Congress 2019: Annual General Meeting & Cultural Weekend


The 2019 AGM & Cultural Weekend took place London from the 17th to the 19th of May.

The meeting itself was hosted, kindly, in the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK, in London, which included speakers from Switzerland and a talk by Ambassador Fasel looking at elements that impact Swiss citizens living and working in the UK. 

With thanks to the Editor of the Swiss Review UK Pages, Gioia Palmieri, do have a look at the short summary of our very well attended and enjoyable 2019 Congress:

Summary of our 2019 Congress and Cultural Weekend 

FRIDAY 17 MAY: Talk & Exhibition

18:30: Neil Heritage (war hero) talk & Fiona Bunn exhibition at the Victorinox London Flagship store with light food, Swiss wine & cheeses. Hosted by New Helvetic Society, in partnership with “Victorinox” & “Swiss Quality UK”.

SATURDAY 18th MAY: AGM & Cultural Programme

At the Swiss Embassy, London - free to attend, but you must reserve your attendance using the booking form as space is limited.

13:30: FOSSUK Annual General Meeting and address by Ariane Rustichelli, Director of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA).

15:30: Presentations by H.E. Ambassador Fasel and Sarah Lagger on Brexit and citizen’s rights and by Suzanne Egloff, President of the Swiss Benevolent Society. Cultural programme with a talk by Alexandra Lavizzari (writer & painter) and entertainment by singer Elena Flury with an Apéro generously provided by H.E. Ambassador Fasel.


SUNDAY 19th MAY: Guided Walking Tour

10:00: Guided Swiss heritage walking tour of London with Peter Barber, former President of the "Unione Ticinese", meeting us at Embankment station. Free to attend, but you must reserve your place by returning the booking form. 

12:00: Lunch & refreshments at the Sun & 13 Cantons pub in Soho (self-paid based on what you order off the available menu).