News 2017


Schweizer Pavillon an der Weltausstellung in  Astana 2017 by Expomobilia
Schweizer Pavillon an der Weltausstellung in  Astana 2017 by Expomobilia
Swiss Pavilion World Expo Astana 2017 by Expomobilia

We are hugely pleased about the opening of the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Astana. Together with Atelier Oï, we were commissioned to act as the general contractor for the pavilion by Presence Switzerland in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affair.

The first world exhibition held in Central Asia has the theme of Future Energy and is taking place from 10 June to 10 September 2017. The interactive Swiss “Flower Power” pavilion showcases Swiss expertise and innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energies. The “Flower Power” slogan represents the power of nature and its potential in the form of renewable energies. The centrepiece of the pavilion consists of four themed houses and covers a total area of 560 square metres. While visitors learn more about the subject of the exhibition inside the themed houses, the environment outside the houses comes to life and begins to flourish. A whimsically playful landscape of rotating trees unfolds to transform the entire pavilion into a lyrical, living art installation.
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Schweizer Pavillon Expo Astana 2017 by Expomobilia
Swiss Pavilion Expo Astana 2017 by Expomobilia
Weltausstellung Astana 2017 Schweizer Pavillon by Expomobilia


WOAH - where only awesome happens

For the launch of the new app WOAH Expomobilia created an innovative interactive stand for Coca-Cola at Royaume du Web 2017 in Geneva.
The fair, an internet talent event, was held on 6 and 7 May in Palexpo. 
Photo: Pierre Albouny 
Coca-Cola Messestand zur Lancierung WOAH App an der Royaume du Web 2017 by Expomobilia

Xaver Award 2017

Xaver Award 2017 Silber für das Halle 622 Projekt by expomobilia
Xaver Award 2017 Silber für das Box-in-the-box-concept by expomobilia
Xaver Award 2017 Bronze für den Goldesel von Swisslos by expomobilia


We are pleased to announce that we have won two of the prestigious XAVER awards.
On 18 May 2017, the Expo-Event.Live Communication Association once again recognised the high-quality work of event agencies, trade fair organisers, promotion companies, suppliers, exhibition centres, venues and their customers. 
In the “Best Supplier Services” category, the jury presented us, Maag Music & Arts AG and Winkler Multi Media Events AG with the silver award for our Box-in-the-box-concept, project. We received the bronze award, together with Swisslos, Contexta AG and Rufener Events, in the “Best Consumer/POS Event” category for our Schweizer im Goldfieber (Swiss gold rush) project.

XAVER AWARD 2017 by Expomobilia
Event- und Konzert Location Halle 622 Generalunternehmer by Expomobilia
Halle 622 by Generalunternehmer Expomobilia
Goldesel Roadshow 2015 Event organisation by Expomobilia

Baselworld 2017

High-quality stand construction:

Baselworld 2017 took place from 23 to 30 March. At the world’s most important watch and jewellery fair, Expomobilia once again designed and built top-class stands to the highest standards of quality. More information

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

Exhibition infrastructure for Art Basel 2017 in Hong Kong

From 23 to 25 March 2017, Art Basel is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which has a total indoor floor area of 14,000 m2.
As the general contractor, Expomobilia is responsible for every aspect of staging the exhibition. This includes the management in the run-up to the show and throughout the set-up and take-down phases on site. More information
Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Messebau Infrastruktur by Expomobilia

Opening event- and conzert location Halle 622

Event- und Konzert Location Halle 622 Projektmanagement by Expomobilia

Expomobilia as General Contractor

Halle 622 in Zurich’s Oerlikon district was built by ABB Switzerland and until 2012 served as a production facility for high voltage apparatus. Following their conversion in autumn 2016, this collection of former industrial buildings were reopened in February 2017 and run by MAAG Music & Arts AG as a multifunctional event and concert location. As General Contractor, Expomobilia was responsible for managing the entire project, including the detailed planning, feasibility studies, construction and onsite assembly.

The crane rails, ventilation ducts, offices, partition walls and production machinery were removed from the old industrial buildings so that new heating, ventilation, fire prevention and drain systems could be installed.

Box-in-box concept

The building has been left in its original form and a shell or box made from wood has been constructed inside. The wooden box (13 metres high, 23 metres wide and 70 metres long), consisting of pillars and beams made from glued laminated wood that have been filled in with multi-layer wooden wall panels, performs a decorative function and provides sound insulation.
The box-in-box concept combines multi-functionality and character. Many parts of the building have been deliberately left in industrial chic style.
One special feature is the gallery on the top floor. It has 312 seats on a telescopic stage and can be retracted when it is not needed. Containers are used to house the sanitary facilities and the catering and backstage areas, which are temporary and can easily be moved, just like the entire location.

Event- und Konzert Location Halle 622 Pavillonbau by Expomobilia
Halle 622 Umbau by Expomobilia

The perfect venue for concerts, trade fairs and corporate events.

With a total area of 4200 square meters, Halle 622 is the perfect venue for fairs, exhibitions, conferences, AGMs, gala dinners, corporate events, shows and concerts. Its capacity of up to 1500 people for business events and seating capacity of 3500 for concerts, etc. make Halle 622 ideal for almost any kind of function.
A further advantage for this new event venue is its central location right next to the station in Zurich Oerlikon, which gives it excellent links to public transport, as well as plenty of parking options and hotels nearby.

