Our team

Head of Division

Christoph Bosshardt, Director External Affairs and Marketing
Phone +41 61 267 40 91

Silvio Tondi, Deputy Director External Affairs and Marketing
Phone +41 (0)61 267 80 79

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Administration Services

The Administration Services division manages the Secretariat and administrative procedures in the areas of finances and personnel. Where necessary, it supports all divisions with additional services. Another area of responsibility is the supervision of cantonal development cooperation. The Head of Division is also responsible for sub-areas of policy development. More

Karin Haering, Head of Administration Services
Phone +41 (0)61 267 46 23

Other members of staff: Julia Gentsch (Secretary)

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Event Services

The Event Services division acquires and manages major events in Basel and offers organisers unbureaucratic assistance, ranging from the clarification of requirements to the search for suitable event venues and support with the approval process. More

Marcel Meier, Head of Event Services
Phone +41 (0)61 267 42 27

Other members of staff: Michelle Harrisberger (Project Manager Event Services)

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International Collaboration Services

This division is responsible for the international cooperation of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, in particular for the partnership with the US state of Massachusetts, the city twinnings with Miami Beach, Seoul, Shanghai und Abidjan/Yopougon. More

Josias Planta, Head of International Collaboration 
Phone +41 (0)61 267 40 86 

Other members of staff: Tandiwe Erlmann (Scientific Collaborator International Cooperations)

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Communications Services

The Communications Services division implements communication measures and marketing campaigns aimed at promoting Basel as a business location both in Switzerland and abroad. The division is also responsible for the communication and promotion of Basel's trade fairs, markets and major events. More

Dominik Lachenmeier, Head of Communications Services
Tél +41 (0)61 267 46 64

Other members of staff: Tabita Walther (Communications Assistant), Fanny Lutz (Trainee)

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Fairs and Markets Services

The Fairs and Markets Services division is responsible for organising popular traditional Basel events and markets, such as the Basel Autumn Fair, the Basel Christmas Market, the Basel city markets and the Bundesfeier am Rhein ("Federal Celebration on the Rhine"). More

Manuel Staub, Head of Fairs and Markets
Phone +41 (0)61 267 70 37

Other members of staff: Dominik Jäger (Groundkeeper), Lena Erni (Fairs and Markets Assistant), Nadine Romera (Fairs and Markets Assistant), Ronny Schibler (Groundkeeper), Joël Kocher (Groundkeeper)

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Policy Preparation Services

The Policy Preparation Services division provides support and coordination for federal affairs that are of vital importance for Basel and the region. It ensures the flow of information from the cantonal administration to federal policy-makers and sees to it that the canton’s concerns are brought to the attention of political actors. More

André Tschudin, Head of Policy Preparation
Phone +41 (0)61 267 46 11

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Trinational Cooperation Services

The division is responsible for trinational cooperation on the Upper Rhine and in the Basel agglomeration, which is of great importance to the Canton of Basel-Stadt due to its border location with Germany and France. More

Silvio Tondi, Head of Trinational Cooperation
Phone +41 (0)61 267 80 79

Other members of staff: Michael O'Leary-Bühler (Project Manager)