Michael Dehn new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa
Michael Dehn is the new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa. He starts on October 1 this year and succeeds Joshua Low, who has elected to resign from the company.
Digital exhibition stand or showroom with direct order function
With a digital twin of the exhibition stand and the direct order function in the international B2B marketplace Nextrade, the stand can be used 365 days a year for new and existing customers.
Leading suppliers of textile-care technology cancel their participation – Texcare International will not take place in 2021
Leading suppliers of laundry and dry-cleaning technology have used the free cancellation deadline offered by Messe Frankfurt against the background of the pandemic and cancelled their participation in Texcare International 2021 shortly before expiry. In view of this the Advisory Council of the world’s leading textile-care fair have voted to cancel Texcare International for this year because its success can no longer be guaranteed.
Safe in-person trade fairs in Frankfurt
The first in-person trade fairs have already taken place. Messe Frankfurt is ready to resume in-person events with its proven safety and hygiene concept and requirement that everyone be vaccinated, recovered or tested. The first events have already been held successfully, and the next in-person events will be opening their doors in Frankfurt in September.
97 percent of companies want to continue participating in trade fairs
That was the finding of the second round of Messe Frankfurt’s customer survey. Known as the Customer Care Campaign (CCC), the survey was first conducted in autumn 2020 and then repeated in spring 2021. The goal was for local sales partners to contact Messe Frankfurt’s customers during the coronavirus pandemic, inform them of trade fair cancellations and support their efforts to participate in current and future trade fairs – all while invigorating Messe Frankfurt’s sales network.
Trade fair relaunch successful: Nordstil ends with significant increase in exhibitors and visitors
As one of the first and few physical trade fairs this year, the Summer Nordstil offered the long-awaited opportunity over three days to meet in person, to engage in conversation as well as to order directly on site - and thus attracted 70 percent more visitors to Hamburg than to last year's event.
New partnership between trade show companies Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen focuses on innovative mobility
Friedrichshafen and Frankfurt am Main, Germany – The Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen trade show companies are planning a new joint venture to strengthen their collective market position and further develop their leading trade shows in the fields of general aviation and urban mobility, the latter with bicycles as its driving force. The aim of the joint venture, to be known as fairnamic GmbH, will be to combine the performance capabilities of the two companies in order toaccompany the global mobility shift, particularly in urban areas, in its best way possible living up to be a truly global leading trade show. Eurobike is thus undergoing a comprehensive change of concept, which will include a relocation of the leading trade show from Lake Constance to Frankfurt starting in 2022.
Messe Frankfurt aiming for €500 million in sales in 2022
Messe Frankfurt is ready to start up again. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, said: “If the pandemic situation continues to improve, we have every confidence that we will be able to get fully started again in all areas in 2022. We are aiming for sales of over €500 million.”
Achema in Frankfurt until at least 2027
Messe Frankfurt and Dechema are extending their cooperation. The Frankfurt exhibition grounds will remain the venue for Achema, World Forum and Leading International Trade Fair for the Process Industry, until at least 2027.
“Trade fairs are essential for a healthy and successful economy”
Trade fairs pave the way for economic upswings and are a key to prosperity – this is something that Nicola Beer, Vice President of the European Parliament, and Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, both emphasised when they met at the home base of Germany's biggest trade fair organiser. Beer also spoke forcefully about the importance of international trade fairs to a strong, stable and healthy economy.
Cleanzone paused in 2021
Frankfurt am Main, 14 June 2021. Messe Frankfurt has decided to pause Cleanzone for this year. The reasons for this are manifold: on the one hand, business in the clean-room sector is booming due to the pandemic; on the other hand, full order books are leading to capacity bottlenecks for potential exhibitors, which means that numerous companies cannot manage a trade-fair presentation this year.
The easy way to grow your business: Dropshipping on Nextrade
The Corona pandemic is greatly changing the landscape of retail. More and more consumers are ordering their products online, as the lockdown means that brick-and-mortar stores have to remain closed for the most part or can only open to a very limited extent. In addition, customer demands are also increasing – as waiting times are only accepted to a limited extent or not at all. In order to generate more sales during this time and in the future, Nextrade clients can have products sent directly to their customers via dropshipping through Nextrade.
Messe Frankfurt reschedules Indoor-Air and Tendence
As a result of the continuing difficulties posed by the pandemic and even stricter national regulations being imposed by the German government, it will not be possible to hold the Indoor-Air and Tendence trade fairs in early summer 2021 as planned. Indoor-Air has been postponed until 5 to 7 October 2021, while Tendence will not be taking place in 2021.
