Annual Report 2020

Below you will find the annual report of the BERNEXPO GROUPE and an overview of our key figures. In addition, our detailed financial reports from recent years are available to download.


Business operations at the BERNEXPO GROUPE were hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. As a result of the restrictions imposed by the government and cantons, our core business – hosting our own and guest events on the BERNEXPO site and hiring the infrastructure out to third parties – virtually came to a standstill from spring 2020.

Minutes of the general meeting 2020

Minutes of the last annual general meeting (AGM) of Friday, 29 May 2020.

Key figures
at a glance

BERNEXPO GROUPE key figures 2020
CHF 1 000
CHF 1 000
Operating income 24 448 49 698
Operating expenses -35 349 -40 930
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) -10 901 8 768
As a % of operating income -44.6% 17.6%
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) -17 076 2 389
As a % of operating income -69.8% 4.8%
Consolidated annual earnings after minority interests -16 103 2 094
As a % of operating income -65.9% 4.2%
Cash flow -15 002 4 885
Cash flow margin -61.4% 9.8%
Equity ratio 67.8% 50.4%


Holidays Bern, FESPO and Golfmesse in Zurich are taking another hiatus, but confident about approaching formats in 2022

The BERNEXPO GROUPE has decided to postpone both the Holidays Bern fair (13 to 16 January 2022) and FESPO and Golfmesse in Zurich (27 to 30 January 2022) in the coming year due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation and its impact on the tourism industry. The live marketing company is optimistic that future formats – above all, the BEA spring trade fair – will be held next year.

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