Messe Frankfurt: Business model for global business
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. We know exactly which future trends are of burning 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.
We also hire out our Frankfurt exhibition grounds to guest organisers, playing host to around 240 events of this kind every year. Be it congresses, exhibitions, concerts or other events, we can accommodate event formats of all kinds. In addition to Messe Frankfurt’s Congress Center and Kap Europa congress venues, our Festhalle is a multifunctional arena that offers organisers a historic and unique location.
Our offer is rounded off with a wide range of services, including logistics, stand construction, marketing, food services and catering, 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 for creating value for our customers.
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.
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Interactive site plan receives warm welcome
Messe Frankfurt launched its optimised interactive site plan (iGP) for Automechanika in September 2018. A usability test among the visitors of the trade fair resulted in positive feedback and confirmed the plan's real added value. iGP helps users navigate through the events on Messe Frankfurt websites. At the same time, exhibitors benefit from the new opportunity to present themselves in the best possible context. Additional features ensure a comprehensive and user-oriented trade fair experience.
Messe Frankfurt expands in India with new strategic alliances
In a further bid to expand its footprint, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the German group’s Indian subsidiary, announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd, a public limited corporation listed with Bombay Stock Exchange for the Stationery & Write Show, Corporate Gifts Show and Houseware & Kitchenware Show. Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd marking its 20th anniversary in India this year, now holds 22 trade fairs and 35 conferences in its portfolio.
3 October 1948 – the starting point on the road to becoming a global player
Trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt for the last 800 years or so. The roots of the modern-day Messe Frankfurt can be found in the Export Fair that was held in Frankfurt in 1948. This event, which will have taken place 70 years ago on 3 October of this year, was also a pioneering force behind the company’s sustainable international development. From an economic and psychological perspective, the effects of this autumn trade fair – the first to be held after the Second World War – were enormous when it came to stimulating German foreign trade and reconstructing and expanding the exhibition grounds. And in helping Messe Frankfurt to develop into a market leader in the international trade fair sector.
History of Messe Frankfurt on stage
At the festival from 28 to 30 September celebrating the official opening of the reconstructed Altstadt – Frankfurt’s old town – Messe Frankfurt will be contributing to proceedings in the form of a new theatre play, to be performed by independent theatre group “Dramatische Bühne”. In the entertaining production, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe takes the audience through 800 years of city and trade fair history.
Successful start for the dialogue between the elevator & escalator industry and the building-services sector
Participants in the first E2 Forum Frankfurt have taken a decisive step forward to the future of vertical and horizontal conveyance in buildings and urban areas: around 420 experts from the elevator and escalator industry, as well as planners, installation specialists and operators of modern buildings and infrastructures, gave top marks to the two-day conference and accompanying exhibition.