March 28th - April 13th, 2019

Important Information

Always be punctual

Never go out alone

Keep the Project-Team informed about your plans

Never forget

• ID or passport

• Lanyard (Nametag + Emergency Card)

• Wallet (Money)

• Student-ID

• Room key

• Transportation-Ticket

New York

633 3rd Ave #30, New York,

NY 10017

Phone: +1 212 599 5700

Los Angeles

11859 Wilshire Blvd #501, Los Angeles,

CA 90025

Phone: +1 310 575 1145


Ask if something is unclear

Do not carry large amounts of cash

No drugs

Important Numbers

Andrina Eglauf +41 79 814 31 13

Selin Atesli +41 79 641 00 04

Dominik Suter +41 79 814 68 91

Daniel Heinzelmann +41 79 962 34 52

FHNW +41 41 226 27 46

US / Canada Emergency Number 911


Laundry Service is available at all four Hotels for extra charge

Swiss Consulate General of Switzerland


6920 94th Ave SE, Mercer Island,

WA 98040-5442

Phone: +1 206 395 4812


790-999 Canada Place, Vancouver,

BC V6V 3E1

Phone: +1 604 684 2231



March 28th - April 1st, 2019


Zurich (ZHR) → → London (LHR)

Departure 10.35 Arrival 11.35

Meeting Point: Check-in 2 at 08.00

London (LHR) → New York (JFK)

Departure 12.55 Arrival 17.10


Hotel Marriot East Side

525 Lexington Avenue at, E 49th St,

New York, NY 10017, USA

Phone: +1 212-755-4000

Website: www.marriott.com

Amenities: Gym, Laundry


Tisch Hospital

550 First Avenue New York, NY 10016

Phone: +1 212-263-5800

Website: www.nyulangone.org/locations/


Things to do in New York

Program New York

• State Cruise

• Central Park

• Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA)

• National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

• High Line Park

• Chelsea Market

• Ellis Island

• Jersey Gardens Outlets, Woodbury Outlets


• New York Luncheonette, 135 E 50th St #1,

• Starbucks, 511 Lexington Ave

• The Comfort Diner, 214 East 45th Street

• Ess-a-Bagel, 831 3rd Ave


• Steakhouse Wolf & Lamb, 16 E 48th St

• Hatsuhana Sushi Restaurant, 17 E 48th St

• Dig Inn, 150 E 52nd St

• Spice Symphony (indian), 150 E 50th St

Bars & Clubs

• Top of the Strand (Bar) 33 West 37th Street (between 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)

• Skyroom (Bar) 330 West 40th St.

• Output (Club) 74 Wythe Ave

• Cielo (Club) 18 Little West 12th Street

Pub for casual evenings very close to the Hotel

• Snafu, 127 E 47th St Frnt 1



Day 1 - March 29th, 2019

New York

Day 2 - March 30th, 2019

New York


Briefing Session

09:30 - 16:30

Google „Sprint for Innovation“

111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Dresscode: Business Casual

Constant innovation and thinking outside of the box are what makes Google such an impressive and fascinating

company. Since connectUS is underlying the topic “From Waste to Wealth” we wished for an unforgettable visit

where we could become creative and innovative ourselves. Thus, the company will organize a tour and lunch,

followed by a mini-sprint workshop. Certainly, this very special day will be a great mix of work with various

challenges along the way, but plain fun!

19:30 - open end

19:00 Meeting Point Lobby

Joint Dinner at Hardrock Café

1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Dresscode: Casual

morning - 17:00

Explore New York

Dresscode: Casual

18:00 - open end

16:50 Meeting Point Starbucks

W31 st St & 7th Ave in the corner

St. Louis Blues at New Jersey Devils

Dresscode: Casual

Day 3 - 31 March 2019

morning - 17:00

Explore New York

Dresscode: Casual

18:00 - open end

17:30 Meeting Point Lobby

Rockefeller Center

Dresscode: Casual

New York



Day 4 - April 1st, 2019


New York


Check Out until 08:45 / Briefing Session

09:15 - 11:30

Consulate General of Switzerland

633 3rd Ave #30, New York, NY 10017

Dresscode: Business Smart

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York takes care of Swiss people within New York. Our delegation

has the opportunity to enjoy a presentation about zero waste related to recycling and sustainability in New

York from Joan Byrnes-Daly, Senior Manager Zero Waste Communications of the Bureau of Recycling and

Sustainability. This connects our learnings during the Preparatory Seminar in Switzerland and how New York

challenges the problem of waste and sustainability.

