schmidt Tartagli gave a welcome speech that day. Damar Schmidt Tartagli said: “We are very pleased to invite you to this special event at the Embassy on the last day of Korea-Switzerland Innovation Week 2022, and we extend a warm welcome to all of you. The Swiss and Korean governments are supporting multi-sectoral activities on innovation and diversity.”
“I would like to introduce two Swiss exchange students who attended this day.
“Pädi and Nils are exchange students at Yonsei University. They both are studying a Masters’ degree at the prestigious University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. They study Business Administration and Finance and both have worked at leading Swiss financial and retail conglomerates.
“To gain international exposure and learn about a millennial old culture, they decided to come to the vibrant city of Seoul. What they like most about the city are its beautiful mountains and its traditional architecture which despite being different, still reminded them of the Swiss Alps and the Swiss chalets.
“During the Swiss-Korean Innovation week 2022 they were impressed by the architecture of the Swiss embassy – a fusion of a Swiss chalet and a Korean hanok.
“During the event we had the opportunity to network with influential and innovative people from Silicon Valley as well as large Swiss pharmaceutical groups.”