Consumer Goods Digital Day convinced with practical solutions for the future of the industry
Precise solutions and concise perspectives: The ten-hour Consumer Goods Digital Day impressed with a first-class conference programme, concentrated networking and numerous ordering opportunities. 3,658 participants from 93 countries were provided with valuable impulses for the challenging future of retail at the live event.
Order platform Nextrade expands marketing and sales
Nextrade strengthens its competence in marketing and sales: The digital B2B marketplace continues to expand its staff and brings Claus Tormöhlen, former Head of Buying at KaDeWe Group Berlin, on board as Head of Brand Management. Jo-Anne Bartl will be responsible for the platform's marketing, which will be further expanded.
ISH digital 2021: not just paying lip service but offering genuine solutions for the energy revolution
Green Deal, life-giving air or the hygiene trend in the bathroom – the first digital edition of ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, put the spotlight on themes of social, political and economic importance. A total of 373 companies presented their innovative products at ISH digital 2021.
Messe Frankfurt initiates generation change in the consumer goods traid fairs sector
The consumer goods industry is facing fundamental challenges, both globally and nationally. In order to actively shape this process of change, which has been further accelerated by the Corona pandemic, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger will take over as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs as of 01 June 2021. Nicolette Naumann, who is leaving the company at her own request, will continue to be available to Messe Frankfurt in an advisory capacity until 30 June 2021.
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier at the opening of ISH digital: “The building sector has a decisive role to play in achieving our climate goals”
The sanitation and HVAC sector is meeting from today until 26 March at ISH digital 2021 – the World’s Leading Trade Fair Water, Energy, Life. At the digitally streamed opening ceremony, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, emphasised the vital role to be played by the building sector in achieving the climate goals and assured the sector of the active support of the German government in this connection. Altogether, the German home and building technology sector turned over € 64.11 billion in 2020, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to the year before.
How Nextrade supports stationary retail with digitalization – Interview with Philipp Keller from Lorey
Philipp Keller is the owner and managing director of Lorey Frankfurt. For 225 years, the well-known Frankfurt specialty store has been offering a diverse assortment for upscale tableware and cooking culture. Nextrade is an important B2B marketplace for the company to link stationary and online trade and thus to offer its customers great added values in the local store.
Successes in Asia and France
Following a successful new start in China, Messe Frankfurt has now also held physical events in Japan and France. The regional Beautyworld Japan Fukuoka trade fair and Texworld Evolution Showroom Paris each made face-to-face business encounters possible while complying with hygiene and safety standards. In Germany, Messe Frankfurt’s digital platforms have played host to lively international gatherings even during the pandemic.
Nextrade supports the industry: voucher promotion for exhibitors
An easing of the pandemic situation is currently not expected. Due to the changed regulations and travel restrictions it has become necessary to postpone the International Consumer Goods Show planned for April. With the cancelled show, the planned Nextrade voucher promotions are also postponed to 2022. As nmedia would like to actively support the industry in this difficult time, the basic fee will be waived for all existing and future suppliers in 2021.
Prolight + Sound, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022; International Consumer Goods Show cancelled
Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at our home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May – Prolight + Sound, the International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess – as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed.
Christmas pre-order on Nextrade
Nextrade facilitates Christmas pre-ordering: from January 19 to February 12, 2021, Christmasworld buyers from the wholesale, import / export and retail trades can use the B2B digital platform to order from the Christmas stores of selected Nextrade suppliers for the coming season.
€250 million in sales in spite of the coronavirus crisis
Mayor and Messe Frankfurt Supervisory Board Chairman Feldmann: The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire trade fair sector at a fundamental level and brought it to a virtual standstill. Thanks to its extensive global presence and longstanding digital expertise, Messe Frankfurt still managed to hold more than 150 events worldwide in 2020. The company generated Group sales of approximately €250 million. In spite of its liquidity-oriented business management, the Group is continuing to invest in the future viability of its business model.
Cancellation of Winter-Nordstil 2021
As a reaction to the current corona decisions of the federal and state governments in Germany, it was decided to cancel Winter-Nordstil 2021.
Exclusively on Nextrade: virtual showrooms with integrated order function
New highlight feature on the B2B marketplace Nextrade: suppliers can now set up a virtual showroom that is directly connected to the Nextrade order system. Orders can be placed seamlessly from the showroom without system interruption.
