Arena Convention Expo Zürich

Zurich is put on the map for large conventions: The Hallenstadion, Messe Zürich and Zürich Tourism are founding Arena Convention Expo (ACE) Zurich. Thanks to the strategic cooperation, the three organisations can pool their know-how. The cooperation will make larger events with international appeal possible in the future.

With the cooperation of the Hallstadion, Messe Zürich and Zürich Tourism, more and larger events are to be brought to Zürich in the future. At ACE, the A stands for Arena, the C for Convention and the E for Expo. This sums up what the new appearance has to offer: Infrastructure and capacities for congresses, corporate events and exhibitions of international size.

Hallenstadion and Messe Zürich

For Martin Sturzenegger, Director of Zürich Tourism, a long-awaited wish is coming true: “At last it will be possible to organise congresses with more than 1500 participants. With the previous capacities, more than half of all international congresses could not be held in Zurich”.

This is a great opportunity for Zurich as a location. “In addition to the Hallenstadion as the largest covered event hall in Switzerland (14,000m2), the seven halls of the exhibition centre (30,000m2) can also be used,” says Philipp Musshafen, director of AG Hallenstadion. “Even in a European comparison, we no longer need to hide”.

“We offer our customers everything from a single source.”

Jonas Scharf, Managing Director Venues der MCH Group

“Despite the size and diversity of the new merger, customers get everything from a single source,” says Jonas Scharf, Managing Director Venues of the MCH Group. “Thanks to the ACE Zurich platform, customers don’t have to go through the hassle of communicating and planning with several parties, but can clarify everything via one contact person. We take care of the complex processes and coordination in the background.”