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Trade fair city

Since 1471 the city has grown into one of the leading trade fair and congress centres in Switzerland.


In addition to its central location and first-class transport connections, Basel also offers superb infrastructure and numerous options for framework programmes to support your event.

The city's congress centre is not located somewhere on the fringe of the city, but rather right in its heart - a fact that is appreciated by trade fair participants and visitors alike.
All this attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to events such as Art Basel, the largest art fair in the world, or Baselworld, world trade fair for watches and jewellery, and many other diverse events.