Welcome to Züri eXpats Zunft (ZEZ) Associaton on Meetup.com, in this group our English speaking City Life Network/ Worldwide people activities are announced

We are a "Verein nach atikel 60 im Schweizer Gesetz"; an Association, with member fees to finance our activites for our members, we are a non profit organisation, (all our organisers and volunteers are getting a drink per our, or the equal amount to that). The anual basic member fee is for 2013/14 Sfr50 or €40.

We are organised as a round table/rotary club/business club. Our members network is international and local well connected(LinkedIn). The senior members help the new members to get integrated and orientated in CH, during courses and meetings at our allied companies

Young, well-educated Internationals, let's socialize!

We help you get settled in Switzerland and tackle the first hurdles. We define you as a digital native, aged 17-45. You have international experience, having already lived in different countries. You are typically single and independent.

What's in it for you?

  • As a paid member you get reductions on course fees and more, which in price AND quality can’t be beat in Switzerland (such as certified German lessons to improve your experience of Zurich and be aware of what’s going on)
  • Spend less on living arrangements: reduce your security deposit when renting
  • Be a VIP: discounts on entrance fees, VIP lounges, etc.
  • Pay for one group and get four: Sign up for one Züri eXpat group and get automatic membership to three others. Plus LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Züri eXpats is a Swiss association according to paragraph 60 of the Swiss civil code, and due to our statutes you become a member by joining. A membership fee is assessed after a free trial period (please request a copy of our regulations)


For all who made it till here – thank you for reading. Please get to know your peer members and integrate in this wonderful expat ecosystem of Zurich and its region.

Who are YOU anyway?

You are probably a needed Ausländer in Switzerland, whose productivity helps the Swiss economy maintain its high international standards. Here’s why;


The Swiss economy needs qualified human resources to keep the wheels turning to keep wealth and health at a sustainable level;

There is a shortage of human resources; intellectual capital is needed and without expats the economy would collapse;

There are simply not enough Swiss available to do all available highly skilled jobs, or who could be trained to do so in the future;

Head hunters search globally for highly skilled international professionals, providing this expertise to Zurich and its region in service to Swiss society.




Let's celebrate Zurich City Life; we know where to socialize as expats in Switzerland.

After work drinks on Thursdays at Bellevue;

Friday pub nights @ The Lion Pub; from women’s round table to sports events… plus much more;

Bellevue Saturdays @ Goethe Bar; come meet your English-speaking peers;

And the various National Days are not forgotten.




Zurich is an outstanding place. Besides its city center teeming with clubs and restaurants, it’s also celebrated for its quality of life.

Zurich is situated on the shores of a lake with clear and pure water, and is surrounded by hills and scenic mountains.

Now, if you want to socialize with your peers and feel at home and enjoy life…



Then the Züri eXpats Meetup Group is for YOU

We use many social media channels to spread our message, such as: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Meetup.

Züri eXpats was formed to address this ongoing challenge. As reported by Rundschau on Swiss channel SF1 on February 26, 2013, we have a positive impact and work with the authorities to build better relationships and trust.

Our experiences were profiled in the hit play Expats (2013) at Neumarkt theater.


We are alive and kicking... Here is a summary of our activities.

This past year we organized a variety of professional, social, and cultural meetups, also planning numerous social gatherings around international highlights in Zurich. We did over 240 events in and around Zurich, and all over Switzerland.

Our highly qualified fellow expat City Life members will be there for:

Drinks & socializing: Be with your peers and enjoy life in Zurich.
Events on the Lake/ Limmat river, and BBQs: there’s no better way to celebrate summer.
Street Parade/ Pop and jazz concerts: We know what’s on and can get the best prices.
Bahnhofstrasse shopping: Ladies , we have insight on how to get invitations to all the great shows.
Summer neighborhood parties: What’s happening outside your door? They’re having a party.

From basic to advanced, from general to sector related… Just bring an idea for an event!


We do a lot with our four Meetup groups: Züri eXpats City Life Network, Züri eXpats Business Professionals, Züri eXpats Hike & Outdoor Sandbox, and Zurich Movie Fans. Altogether we have over 3000 highly educated members that contribute to 60% of the economic output of the Canton of Zurich.

Züri eXpats also participates in social and semi-political events that help contribute awareness and promote integration of eXpats in Zurich. We contribute positively to the Swiss lifestyle as well, and work in cooperation with our partners in the integration offices at both the city and cantonal level.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events, to attend and contribute to the experience…whether you are Swiss or an Ausländer.


John Wubbe

President of Züri eXpats

For those interested in organizing, or would like further information, please call 079 946 38 43 or jpmwubbe@gmail.com. You can contact me for advice, ideas, or suggestions.












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    Ashok  (Ash)

    "A special welcome to Caterina who will now be helping out as our co host. She will be there to meet and great all our members and in particular our female members. So we look forward to seeing you next Saturday at Totos. Have a great Easter. Ash"

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    Laura Perez
    "Spanish. 22 years old. Have been living in Zurich for 10 years."
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    "Hi every one, I live in zürich since 3 years and I'm enjoying it!"
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    "I have just moved to zurich. hoping to meet new people and enjoy zurich"
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    Beate Born
    "Australian / German Couple that just moved to Kilchberg from Melbourne and is looking for like minded fun people in Zurich."
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    An An­ joined
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    "Hi, I am Anahit from Armenia. I moved to Switzerland due to my job. I am very much looking forward to join the international expats group and meet great people. Photography and travelling are my life's greatest passions."
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    Ashok  (Ash)

    "Ho gwen im on holidays over easter so we meet when im back For 80s party weekend"

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    Gwen Moler

    "I'm so disappointe­d I can't make it tonight. We have a late dinner with colleagues.­ Is there a gathering for next weekend. I understand it's Easter weekend but we are in town."

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    Isaac Alonso Isaac Alonso joined
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    Isaac Alonso
    "I'm Isaac from Barcelona. I moved to Zurich in January and would love meeting new people and discovering the city."

Your organizer's refund policy for Züri eXpats; English speaking Worldwide people in Zurich

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • If you think that the cost should not be properly been disclosed to you and also not the payments. Your payment will be returned to you in mediatly

Membership dues

EUR40.00 per ani

This covers: see the balance sheet open to all members. and you pay once for all our groups

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “at the door you can contribute as well cash. For the first month you are free of charge. exept for special events.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • If you think that the cost should not be properly been disclosed to you and also not the payments. Your payment will be returned to you in mediatly

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