On June 14th, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath was warmly invited to a lunchtime discussion with representatives from Basel Stadt, MCH Group AG, City of Miami Beach, Basel Tourism, BaselArea and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. President of the Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt Elisabeth Ackermann kicked off the event with a welcome to the those whose hard work made Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach (December 2017) happen. Citing the value of art, she praised how it has served as a link between Miami Beach and Basel. Assistant City Manager Kathie Brooks of the City of Miami Beach also expressed appreciation for the collaboration that led to the creation of Art Basel Miami Beach. To close the event, President of the Great Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt Joël Thüring and Chargé Erath talked about the economic and cultural benefits that these important events bring to each city. Art Basel is open to the public from June 15-18, 2017 and will take place December 7-10 in Miami Beach.