We are excited to announce our move to new premises at Zurich's Paradeplatz at the beginning of 2020. By moving into the building on Poststrasse, we are laying the foundation for the further development of our successful concept.
With the new location on Poststrasse, Trust Square hub has secured a permanent home in a prime location after the lease for the interim use of the Bahnhofstrasse property will expire as planned at the end of 2019. The new premises offer more than two hundred workstations, an event venue with capacity for 170 guests and a lounge area as a meeting place for the tech community.
At our new location, we intend to continue our successful development of the past two years and further strengthen our position as a leading centre for research, development and implementation of trust-building technologies. Since our opening in April 2018, Trust Square has hosted 185 events, attracting nearly 13,000 visitors. In addition, 65 international delegations of government and company representatives have been welcomed at Bahnhofstrasse.
At the start of the new location, more than 20 companies from the fields of blockchain, cyber security, internet of things and artificial intelligence will move into the Zurich hub, the vast majority of them existing tenants. For the future, we plan to support startups in a more targeted manner, particularly with offers in the area of business acceleration. With its spacious conference venue, central pedestrian location and direct access on the ground floor, the new location also supports our efforts to promote understanding of new technologies and make them accessible to the public. Our new claim "Beyond Technology" emphasises that trust is not only about technology per se, but also about open dialogue and the integration of appropriate applications into society.
Trust Square co-founder and board member Marc Degen says: "By moving into our new premises, we are continuing Trust Square’s successful concept at a top location. We look forward to working with our tenants and our academic and corporate partners to advance the development and implementation of trust-building technologies and further strengthen Switzerland's position as a leading technology location."