To mark the anniversary, we are revisiting the last 25 years of SEF in 25 exciting portraits, funny anecdotes, historical reviews and colourful pictures.
The stories will be published continuously on the website until 8 June 2023. Enjoy browsing, reading and remembering.
This entrepreneur from Thun has attended every single Swiss Economic Forum. He recalls a missing red carpet and how Adolf Ogi’s appearance was an event-changer.
The former SEF presenter tells how she “worked on” the editor-in-chief of Swiss television for the Forum and how the famous Spaghettata came about.
Young entrepreneurs from the Bernese Oberland took the initiative to set up the Swiss Economic Forum in 1998 when they used the crisis which hit Thun hard at the start of the 1990s as an opportunity. What started out as a modest event for young enterprises and start-ups would become one of the most important business conferences in Switzerland.
The origins of the Swiss Economic Forum, founded in 1998, stretch back further to when young entrepreneurs from the Bernese Oberland set themselves the goal of creating a business conference for Switzerland at the start of the 1990s – and succeeded.