Annual Report 2019

Here 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.


In 2019, the BERNEXPO GROUPE successfully consolidated its position as the leading Swiss live communications company. Our work is currently overshadowed by the spread of the coronavirus, which poses a major challenge to our industry.

Messepark Bern AG Report

In February of the 2019 financial year, the BERNEXPO GROUPE and HRS Real Estate Ltd. signed a letter of intent to further develop the existing infrastructure of Messepark Bern AG and in particular to implement the new BeMotion Base multifunctional hall.

Key figures
at a glance

BERNEXPO GROUPE key figures 2019
CHF 1 000
CHF 1 000
Operating income 49 698 62 617
Operating expenses -40 930 –51 577
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) 8 768 11 040
As a % of operating income 17.6% 17.6%
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) 2 389 4 862
As a % of operating income 4.8% 7.8%
Consolidated annual profit after minority interests 2 094 3 269
As a % of operating income 4.2% 5.2%
Cash flow 4 885 5 756
Cash flow margin 9.8% 9.2%
Equity ratio 50.4% 50.7%

in comparison with 2018 and 2017


Sandra von May-Granelli joins the Board of Directors of BERNEXPO HOLDING AG

Sandra von May-Granelli was newly elected to the Board of Directors of BERNEXPO HOLDING AG on 29 May. The 58-year-old trained notary is the manager, owner, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Feusi Bildungszentrum AG. Her other duties include service as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Private University of Applied Sciences PHW Bern (Private Hochschule Wirtschaft PHW Bern) and as a member of the Board of the Trade and Industry Association (Handels- und Industrieverein) of the canton of Bern and the Swiss Employers’ Association (Schweizerischer Arbeitgeberverband).

Tom Winter becomes new CEO of BERNEXPO AG

The Board of Directors of BERNEXPO AG has elected Tom Winter, a 46-year-old EPFL engineer, as its new CEO. In addition, the company is optimistically looking to the future with the Neue Festhalle planned for 2024. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has now forced BERNEXPO to cancel the traditional BEA spring trade fair once again.

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