SHIFT to Circular Economy

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SHIFT 2021: 4. Mai, Kursaal Bern
SHIFT 2022: 25.-27. Januar, Messe Luzern

The new business matchmaking event for the Swiss circular economy

SHIFT 2020 – circular solutions

The successful SHIFT 2020 sparked inspiration with cutting-edge circular economy business models and solutions, and by meeting the people behind them. 26 exclusive exhibitors and over 300 SHIFT experts met with 260 exhibitors and 4500 visitors from the Swiss Plastics Expo.

Denmark was the guest country for SHIFT 2020, and the Innovation Symposium on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 included top-level speakers and insights. In-depth innovation and new partnerships are key to the initiation of new business opportunities.

The SHIFT 2020 exhibitors

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  • Booth area approx. 8 m2 including booth design and construction, two graphics, table, bar stool, lighting, electricity connection and Wi-Fi
  • Three 2-day passes free of charge (worth CHF 1,140); additional 1 and 2-day passes at partner price
  • Online presence on including 8 minute video, 2 application examples, and 5 additional news stories
  • Journalistically edited news on punkt4 Circular Economy
  • Support in content creation by content marketing experts worth CHF 1,000; produced by Industry+.
SHIFT 2020: Register now

Registration through Swiss Plastics Expo: 1 Ticket für 2 Events

SHIFT Switzerland in a nutshell

SHIFT Switzerland showcases game-changing circular solutions and opportunities to create timely advantages and business success in the growing circular economy market.
Solution providers and technology seekers benefit from unique, proven services (physical and digital) to engage with new partners and clients – 3 days in beautiful Lucerne, and 365 days through digital showcases, cutting-edge content marketing, and partner workshops across Switzerland.
SHIFT Switzerland is based on the initiative SHIFT Zurich, launched in 2010 by Alain Schilli, Christian Häuselmann and Carl Ziegler, with the bi-annual SHIFT Summit on Bioinspired Innovation & Finance.

SHIFT Switzerland

  • delivers tangible results to drive the transformation towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

  • offers proven, impactful matchmaking services – with physical and digital instruments and benefits

  • is designed to whet the appetite for discovery, allowing change makers to learn and take action

  • supports Circular Economy Switzerland and co-creates value in partnership with selected organizations.

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Messe Lucerne – in the heart of Switzerland

We are located in walking distance to city tourist attractions and the Lake of Vierwaldstätten. As a successful organizer of industry fairs, we offer access to extensive networks, trend and technology knowhow in the areas of plastics, construction, and medtech.

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25-27 January 2022, Messe Lucerne

SHIFT Switzerland 2022
cooperation with Swiss Plastics Expo

4 May 2021, Kursaal Bern

SHIFT Switzerland 2021
B2B Matchmaking & Solutions

17 September 2020, Langenthal

Circular Economy Entrepreneur/CE 2

21-22 January 2020,
Messe Lucerne

SHIFT Switzerland 2020 SHIFT from linear to circular economy

29 Octobre 2019, Congress Biel

Circular public procurement

30 August 2019, Lausanne

Circular Economy Switzerland Event Swiss French region

27 June 2019, Langenthal

Circular Economy Entrepreneur/CE 2

5 February 2019, Basel

Circular Economy Switzerland Launching the Movement

23 January 2019, Lucerne

Official launch SHIFT Switzerland

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Strategic Partners

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Network Partners

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Cities & Municipalities

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Science & Industry Transfer


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Christian Häuselmann, Email YODEL Foundation

René Ziswiler, Email Messe Luzern AG

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