An inspired duo

Matti Herrera Bower, Mayor of Miami Beach, and State Councillor, Dr. Hans-Peter Wessels, sign the official twinning agreement in Miami Beach.

Basel and Miami Beach (USA) have enjoyed a close relationship for many years. After the Art Basel Miami Beach took place for the first time in 2002, a regular exchange began to take place betwee the two cities. The sister event, Art Basel in Florida, celebrated its tenth edition in December 2011.

As part of this anniversary, the cooperation between the two art metropolises has been officially sealed in a City Partnership: a delegation from Miami Beach under the leadership of Mayor Matti Herrera Bower visited the Art 42 Basel from June 15 - 19, 2011, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Basel Town Hall (Rathaus). The City Partnership Contract itself was concluded on November 28, 2011 as the prelude to the Art Fair in Miami Beach.

The focus of the Basel’s new city partnership is on the interests of both sides in culture, tourism, economic development and education. The City of Miami Beach has a strong concentration of institutions, initiatives and companies in these areas. In addition, due to its position, it also creates an interesting bridge to Latin America.

Basel's former President of the Government, Dr. Guy Morin, and Matti Herrera Bower, Mayor of Miami Beach, sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
Basel's former President of the Government, Dr. Guy Morin, and Matti Herrera Bower, Mayor of Miami Beach, sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

Memorandum of Understanding

Basel’s City Partnership with Miami Beach (USA) seals a partnership contract signed on November 28, 2011 as the prelude to the international art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, in Florida.

A pre-contract already regulates the cooperation between the two cultural metropolises since June 15, 2011: A delegation from Miami Beach under the leadership of Mayor Matti Herrera Bower visited the Art 42 Basel and signed a so-called Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Basel Town Hall (Rathaus).
The focus of the Basel’s new city partnership is on the interests of both sides in culture, tourism, economic development and education. The City of Miami Beach has a strong concentration of institutions, initiatives and companies in these areas. In addition, due to its position, it also creates an interesting bridge to Latin America.
The wishes and interests of stakeholders are welcomed, and will be integrated into the next MoU wherever possible. Do not hesitate to contact Florian Eggli, Head Marketing Cooperations, +41 61 267 40 86, florian.eggli@bs.ch.

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  • MoU 2011 (de / en)

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Chronology of the partnership

The following is a chronological list of the most important meetings and activities that have taken place to date within the context of the City Partnership between Basel and Miami Beach.

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Contact

The city partnership with Miami Beach is coordinated by the Division of External Affairs and Marketing.

Further information

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