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%


BERNEXPO AG annual general meeting

This year’s BERNEXPO AG annual general meeting took place once again without the shareholders being present due to the pandemic. Long-standing Chair of the Board of Directors, Franziska von Weissenfluh, was duly honoured and given a small-scale send-off. Peter Stähli, known for being a co-founder and long-standing CEO of the Swiss Economic Forum, is to be elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors at the inaugural meeting on 21 May 2021.

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