International, innovative and interdisciplinary: Cleanzone Digital Edition focused on controlling COVID-19 and on cleanroom solutions for high-tech products
On 18 and 19 November 2020, the digital networking event Cleanzone Digital Edition brought together cleanroom experts from all over the world. Solutions for combating the COVID-19 pandemic were a hot topic, as were new approaches to the construction of cleanrooms for medical and microtechnology applications. All participants and everyone else who is interested can continue to use the platform until 18 December to make contacts and view the recorded content.
Hypermotion – the highlights and the numbers
Hypermotion 2020, which had to be held entirely digitally due to official requirements, attracted a great deal of interest in the community. The multimodal innovation platform featured numerous live streams and interactive modules on both days of the event, and this content will continue to be available online at messefrankfurt.digital/hypermotion until 10 December 2020.
Messe Frankfurt increases its presence in North America
Messe Frankfurt and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) are stepping up their collaboration. After Messe Frankfurt already took over the running of the event in May of this year, both companies are now entering into a joint venture with a view to driving forward Process Expo, one of the largest trade fairs in the food and beverage processing and packaging industries in the USA.
Messe Frankfurt’s Digital Editions off to a great start
Messe Frankfurt’s New Digital Experience has drawn rave reviews: large numbers of exhibitors and visitors have taken advantage of the digital programmes for Hypermotion and Formnext Connect to share ideas, network and strengthen their business relationships. Participants at Cleanzone (18-19 November) and SPS Connect (24-26 November) will also be able to enjoy the benefits of live streams, real-time chats, speed networking and AI-supported matchmaking.
Messe Frankfurt charged with overseeing record number of German Pavilions in 2021
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has commissioned Messe Frankfurt to organise and run 25 German Pavilions in the coming year. That is the result of the autumn meeting of the Foreign Trade Fair Participation working group at AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry). Germany’s foreign trade fair programme for 2021 includes a total of 327 German Pavilions at trade fairs in some 60 countries as part of its efforts to actively help Germany's exporters enter and develop foreign markets.
On-site, hybrid and digital: Messe Frankfurt begins its fourth quarter
Trade fairs are starting up again in Frankfurt: in the last quarter of 2020, a series of events is taking place on Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds – including Hypermotion, the first hybrid event to be held at its Frankfurt base. Numerous guest events will also be opening their doors to visitors, adhering to the strictest hygiene and security standards at all times.
International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition bundles consumer goods portfolio of Messe Frankfurt in 2021
The Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fairs will be held as a joint event under the name International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition in Frankfurt am Main from 17 to 20 April 2021 as a one-off. This live event will be supplemented by targeted digital offerings from the Consumer Goods Digital Days. Due to the merger, the new date and the hybrid character of the event, new business-enhancing synergy effects for the entire industry will result under the current pandemic conditions.
Messe Frankfurt revamps spring 2021 schedule
As a result of the course taken by the pandemic, Messe Frankfurt will not be holding any of its own physical trade fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds between January and March 2021. The company is revamping its spring trade fair calendar to focus on new synergies and new digital offerings.
Further success for trade fairs in China: Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2020
Messe Frankfurt has been organising its first trade fairs after the lockdown in China again since mid-July, including Prolight + Sound, which was held for the 18th time in Guangzhou from 21 to 24 August 2020. In compliance with strict hygiene and safety regulations, 677 exhibitors and around 41,500 visitors took part in the trade fair.
Summer Nordstil 2020: Finally trade fair again
After the Corona lockdown, the industry was eager to meet again: to finally foster personal relationships again, to see, touch and order new products and to get lots of inspiration. Trade visitors and exhibitors were very satisfied with the Corona version of Nordstil. The consumer goods fair took place again in Hamburg, as the first Messe Frankfurt event in Germany - all under safe conditions.
Finally direct and analog again: Tour of the Nordstil fair on day one
Pure joy of reunion in Hamburg: Nordstil opened its doors today. For buyers and manufacturers, this means that they can finally meet again in person to do business, exchange news and place orders. Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, and Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, led a tour through the halls on the first day of the fair and engaged in dialogue with exhibitors and media representatives.
New Director Sales Guest Events at Messe Frankfurt
As of 1 September 2020, Eva Klinger is taking over at the helm of Messe Frankfurt’s Sales Guest Events department
Messe Frankfurt South Africa acquires Hobby-X Hobby-X
Messe Frankfurt South Africa, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, is proud to announce the acquisition of Hobby-X, the premier event for the hobby, arts and crafts supplies sectors in South Africa.
Global trade fair operations off to a successful start
Messe Frankfurt has held its first trade fairs since the multi-month global lockdown – with great success. Taking place from 15 to 17 July, Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and the Yarn Expo demonstrated just how important personal encounters are, highlighting the increased need for face-to-face meetings in the current situation.
