Christian Etter, minister of economic affairs at the Swiss embassy in Washington, D.C., will discuss at a luncheon in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 9, economic issues raised at recent meetings of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Etter also is to address how U.S. policy on trade and international economics affects Swiss-U.S. bilateral trade relations during the luncheon sponsored by the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and the Swiss consul general, Alexander Kubli.

Before joining the embassy in 1996, he served at the Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs in Switzerland, where he was head of the International Services Division from 1991 to 1996.  He also headed the Swiss delegation to the World Trade Organization’s committee on trade in financial services.

In addition, Mr. Etter has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture of the Province of Quebec and has served as an economist at the Federal Office for Industry and Labor in Bern.

Cost of the luncheon, which is to be held at the Swissôtel, is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Checks must be received at the chamber located at 3340 Peachtree Rd., Suite 1500, Atlanta, Ga., 30326 by May 4 to guarantee a reservation.

For more information, call Annette Schlee at (678) 686-6775, or send a fax to (678) 686-6776.