MCH Messe Basel

MCH Group - Saturday, December 1, 2018    

Basel is the biggest and most important exhibition location in Switzerland and one of the key locations in Europe. The exhibition site in the heart of the city has undergone major redevelopment work based on plans by eminent Basel architects Herzon & de Meuron, and the new building is being inaugurated in April 2013.
Once the new exhibition complex has been completed, the exhibition site will comprise modern hall complexes, a multifunctional event hall, the Congress Center Basel, and an own Musical Theatre. Many of the individual halls and rooms, with their multifunctional designs, can be combined with each other, permitting an exceptionally high level of flexibility in terms of configuration and capacity.


MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) AG
4005 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)58/200-2020
Fax: +41 (0)58/206-2194

General information

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Distance airport

5 km / 3.1 miles

Distance station

1 km / 0.62 miles

Distance motorway

1 km / 0.62 miles

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0 km / 0 miles


Whether it is for an exhibition or trade fair, a congress, a shareholders, meeting, a concert or other function, Basel Exhibition has what it takes to organize your event. The individual rooms and halls can be freely combined - all at an exhibition and congress venue in idyllic urban surroundings.

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Conference Rooms

Knowledge and Innovation

The Congress Center Basel is Switzerland's largest conference centre in terms of surface area. Our multifunctional premises for up to 3'000 people are comfortably appointed and equipped with the very latest technology, satisfying the most stringent of expectations. Once the new buildings for Messe Basel have been completed in 2013, the new multifunctional Event Hall, with its generously-dimensioned foyer and gallery, will considerably expand the facilities we have to offer. And these are rounded off by the Musical Theater Basel and the different-sized exhibition halls at Messe Basel, which are located directly alongside us.

Number of conference rooms



15 - 3000




How to get there

Basel is located at the heart of Europe – a compact city in the area where the three countries of France, Germany and Switzerland all meet. Basel offers easy access by air (EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg), by rail (international hub for high-speed trains in Europe) and by car. If you take tram no. 1 or 2, you can reach Basel Exhibition from the Swiss or French (SBB/SNCF) railway station in 10 minutes or from the German (DB) station (Badischer Bahnhof) in 3 minutes by tram no. 2 or 6.


Basel is the point where the Swiss, French and German motorway networks meet. Basel Exhibition and the trade-fair grounds have their own motorway exit. The "Messe" exit from the A2 motorway leads directly to the fair and congress ground. There is a multi-storey car park with space for 1300 vehicles at Exhibition Square.


Hotels located within one hour’s travel time from Basel Exhibition can accommodate a total of 25,000 visitors. The city of Basel boasts over 50 hotels and about 4,500 rooms in all price categories, many of them within easy walking distance of Basel Exhibition. All other hotels in the downtown area are conveniently located. Hotel guests in Basel are given the Mobility Ticket enabling them to use public transport free of charge.

City info

Basel is compact, safe and clean. As Switzerland’s most dynamic economic region and one of the most productive worldwide, Basel is a key location for the upcoming life sciences industry. A beautiful, well-tended old city, the river Rhine, secluded parks – which – all of this is Basel. Added to these come a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and bars, good shopping and a comprehensive range of free-time activities, including not least some 40 museums – some of which enjoy a global reputation.



MCH Messe Basel ist part of the MCH Group, a leading international live-marketing company group. With our unique service network, we can contribute greatly to the success of your event, conference or exhibition. We provide all the services required for corporate and public events of all types. The services that we provide ourselves range from planning to implementation, and from event management, via the necessary structures and fittings, right through to event technology. And all of this with a high level of flexibility and customer orientation. Because we regard working together with you on a partner-like basis as being just as self-evident as ensuring the complete satisfaction of your customers.

Technical equipment

All the modern technical aids are available at the Congress Center Basel, looked after by a team of experienced conference technicians. In addition to our in-house technology, our partner company Winkler offers professional, hi-tech equipment for all areas of event technology.

Further services

We have been working together efficiently, on a partnership basis, with the authorities and offices at city, canton and federal level for many years. This makes it considerably easier for us to obtain the necessary permits for your event or exhibitions. And because Messe Basel has its own customs office on site, you and your partners are saved lengthy waiting times at the border customs office.



 Photos: MCH Group


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