MCH Group news: MCH Global Officially Opens Dubai Office

MCH Global Eröffnung in Dubai by Expomobilia

Official opening

Live marketing and event company MCH Global continues its international expansion with the official opening of its first branch in the UAE.

The new office location positions MCH Global as a strong business force in the region, with a prime real estate location downtown Dubai near Burj Khalifa. 

Vimal Vinod will run the Dubai office as the UAE General Manager. Vimal Vinod joined the MCH Global team in December 2016 and looks back on an experience of 8 years in the live marketing sector in Dubai. 


MCH Global Officially Opens Dubai Office

Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia, Dubai is a large hub for international events and is known for its “first in everything” experiences. The opening of MCH Global’s Dubai branch allows the global company to formalize the link between their existing Shanghai office and their Zurich headquarters.
Jean-Marc Devaud, President MCH Global and CEO Live Marketing Solutions MCH Group confirmed: “With this investment, we can further develop our successful business relationships in the region and better meet the regional requirements and needs of our national and international customers.” The official opening event on January 25th 2017 drew more than 100 guests from the greater Dubai area, included members of the Swiss, the Dutch, the Belgian, the Austrian, the Canadian, the Spanish and the Finish Business Councils. Marine Célia Hamou, Managing Director MCH Global, gave a thought provoking presentation on trends in live marketing and events to round out the evening. 
MCH Global is part of MCH Group AG, Switzerland’s leading fair, event and activation experience company. MCH Global continues to expand internationally to provide comprehensive live and event solutions and deliver extraordinary customer experiences around the globe.


Expo 2017: Expomobilia establishes new office in Astana

neue Expomobilia Zweigniederlassung in Astana 2017

Expo 2017: Expomobilia establishes new office in Astana

In preparation for the next world’s fair in 2017, Expomobilia, the general contractor for trade fair booth, pavilion and event construction from Zurich, has established a new office in Astana, Kazakhstan. ‘We want to work with the on-site project team, existing infrastructure and main office in Switzerland to manage our upcoming projects, such as the Swiss Pavilion, and offer our customers first-class support,’ says Florian Faber, Managing Director of Expomobilia AG. The first project for the Expo 2017 in Astana: the Swiss Pavilion. Expomobilia is collaborating with the renowned design and architecture company Atelier Oï based in La Neuveville to create the pavilion under the theme ‘Nature in Motion’. As part of this entertaining and interactive exhibition, visitors will be able to test and experience their relationship with energy and resources in intelligent and efficient ways. This intuitive creative concept will also demonstrate how each and every one of us can make a small contribution towards saving resources and making the world a better place.

Swiss Pavilion Astana 2017

Expomobilia awarded with the construction of the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo 2017 in Astana.

The next world's fair Expo 2017 will take place from June 10 – September 10, 2017 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan – expo2017. Participating countries will come together under the topic of “Future Energy” and discuss the sustainable use of limited resources. The project’s theme is “Nature in Motion” and is being jointly organized by us and and the renowned design and architecture firm Atelier Oï based in La Neuveville. The aim is to create an entertaining and interactive exhibition where visitors can test and experience their relationship with energy in intelligent and efficient ways. This intuitive creative concept will also demonstrate how each and every one of us can make a small contribution towards the creation of something huge. The exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion is divided into four chapters and distributed across a total area of 460 m² with a ceiling-height of 8m.

Schweizer Pavillon an der Expo in Astana 2017 by Expomobilia

ABB’s 125th anniversary

ABB 125 Jahre Jubiläum by Expomobilia

ABB’s 125th anniversary

Expomobilia was contracted by Standing Ovation, the company responsible for designing and organizing the event on behalf of ABB, to provide a number of services.


Opening Subsidiary in Shanghai

Shanghai Office Opening by Expomobilia

Pictures on the occasion of the opening ceremony of Friday 21 October 2016

On Site, from left to right side:
Yvonne Chen, Regional Director Asia Expomobilia AG
Jean-Marc Devaud, CEO Live Marketing Solutions
Marine Hamou, Managing Director MCH Global AG
Florian Faber, Managing Director Expomobilia AG

New Subsidiary in Shanghai

We are very happy and proud to announce the inauguration of our new subsidiary in Shanghai. This step enables us to expand our strong presence and geographic reach in Asia. “Our experts have been active for our clients in China for more than 10 years,” says Florian Faber, Managing Director of Expomobilia AG. “With our investment in this strong market, the new location in the heart of Shanghai and our local team, Expomobilia can further develop its successful business relationships and better meet the regional requirements and needs of our national and international customers.” Under the leadership of Yvonne Chen, Regional Director Asia, the Expomobilia subsidiary will launch with a team of project managers with profound knowledge of trade fair booth and pavilion construction as well as extensive technical expertise. "Two years ago, Expomobilia launched a new office in Hong Kong, and I am very pleased that Yvonne is taking on this new challenge and continuing to expand Expomobilia’s success," asserts Florian Faber. "Our highly qualified team and the synergy between colleagues in Hong Kong and Effretikon will allow us to confidently support and assist international and local customers with our expertise, multilingualism and direct execution of constructions on site," says Yvonne Chen.

Büro Eröffnung in Shanghai von Expomobilia
Shanghai Office Opening 2016 by Expomobilia
Expomobilia Office Opening in Shanghai by Expomobilia
Office Opening Shanghai by general contractor Expomobilia