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BERNEXPO AG

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Type

City (Suburban)

Last Assessment

1st June 2023

Member Since

1st June 2022

Compliance Summary

In the heart of Switzerland and in the center of its capital Bern, BERNEXPO is a trade fair and event location offering a wide range of event options. With its 8 exhibition halls, the fully equipped congress center and a spacious outdoor area, BERNEXPO offers space for 5,000 and soon for 8’000 people.

 

A new exhibition centre opens in 2025 and will enable the staging of cultural as well as sporting events, art exhibitions, musicals, television broadcasts, conferences, and other congresses with a capacity of up to 8,000 people.

 

Its central European location, excellent (public) transit connections and short walking distances make Bern and BERNEXPO a strong option for medical meetings.

  • Bern Airport (8 km): 15 minutes by car, 35 minutes by train
  • Zurich Airport (130 km): 90 minutes by car, 80 minutes by train
  • Geneva Airport (160 km): 2 hours by car, 110 minutes by train

 

For attendees driving, BERNEXPO’s grounds offer parking spaces for 2500 vehicles

 

BERNEXPO presents itself with a sleek, light grey exterior design, whereas the inside serves as a ‘blank canvas, realising any event’s theme, true to the booker’s requirements.

 

The congress center, which connects to both of the foyers with a large terrace, enables the simultaneous execution of different events. The various congress rooms contain a standard projection installation, while the exhibition halls are equipped and designed based on event needs.

 

The venue itself does not offer accommodation however, the city of Bern has 3,000 hotel beds from various categories, with additional hotels in the surrounding areas.

 

The fully equipped congress centre provides space for plenary sessions for up to 730 people and is supported by various breakout areas, variable foyers and two unique rooftop terraces.

 

The surface in the BERNEXPO congress center ranges from 40m2 to 700m2 and can be easily privatised for events.

 

There are 8 multifunctional halls that can be used individually, in combination with each other, or together with the congress centre. State-of-the-art building logistics and ceiling heights of up to 10m allow for the construction of two-floor exhibition stands, as well as stages and spectator stands. The halls are significantly more spacious and range in size from 1,500m2 to 3,800m2. Ideally for meetings with more than >500 people.

 

The venue has preferred partners for audiovisual, ticketing and access solutions, catering, booth construction, and an in-house advertising factory as well as a craftsman studio. As an example, Sportgastro AG is our preferred partner for ALL catering needs.

The city of Bern is a medical hotspot, especially due to the University Hospital and other centrally located hospitals. The Medical Faculty of the University of Bern is one of the largest in Switzerland and strengthens Bern as a medical center. In addition, the University of Bern ranks highly in dentistry as well as due to the joint Vetsuisse Faculty of the Universities of Bern and Zurich. BERNEXPO works closely together with these cluster institutions and regularly hosts meetings organised by them.

Compliance Hotspot

This is a multipurpose venue which hosts conferences, exhibitions, concerts and other pay to enter leisure entertainment events. This will be reflected in sales and marketing messaging and in our opinion should not distract bookers looking to use the venue for healthcare meetings and events.

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Meeting rooms for HCP meetings

Here you will find meeting room capacities, based on actual rooms, normally applied to each meeting type. Note: by reviewing each meeting type you can apply the capacities to other meeting types

Meeting Rooms

Number of Meeting Rooms

22

Largest room - theatre style

5000

Min to max capacities based on specific rooms

External Groups

Advisory Board - Boardroom Style Front Projection - Boardroom Style Front Projection

Advisory Board - Boardroom Style Front Projection

10 - 18

Training Meeting - Classroom Style Back Projection - Classroom Style Back Projection

Training Meeting - Classroom Style Back Projection

20 - 2000

Investigator Meetings - Cabaret Style Back Projection - Cabaret Style Back Projection

Investigator Meetings - Cabaret Style Back Projection

20 - 3400

Product Launch - Theatre Style Back Projection - Theatre Style Back Projection

Product Launch - Theatre Style Back Projection

20 - 5000

Dinner Meeting - Round Tables Front Projection - Round Tables Front Projection

Dinner Meeting - Round Tables Front Projection

20 - 2000

Meeting rooms for internal meetings

Here you will find meeting room capacities, based on actual rooms, normally applied to each meeting type. Note: by reviewing each meeting type you can apply the capacities to other meeting types

Meeting Rooms

Number of meeting rooms

22

Largest room - theatre style

5000

Min to max capacities based on specific rooms

Internal Groups

Product Training - U Shape Front Projection - U Shape Front Projection

Product Training - U Shape Front Projection

0 - 40

Sleeping room capacity overview

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Bedrooms

- Total Bedrooms

No Bedrooms Found
Venue images for approvals and meeting planning

Venue exterior

Example boardroom

Example classroom style

Conference Halls

Conference Hall 1

Conference Hall 2

Conference Hall 3

Arrival hall

Location

Distances

train stations

  • Bern Main Train Station - 2 miles

tube stations

  • BERNEXPO - 0 miles

motorways

  • A1 - 0 miles

airports

  • Bern Airport - 3 miles
  • Zurich Airport - 77 miles

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