Swissintell returns to Zurich – The Next Big Thing

Swissintell returns to Zürich!

After a short absence, Aleksandra Bielska start a new Zürich-based series of meetings titled “The Next Big Thing”. We will meet every three months to discuss how to identify, monitor, and respond to those trends that will shape or disrupt business in the decade ahead. Together with distinguished professionals working in Swiss-based companies, we will:

  • Identify practical, actionable approaches – including tools and structured techniques – for keeping up to speed with new trends and ideas
  • Ask difficult questions, debunk the myths and identify strategies for dealing with spurious claims from vendors, consultants and others
  • Discuss the major technological trends, including AI, blockchain-based solutions, and the introduction of 5G communications
  • Identify and explore lesser-known but significant, as well as latent, beyond-the-horizon trends likely to shape business in the 2020s

This event will be held in English, but questions can be asked in German or French.

Participant Benefits

  • Discussion of the latest business trends and their impact to your business
  • Practical knowledge of trend identification and monitoring
  • An opportunity to join a dedicated, intelligence-oriented community of practice
  • Networking with like-minded individuals


  • Meetings will take place once a quarter. They will start at 18:00 and last two hours.
  • Every meeting will consist of three presentations lasting approximately 20 minutes each. Each presentation will answer a carefully chosen question relevant to a leading topic. The questions, or “prompts”, will be provided to speakers before the presentation. “Sales pitch” presentations will be strictly forbidden.
  • The presentations will be followed by a Q&A / moderated discussion.
  • The event will conclude with a networking apéro.


Date Topic Speakers
12/06/2019 TBD TBD
11/09/2019 TBD TBD
11/12/2019 TBD TBD
11/03/2020 TBD TBD

Next Event (24.01.19) and more added-value to your 2019 membership

Dear Swissintellers

We wish you a happy new year and prosperity in all your 2019 projects!

We at Swissintell want to help our members succeed – to help them thrive. Therefore, we have been working hard to deliver even more added-value to your 2019 membership. Discover all our upcoming 2019 projects below !

Event in Geneva on 24.01.2019: Intelligence Economique dans le secteur bancaire

Our first quarterly event will take place at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) on the 24th of January in French. The topic will be Competitive Intelligence in the banking sector: due diligence, compliance & regtech: challenges & perspectives. Register now!

Don’t miss the Swiss Cyber Security Days on February 27 & 28 in Fribourg with Swissintell as an associative partner!

Online Payment: renew or apply for your 2019 membership

You can now renew or apply for your 2019 membership online. Discover all membership benefits, such as free access to all our events and new features!

Swissintell Webinars: save the date (21.03.19)

Our first webinar will take place on the 21st of March. The speakers and the tools will be disclosed soon. For more information, please check regularly our events section.


Upcoming 2019 projects

New Sponsors

We are looking for new sponsors to support our growth strategy! If you are interested, please download our sponsorship package deck and get in touch with us :

Members Area (members only)

This section is a members-only offer and gathers exclusive content, such as speaker’s presentation.

Press Review (members only)

In spring 2019, Swissintell will present a new fully automatized intelligence-related press review with focus on Switzerland.

Sources (members only)

Swissintell has started two new projects with the Geneva school of Economics and Management. The goal is to enhance our directory of sources, with more intelligence-related sources with focus on Switzerland.

We look forward meeting you again offline (at our events) or online (in our webinars) !

Best regards,

Your Swissintell team