Chronology of the partnership
The following is a chronological list of the most important meetings and activities that have taken place to date within the context of the City Partnership between Basel and Miami Beach.
12 June 2019: Delegation from the sister city of Miami Beach in Basel
President of the Government Elisabeth Ackermann and State Councillors Baschi Dürr and Lukas Engelberger welcomed an official delegation from the city of Miami Beach and the Greater Miami Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau on the occasion of Art Basel 2019. Prominent members of the MCH Group and Art Basel were also present at the meeting.
15 June 2016: Miami Beach delegation in Basel
President of the Government Dr. Guy Morin received the Miami Beach delegation headed by Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, the US Ambassador to Bern Suzi Levine, the State Councillors Dr. Hans-Peter Wessels and Dr. Lukas Engelberger, representatives of the MCH Group and representatives from Basel’s business, cultural and tourism communities.
17 June 2015: Delegation Miami Beach in Basel
On a beautiful summery day, President of the Government Dr. Guy Morin received the Miami Beach Delegation led by Mayor Philip Levine, the US Ambassador in Bern Suzi Levine, members of the Government Dr. Hans-Peter Wessels and Dr. Lukas Engelberger, representatives of the MCH Group and representatives from business, culture and tourism in Basel.
4-7 December 2013: Basel delegation in Miami Beach
President of the Parliament Dr. Conradin Cramer and Head of the Culture Division Philippe Bischof travelled to Miami Beach on the occasion of the art show Art Basel in Miami Beach and the appointment of the new mayor. After completing the maximum term in office of three two-year terms, long-time mayor Matti Herrera Bower was unable to stand for re-election. The office is now occupied by Philip Levine.
12 June 2013: Miami Beach delegation in Basel
On a pleasant summer’s day, President of the Government Dr. Guy Morin and Vice-President of the Government Dr. Carlo Conti received a delegation from Miami Beach along with Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and further representatives in the areas of culture, business and tourism.
13th June 2012: Miami Beach delegation
A delegation from the world of politics and culture in Miami Beach (United States), led by Matti Herrera Bower, former Mayor of Miami Beach, visited Art 43 Basel today. The six-member delegation was received by the President of the Government, Guy Morin, Member of the Parliament, Hans-Peter Wessels and by other official representatives of the City of Basel and Art Basel, as well as by various partners from the fields of culture, economy, tourism and education.
28th November 2011: City Partnership sealed
In Miami Beach, Matti Herrera Bower, mayor of Miami Beach, and State Councillor Hans-Peter Wessels sign the official contract that seals the City Partnership between Basel and Miami Beach. The signing ceremony will take place in the run-up to the international Basel Miami Beach Art Fair, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
15th June 2011: Basel and Miami Beach sign a Memorandum of Understanding
The cooperation that has existed for many years between Basel and Miami Beach will be officially sealed on Wednesday the 15th June 2011: city mayor Matti Herrera Bower and the President of the Basel Government Guy Morin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Basel City Hall (Rathaus). The already extensively cultivated common interests in the field of culture stand at the centre of this link. Furthermore, cooperation will also be promoted in the fields of economy and trade, as well as in education and research.