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Companies and Entrepreneurs in the salt industry

Timing of the event: 
06/09/2017 - 09:00 to 09/09/2017 - 17:00
Basel, Switzerland

The theme of the 2017 conference focuses on the history of companies and individuals who have played active parts in the salt industry, who have shaped the technological, political and social development of this sector in many different ways. 2017 will mark the centenary of Saline de Bex SA, and the saltworks of Schweizerhalle will also celebrate its 180th anniversary this year. These are excellent reasons to recall prominent entrepreneurs, visionaries and pioneers of industrialisation in Switzerland. But not only here in Switzerland, of course. Elsewhere in Europe and throughout the world, there have been individuals who demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and major companies whose history and activities merit special consideration.

The conference will take place in Basel, Switzerland. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, German, and French.

The call for papers is open.

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