Sponsorship Gottardo 2016
The world's longest rail tunnel – the Gotthard Base Tunnel – was officially opened in June 2016. Switzerland had every reason to celebrate, and Credit Suisse joined the festivities. Various events were held as part of the celebrations, known as Gottardo 2016, prior to the new tunnel being commissioned in December 2016, to enable people to experience the significance of this historic project.
It was 160 years ago that Alfred Escher founded Schweizerische Kreditanstalt – today's Credit Suisse. It was founded in part to develop the railway system in Switzerland. Not only was Alfred Escher the founder of Credit Suisse; he was also the driving force behind the Gotthard railway and the first Gotthard tunnel, which was a masterpiece of its day. For Credit Suisse, it was thus both an honor and an obligation to support "Gottardo 2016" – the opening of the construction project of the century, the Gotthard Base Tunnel – as a main partner.