New Commitee and new programm of Sharecon
The Sharing Economy in Switzerland has evolved
Four years ago, in 2013, Stella V. Schieffer, Andreas Amstutz and René F. Lisi founded Sharecon, the Swiss Association of Sharing Economy. The main purpose was to promote the new societal model across the country, to support Swiss start-ups acting in this market segment and organizing focused events to showcase new solutions and business models.
Since then, the Swiss Sharing Economy market has evolved. AirBnB and Uber have entered also the Swiss market. Even if it may be questioned whether those businesses can be considered as sharing economy solutions, they have changed the perception of all consumers.
Stella V. Schieffer and Andreas Amstutz have decided to withdraw from Sharecon’s committee, both for professional reasons. We with them the best of luck for the future and express our gratitude for all the work done.
Digital transformation moved from a buzzword to a daily reality, changing our way of life, of doing business and the way we consume. Sharing economy, collaborative consumption and access economy are more and more considered as digital business model opportunities. Peer-to-peer platforms are considered as one of the possible solutions to face digital transformation.
That’s why Sharecon has decided to adapt its structure and actions in Switzerland to meet its vision and mission:
- As of 1.4.2017 Sharecon is structured in chapters across Switzerland. The chapter Zurich, managed by René F. Lisi. The chapter Geneva (Suisse Romande), managed by Jonathan Normand. The chapter Basle (Nord-West) managed by Frank Wolff.
Sharecon is currently in discussions with candidates for the chapters of Swiss Central and East Switzerland.
- The Sharecon committee as of 1.4.2017: René F. Lisi – president, Roger Basler – PR & marketing, Jonathan Normand – chapter Geneva, Frank Wolff – chapter Basle.
- Sharecon’s vision and mission remains the same but will emphasize the collaboration part between universities, federal politic and the Swiss economy.
- Sharecon will organize focused events and seminars as well on a chapter level as well as centrally.
Sharecon will launch in 2017 a dedicated study – yearly repeated – to learn more about the Swiss Sharing Economy market, its actors and consumers and will publish the results through various channels and medias.
The next Sharecon events are: 09/2017 topic to be announced; 10/2017 Sharenight Basle.
We invite companies and interested people to join us in our activities, selecting one of the different possibilities such as becoming member, event sponsor, survey and project sponsor or joining the regional or central committee.