Newsletter 03/2020


  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.

Kind regards,
Jonas Scharf, Managing Director Venues MCH Group

Reloading Live: The event industry makes its comeback.

One thing ought to be quite clear to everyone by now: the corona pandemic is doubtless set to accompany our everyday lives for a fairly long period of time still. For the MCH Group, it thus made sense to come up with concepts that would allow events to be staged safely and responsibly in times such as these too.

UFI Global Congress 2020: A milestone on the way back.

Most countries have imposed restrictions on both large-scale events and travel as a result of the corona pandemic. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is making a virtue out of necessity and holding its annual congress at a number of different locations. And Basel is one of these, with the venues of the MCH Group.

DGHO in Basel: Switzerland’s first large-scale digital congress.

The “Annual Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss Societies for Hematology and Medical Oncology” is the biggest physicians’ congress in the German-speaking world and a true long-runner for Basel. From 9 to 11 October 2020, the meeting is being held in the city on the Rhine for the fifth time already – despite the Corona pandemic.

How the congress and trade fair year 2020 is set to continue.

In times such as these, daring to make announcements about upcoming events is rather like looking into a crystal ball. The MCH Group is nonetheless venturing to do this, however, since it is well prepared for the resumption of the event business, on the one hand, and a number of events have also been moved into the World Wide Web, on the other.