Neonyt on Air: Community Power
A successful premiere: as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Messe Frankfurt has taken a leap into cold water by bringing the sustainable fashion community together in online talks over the past five days – with Neonyt On Air.
Even more diversity at Nextrade: Five more international markets in the portfolio
With Nextrade, buyers sit directly at the source: With a single login, they can order at individual conditions from hundreds of suppliers of top brands - worldwide. Due to its great success in ten European markets, the B2B marketplace Nextrade is expanding its international portfolio by five more.
Messe Frankfurt celebrates its 780th anniversary – by getting back to business
On 11 July 1240, Emperor Frederick II granted trade fair rights to Frankfurt am Main, marking the birth of Messe Frankfurt. Now, 780 years later, the company can look back on an eventful history in which the Frankfurt trade fair developed from a medieval marketplace into a global player – experiencing many successes and mastering various crises.
Messe Frankfurt aims to reach 2019 sales levels again by as early as 2023
Messe Frankfurt is looking optimistically to the future. At Messe Frankfurt’s Corporate Press Conference earlier today, President and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Marzin emphasised: “By 2023, we want to reach the same level of sales as we did in financial year 2019.”
Drop shipping function and improved usability: website relaunch of Nextrade
The relaunch of the Nextrade website takes the user experience of the B2B marketplace to a new level: On target group specific subpages, Tina Trade and Nino Next – the two fictitious Nextrade-personae for retailers and suppliers – give a comprehensive overview of all advantages for both target groups in video formats. Furthermore, the product presentation in a four columns grid view makes browsing through the shops even more vivid. The relaunch also introduces the drop shipping function, which allows products to be shipped directly from the supplier to the retailer's end customer.
Messe Frankfurt and VNU Asia Pacific join forces to launch a new meat and food processing trade show for the South East Asian market
In a strategic expansion into the growing food technology sector, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd and VNU Asia Pacific, announce a partnership to jointly organise ‘Meat Pro Asia’, a new trade show dedicated to meat and food processing and catering to the ASEAN region. The show will take place on a biennial basis in co-location with VIV Asia – the no.1 international trade show from Feed to Food in Asia. The inaugural edition will open its doors on 10-12 March 2021 at IMPACT, Bangkok - Thailand.
Frankfurt Fashion Week: Frankfurt am Main to become the new hotspot for the international fashion and lifestyle scene
The two leading tradeshow organisers Messe Frankfurt and Premium Group are joining forces to launch Frankfurt Fashion Week. From summer 2021, the Rhine-Main metropolis will be the new home of a forward-looking fashion and lifestyle community. The vision of a Fashion Week in Frankfurt am Main is now being turned into a reality with tradeshows, conferences, runway shows and events set to take place throughout the entire city. At the focus: the two overarching themes of digitalisation and sustainability.
Frankfurt exhibition grounds get back to business
Trade fairs, congresses and conventions with over 100 people can once again take place in Frankfurt with strict safety precautions in place.
E2 Forum Frankfurt postponed to June 2021
In view of the pandemic-related restrictions on major events, the E2 Forum Frankfurt will be postponed from its 2020 date to 30 June and 1 July 2021. The decision was taken yesterday by the organiser Messe Frankfurt together with its partner VDMA, aiming at providing all market participants with a reliable environment for planning and presence at E2 Forum Frankfurt.
Texcare International to take place in November 2021
Texcare International will be postponed and will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 27 November to 1 December 2021. Due to the economic situation caused by the Corona pandemic and the travel restrictions which are to be expected, Messe Frankfurt has decided this jointly with the German Textile Cleaning Association and the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
Messe Frankfurt UK takes on international event portfolio
Messe Frankfurt UK has this month grown to incorporate the sales and marketing of the full international portfolio of the organiser’s 160 events into their team, based near Guildford, Surrey.
Growth spurt at Nextrade: More than 1,500 registered retailers and 250,000 articles
The current developments around the Corona pandemic do not allow on-site trade fair meetings at the moment. This is a difficult situation for exhibitors and trade visitors to maintain business relations during this time. Against this background in particular, the order and data management portal Nextrade offers new opportunities with a digital 24/7 business relationship between trade fair participants. As a result, retailers can place their orders with the connected suppliers around the clock and thus independently of current official measures.
Messe Frankfurt takes over management of Process Expo in Chicago, USA
Messe Frankfurt is continuing its collaboration with the American industrial association FPSA (Food Processing Suppliers Association), owner of the trade fair Process Expo. As of 1 May 2020 Messe Frankfurt's North American subsidiary will take over the management of Process Expo.
