Idyllic countryside, exceptional local produce and… flourishing industry: that’s the Canton of Valais! 47% of the canton’s GDP comes from this cutting edge, highly innovative and future-oriented industrial sector.

The intersectoral strategy adopted by Valais/Wallis Promotion (VWP) is centred on the joining of forces and optimisation of synergies in order to promote the Valais brand, including for the industrial and commercial sectors. As a result, the Canton of Valais is making an innovative contribution to SWISSTECH, Switzerland’s biggest trade fair for the subcontracting sector, from 18 to 21 November 2014: for the first time, the canton will be presenting itself as a fully-fledged industrial centre with ten Valais companies sharing the same stand.

The 150m2 area, which has been specially designed for the occasion, will be decked out in the colours of the Valais brand. It will allow the companies involved to promote new products and innovations as well as technical courses offered by the HES-SO Valais-Wallis (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland). The stand will be a magnificent showcase of the canton’s leading edge expertise!

Official day 

Thursday, 20 November will be an official day on the Valais’s SWISSTECH stand with President of the Valais Government Jean-Michel Cina and key players in the local industrial sector in attendance.


Valais/Wallis Promotion would like to thank the Centre de Compétences Financières (CCF) for its invaluable support in helping to organise the joint stand at the SWISSTECH trade fair in Basel.