The European Chamber of Digital Commerce condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine and warns for disinformation

Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine these days as they suffer a scandalous attack by Russian military forces. President Putin is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring.  The European Chamber of Digital Commerce (ECDC) expects that the consequences for both the Ukrainian and the…

R.A.U. Juchter van Bergen Quast receives honorary doctorate in Kiev for his outstanding contributions to business

The CEO of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce has received an honorary doctorate from the Institute of Agroecology and Natural Resources in Kiev for his outstanding contributions to business development. The ceremony was attended by an international audience. Visiting Kiev On 25 November 2021, an international delegation visited the Institute…

CBS investigates imports of digital services

The past decade has seen our economy undergo a metamorphosis thanks to digitisation. Phenomena such as globalisation, digitisation and the shift in the economy towards services are causing completely new business models to emerge. This begs the question of whether CBS’ existing measurement and registration methods are still sufficient for…

Introducing the Branded Content Media Package

More than 75% of all communication professionals apply branded content. Branded content campaigns create marketing experiences virtually indiscernible from what the audience might seek from their favorite media/ entertainment personalities. We created a very effective media package to provide your business with multiple brand or product videos to use for individual advertising material. Our media package…

Can cryptocurrencies work as actual currencies?

No, says UBS Global Wealth Management: Cryptocurrencies may never be able to work as actual currencies, according to UBS Global Wealth Management. The “fundamental flaw” inherent in cryptocurrencies is that supply can’t be reduced when demand is slumping in most cases, Paul Donovan, chief economist at UBS GWM, said in…

Dr. Jelle Zijlstra Award 2021 Laureates in the Field of Innovation|SIX Swiss Exchange and its CEO, Jos Dijsselhof

Dr. Jelle Zijlstra was the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, President of the Central Bank of the Netherlands, and President of the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland, with long-standing engagement with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands. In honour of this renowned economist, we recognize international leaders whose work champions economic national growth, generational-shifting innovation, global collaboration, or…

European Chamber of Digital Commerce congratulates SIX Swiss Exchange with public offering of unique financial instrument linked to physical gold and crypto

SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich recently listed a unique exchange traded fund (ETF), issued by Leonteq Securities, Guernsey Branch: the Tracker Certificate on the Global Asset Appreciation Index. This financial instrument replicates the price movements in a dynamic, actively managed index, that invests in liquid markets worldwide, in particular the…

CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce appointed Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor Castle

Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce, has been appointed Leadership Fellow of Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. St George’s House, set in the historic grounds of Windsor Castle, was founded in 1966 by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh…

Transferring personal data from Europe to the United States

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) In the EU and in Switzerland, processing personal data is generally prohibited, unless it is expressly allowed by law, or the data subject has consented to the processing. While being one of the more well-known legal bases…

Our free business directory listing | A golden opportunity to reinvent your business (before it’s too late)

Faced with the unpleasant reality of the Coronacrisis, you are compelled to reinvent your business. The ability to pull off this difficult feat—to jump from the maturity stage of one business to the growth stage of the next—is what separates high performers from those whose time at the top is…

Our upcoming events at CNNMoney Switzerland

The Digital Future Board Room is a problem-solving roundtable for experts to provide key direction, perspectives, and solutions to pressing global issues that shape our digital future. All events are televised by CNNMoney Switzerland, digitally distributed, and open to an invited audience. At our events, you can be interviewed by CNNMoney Switzerland in…

ECDC spoke at the Blockchain Economic Forum during the World Economic Forum in Davos

The President of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce, Ria Persad, spoke about the Future of Payments at the Blockchain Economic Forum during the World Economic Forum in Davos. Blockchain Economic Forum gathers government officials, investors and entrepreneurs to discuss potential structural change in capital markets and payments systems, to…

Digital Future Board Room during the World Economic Forum in Davos

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce provides leading solutions for leaders. Our partners enjoy world-class management and technology advisory, global investor and client introductions, authoritative industry whitepapers, and an international Court of Arbitration. The Digital Future Board Room is a problem-solving roundtable for experts to provide key direction on critical issues shaping…

Digital Future Magazine

Promote your company at the World Economic Forum in Davos The European Chamber of Digital Commerce is hosting an event covered by CNNMoney Switzerland during the World Economic Forum in Davos from January 21-24, 2020. Hardcopies of Digital Future Magazine (ISSN 2666-7045) will be distributed throughout the World Economic Forum to the world’s top…

ECDC participates in The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce was invited to The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age, held November 6-7, 2019, focused upon safeguarding the role of the internet as a tool for personal, professional, and social engagement. Topics included Accountability and Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Cyber Peace. Invited…

The Environment is the Key to the Economy

The environment is the key to a nation’s self-sufficiency, and self-sufficiency is the key to wealth. Ria Persad Several years ago, I visited my relatives in the countryside of Trinidad and Tobago. My grandparents settled there in the 1930’s under British colonization. My grandmother, now 97, explained to me what…

Demystifying Valuation: What Is My Tech Company Worth?