New dates: Automechanika Frankfurt and Light + Building
In light of the current situation regarding the corona pandemic, Messe Frankfurt and its customers, partners and supporting associations have agreed to postpone Automechanika Frankfurt and Light + Building that were originally scheduled to take place in September 2020. Alternative dates have already been found for both trade fairs: Automechanika Frankfurt will be held from 14 to 18 September 2021, while the biennial Light + Building will be held as planned in the next even-numbered year, from 13 to 18 March 2022.
Cancellation of Summer Nordstil 2020
In response to the recent decisions of the German government to contain the Corona pandemic, the upcoming Summer Nordstil 2020 has been cancelled. In mid-April, the federal and state governments agreed on a ban on major events until 31 August 2020. The summer edition of the order platfom, which would have taken place from 25 to 27 July 2020, falls within the period of this ban.
Tendence 2020 cancelled
In response to the worsening situation concerning the coronavirus pandemic and in view of the current challenges facing German and European retailers, Tendence 2020 has been cancelled. This means that Nordstil in Hamburg, from 25 to 27 July 2020, will be the first opportunity for pre-order suppliers for spring and summer 2021, as there will be no other order trade fairs for these product lines this year.
Messe Frankfurt, in close cooperation with the Frankfurt Health Authority, has decided to cancel Luminale at short notice. It was to be held in Frankfurt and Offenbach from 12 to 15 March.
Musikmesse 2020 postponed / the regional events ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ and ‘Musikmesse Festival’ to go ahead as planned
Given the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Musikmesse 2020. The health of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees has top priority for Messe Frankfurt. The new dates will be announced in the near future. Visitor admission tickets continue to be valid.
Postponed: Light + Building to be held in September 2020
In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology will now be held in Frankfurt am Main between the middle and end of September 2020. The cooperation partners of the international trade fair, ZVEI and ZVEH, support this decision.
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.
Nextrade: international rollout at Ambiente 2020
The digital marketplace Nextrade keeps growing. At the forthcoming Ambiente, the platform already has a three-digit number of suppliers, each with its entire product range. To ensure further growth of the platform, a team of fifteen will be available at Ambiente to talk directly to exhibitors in all three product groups – Dining, Living and Giving.
Neonyt: Glorious sunshine to accompany a flying start at Tempelhof
The fashion scene had been eagerly awaiting the launch of Neonyt in its new location – and it definitely exceeded all expectations. With twice as many visitors, the right brands and the most important buyers, Neonyt highlights the growing momentum of sustainability in fashion.
Change in management at Messe Frankfurt France
Michael Scherpe is handing over the reins to his successor at our Messe Frankfurt France subsidiary.
Full steam ahead, an excellent ordering mood and high level of visitor satisfaction at Nordstil
Visitors were in an excellent ordering mood and received inspiring ideas for their spring and summer product ranges this year. Both visitors and exhibitors were extremely satisfied with the new direction set for Northern retailers by Winter Nordstil.
Quality over quantity: anniversary edition of Heimtextil sets the themes for the new furnishing season
With a content-driven programme, the 50th edition of Heimtextil delivered strong impetus for the start of the new furnishing season. Sustainability was placed firmly at top of the agenda, outshining all other topics. 63,000 visitors gathered information about the major themes dominating the international industry from 2,952 exhibitors at the world's leading trade fair for home and contract textiles. As expected, the unusually early date led to a drop in visitor numbers.*
Michael Biwer is the new Vice President of Guest Events
Michael Biwer (39) has been at the helm of the Guest Events division at Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH since January 2020. In this function, he is responsible for some 280 guest fairs, congresses, conferences, concerts and other events every year. Biwer reports to Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
Messe Frankfurt generates €733 million in sales
Messe Frankfurt has continued its profitable growth course in financial year 2019, its key performance indicators remaining at a consistently high level. The company is expecting sales to be in the region of €733 million. Approximately 99,000 exhibitors and almost five million visitors attended the 400-plus events held under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella during the year. The construction of the new Hall 5 and the development of a hotel and office high-rise building and new South Entrance are set to further cement the status of the Frankfurt exhibition grounds as one of the most state-of-the-art inner-city exhibition venues anywhere in the world.
Intelligently networked mobility: Hypermotion strengthens key partnerships
Frankfurt has established itself as a meeting place for the pioneers of future mobility and logistics. From 26 to 28 November 2019, technology drivers and experts met to find new solutions in the fields of traffic, transport, infrastructure and logistics. This year marked the first time that the German Mobility Congress (DMK) and the STUVA Conference, an event devoted to the tunnel industry, were also able to welcome their guests to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Around 3,000 participants networked with the goal of advancing the mobility transition.
