The Messe Basel is the largest and most important exhibition venue in Switzerland. With five halls and 141,000sqm of exhibition space, it is one of the most frequented trade fair centres in Europe. Adjacent is the Congress Center Basel, another major-league congress centre in Switzerland with over 250 events a year.
One of the most influential trade fairs is Baselworld. At this annual international watch and jewellery fair held in the spring, the Who’s Who of luxury brands present their latest creations.
Art Basel, on the other hand, is entirely dedicated to 20th and 21st century art. It is undisputedly the most important art fair for the international art market. Artists, collectors and celebrities meet here in Basel, transforming the exhibition halls into a temporary museum.