Tuesday June 2, the General Meeting of Palexpo SA said goodbye to Robert Hensler, who has been chairman of the exhibition and convention centre since 2008, and to two directors, Luc Argand and Paul Muller. All three have completed the three four-year terms allowed for in the company's Articles of Association. François Longchamp, former President of the Council of State, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors. William Morris and Maurice Turrettini have been appointed as directors.
The shareholders also approved the 2019 annual report, which shows sales of CHF 94 million, stable compared to 2018. The economic benefits created by the 91 events held last year generated direct and indirect spin-offs of CHF 588 million for the canton, an amount that is almost stable compared to the CHF 598 million recorded in 2018.