Frankfurt succeeds in attracting major medical congresses
Thanks to the joint efforts of the Frankfurt Convention Bureau and Messe Frankfurt, yet another major international medical congress will be taking place in Frankfurt.
Cleanzone 2019 – a wealth of innovations for high-tech industries
Digitalisation, production efficiency and the use of robot technology: On 19 and 20 November in Frankfurt am Main, Cleanzone 2019 showcased innovations for controlling contamination hazards in high-tech production. From airlock entry to packing, 80 providers were on hand to present pioneering solutions for the full scope of complex material flows in cleanrooms.
Messe Frankfurt veranstaltet Salon du Chocolat in Russland
Messe Frankfurt RUS OOO, die russische Tochtergesellschaft der Messe Frankfurt, erweitert ihr Portfolio an Messen für Lebensmitteltechnik. Sie richtet künftig den Salon du Chocolat Moscow für den branchenführenden Veranstalter Chocoloco International SA in Lizenz aus. Der Salon du Chocolat Moscow ist die einzige Fachmesse, die ausschließlich der Produktionstechnik für Kakao-, Schokoladen- und Konfiseriewaren gewidmet ist. Neben der 2015 übernommenen Modern Bakery Moscow hat die russische Tochtergesellschaft nun zwei Messen für Lebensmitteltechnik im Portfolio. Die 8. Auflage des Salon du Chocolat in Russland findet vom 19. bis 21. März 2020 statt.
Nextrade has gone live: The first retailers are using the platform
The digital order and data platform Nextrade has succeeded in reaching an impressive milestone – well ahead of schedule: The B2B marketplace has now been activated for retailers and has gone live with over 60 suppliers and 120,000 products. In early 2020 it will be rolled out throughout Europe.
Messe Frankfurt launches new platform for stand constructors
In the fast-paced trade fair business, stand constructors and event agencies need a comprehensive source of up-to-the-minute information that can be accessed at any time. To ensure that they do not lose track of what is happening even with multiple contracts running simultaneously for various events at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds, Messe Frankfurt has launched “Built for Builders” – a new central platform for stand constructors and event agencies.
Bridging Chinese businesses with the world – Messe Frankfurt to showcase its global network at this week’s CIIE
With a presence in China since 1987, Messe Frankfurt has been helping Chinese companies to internationalise for over 30 years. At this week’s China International Import Expo (CIIE), the company will demonstrate how its global network and strategically located trade fairs have propelled its capabilities to a market leading position. Gathering global trade and business leaders, CIIE takes place from 5 – 10 November at Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center.
Messe Frankfurt returns to second China International Import Expo
Following the success in 2018 of both the inaugural fair and the Messe Frankfurt Group’s participation, the company will once again exhibit at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) alongside more than 3,000 other international companies from 150 countries and regions. The second CIIE will be held in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November.
Tendence 2020: new dates and extended to four days
Just a few weeks after Tendence 2019, preparations for the next edition of the trade fair have already started. The hall concepts Style City, Moment Market, Design City and Sunshine State met with a positive response and will continue next year. However, adjustments have been made concerning the number of days and the dates of Tendence 2020.
Nordstil – the anchor for good business
Three hot summer days with trendy and refreshing lifestyle products for the North: With its 750 exhibitors and an exciting array of innovative products, all in one place, Nordstil put its 12,500 visitors in a great mood for order placements, covering the kitchen, the home and the garden as well as gifts, stationery, interior design, jewellery and fashion. This wide range was complemented by a variety of networking opportunities as well as presentations on creative work, online marketing and POS design.
Messe Frankfurt acquires license to organise Busworld in India, further strengthening its mobility segment
Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the Group, has acquired the license to organise Busworld - the world’s leading B2B exhibition for the bus and coach sector from Busworld International CVBA. The agreement strengthens Messe Frankfurt’s position as the leading exhibition organiser for the mobility segment. Busworld India 2020, the 9th edition in the series, will be organised in Bengaluru.
Messe Frankfurt opens window to the city
Messe Frankfurt wants to make its trade fair activities more visible and transparent for passers-by on the east side of Hall 1. A competition carried out in 2017 with a view to creating additional restaurant units in the hall (approx. 18,000 m²) made it clear that only a strong design element would bring about a new and significant external impact.
