OBA St. Gallen

29 Aug. - 01 Sep. 2024 | Eastern Swiss Education Fair (ESEF)

Established in 1994 in St. Gallen, the Eastern Swiss Education Fair (ESEF) has become a prestigious platform for those seeking information and guidance in the multifaceted world of professions. As its name suggests, ESEF is centered on education in Eastern Switzerland. Held at the Olma Messen St.Gallen exhibition center, which also organizes the event, the fair annually welcomes visitors typically around the end of August or the beginning of September. Its main focus is on education, career orientation, and job opportunities. With over 140 exhibitors, spanning educational institutions, organizations, and professional associations, attendees are treated to a vast array of information and insights.

Various professions and educational programs are showcased. While the fair is primarily tailored for school graduates and university students exploring future career paths, it's also beneficial for those considering re-entry into the workforce or pursuing further education in adult learning. A standout feature of ESEF is its range of special exhibitions, which delve into different professional sectors. The experience is further enriched by general presentations and interactive forum events. For those seeking tailored advice, individual counseling sessions are available, as well as specific tests to offer more targeted guidance. Situated at a central and accessible location, the Olma Messen St.Gallen exhibition center is an exemplary venue for such a prominent event. Boasting modern infrastructure and a welcoming ambiance, it encourages visitors to spend time discovering all that's on offer.

This year the OBA takes place on 4 days from Thur., 29.08.2024 to Sun., 01.09.2024 in St. Gallen already for the 30th time.

In 36 days
29.08.2024 - 01.09.2024*
Thursday - Sunday, 4 days
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Local time:
09:11 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Olma Messen St. Gallen,
Splügenstr. 12, CH-9008 St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


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Fair organizer
Olma Messen St.Gallen
Splügenstr. 12
CH-9008 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)71 2420101
Fax: +41 (0)71 2420103
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Past editions:
  • 31 Aug. - 03 Sep. 2023
  • 01. - 04. September 2022
  • 02. - 05. September 2021
  • 29 Aug. - 01 Sep. 2019
  • 30 Aug. - 02 Sep. 2018
  • 31 Aug. - 03 Sep. 2017
  • 01. - 04. September 2016
  • 28 Aug. - 01 Sep. 2015
  • 29 Aug. - 02 Sep. 2014
    • 21000 visitors

Fair location:

Olma Messen St. Gallen,
Splügenstr. 12, CH-9008 St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


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Product groups: adult education, application training, career advice, career counseling, further education, professional re-entry, study advice, tertiary education, vocational training, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the OBA taking place?
The OBA fair takes place in St. Gallen, at the Olma Messen St. Gallen.

When is the OBA taking place?
Visit the OBA from 29 Aug. - 01 Sep. 2024.

How often does the OBA take place?
The OBA takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the OBA?
The OBA is an exhibition for Training, Studies and Careers.