12:15 - 15:30

AIG Headquarters

175 Water St, New York, NY 10005

Dresscode: Business Smart

With roots that trace back to 1919, the American International Group (AIG) is a global insurance company with

operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. They provide a range of insurance products to support

their clients in different fields through various business units. After a company presentation in AIG‘s HQ by

Carlo Crudele, our delegation will learn about the early career analyst program and opportunities, followed by a

keynote speech by Konstanty Owczarek and a career panel discussion.


16:55 Meeting Point Lobby

Transfer to JFK Airport



April 2nd - April 5th, 2019


New York (JFK) → Los Angeles (LAX)

Departure 20.30 Arrival 00.09


Carlyle Inn Beverly Hills

1119 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles,

CA 90035, USA

Phone: +1 310-275-4445

Website: www.carlyle-inn.com

Amenities: Breakfast, WIFI, Gym


Cedars-Sinai Hospital

8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles,

CA 90048, USA

Phone: +1 310-423-3277

Website: www.cedars-sinai.org

Things to do in Los Angeles

Program Los Angeles

• Los Angeles Country Museum of Art

• Hollywood

• The Getty Center

• Griffith Observatory

• Griffith Park

• Los Angeles Down Town


• Included


• Many restaurants on Pico Boulevard :

• Pat’s restaurant, 9233 Pico Blvd

• Schnitzly (FastFood), 9216 Pico Blvd

• Si Laa Thai, 1128 S Robertson Blvd

• Komodo, 8809 W Pico Blvd

Bars & Clubs

• Broken Shaker (Bar) - Freehand Hotel, 416 W. 8th Street

• Sieben Grand (Bar), 515 W 7th St Fl 2

• Everson Royce Bar (Bar), 1936 E 7th St

• 1OAK (Club), 9039 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood



Day 5 - April 2nd, 2019

Los Angeles

Day 6 - April 3rd, 2019

Los Angeles


Information Session LA

14:00 - 17:00


5760 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Dresscode: Business Casual

„Creating growth from the landscape of emerging risk is at the core of what we do, and we use science,

technology, and analytics to do it.“

With a foundation deeply rooted in science, technology, analytics, and a business-minded approach to client

services, Praedicat is uniquely positioned to not only identify emerging risks, but translate them into actionable

business opportunities that result in profitable and sustainable growth. Our delegation will first enjoy an office

tour and snacks, followed by a presentation by the President and the CEO, before two interactive sessions will

close the diverse program at Praedicat.


Briefing Session

09:30 - 16:00 tbd


Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dresscode: Business Casual

Diverse, progressive and centered in one of the most influential cities in the world, The University of California,

Los Angeles (UCLA) is a truly international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked

among the world‘s top-tier universities and powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation and the

will to make a real difference in the world, the result is clearly in the numbers. UCLA is the most applied-to

university in the nation. During the visit at the UCLA, our delegation will learn more about the campus life

in the United States, talk with Bonny Bentzin about sustainability and the central role of the UCLA hospital.

Furthermore, we will learn about the grand challenges of the UCLA.

19:30 - open end

Joint Dinner at Bubba Gump

9, 301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401



Day 7 - April 4th, 2019

Los Angeles

Day 8 - April 5th, 2019

Los Angeles


Briefing Session


Check Out until 08:30 / Briefing Session

10:00 - 12:15

Environmental Learning Center

12000 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Dresscode: Business Casual

The Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion (ELC) was developed to bring textbook

and classroom learning to life while showcasing the City’s commitment to protecting public health and the

environment. The ELC addresses the need for increased public environmental education through docent lead

tours of our environmental education exhibits which are compliant to the Next Generation Science Standards

(NGSS). Visitors explore their role in Clean Water Treatment and Conservation, Watershed Protection and

Solids Resources Management. During a presentation about City Wide Recycling our delegation has the

opportunity to learn more about the ways Los Angeles deals with waste.

