T hings are currently going rather well for the seasoned exhibition logistics company The Group s current finan cial year is running slightly above our budget targets says Christoph Fritsch That s a success underlines Sempex man aging director Particularly considering that Basel the highest volume location is having a cyclically weak trade fair year with very low autumn activity In addition prestigious Baselworld saw a strong decline in exhibitors last March This also affected Sempex in its role as the MCH Group s official exhibition logistics provider Of course a shortfall of this size cannot be fully compensated for overnight However the company adapted to the situation early on By diversifying and expanding its range of additional services together with MCH it was able to mitigate the losses Our struc ture and activities at all Swiss exhibition ven ues cushion such adverse effects points out Christoph Fritsch This is achieved not least by a strong holistic thinking mentality within the group This enables us to deploy capac ities and human resources where they are needed In addition Sempex has success fully landed new exclusive contracts as the on site forwarder Plus We have invested a lot in systems and operations based exhibi tion logistics solutions that are now helping us to offset the losses substantially reports Sempex managing director Current developments depend a lot on the sector served by the respective trade fair There are still many regional and suprare gional sales focused fairs in Switzerland says Christoph Fritsch We can see clear signs of a negative trend in this segment Machine fairs on the other hand have re mained stable in terms of both exhibitor and visitor figures In general the trade show ambience is becoming more opulent and tie in programmes are being expanded He cites multi venue art show Art Basel as a good flagship example In order to react to trends and developments Sempex works closely with trade fair organisers and is therefore often already involved in the initial planning process Together we will then try to make it as easy as possible for exhibitors to take part in the event from the logistics as pect Fritsch describes The said systems based exhibition logistics solutions enable us to meet the wishes of many exhibitors for greater transparency in logistics services Something the organisers also appreciate Despite the varying situation at Basel world Sempex feels optimistic about the new year 2019 This is due to the favourable development of other major events in Basel In addition successful deals and coopera tions at our other locations in Zurich and above all Frankfurt are boosting our busi ness Christoph Fritsch looks ahead We expect to be able to meet our targets again next year www sempex ch PB TradeFairs Internation al 4 2018 INTERNATIONAL SWITZERLAND Slightly above target No trade fair can work without good logistics What s up with the exhibition industry in Switzerland We asked the experts at Sempex 89th Geneva Inter national Motor Show Geneva International Motor Show akaAutomobil Salon will be back againfrom 7 to 17 March 2019 This event ranks among the top 5 motor shows world wide recognised by the International Or ganisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers OICA The organisers of the prestigious event are now working hard on the educa tion programme A campus with informa tion platforms is to be set up in the exhibi tion halls during the 2019 edition There visitors can discover and learn how new technologies in the electronics and auto motive industries are changing the world of mobility The name of this project is Shift Automotive Campus of the Future This is an ambitious undertaking because we are breaking completely new ground and searching for other exhibitors than usual says André Hefti general manager of the Motor Show He invites all interested exhibitors in the fields of new technolo gies related to mobility to make contact with us www gims swiss de The motor show will take place at Geneva s Palexpo exhibition centre www palexpo ch Wir gehen davon aus auch nächstes Jahr unsere Ziele erreichen zu kön nen sagt Sempex Geschäftsführer Christoph Fritsch We expect to be able to meet our targets again next year says Sempex managing director Christoph Fritsch Ph ot o S em pe x

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