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Messe Frankfurt – the marketing and service partner for trade fairs, congresses and other events
As a reliable partner to individual sectors, Messe Frankfurt creates innovative network platforms. Every year, we organise some 150 trade fairs in Frankfurt and at many other locations around the world. In 2019, these were joined by around 270 congresses, conferences and other events. This diversity helps to come up with new, clearly defined solutions for the various questions facing business and society today – from artificial intelligence, renewable energy and mobility concepts to new forms of learning, intelligent textiles, personalisation and Smart Cities.
We know which future trends are currently of great importance to our customers and have close ties with policymakers, with social institutions of every hue and, above all, with the sectors represented at our trade fairs.
Messe Frankfurt calendar
Whether trade fairs, congresses, conferences or concerts, the Messe Frankfurt Calendar will show you all events being held this year on our Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Get web-based up to date event overviews and information through our digital Event Search. It offers detailed search and filter functions to help you find the events that are most relevant to you.
- Download fair calendar 2020 (pdf, 63 KB)
Messe Frankfurt: the partner of choice for successful events
Every year, our locations play host to around 250 events. Why not use our flexible, state-of-the-art locations and customised services for your event too?
Right at the heart of Germany and Europe and with enviable transport connections, the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds are the ideal venue for trade fairs, conferences, AGMs or product launches. Our congress and event locations offer you the right venue for congresses and conferences and for concerts, shows and other events – whether for 1,000 or 15,000 visitors.To the site map
All trade fair services from a single source
As well as exhibition space, we offer a wide range of services, including logistics, stand construction, marketing, food services and catering, all of which help to bring out the best in your event. We are extending our range of analogue and digital services on an ongoing basis, investing wherever we see the best opportunity to create value for our customers.Overview of services offered by Messe Frankfurt
Whether delivering your goods, storing material or renting out forklifts and cranes, Messe Frankfurt offers a wide range of logistics services on its exhibition grounds. Fast, reliable and perfectly coordinated.To the logistics services
Effective marketing is central to successful trade fair activities, as it helps you to raise your company’s profile. You can convey your messages directly to interested members of your target group at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds and via online media.To the marketing opportunities
Leave it to the experts. After all, the Fairconstruction specialists will be designing and constructing your stand on their own home base: the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. For you, this means short, time-saving distances, superior quality and competitive conditions.To the stand construction options
Messe Frankfurt: Business model for global business
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. For some 800 years, we have been bringing people together at our events, both in Frankfurt and throughout the world. Whether with our trade fairs, congresses or other events, with digital or analogue services – everything we do has always been focused on interaction between people. This is something that we have perfected throughout our long history.
With more than 2,600 employees at 30 locations, we work virtually around the clock and around the globe to further the interests of our customers. Some 4.5 million visitors and 100,000 exhibitors put their trust in the efficiency of our international network and in the quality of our events.
Messe Frankfurt brings together future trends with new technologies, people with markets, and supply with demand. Where different perspectives and industry sectors come together, we create scope for new collaborations, projects and business models.About the company
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Ambiente 2020 impacted by coronavirus and Ciara
Trends, new products and international business – these are traditionally at the focus of Ambiente in Frankfurt, which took place from 7 to 11 February 2020. The world’s largest consumer goods trade fair had grown to 4,635 exhibitors  from 93 countries , covering 310,240 gross sqm . Ambiente was the first leading trade fair to be affected by the impact of the coronavirus on travelling. Another clearly noticeable factor was Storm Ciara. Business in the halls, however, did not suffer as much as expected, and, in all, large numbers of orders were placed throughout the trends and new products platform. Nevertheless, exhibitors were disappointed with the strong sense of uncertainty among visitors and therefore the absence of quite a few retail channels. Yet those who did travel to Frankfurt benefited from an outstanding ordering environment.
New Hall 5 construction project begins
Demolition of Hall 5 has now begun on the exhibition grounds. The removal of the exhibition hall, which was constructed from 1971 to 1972 on the basis of a design by the architect Martin Schoenmaker, should be completed by the end of March 2020. Construction of the new exhibition hall, designed by Frankfurt architectural office Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg, should commence in April 2020, and the building is expected to enter operation in 2023.
Christmasworld, Creativeworld & Paperworld: Frankfurt trade fair trio makes for an optimistic outlook
The Frankfurt consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld have started the new business season with relevant industry topics. 3,051 exhibitors from 74 countries presented their new products for decoration, festive décor, paper, office supplies, and stationery, as well as hobby, crafts and artists' requisites to the national and international trade.