Marcel Strässle, founder of SYMA, receives XAVER OF THE YEAR 2017

For the eighth time now the Expo-Event.Live Communication Association Switzerland honors outstanding and larger-than-life personalities for their life's work and services to our industry.

We are extremely proud and eminently pleased that, on the occasion of the great XAVER AWARD NIGHT in the Samsung Hall in Zurich on May 18, 2017, our company founder, Marcel Strässle, was recognized and honored with the XAVER OF THE YEAR award.

As the actual inventor of the exhibition stand construction system, more than 50 years ago he revolutionized exhibition stand construction. Every day for half a century he invested all his vitality and intellect in the formation and expansion of SYMA. With a mixture of courage, business acumen, foresight, passion for engineering and technology and high esteem for his colleagues he was successful all these years in realizing innumerable LiveCom projects for a steadily growing, international clientele.

In the name of Marcel Strässle we would like to express our thanks to the Expo-Event.Live Communication Association Switzerland for this special recognition.

SYMA's success story continues to be shared today by the many amazing and faithful customers, terrific and loyal employees, and strong and committed suppliers and partners. We look forward to the next 50 years.

To date the following personalities have been honored with the XAVER OF THE YEAR:

  • 2010: André Béchir
  • Claude Nobs († 10. Januar 2013)
  • Familie Knie
  • 2013: Peter Gamma

  • 2014: Willi Gyger

  • 2015: Andreas Messerli

  • 2016: Freddy Burger

  • 2017: Marcel Strässle