It was June 1974 and INTERNABA in Basel, when philatelists last celebrated a world general exhibition in Switzerland. So the organisers are right by saying that HELVETIA 2022, which was opened today, is the first world exhibition in their country after 50 years. In order to make sure everything will run smoothly to the last detail, preparations started as early as four years ago. The first meeting of the Organising Committee was held in August 2018.
Visitors will be delighted to admire a little more than 2,000 16-page exhibition frames, browse through 91 literature exhibits, and visit 40 dealer’s booths, as long as they have the courage to walk around 8,400 sq.m. of exhibition space, in Centro Esposizioni, Lugano.