Swissbau ‘special edition’ is a success 01 August 2022

Following a pandemic related delay, Swissbau took place as a ‘one time’ special edition ‘Swissbau Compact’ from 3rd – 6th May 2022 and will return in 2024 to its traditional size and format.

Organisers, as well as the 253 partners and exhibitors, welcomed 12,225 visitors to the event. In the next edition, which will take place from 16th – 19th January 2024, Swissbau will be returning to the halls of Messe Basel as a multi-industry trade fair in its traditional size and format.

During Swissbau Compact, organisers reported that partners and exhibitors greatly appreciated the valuable contacts they made and the decision-making power of the trade visitors. After the authorities originally cancelled the trade fair due to the pandemic, the organisers poured their heart and soul into setting up Swissbau Compact, a networking event with a top class offering and event programme.

More than 150 agenda items revolving around relevant topics for the construction and real estate industry kept visitors busy over the four days of the trade fair in Basel. Thanks to the close collaboration with the SIA, the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, and buildingSMART Switzerland, as well as many other partners and exhibitors, Swissbau once again pooled expertise and innovation from all disciplines.

“Swissbau can only offer a platform. Although it provides the very best conditions and rests on many years of networking between all those involved, the success of Swissbau depends on its participants. In January 2024, the relevance of the entire value chain will once again form the focal point. The trade audience can look forward to industry stalwarts, but also new concepts such as quarters and marketplaces revolving around specific topics in the ‘Swissbau City 2024’,” comments Rudolf Pfander, brand director at Swissbau.

“The way companies present themselves at trade fairs has changed. Simply welcoming customers at a stand no longer guarantees success for trade fair attendees. The key to success and generating new ideas and business models lies in actively promoting your own product range as well as interacting with the entire industry in an open minded manner,” concludes Rudolf.

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Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.