The symphony of the cantons at the Comptoir Suisse 2013

Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the special show organised by the three guest cantons on the opening day of Comptoir Suisse 2013. Zoom

Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the special show organised by the three guest cantons on the opening day of Comptoir Suisse 2013.

Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the special show organised by the three guest cantons on the opening day of Comptoir Suisse 2013. Zoom

Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the special show organised by the three guest cantons on the opening day of Comptoir Suisse 2013.

Show organised by the three guest cantons City of Basel, Basel-Land and Jura at Comptoir Suisse 2013. Zoom

Show organised by the three guest cantons City of Basel, Basel-Land and Jura at Comptoir Suisse 2013.

The official delegation of the cantons of City of Basel, Basel-Land and Jura on 'Guest of honour day ' at the reception given by the Vaud cantonal government. Zoom

The official delegation of the cantons of City of Basel, Basel-Land and Jura on 'Guest of honour day ' at the reception given by the Vaud cantonal government.

The official delegation of the cantons of City of Basel, Basel-Land and Jura on 'Guest of honour day ' at the reception given by the Vaud cantonal government. Zoom

The official delegation of the cantons of City of Basel, Basel-Land and Jura on 'Guest of honour day ' at the reception given by the Vaud cantonal government.

President of the cantonal government of Jura, Michel Probst, is 'kidnapped' during the official reception on 'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013 by the Brigands du Jorat. Zoom

President of the cantonal government of Jura, Michel Probst, is 'kidnapped' during the official reception on 'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013 by the Brigands du Jorat.

^'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: Guy Morin, President of the Basel Government, and Pierre-Yves Maillard, Council head of the Vaud cantonal government, taking a ride in a carriage. Zoom

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: Guy Morin, former President of the Basel Government, and Pierre-Yves Maillard, Council head of the Vaud cantonal government, taking a ride in a carriage.

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: President of the Basel Government Urs Wüthrich-Pelloli and Béatrice Métraux, Government councillor of the Canton of Vaud Zoom

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: President of the Basel Government Urs Wüthrich-Pelloli and Béatrice Métraux, Government councillor of the Canton of Vaud.

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: The two Federal Councillors Christoph Eymann and Carlo Conti with Basel Federal Councillor Thomas Weber. Zoom

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: The two Federal Councillors Christoph Eymann and Carlo Conti with Basel Federal Councillor Thomas Weber.

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: The two Federal Councillors Christoph Eymann and Carlo Conti with their Basel colleagues Thomas Weber and Isaac Reber. Zoom

'Guest of honour day ' 14.09.2013: The two Federal Councillors Christoph Eymann and Carlo Conti with their Basel colleagues Thomas Weber and Isaac Reber.

President of the Basel Government Guy Morin during his address on 'Guest of honour day ' at Comptoir Suisse 2013. Zoom

Former President of the Basel Government Guy Morin during his address on 'Guest of honour day ' at Comptoir Suisse 2013.

President of the canton of Jura, Michel Probst, during his address on 'Guest of honour day ' at Comptoir Suisse 2013. Zoom

President of the canton of Jura, Michel Probst, during his address on 'Guest of honour day ' at Comptoir Suisse 2013.

The special show organised by the three guest cantons on the 'Guest of honour day, ' 14 September 2013. Zoom

The special show organised by the three guest cantons on the 'Guest of honour day, ' 14 September 2013.

The centrepiece of the tri-cantonal appearance at Comptoir Suisse was a special show for the duration of the trade fair in Hall 36. Zoom

The centrepiece of the tri-cantonal appearance at Comptoir Suisse was a special show for the duration of the trade fair in Hall 36.

The Canton of Basel-Stadt joined forces with the Cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Jura to orchestrate a symphony of cantons under the motto “It’s the (can)tone that makes the music” at the Comptoir Suisse trade fair in Lausanne, which took place from 13 to 22 September 2013. For the duration of the trade fair, the three cantons presented a special exhibit highlighting the strengths and attractions of the tourist region of North-Western Switzerland.

Over 150,000 visitors flocked to the trade fair. The Canton of Basel-Stadt held overall responsibility for the three cantons’ trade fair appearance. The cost of CHF 700,000 was financed through Swisslos Funds, with the Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft providing CHF 280,000 each and the Canton of Jura CHF 140,000.

Consumer fair with a long tradition

The three North-Western cantons were invited to present their joint exhibit by MCH Beaulieu Lausanne with the declared aim of developing and boosting economic and cultural relations between Switzerland and the host region. The Comptoir Suisse consumer fair, which has been running since 1919, currently boasts around 500 exhibitors from the business, industry, trades and agricultural sectors.

The appearance at the Comptoir Suisse fair is the second occasion on which the Cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura have jointly exhibited at a Swiss consumer fair. Under the motto “Der Nordwesten. Die offene Schweiz” (The North-West - the Open Switzerland) they previously presented themselves together at Olma 2010 in St. Gallen.

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