On 25 April 2013, Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf ceremonially opened Baselworld, a show at which more than 1,400 exhibitors from a total of 40 different countries are presenting their latest models and collections.
Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf took part in the meetings of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on 18 and 19 April 2013 in Washington. The discussions focused on the outlook for the global economy, reform of the international financial architecture and progress in financial market regulation.
Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf meets finance ministers and high-ranking politicians at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos for a joint exchange on current financial and fiscal policy topics.
President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, together with the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter, will take part in the ASEM Summit in Laos. Switzerland's accession to the ASEM reflects its desire to foster greater contact with Asian countries, as their influence in terms of global governance continues to grow.
President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf receives the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski during his two-day state visit to Bern.
President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter are representing Switzerland during the high-level week running from 24 to 28 September at the 67th UN General Assembly in New York.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon paid an official visit to Switzerland from 10 to 11 September 2012 on the tenth anniversary of Switzerland becoming a member of the United Nations. On the second day, he travelled to Bern and made a speech to the Swiss parliament; the first United Nations Secretary-General to do so.
President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf received the President of the Slovak Republic Ivan Gašparovič at the Lohn manor house in Kehrsatz in Bern on an official visit.
Today, 3 August 2012, President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf received approximately 50 Swiss young people who live abroad at the headquarters of the Federal Department of Finance in Bern.
On Thursday evening, 14 June, the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter, and other members of the government. Unfortunately a joint dinner had to be cancelled: the Burmese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was suffering from exhaustion and jet lag.