12 March 2020 – EVENT IS CANCELLED


We were looking forward to catch up for the first 2020’s Propeller Club Lugano gathering; however, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the Administration Board of the Propeller Club Lugano has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the event scheduled on the 12 March 2020 at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola.

We thank Marco Graziotto very much for the time he spent in preparing the speech and will agree with him a new date for him to entertain us on Arctic Logistics & Developments.

We do hope that COVID-19 bulletins will gradually improve allowing us to resume the Club social events soon.

12 December 2012 – The Propeller Christmas Dinner Party

The 12 December we had our first Propeller Club Lugano Xmas Dinner Party. The dinner for the first time was seated (as opposed to standing) and catered by Artè Restaurant; good quality wine was provided by the Club cantine.
About 20 people (members and guests) attended from Lugano, Genova, Zug and St. Petersburg.
Drinks kicked off at 19.30 and the evening closed at about 1 a.m.

It was important for the Club to celebrate its first Xmas Dinner. This event is – together with the Summer Cocktail Party – one of the two purely social events organized this year and to be repeated in the years to come.

We want these two parties to become our traditional summer and end-of-the-year gatherings, designed to have fun and promote the Club in either the local and international community.

The Propeller was institutional partner of the 2019 Global Commodities Conference (GCC)

We must thank LCTA to give us the opportunity to play our part as institutional partner of the 2019 Global Commodities Conference (GCC) held at Lugano LAC on the 13-14 November.

As community focusing on shipping and trading, we had our President moderating the Shipping Panel Debate. IMO 2020 and China vs. U.S. Trade War were the main topics discussed. There was not much time available to discuss issues of such complexity but the good quality of the attending panelists helped to work out a very interesting session.

We look forward to keep developing our relationship with LCTA and wish to further contribute to the forthcoming editions of the GCC.

18 July 2019 – The Propeller Summer Cocktail Party


On the 18 July 2019 we hosted our first Propeller Summer Cocktail Party. The event was hosted at the outside terrace garden of the Hotel Splendide Royal. Although the weather did not help much to emphasize the beauty and the colors of the lake during the summer period, we enjoyed social time with 25 between members and guests. Few members travelled from Italy and Belgium and I hope that they enjoyed the evening. Many attending guests showed interest in our new Club and we sincerely hope to welcome them in the near future as new members. Other guest joined us from Zurich, most of them members of the Zurich Shipping Network, an association we look forward to establish a productive cooperation in the near future.

Social time clicked well and the party went on till very late.  

Special thanks go to SSY Simpson Spence Young (Zug and Geneva branches) and Piccinini & Partners for sponsoring the event.