Between March and May 2016, more than twenty general meetings of shareholders are being held in the rooms in and around the Congress Center Basel (CCB), with participant numbers ranging from a few hundred up to 3000. Thanks to its location right in the heart of the city, the exhibition ground is readily accessible by both public and private transport. A further advantage is that the multifunctional halls on Exhibition Square have enough space for up to 10 000 participants. The CCB has a large inventory of identical furniture and, moreover, has built up a huge wealth of experience going back many years, especially with regard to safety and security.
The new Event Hall in the modern building designed by Herzog & de Meuron is particularly popular for larger general meetings. It is also here that the highlight in terms of participant numbers is going to be held, namely the Basel Cantonal Bank’s meeting for holders of participation certificates, which is expected to be attended by some 3000 guests. After completing the agenda, they will be invited to a seated dinner on the first floor of Hall 1. And, as the grand finale, the AGM of the Basel Chamber of Commerce will be rounding off the series of general meetings held around Exhibition Square at the end of May.
Everything under one roof
The CCB’s know-how in staging general meetings has been accumulated over many years and also results in commensurate feedback from the clients. The event manager in charge at Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd. appreciates the space available for the participating shareholders without having the feeling that the event is bursting at the seams. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. has been staging its AGMs in the rooms of the Congress Center Basel since 2006 and is full of praise for the many years of successful cooperation with the CCB. “Everything is ‘under one roof’. There is just one contact who coordinates all our requirements – from furniture, via technical systems, and through to visitor guidance. This greatly simplifies working together.” This is the description that can be found in the reference issued by Florence Maeder on the subject of cooperation.
For further feedback from the CCB’s AGM clients, please read our references.