Swissbau 2024 successfully brought together the Swiss construction industry

From 16 to 19 January 2024, the halls of Messe Basel were the meeting place for the Swiss construction and real estate industry. On 85,000 m2 of exhibition space, 615 exhibitors and partners presented their latest products and technologies. A total of 52,486 visitors took the opportunity to learn about innovations and trends in face-to-face discussions.

The atmosphere in the halls of Messe Basel was excellent from January 16 to 19. True to the motto “Shaping change together”, this year’s Swissbau offered a wide range of platforms for experiencing products, exchanging information and networking.

Inspiring face-to-face trade exhibition experience

Exhibitors praised the quality of the discussions and the renewed willingness to place orders at the exhibition. Every two years, Swissbau brings together specialists from interdisciplinary areas of the construction industry such as architecture, planning, real estate, investment, trade and operation.

“The many positive feedbacks from exhibitors, partners and visitors confirm that we are constantly developing new and effective offers for Swissbau. A first picture of the next edition is already emerging on the final day,” says Rudolf Pfander, Exhibition Director Swissbau. This year, the newly created marketplaces as meeting zones with short presentations and the new Swissbau Inside design stage inspired both trade visitors and private construction enthusiasts.

Discussing and trying out new knowledge

Circular economy, energy, digitalization and living space were the key themes at this year’s Swissbau and represent the major challenges facing the industry. New technologies, materials, tools, ways of living and working are increasing the pressure for change. The partners of the Swissbau Focus and Lab cooperation platforms have devoted themselves to these topics in intensive preparatory work and, together with Swissbau, have put together a high-calibre programme.

“I am delighted that our unique mix of exhibition and training is so highly regarded by the specialist audience.”

Rudolf Pfander, Exhibition Director Swissbau

Exhibition director Rudolf Pfander knows: “Today, an efficient trade fair visit is not just about cultivating contacts and presenting products in person. It is becoming increasingly important to use the day for individually selected events and exchanges with leading experts. For employers and employees alike, this is a great added value of a visit to Swissbau. I am very pleased that our unique mix of exhibition and continuing education is so appreciated by the trade visitors.”

The next Swissbau will take place from Tuesday, January 20 to Friday, January 23, 2026.