Neonyt: Where retail, industry and politics come together to champion change
Sustainability was the hot topic of Berlin Fashion Week. At Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation, representatives from the worlds of retail, industry and politics all came together to drive change in the fashion sector. With 170 exhibiting labels from 20 countries, from 2-4 July 2019 at Kraftwerk Berlin the trade show underlined its status as the world’s most important hotspot for progressive, sustainable fashion and technological innovations.
Tendence 2019: Summer heat and cool trends
Clearly structured by trading forms, lifestyles and target groups, Tendence 2019 focused even more closely on the needs of customers. For three days, 603 exhibitors presented their fashionable lifestyle and trend products. The trade fair’s new, modified concept, numerous events and live presentations contributed to the positive mood among exhibitors and visitors. Despite the summer heatwave, the wide range of products on show were enthusiastically received by the 15,000 trade visitors  – putting them in a buying mood and encouraging them to place orders and make contacts.
Over 60,000 articles: Messe Frankfurt and nmedia launch Nextrade
Any place, any system: Nextrade – the digital ordering platform – celebrates the go-live of its pilot version at the opening of Tendence 2019. Over 40 suppliers with more than 60,000 articles have already set up their B2B shops on the platform.
Conzoom Solutions – The platform for retailers
From high street retailers to online shops and multichannel providers – everyone in the retail sector has to deal with the challenges of the fast-changing consumer goods market. To be successful, retailers need to find innovative ways to build connections between the real and virtual worlds. Conzoom Solutions offers stimulating ideas and suggestions for presenting your business more effectively – and answers urgent questions affecting the retail sector.
Messe Frankfurt continues to grow
Messe Frankfurt’s growth continued in the past financial year too. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: “We succeeded in setting a new record of around €718 million in sales”.
Philipp Ferger appointed Managing Director of nmedia GmbH
Messe Frankfurt has acquired a stake in nmedia GmbH, the European market leader in the field of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), with which it is setting up the Group’s “Nextrade” digital B2B marketplace. Philipp Ferger has been appointed second Managing Director of nmedia GmbH effective 1 June 2019 and will share management responsibilities with Nicolaus Gedat.
Voices for Europe
With a series of videos titled “Stimmen für Europa” – “voices for Europe” – Messe Frankfurt is supporting the campaign to encourage people to vote in the European parliamentary elections on 26 May. In these videos, Messe Frankfurt Group employees talk about what they associate with Europe. The experiences that they relate are every bit as diverse as the Europe that the Group embodies.
Techtextil and Texprocess 2019: The most international shows of all time
At Techtextil and Texprocess the textile and apparel industries displayed their most progressive side and even in challenging times still inspires a positive mood throughout the sector as a result. Record numbers of exhibitors and the highest levels of international participation to date have once again confirmed Frankfurt as the sector’s global marketplace.
IFFA 2019 – where tradition meets high tech
For six days, IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – showed how the sector can get fit for the future. From the smart meat factory, packaging trends and food safety, via clean labelling, to the growing expectations on meat quality, IFFA exhibitors provided answers to the demands of the meat-processing industry and the butchers’ trade. And this against the background of an excellent investment climate.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: international, professional and innovative with a host of event highlights
A week full of music, entertainment, business and inspiration ended on Saturday evening with a concert given by Gregory Porter and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt orchestra in the ‘Festhalle’. At Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound, artisanry met high-tech, violins met virtual reality and digital networking met personal encounters. The accompanying Musikmesse Festival not only presented highlight concerts by Samy Deluxe, Mousse T. & Glasperlenspiel, Tony Carey and other stars at the Exhibition Centre but also filled around 50 clubs and hotels in Frankfurt with music. At the new Musikmesse Plaza, music fans came into their own after the trade fairs with a pop-up market including direct sales and numerous events on Saturday.
Change in management at Messe Frankfurt USA and South Africa
Effective 1 April 2019, Konstantin von Vieregge, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa, will be moving to Atlanta to assume the position of President at Messe Frankfurt Inc. He will be succeeded by Joshua Low, who has already been Group Exhibition Director at Messe Frankfurt South Africa since June 2017.
Formnext + PM South China debuts in September 2020
The inaugural edition of Formnext + PM South China will be held in Shenzhen from 9th – 11th September 2020. With the prosperous prospects for the development of additive manufacturing in China, especially in the South China region, the new fair aims to assist industry players to unlock extensive business opportunities in both the fields of advanced materials and innovative manufacturing technologies & equipment.
Messe Frankfurt announces launch of Interior Lifestyle Middle East 2020
Three-day trade fair in Dubai aims to address increasing regional demand for mid to high-end consumer goods and gift articles.
