Artists, collectors and many prominent figures from the cultural scene came together in Basel for the 48th staging of the world’s most important fair for the international art market.
The 20th and 21st century artworks on show at this year’s Art Basel attracted more than 95,000 visitors.
Every year, Expomobilia takes responsibility for the infrastructure of the event, including floors, walls, lighting etc., and creates the world’s largest temporary museum, which houses 300 galleries and the works of 4000 artists.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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