Basel is a Swiss city on the River Rhine. Few cities come close to matching Basel in terms of cultural attractions: Basel's university became a center for humanism in the 16th century which probably accounts for the city’s remarkable cultural heritage today.
Why exhibit there?
The Basel area has the most dynamic economy in Switzerland and is considered to be one of the most productive and innovative regions in the world.
Its greatest economic value comes from the Life Sciences, which are represented by global players like Novartis, Roche, Lonza, Bayer and Syngenta. Basel also benefits from other industries such as the finance sector, logistics and trade.
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is the city’s major airport, located 8km from the centre. When you land at the airport, the BVB bus no. 50 runs to Basel central railway station in 20 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions what you can bring into Switzerland, but it’s best to check the list, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- The Old Town of Basel is not to be missed. The best way to explore it is on foot, so take the two-hour Stories of Basel's Old Town walking tour which explores the oldest parts of the city with a knowledgeable guide who will explain local history and highlight points of interest.
- The focal point of the Old Town is Marktplatz, where you'll still find the colorful daily market selling local produce, flowers, and food specialties.
- Soak up the Swiss atmosphere in the Volkshaus. It combines a brasserie, a bar and a beer garden in one fine establishment.
- Schlüsselzunft is both a bistro and a restaurant; try the homemade ravioli stuffed with garlic, or the black angus filet steak with potato hash browns.
- Local currency is Swiss franc.
- The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh.
- Visas are required by some nationals, not all, best to check their list to see.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- There are no obvious cultural sensitivities, but worth noting: the Swiss appreciate sobriety, thrift, tolerance, punctuality and a sense of responsibility. This is reflected in the way they do business. The business climate is very formal and conservative and companies are structured in the traditional vertical manner.