Messe Frankfurt fairgrounds, inside view

We put our experience to work for you

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at 30 locations around the globe.

With boundless passion and a wealth of experience, we have been active in the international trade fair business, both in Frankfurt and worldwide, for some 800 years. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt’s programme of trade fairs, congresses and other events is extremely comprehensive. With our events we meet highest quality standards and create global interfaces between the industry, commerce, politics, services and consumer goods sectors.

The right people, the right encounters at the right place – this is the basis on which we design our events. We look forward to having you on board as a guest, customer and partner.

Annual report

Annual report

Trade fairs, congresses and events are Messe Frankfurt's core business, both as an organiser in Germany and abroad and as a host. In the exceptional year 2020, only a few and locally limited events could be realised due to the Corona pandemic since March. The majority of the flagship fairs in Frankfurt with their high degree of internationality on the industrial and trade side could not take place due to the ongoing worldwide travel restrictions or regulations. After 2019 marked new sales records for Messe Frankfurt, the business development of the corporate group was negative in 2020.

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ifo study: Economic effects of Messe Frankfurt

Exhibitors and visitors at Heimtextil fair

Every year, events at Messe Frankfurt generate immense purchasing power of €3.6 billion in Germany, half of which can be ascribed to Frankfurt. In addition, the events safeguard 33,260 jobs and result in €657 million in tax revenues throughout Germany. These are just some of the findings of a study by the ifo Institute.

* preliminary figures for 2021