Fossuk AGM 2019 Programme
The 2019 Cultural Weekend & FOSSUK AGM will take place in London
It is with great excitement that we are announcing the programme for the upcoming 54th Congress of the Swiss Society in the UK (FOSSUK 2019) which will take place in London from the 17th to the 19th of May 2019.
The AGM of FOSSUK will be held at the Swiss Embassy on Saturday, 18th May 2019. The meeting will commence at 2pm, with registration opening at 1.30pm.
We are pleased to announce the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Fasel alongside representatives from the Swiss Embassy and from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. With great pleasure, we will also be welcoming the director of the Organisation of Swiss Abroad (OSA), Ariane Rustichelli and the UK delegates to the Council of the Swiss Abroad.
The activities will continue with a cultural programme, which will commence at 4.30pm. This will start with the introduction of the work the UK-based Swiss artist, painter and writer, Alexandra Lavizzari. This will be followed by a drinks reception kindly offered by HE Ambassador Fasel and entertainment from singer Elena Fluri.
On Friday 17th May in the evening participants are invited to gather in the iconic Flagship store of Victorinox in New Bond Street where they will be introduced to Neil Heritage. Neil is a motivational speaker who will talk about his time in the army, losing both legs following a suicide bomb attack and his remarkable recovery. Participants will be inspired by his resilience and his attempts to be the first person with his disability to summit the iconic Matterhorn in the Alps.
Throughout the evening participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Swiss Beer and taste some unique Swiss cheeses whilst admiring the exhibition of professional alpine photographer Fiona Bunn. The evening is supported by the Swiss Club "New Helvetic Society" and Swiss Quality UK
The cultural programme resumes on Sunday 19th May morning where the participants will be guided to a special tour of London. Peter Barber, historian of the British Library and member of the "Unione Ticinese London", will guide us to discover the Swiss heritage and Swiss historical contribution to the Capital.
A gallery of the 2018 cultural weekend's activities which took place in Belfast, can be viewed on FOSSUK's Facebook page here >