Congress Center Basel
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
The Congress Center Basel is Switzerland’s largest conference centre, located directly alongside Messe Basel. The venue belongs to the dynamic MCH Group, an international experience-marketing company group with a unique services network. The Congress Center Basel is linked directly to the exhibition complex by Herzog & de Meuron and can accommodate conventions with more than 5,000 delegates.
Basel is Switzerland’s prime location for exhibitions and conferences, with state-of-the-art infrastructure. Its internationally famous events include Baselworld, the premier trendsetting show for the global watch and jewellery industry and Art Basel, with the world’s leading modern and contemporary art fairs. The city of Basel is a major player in the life sciences. It is home to numerous biotech companies, and the pharmaceutical companies around Basel are constantly expanding. Basel offers a unique concentration of innovative companies, an open-minded culture, an international environment and Switzerland’s oldest university.
Modern infrastructure designed by Herzog & de Meuron
The Congress Center Basel, with its 25 rooms, is located in the heart of the city, next to Messe Basel – just a short walk away from numerous hotels. The exhibition complex by architects Herzog & de Meuron marks the perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics. This modern building with its multifunctional Event Hall on the ground floor has a footbridge to the Congress Center Basel. With a pillar-free surface of some 3,300 sqm, plus 1,500 sqm in the foyer, the Event Hall holds events for up to 3,000 people and banquets for up to 2,000.
A further 11 modular rooms considerably expand the Congress Center Basel’s facilities. Used individually or in combination, they accommodate events for 10 to 1,000 people. The modular rooms are on the ground floor and directly accessible from the Congress Center’s main entrance. In addition to a plenary event with over 5,000 participants, sufficient space is available in the immediate vicinity for concurrent breakout sessions.
AMEE Conference 2018
The AMEE Conference 2018 impressively demonstrated Basel’s potential as a congress location. With its 3,800 participants, it occupied the entire infrastructure at the CCB and the adjacent Swissôtel: a plenary event with 3,000 guests, 35 sessions staged simultaneously and an accompanying exhibition on 8,000 sqm, featuring 83 exhibitors and 900 posters.
A dependable, safe and secure place to be
Basel has many qualities in its favour, including the stability of its economy, government and society. At the 47th World Con- gress of Surgery organised by the International Society of Surgery, security was a central issue. This Swiss city bordering on three countries offers outstanding political and economic stability plus ideal international travel links and extensive public transport. The CCB’s optimum modular infrastructure was a further decisive factor.
Online CO2 climate calculator for events
The CCB online climate calculator lets organisers determine the emissions produced by their events and minimise them. The calculator is a joint development with CO2OL, an organization that sets out to close the gap between environmental protection and business.