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SJCC Shinnenkai 2024

160 Years of Diplomatic Relations Switzerland-Japan
Monday, January 8, 2024 17:15 - 21:00
  • Zunfthaus zur Meisen
    Münsterhof 20
    8001 Zürich
  • Dr. Markus Naegeli Chairman and CEO of Canon (Schweiz) AG
  • Martin Herb President SJCC
  • H.E. Yoshinori Fujiyama Ambassador of Japan
  • Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

SJCC Members: CHF 60.-
Non-Members: CHF 100.-

(full no-show fee and late cancellation fee after 3 January 2024)

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Logo for the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations  between Japan and Switzerland in 2024 unveiled | Japanische Botschaft in  der Schweiz

Innovation and Sustainability: 66 Years of Canon in Switzerland

Switzerland and Canon, the world’s leading company in the field of imaging technology, are connected by a high level of innovation and a strong focus on sustainability.

In his presentation, Dr. Markus Naegeli, CEO of Canon (Schweiz) AG, will discuss the company’s close ties and shared values with Switzerland. Since its foundation in Japan in 1937 and the establishment of the first European commercial branch in Geneva in 1957, Canon has continuously developed innovative technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of the Swiss and European markets – including advanced camera systems, innovative printing and software solutions and solutions in the medical industry. The Swiss subsidiary has always played a pioneering role in the development and adaptation of new technologies and solutions, resource-saving products and environmentally friendly processes.

After completing his studies and doctorate in natural sciences at ETH Zurich and a post-doc in the USA, Dr. Markus Naegeli worked for several years as a business consultant specializing in high-tech and ICT starting at Helbling Management Consultant and later as a partner in his own company with 25 employees. In 2002, he became Business Unit Director at Canon (Schweiz) AG. From 2005 he headed the service business for Canon EMEA in London. At the end of 2007, he was appointed CEO of Canon (Switzerland). From 2015-2018, he took over the management of the Business Imaging Group EMEA as Executive Vice President in London. He has been Chairman and CEO of Canon (Switzerland) AG again since the end of 2018.


  • 17:15 Registration
  • 18:00 
    • Welcome, Martin Herb, President SJCC
    • Innovation and Sustainability: 66 Years of Canon in Switzerland, Dr. Markus Naegeli, Chairman and CEO of Canon (Schweiz) AG
    • Toast/Speech, H.E. Yoshinori Fujiyama, Ambassador of Japan
    • Sake Barrel Opening Ceremony “Kagami-Biraki”
    • Apéro Riche with Sushi of SJCC Member Bimi


This event is kindly supported by:

  • Canon