SHIFT From Linear to Circular Economy

21-22 January 2020 Lucerne, Switzerland

The new business matchmaking event for the Swiss circular economy

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 – 2 days in beautiful Lucerne, and 365 days through digital showcases, cutting-edge content marketing, and partner workshops across Switzerland.

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.

100 Speakers

70 Exhibitors

400 Change Makers

Parallel to Swiss Plastics


At SHIFT Switzerland 2020 exhibitors present their leading competencies and innovative showcases, andmeet new business partners from the following 9 trend topics:

Business Models & Finance

  • Renting/Sharing as a new service
  • Scalable leasing and insurance solutions
  • Circular economy investment portfolios & funds

Circular Design

  • Design for recycling plastics
  • Circular furniture and textile concepts
  • Food-packaging beyond straws and cups

Circular Materials

  • Recycled and reusable materials
  • New materials from renewable resources
  • Bioinspired innovation and products

Circular Logistics

  • Digitalization and circular economy
  • New solutions to collect/forward materials
  • Recycling of building materials

The application areas of the circular economy concern the whole economy and society. SHIFT Switzerland 2020 showcases practical solutions and game- changing opportunities for selected industries and technology seekers:

• Cities and municipalities
• Packaging: food, beverages, non-food
• Construction, waste/recycling industry
• Logistics and transport industry
• Furniture and textiles

Become an exhibitor now!

Your success stories and solutions are at the core to position you as a leading provider in the circular economy market.

Our proven tools – both physical and digital – are carefully designed to promote your content in a convincing manner to gain new customers.

„2 for 1“ benefit: 2 days in Lucerne, and 365 days through digital showcases, cutting-edge content marketing, open source news service and partner workshops across Switzerland.

Your benefit

  • Booth (2 days)
  • Pitch keynote
  • Online: before/during/after the forum (365 days)

Additional benefits

  • Free admission for VIP-clients
  • Video coverage of your pitch keynote
  • Support to create top-quality website content
  • Online promotion on – the digital marketplace
  • B2B marketing seminar and trade fair training
  • Catering services, free car parking

Learn more

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Advisory Board


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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23 January 2019, Lucerne

Official launch SHIFT Switzerland

5 February 2019, Basel

Circular Economy Switzerland
Launching the Movement

27 June 2019, Langenthal

Circular Economy Entrepreneur/CE 2

30-31 August 2019, Lausanne

Circular Economy Switzerland
Event Swiss French region

21-22 January 2020, Messe Lucerne

SHIFT Switzerland
SHIFT from linear to circular economy

Produced by


Strategic Partners

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Zeichenfläche 1@2x

Network Partners

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Cities & Municipalities

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Science & Industry Transfer


Next Generation


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Christian Häuselmann, Email
YODEL Foundation

René Ziswiler, Email
Messe Luzern AG +41 41 318 37 00