Swiss Business Stammtisch July ’06

A Booming Photovoltaic Industry: The Current Situation in Switzerland, California & Elsewhere

Event Details


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


July 13, 2006 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

Stephan Schneeberger gives a review and outlook of a current hot topic — renewable energy using photovoltaic solar panels. Europe, Japan and California are leading the way in this fast growing market. Can it become a new Semiconductor industry?

About the presenter:

Stephan lived in the Bay Area from 1999-2004 and worked for Small Precision Tools in Petaluma before returning to his native Switzerland in August 2004. He then took over as CEO of HCT Shaping Systems SA (, a leading manufacturer of wire saws for the Photovoltaic and Semiconductor industry. Stephan holds a Masters of Microtechnology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and an MBA from USF in San Francisco.

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

The Swiss Business Stammtisch 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 Stammtisch for relaxed mingling and exchange of ideas, every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at swissnex.

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

For information on joining the Chamber, email the Chamber at

Membership levels:

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


Photo: Myleen Hollero