Latest coronavirus situation

On 13 March 2020, the Federal Council extended and broadened the ban on events throughout Switzerland until the end of April 2020. The BERNEXPO GROUPE is therefore unable to hold the BEA spring trade fair. Other fairs and numerous guest events on the BERNEXPO exhibition premises will also be affected by the official measures until further notice.

In addition to the BEA, two other BERNEXPO GROUPE events are affected by the Swiss Federal Council’s decision: the Suisse Toy fair, which was scheduled to take place at the same time as the BEA, and the ZUHAUSE BERN home fair, which was to be held from 26 to 29 March 2020. The BEA and Suisse Toy fairs will definitely not be held in 2020 but an alternative date for ZUHAUSE BERN is under consideration. The new date will be decided after consultation with authorities, partners and exhibitors and, if possible, communicated in April 2020.

The BERNEXPO GROUPE deeply regrets the cancellation of the BEA and Suisse Toy events. This is a tough decision for all those who have been working hard to ensure that these events are a success. At the same time, the BERNEXPO GROUPE fully supports the Swiss Federal Council’s decision, because safety and health is its primary concern.


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Background information

If an event cannot be held due to decisions made by the authorities or for economic reasons, we will cease all preparation work and refund any advance payments made less the costs of any work already carried out.

If the event is postponed, we will honour all applications received and any advance payments received will be used for the event held on the later date. We will not invoice any costs incurred for services that can be used for the postponed event. We reserve the right to invoice any additional costs that arise as a consequence of the postponement.

The BERNEXPO GROUPE is committed to working with its exhibitors and suppliers in a spirit of fairness and cooperation and to promptly answering any questions that may arise.


Official instructions

The main point of contact for current information on the coronavirus development in Switzerland and internationally is the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). The relevant facts are being updated on an ongoing basis and are summarised on its website: The FOPH has also set up a telephone hotline for the general public: +41 58 463 00 00. You can find information on the situation in the canton of Bern (in French and German only) at




If you have any questions about the coronavirus in conjunction with the BERNEXPO GROUPE, please contact us. We are at your disposal if you require further information.


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By phone: +41 31 340 11 11

On site: Verwaltungsgebäude BERNEXPO GROUPE, Mingerstrasse 6, 3014 Bern