10:30 - open end

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Dresscode: Casual

12:15 - 14:00

Lunch / Reflection Session New York & Los Angeles


Transfer to LAX Airport by Lyft




April 5th - April 9th, 2019

Things to do in Seattle

• Space needle

• Pike place market

• Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

• Amazon Spheres

• The Seattle Roastery – Starbucks Reserve


Los Angeles (LAX) → Seattle (SEA)

Departure 16.40 Arrival 19.45


Kimpton Hotel Monaco

1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Phone: +1 206-621-1770

Website: www.monaco-seattle.com

Amenities: WIFI, Gym


Virginia Mason Hospital

1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Phone: +1 206-223-6600

Website: www.virginiamason.org


• Biscuit Bitch, Poneer Square, 621 3rd Ave

• Restaurant Outlier, 1101 4th Ave

• The Wandering Goose, 403 15th Ave E


• Many restaurants on Pike Place Market

• Katsu Burger, 1410 12th Ave

• Flintcreek Cattle Co., 8421 Greenwood Ave N

• Harvest Beat (Vegan), 1711 N 45th Street

• Joule, 3506 Stone Way N

• Spinasse, 1531 14th Ave

• Sushi Kashiba, 86 Pine St #1

Bars & Clubs

• No Anchor (Bar), 2505 2nd Ave #105

• Unicorn (Bar), 1118 E Pike St

• Q Nightclub (Club), 1426 Broadway

• The Baltic Room (Club), 1207 Pine Street


Program Seattle Day 9 - April 6th, 2019 Seattle

08:30 - 11:15

08:15 Meeting Point Lobby

Transfer to Ellensburg

Dresscode: Sporty (Sneakers)

11:30 - 14:00

PSE Wildhorse Wind Farm

Guided Tour

Puget Sound Energy is Washington state’s oldest local energy utility, serving more than 1 million electric

customers and nearly 750,000 natural gas customers in 10 counties. Our delegation will have the unique

opportunity to visit the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility and to gain insights about how the energy industry

is working with the public and private sectors to address climate change.

14:15 - 16:00

Explore Ellensburg

Things to do in Ellensburg:

- Iron Horse Brewery

- Kittitas County Historical Museum

- Dick and Jane‘s Spot

16:15 - 19:00

Transfer back to Seattle



Day 10 - April 7th, 2019


Day 11 - April 8th, 2019


morning - 18:00

Explore Seattle

Dresscode: Casual

13:00 - 15:00

Zero Waste Washington

816 2nd Ave suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104

Dresscode: Business Casual

Day 11 - April 8th, 2019


Briefing Session

09:00 - 11:00


1918 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Dresscode: Business Casual


Zero Waste Washington is the public’s voice for zero waste. It protects people and the natural world by

advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused.

Heather Trim is going to present our delegation their approach for a sustainable world, where society

responsibly produces, consumes and recycles.

19:00 - open end

18.30 Meeting Point Lobby

Joint Dinner at Poquitos

1000 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Dresscode: Casual

KPMG member firms operate in 153 countries, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector

agencies, not-for-profits and through member firms' audit and assurance practices, the capital markets. Through

helping other organizations mitigate risks and grasp opportunities, KPMG can drive positive, sustainable

change for clients, our people and society at large. Our delegation is given the opportunity to learn more about

Technology Advisory and about the implementation of operating models and advisation on how to extract

value from people, partners and assets.




