february, 2020

06feb18:3022:00Sold Out!FeaturedBULLS & BEARS DINNERGENEVAEvent Type:Social EventLocation:Genève

Event Details

The Bulls & Bears Dinner (formerly known as Forecasting Dinner) is the Society’s annual Members Dinner, offering an opportunity to network with old friends and meet new ones. The Dinner’s key ingredient is a friendly competition in which dinner participants offer their bullish or bearish point forecasts for a number of key market data points from one dinner to the next. The best forecaster among those present at both dinners gets boasting rights and a prize.

Note that tables will be theme-based this to kickstart conversations. Diners may select a theme at registration on a first-come basis. Available themes so far are: China, Crypto, ESG, Factors, Geopolitics, Industry, Value – suggestions welcome. Come early to make sure you get your choice of topic! 


A McKinsey representative will be delivering a talk based on their “Switzerland, Wake Up” report.

Once the ideal destination for multinational companies to set up shop, Switzerland is being outpaced by other European hubs. 

New figures show the Alpine nation has dropped from first to third place in the past five years as the preferred headquarters for multinationals in Europe. Is it time for a new playbook?

In a report launched recently called Switzerland, Wake Up, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co as well as co-authors (including industry associations EconomieSuisse and SwissHoldings) send a cautionary message to a country that is increasingly losing out to neighbors such as Ireland, Luxembourg, the UK, and the Netherlands when it comes to playing host to big multinationals.

Political uncertainties around the relationship with the European Union and tax reform are part of the problem but the report’s critique points fingers at a more fundamental weakness: the lack of talent. In particular, it states, “while Switzerland has some of the most prestigious schools globally, it does not seem to provide sufficient talent to attract resource-intense multinational headquarters.


(Thursday) 18:30 - 22:00


Hotel Le Richemond

Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10, 1201 Genève

CE Credits

1 CE Credit


  • Alexander Klei, Partner at McKinsey & Company

    Alexander Klei, Partner at McKinsey & Company

    Alexander Klei is a Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Zurich. He advises and serves clients in the Chemicals & Agriculture, Materials, Packaging, Machinery, Building Technology industries. His areas of expertise include strategy development, corporate finance, merger management, digitization & the Industrial Internet of Things, organizational design as well as functional excellence.


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