Swissbau Focus

Swissbau Focus – The event and networking platform

Swissbau Focus is the interdisciplinary event and networking format that Swissbau stages in cooperation with industry associations, organisations, universities and the media. Swissbau Focus is well-established in the construction and real-estate sector as a major meeting point for decision makers and experts from the worlds of business and politics. The platform is a magnet for entrepreneurs, architects and planners, offering further education and interdisciplinary discussions in this digital age. More than 7000 participants will be discussing the current opportunities and challenges for the construction and real-estate industries.

Motto 2020: Trial and Error – courage for new approaches?

The Swiss construction and real-estate industries stand for quality and durability. But established processes are being questioned in today’s complex and rapidly changing world. The future will belong to interdisciplinary teams who leave the beaten path to find the best solutions. Swissbau 2020 calls for a new culture of innovation, focusing on “Trial and Error” as a method. Have we the courage to try new approaches?

Event programme

The programme for Swissbau Focus is being co-created with more than 30 industry associations and focuses on current opportunities and challenges. The events at Swissbau Focus are centred around seven theme clusters with the aim of finding future-oriented and sustainable solutions. “Digitisation and networking”, “Spatial development and infrastructure”, “Education, research and innovation”, Real-estate market and facility management”, “Energy and climate”, “Resources and materials” and “Architecture and design”.

Fuckup Night: Applauding failures and mistakes

In keeping with the motto “Trial and Error - courage for new approaches?", a Fuckup Night is being staged for the first time at Swissbau Focus from 17:00 to 18:30 on Friday, 17 January 2020. Entrepreneurs recount here how they failed with some of their ideas, what they learned from this, and what ultimately led them to success. Fuckup Nights publicly celebrate mistakes and failures. Those who have suffered a hard fall and have still picked themselves up again receive acclaim. Hold out, learn and keep going is the credo of all fuckup nights. This event format is now successfully attracting attention and provoking a great deal of applause in more than 40 countries worldwide. A new feature at Swissbau 2020 too.

Networking with leading industry partners

The events in Swissbau Focus are being staged in cooperation with leading associations, institutions and organisations for research, training and continuing education. These partners will be present in Hall 1.0 South with lounges and information points for the five days of the fair. The numerous partners will be contributing a broad range of specialist knowledge, exciting projects and current topics, from which every visitor can derive their own individual benefit. The inviting atmosphere in the Swissbau Focus exhibition offers an opportunity for interesting discussions, a good cup of coffee or an inspiring tour of the exhibits.
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Leading Partner
Logo Energie Schweiz       Logo sia

Lounge Partner

 A EE      BFH        CRB      Das Gebäudeprogramm    FHNW  fmpro      GEAK     Hochschule Luzern   Holzbau Schweiz        Ifma     LignumLogo Minergie      RICS        VKG Schutz vor Naturgefahren  SNBS  Suissetec     SVIT   2000 Watt Areal

Infopoint Partner

Bauen Digital Schweiz        Betonsuisse        BSLA      
ARE         ecobau        EIT.Swiss        Faktor HSRIBA Basel    nest     feebd         SGNI        SVLW   Swiss Engineering    Usic      vsi.asai 

Event Partner

Architektur Dialoge Basel bauenschweiz

Material Partner

CreaBeton       Fagus Suisse          JMT           Ruther Elektro Telematik

Project management


Architectural concept

Berrel Berrel Kräutler


Stefan Cadosch, graduate architect ETH SIA, President SIA, cadosch und zimmermann GmbH:
“The SIA is delighted to have helped shape Swissbau Focus right from the outset and to have clearly made its mark on the contents. In addition to the current problems occupying the construction industry, lectures and panel discussions will focus on topics going beyond the classic work of planners. Just as important for us are the talks we can have with industry representatives, associations and educational and other institutions. Swissbau Focus and our generously dimensioned lounge offer the ideal networking platform.”
Stefanie Bertschi, specialist for buildings, Project Manager for the EnergieSchweiz construction trade fair:
“Swissbau is a unique platform for EnergieSchweiz. The discussions and networking on the subject of energy, the personal talks with the Partners and the joint stand with the Label family (Minergie, GEAK, SNBS, 2000-Watt Sites and the "Gebäudeprogramm" building programme) are of key importance for us. And we make use of interactive presentations to engage with all the industry representatives.”
Daniel Löhr, President of the Career and Communication Group, Swiss Engineering:
“In its diversity, Swiss Engineering, as an association of 13,000 engineers and architects, reflects the society of the present and the future. Our members make a key contribution to solving the challenges of today and shaping the future of tomorrow. We are able to profile ourselves at Swissbau and network with key protagonists. Swissbau provides us with a relevant networking platform – both inside and outside the construction industry. As President of the “Career and Communication” group, I consider it my duty to ensure that Swiss Engineering actively participates in Swissbau."
Thomas Müller, Deputy Managing Director SIA ad interim:
“In the SIA Lounge at Swissbau Focus, we hold discussions with our members, key figures from the planning, construction and real-estate sectors, the building industry and planners’ associations, the administration and the world of politics. In the Arena and the Lounge we will be discussing highly topical subjects: rapidly, spontaneously and directly – and in analog form for once, rather than digitally. The SIA is an official Leading Partner of Swissbau Focus, but we nonetheless regard ourselves primarily as a sparring and discussion partner.


Diva Bacci
Diva Bacci
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