There are at least 12 different ways of assigning a valuation to a company. In simple, common-sense terms, what are these 12 methods? 1.    Your revenue. Not the best for early-stage startups, but after a company has been in business for a few years and has a stable customer base, an investor…

Financialization of the housing market

Background In February 2017, mrs Leilani Farha, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for housing, presented a paper on housing commoditisation to the UN human rights council in Geneva. The paper explains how an unregulated financial market has boosted housing prices to a level that excludes low-income households from certain attractive…

Intermediary commission percentages to raise money from investors

Investment banks and other consultants can plan and execute a fundraising campaign for startups and for companies in the growth phase. A reputable fundraising intermediary will likely speed up the process, reduce the legal risks, and negotiate a better deals. Most brokers will take a monthly retainer plus 5 percent…

Important Message to Cleantech Companies

How Do Tech Companies Cross “The Valley of Death” into Profitability? Engerati covers how the European Chamber of Digital Commerce helps tech companies with the #1 issue confronting them:  how to go from innovation to making money. Technology innovators need to understand the markets in which they are operating and…

ECDC Cooperates with Research on Startups at King’s College London

CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce Cooperates with Research on Italian Startups at King’s College London “Made in Italy”–does this label have a negative or positive effect on investors making decisions to fund biotech and medical technology startups in Italy? How is Italy perceived as a country? Does…

How Chambers of Commerce Help Family Offices and Wealth Management Firms

A Chamber of Commerce has traditionally furthered the interests of businesses in a particular geography or market sector by way of representation, business services, and networking opportunities. Multilateral Chambers of Commerce can link the business environments of two or more countries, such as the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The…

Entrepreneurs of Europe featuring innovative tech founders

Entrepreneurs of Europe seeks to lift innovative European entrepreneurs in the spotlight and share their story to the world. Founder Joona Mäntyvaara quotes: You can make the best movie in the world, but if you don’t tell about it, no one will watch it.  He sees that entrepreneurs in Europe can…

Statistics Show Women Are Better Entrepreneurs Than Men

Entrepreneur Magazine (Europe) found that 98% of venture capital funding goes to men although women own about 1/3 of all businesses in both the U.S. and Europe.  However, Boston Consulting Group published in the report, “Why Women-Owned Startups Are a Better Bet”, that businesses founded by women deliver more than twice…

The intriguing history of IT showcased by the Hellenic IT Museum

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce endorses the Hellenic IT Museum for its rich collection of milestone computers and peripherals that have led to the progress of information technology. This special IT Museum in Greece started its operations in 2009. Since 2012, the Museum constitutes the first official Greek organization…

The importance of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts to European trade

In his important and interesting paper “The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective“, Mr. Jayanth K. Krishnan addresses the role of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC) in an international legal environment. The DIFCs are part of the sovereign structure of the Emirate of Dubai, within…

ING co-creates blockchain-based trade-settlement platform

ING has joined forces with other global banks to create a digital coin that can be used to settle international money transfers instantly, cutting out intermediaries and lowering transaction costs. This is a new step in the development of the utility settlement coin (USC) project set up in 2015 by…

Court of Arbitration of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Court of Arbitration of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce plays a crucial role in today’s digital world. The appeal and quality of this independent arbitration institution are as valued today as ever. Fairness, even when there is a dispute, has always been this business tradition which continues to…

The legal status of Security Tokens in Europe

This article describes the legal context in seven European countries regarding Security Token Offerings. Such offerings differ from Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s). An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the cryptocurrency equivalent to an Initial Public Offering (offering shares of a private cooperation to the public for the first time, also…

Solutions for Haiti using Digital Transformation

In 2017, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School gave an important presentation about a strategy for restoring Haiti’s prosperity. A crucial part of his advice is to “make attracting foreign investment a core strategy“. In this article I will provide a suggestion to implement such a strategy. The…

Becoming an International Offshore Centre – Steps to be taken by African nations

Introduction A number of African countries have began the process of moving away from being a tax haven to being an international finance centre, offering financial products to take advantage of the increasing international mobility of capital and labour. Legislations are continually being written with this goal in mind. It is…

Tax structuring with Dutch private limited liability companies – shareholders’​ rights

Mainly due to its tax efficiency, the Dutch holding (BV) company regime is the most preferred holding regime in the world. The Dutch tax regime is beneficial regarding withholding tax, capital gains and income received from subsidiaries. Other advantages of a BV are the flexibility of Dutch corporate law and tax…

Endress+Hauser and SAP developing Industrial Internet of Things solutions

Endress+Hauser and SAP have a successful history of collaboration. The two companies will now work together even more closely to develop Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. According to a statement, the aim of the collaboration is to develop solutions that enable seamless integration of field instruments into business processes.…

FinTech fact sheet

As a traditionally strong financial center with infrastructure close to universities, Switzerland offers ideal conditions for driving innovations in the fintech scene. Switzerland enjoys an international reputation as a trustworthy, reliable and innovative financial center. Years of experience in the banking and insurance sector combined with technological expertise and a…

Switzerland most blockchain-friendly country in Europe

The study, released by blockchain conference BlockShow Europe 2018 looked at 48 European countries, analyzing factors such as actual regulations set in place for the growing blockchain sector, ICO regulations, regulations on cryptocurrency as payment, or the taxation of cryptocurrencies. Switzerland ranks first among the top ten nations in Europe…