The coro­na cri­sis presents many com­pa­nies with fun­da­men­tal chal­lenges. At SEF.2020 we want to look into the future. Has Switzerland’s lib­er­al demo­c­ra­t­ic basic order passed the “coro­na stress test”? What last­ing marks will the pan­dem­ic leave behind in the econ­o­my, pol­i­tics and soci­ety? And has the rela­tion­ship between employ­ers and employ­ees and between the Swiss Con­fed­er­a­tion and the can­tons changed? True to this year’s mot­to “Walk the Line?”, we will be dis­cussing exper­i­men­tal and proven meth­ods for over­com­ing the cri­sis.

The SEF.2020 aims to encour­age you to explore new ways to strength­en the econ­o­my and Switzer­land as a busi­ness loca­tion in the long term. You can look for­ward to a wide range of inspi­ra­tions, exchanges on the Mon­treux Riv­iera in a late sum­mer atmos­phere – and a pinch of John­ny Cash.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to Thursday, 3 September 2020, 5:30 p.m.


Decision-makers from the worlds of business, science, politics and the media


About 100 media representatives will be on site. Swiss radio and television station SRF will be broadcasting the event live.

Entrance Fee

Conference ticket: CHF 1,980.– (including VAT), valid on 2 and 3 September 2020. The price includes the entire two-day conference, the shuttle bus service, refreshments during breaks, lunch and the networking evening on Wednesday, 2 September 2020. The cost of hotel accommodation is not included.


Approximately 60 speakers from Switzerland and abroad.



Montreux Music & Convention Centre
Centre de Congrès Montreux SA
Avenue Claude Nobs 5
1820 Montreux


Hotel accommodation can be booked online during registration. Hotel rooms are available in Montreux and the surrounding area. The organisers will provide a shuttle service between the hotels and the conference centre complex.


Swiss Economic Forum
C.F.L. Lohnerstrasse 24
3645 Gwatt (Thun)
Tel. 0848 900 901