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Welcome to

_Our mission statement

We make sustainability mainstream-ready for business and consumer.

_Innovation hub

shape.festival connects various industries in one platform by orchestrating them on main and side stages and dynamically generating exchange. Thought leaders from science and business meet with start-ups, investors and public. Partners of the festival get their own stage to position themselves as thought leaders in their industry with talks and presentations.



Olaf Holstein from Next-Generations and Maximilian Souchay from Live Lab combine all the necessary competencies to achieve precisely the goals of the Shape Festival.

Olaf Holstein

Head of Program Olaf Holstein has been working in the field of sustainability and circular economy for 25 years. He is a co-founder of the association Next-Generations and thus very well connected in Switzerland and worldwide. He sits on various committees and leads various initiatives. Olaf ensures that the content is relevant and up-to-date. He provides the depth of conten

Maximilian Souchay

Founder Maximilian Souchay has been working in the communication and event industry for 20 years. 7 years ago he founded Live Lab, one of Switzerland’s leading live communications agencies. Max makes sure that the platform is mainstream with a strong storyline and dramaturgy.

_Business is the biggest platform for change.

If we want to make the world a better place for future generations, we need to join forces in a next-generation business platform.

Let’s shape
a sustainable