Swiss-American Business Forum January 2008

Dr. Alice Huxley of Speedel speaks about the need for commitment to research and innovation

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


January 10, 2008 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


$5 for members / $10 for non-members

Please register for this event here or send an RSVP here

Dr. Alice Huxley, CEO of Speedel discusses what it takes to launch a successful company.  Some companies launch in a garage, while others are launched in an attic.  And that was just the beginning!  Today Speedel is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company that recently received the Wall Street Journal’s Gold Award for Technology Innovation for their work on Aliskiren, the first renin inhibitor for treating hypertension.  Dr. Huxley, who will also be presenting at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference during her visit to the Bay Area, will speak about the need for commitment to research and innovation and the importance of developing new drugs rather than “me-too” products.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served by the Chamber. An optional no host dinner follows at a local restaurant.

More information about the Swiss Business Forum and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce:

The Swiss-American Business Forum is an informal gathering place for American and Swiss-American business people. There are many presentations from interesting companies who maintain a link with the Swiss-American community either in the United States or in Switzerland.

• Interested in meeting the local Swiss/American community?
• Are you a representative of a U.S. company that has a branch in Switzerland?
• Wanting to make contact with other Swiss expatriates?
• Curious about what the local Swiss business people do?If so, please join the Business Forum for relaxed mingling and exchange of ideas, every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at swissnex San Francisco.

If you would like to present at a future meeting, please email Andreas Glocker, Chair of the Swiss-American Business Forum, with your interest.

For information on joining the Chamber, email the Chamber.

Membership levels:

Friend of the Chamber ($50)
Small Business Membership ($200)
Corporate Membership ($350)
Sustaining Membership ($650)


Photo: Myleen Hollero