Construction industry meets in Basel 14 March 2024

From 16th – 19th January, the halls of the Basel Trade Fair were the meeting place for 615 exhibitors and partners presenting the latest products, technologies and innovations in the construction industry.

Across 85,000m2 of exhibition space, 52,486 visitors enjoyed ‘Shaping change together’ at the multi industry trade fair offering opportunities for product experiences, information exchange and networking on a variety of platforms.

Every two years, Swissbau welcomes various specialists from the construction industry, such as architecture, planning, investment as well as crafts and operations. For the first time, the exhibition took place across four days – with exhibitors praising the quality of discussions and the increased willingness to place orders at the trade fair. 

“The positive feedback from exhibitors, partners and visitors confirms that we are constantly developing new, effective offerings for Swissbau,” says Rudolf Pfander, trade fair manager at Swissbau. “This year, newly created marketplaces as meeting areas with short presentations, as well as the new ‘Swissbau Inside’ design stage inspired both the specialist audience and also the private construction enthusiasts.” 

Circular economy, energy, digitalisation and living space were the key themes at this year’s Swissbau and represent the major challenges of the industry. Rudolf Pfander highlights: “An efficient trade fair visit is not just about maintaining contacts and personally presenting products. It is becoming increasingly important to use the day for individually selected events and exchanges with leading experts. This is a great added value for employers and employees when visiting Swissbau. I am very pleased that our unique mix of exhibition and further training is so highly valued by the specialist audience.”

Swissbau will take place once again from 20th – 23rd January 2026 in Basel.  

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