April 9th - April 13th, 2019

Things to do in Vancouver

• Vancouver Aquarium

• Vancouver Lookout

• Vancouver Art Gallery

• Science World

• Grouse Mountain


Seattle → Vancouver

Departure 07.45 Arrival 11.45

Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby 06.15

Check Out: until 06.15


Best Western Plus Sands

1755 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5,


Phone: +1 604-682-1831

Website: www.monaco-seattle.com

Amenities: WIFI, Gym


St. Pauls Hospital

1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Phone: +1 604-682-8206

Website: www.providencehealthcare.org


• Nero Belgian Waffle Bar, 1703 Robson Street

• White Spot, 1616 West Georgia


• MeeT in Gastown, 12 Water St

• Meat & Bread, 360 Cambie St

• The Mexican, 1049 Granville Street

Bars & Clubs

• The Diamond (Bar), 6 Powell St

• The Keefer Bar (Bar), 135 Keefer St

• The Roxy Cabaret (Club), 932 Granville St

• Bar None (Club), 1222 Hamilton St

• Fortune Sound Club (Club), 147 E Pender St


Program Vancouver Day 12 - April 9th, 2019 Vancouver


Information Session Vancouver

13:00 - 18:00

Explore Vancouver

Dresscode: Casual

19:00 - open end

18.50 Meeting Point at Resteraunt

Joint Dinner at the Keg Steakhouse & Bar

688 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1N3

Dresscode: Casual

Day 13 - April 10th, 2019



Briefing Session

10:00 - open end

Bus Tour through Vancouver

Dresscode: Casual



Day 14 - April 11th, 2019


Day 14 - April 11th, 2019



Briefing Session

09:00 - 09:45

Greystone College

Dresscode: Business Casual

18:00 - open end

17:00 Meeting Point Lobby

Apéro at Consulate General of Switzerland

Dresscode: Business Smart

09:45 - 10:30 Forum Discussion: Sutainable living for the Individual and Organizations

10:45 - 11:45 The Vancouver Convention Center

12:00 – 13:00 The Port of Vancouver

13:30 – 14:30 Pizza, Refreshment, Photos and Overview of the Day

Making sustainable work - Greystone College will provide our delegation with special insight into exploring the

triple bottom line in Canada and the World. As an example of a sustainable business and building, we will be

having the chance to visit the Vancouver Convention Center which use award winning green architecture and

design in order to be sustainable. Followed by a case study, we will discover what the port of Vancouver as a

global leader is doing for sustainable port management.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver represents the interests of Switzerland and of the

Swiss citizens in British Columbia. A broad range of information on consular issues and administrative procedures,

the Consulate General of Switzerland also actively encourage exchanges in areas such as trade,

innovation and environment. Our delegation will have the chance to enjoy various presentations under the

topic of sustainable building, followed by a cocktail reception with networking opportunity.



Day 15 - April 12th, 2019

Check Out until 12:00



Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

morning - 15:00

Explore Vancouver

Dresscode: Casual

15:15 - 16:45

Reflection Session Seattle & Vancouver

and closing On-Site Seminar

17:00 - 18:00

Transfer to YVR Airport

Daniel Heinzelmann

Partnership & Preparatory Seminar

+41 79 962 34 52


Andrina Eglauf

Partnership & On-Site Seminar

+41 79 814 31 13


Flight Home (arrival on April 13th)

Vancouver (YVR) → London (LHR)

20.55 14.15 (+1)

London (LHR) → Zurich

17.25 20.15

Selin Atesli

Finance & On-Site Seminar

+41 79 641 00 04


Dominik Suter

Project Coordination & Communication

+41 79 814 68 91


connectUS.ch /connectUS.FHNW @connectUS_FHNW @connectUS19 /company/connectus19/




Our Partners

Main Joint Partner

We look forward to an amazing

connectUS On-Site Trip 2019

Platin Partner

Ackermann Gabriel

Bajrami Dardan

Bürkler Erich

Contessi Lucas

Csigas Roman

Degenhardt Tanja

Dünner Robin

Fankhauser Fabian

Ferreira Melanie

Hupfer Sandro

Kropf Myroslava

Kunz Lukas

Mäder Diego

Matic Barbara

Mathys Adrian

Santos Edgar

Schneider Sophie

Schoepke Lukas

Tschumi Tanja

Winistörfer Norbert

Yelögrü Derya

Zimmermann Michelle

Gold Partner




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