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Review - The second Industry Night Regio Basel attracted around 14,000 visitors

It was a successful night full of interactive discoveries: Mini containers were handled, sensors tested, games programmed, pizzas designed, experiments carried out in laboratories, wines tasted, T-shirts printed, concrete mixed, unique pieces of wood sanded and virtual worlds explored. The second Industry Night attracted around 14,000 visitors, who were able to explore working worlds, playfully learn about professions and experience inspiring encounters. Whether they were looking for a job or simply driven by curiosity and an eagerness to learn about the multifaceted working places – the programme had something exciting in store for everyone.

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At Sutter Begg at the Industry Night Regio Basel 2024, photo: © Flavia Schaub

As midnight approached, things gradually began to settle down at most of the companies. The last visitors left the small and large working worlds of our region, taking with them many impressions and experiences. For the past seven hours, the second Industry Night Regio Basel had offered them a large window into the local economy. The initiators and organisers from the Verein Industrienacht Basel and das mgmt gmbh are very pleased with the good results. The participating companies offered fascinating glimpses behind the scenes with over 200 programme items, as well as all kinds of culinary delights and entertainment. The second Industry Night Regio Basel was a success and went off without a hitch.

Great enthusiasm: 14’000 people at the pulse of the regional economy

The spectacular programme met with widespread interest and the crowds were even bigger this year than at the first event. The 52 companies counted despite the rainy weather around 42,000 entries, which corresponds to 14,000 visitors with an average of three companies visited, almost 65 per cent more than in 2022 (8,500). Demand from regional educational institutions and non-governmental organisations was also very pleasing. Over 1,000 school children visited the Industry Night free of charge as part of a class group, and around 250 members of NGOs took part in the Industry Night in groups free of charge. The offer of a free ticket for holders of a colourkey or a KulturLegi card was also taken up by a large number of people.


Basel is a strong industrial centre. I am delighted that, for the second time, the Industry Night has given the public an exciting insight behind the scenes of the diverse companies in our region.

– Kaspar Sutter, Member of the Executive Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt

Health is undoubtedly the most important thing in life. At Roche, we are committed to a healthier future every day. We have the unique situation of having research, development and production of medicines and diagnostic solutions under one roof in our company. At the Industry Night, we were able to show our visitors exactly what this means. Our dedicated colleagues provided insights into their working environments and took visitors on an innovative journey through research and development. We are delighted with these inspiring encounters.

– Jürg Erismann, Site Head Roche Basel / Kaiseraugst

As the main sponsor of the Industry Night, we are delighted with the lively turnout and the great interest shown by the public in the regional economy. Our companies have once again demonstrated the added value they offer people in the region with their innovations and services. This exchange is great and important. I am already looking forward to the first Industry Night in and around Liestal. The companies are waiting to be discovered.

– Martin Dätwyler, Director of the Basel Chamber of Commerce

Impressions from the night

Selection of images

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The cargo ship MS Evolutie at Hafenbecken 2, Industry Night Regio Basel 2024, photo: © Samuel Bramley

Many thanks to all sponsors, supporters and participating companies

The Industry Night Regio Basel would not have been possible without the active support of its sponsors and partners. The organising committee would like to thank the main sponsor, the Basel Chamber of Commerce, as well as the sponsors IWB, Endress+Hauser, Neoperl, Novartis and Roche for their commitment and excellent cooperation. A big thank you also goes to all the people, institutions and companies who have supported the idea of the Industry Night from the very beginning, made the event possible with their services and offered exclusive insights into their working world. Around 2,000 people worked behind the scenes and in the companies.

The Industry Night Regio Basel is a project organised by the Verein Industrienacht Basel, with das mgmt gmbh responsible for project management and communication. The organising committee is now working flat out on the evaluation and is already in the middle of planning the next Industry Night in our region – the Industrienacht Regio Liestal on Friday, 20 September 2024. The date of the next Industry Night Regio Basel will be announced in the coming months. If you don't want to miss anything: subscribe to the newsletter.