26 May 2020
Dear Customers, Partners and Friends of the CCB,
Midway through our main season, the activities of the event industry were brought to a halt practically overnight with the corona lockdown. For more than two months now, events with more than 100 people have been banned in Switzerland. The planning security that is of such eminent importance for our industry has disappeared.
We at the Congress Center Basel, however, have not lost our motivation or our innovativeness, despite the confined limits within which we are currently forced to operate. We have gained a great deal from the open discussions we have had with our customers over these past few weeks at a time of social distancing. And the fact that the vast majority of organisers have not cancelled their events but opted to postpone them constitutes an important basis for our work and serves as confirmation for us.
We are keeping a close eye on developments. With the large amount of space we have at our disposal, we are able to safely accommodate events that are subject to demanding access and floorspace requirements. Those events that are permitted are benefiting from this, and we are similarly offering solutions that comply with the restrictions which will no doubt be in force for quite some time still.
Together with you, we will emerge stronger from this crisis. We look forward to meeting you in person again soon.
Jonas Scharf, Managing Director CCB