24 September 2020
Dear Customers, Partners and Friends,
It’s admittedly still rather pale but it’s nonetheless coming into view – the silver lining on the horizon that the event industry has been waiting for all this time. With its decision to permit events for more than 1000 participants once again as of October, the Federal Council has given us all a certain amount of planning security again. We at the Congress Center Basel, Messe Basel and Messe Zürich see this as a positive signal for the future and are well-equipped for the next few months. Not only have we drawn up an extensive protection concept for the organisers, we have also tested it ourselves and seen that it works well. In this way, we can stage large-scale events in our customary quality while observing all the hygiene rules laid down by the Federal Office of Public Health.
We are thus particularly pleased that we will be able to welcome a number of our customers on our premises in the final quarter of 2020 and, with the UFI Global Congress, have even been able to attract the international exhibition industry’s most important event to Basel. In addition, we are continuing to exploit the opportunities offered by digitisation. Alongside meetings attended in person, we are now also organising virtual congresses. And the two forms can even be combined, with some of the guests attending on site while the rest join in the conference from home. That can make sense especially in cases where travel restrictions are in force in your target markets. Contact us and let us know what your requirements are – we’ll be pleased to advise and support you.
Jonas Scharf, Managing Director Venues MCH Group