ISH 2019: proportion of international visitors climbs to record level
ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, once again gave an impressive demonstration of its importance for German and international visitors and exhibitors. Achieving the climate targets is only possible by interconnecting systems and trades. With innumerable solutions, the global meeting place generated a plethora of fresh and future-oriented impulses.
Messe Frankfurt is renovating Hall 6
By the time the Frankfurt Book Fair opens its doors on 16 October 2019, featuring Norway as this year’s partner country, the technical revitalisation of Hall 6 will have come to an end. Designed by architect Martin Schoenmakers and brought into operation in time for the 1963 Spring Fair, the exterior and interior of Hall 6 – which is somewhat larger than its sister building Hall 5 – will look like new again.
Simon Mellor to take over as Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Middle East
As of March, Simon Mellor will be the new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary in Dubai. He will be taking over from Ahmed Pauwels, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons.
Messe Frankfurt to switch over entirely to renewable energy
As of event year 2020, Messe Frankfurt will be changing over completely to green power, sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. This includes the power supply for the stands, halls and exhibition grounds at the company’s Frankfurt base. For Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest trade fair organiser with its own exhibition grounds, the move away from conventional energy sources is a further milestone in implementing its long-term strategic measures in the field of sustainability. This means that Messe Frankfurt is setting the pace for German trade fair companies in this regard as well. The company’s cooperation partner is Frankfurt-based energy service provider Mainova AG.
Impressive increase in quality and visitors at Ambiente 2019
The world’s leading trade fair for consumer goods in Frankfurt has come to an end after five days, finishing in an excellent mood and with a rise in visitor numbers. 136,000 trade visitors from 166 countries came to Ambiente 2019, ordering the latest products from the entire world for their businesses and obtaining inspiration for their merchandise presentation at the POS as well as new ideas for the digital future.
Messe Frankfurt works with nmedia and develops international B2B marketplace nextrade
The retail sector in the consumer goods industry has been undergoing an enormous transformation for a while now. Increasing digitisation has been changing and shifting order placements towards digital alternatives. Working with nmedia, Messe Frankfurt has therefore started to develop the digital B2B marketplace nextrade for the consumer goods industry. As well as placing orders at the trade fair in the usual way, retailers can use this central platform for the digital ordering of products and product lines 365 days a year.
Ambiente 2020 will have an international HoReCa Forum with its own hall level
From Ambiente 2020 onwards, the Dining area will have a dedicated hall level for exhibitors from the hotel, restaurant and catering segment (HoReCa). By giving this segment more space in Hall 6.0, the world’s leading trade fair for consumer goods is underlining its position as an important international HoReCa trading platform for everything that matters in the hospitality industry.
Messe Frankfurt Japan expands its portfolio by launching Child Edu & Care Japan in 2019
Child Edu & Care Japan, the first and only trade fair for products and services related to childcare and education in Japan, will be launched for the first time from 7 (Fri) – 8 (Sat) June 2019 at the Shinjuku NS Building in Tokyo. As one of the largest trade fair organiser in the world, Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary in Japan is expanding its portfolio by providing the ideal business and communication platform for nursery schools, kindergartens and products, respectively service providers for the childcare industry in Japan.
Messe Frankfurt expands electromobility on the exhibition grounds
Messe Frankfurt Group deploys StreetScooter for zero-emission deliveries on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The electric vehicles are being used for Messe Frankfurt exhibitors and visitors as part of a two-year trial.
NEONYT: Breakthrough for green fashion
With a comprehensive portfolio of 150 national and international sustainable fashion brands from 26 countries, the Neonyt Trade Fair impressed as the world’s biggest B2B event for sustainable fashion.New positioning, new quality, new appeal – the first edition of Neonyt wowed visitors with an even more streamlined fashion profile, in-depth contents and community building opportunities.
Final report Nordstil: a robust anchor point for retail success
The stiff breeze of fresh design created an excellent atmosphere during the three days of Nordstil: 20,000 trade visitors from the whole of northern Germany and Scandinavia ordered the latest products for their businesses and received creative inspiration and valuable knowledge in their sectors.
Heimtextil 2019: A lively start to the new furnishing season gives hope for a good business year ahead
The international home textiles industry has enjoyed a promising start at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, which finishes today. The challenging economic situation and uncertainty in the retail sector were countered by a positive and confident mood at the world’s leading trade fair.
Heimtextil 2019: Continued growth with new concept
For the ninth time in a row, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main (8-11 January 2019) will see an increase in the number of exhibitors. ‘Despite the economic downturn, Heimtextil is continuing its extremely positive development. With 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries, Heimtextil has a stronger and more international slant than it has had for 15 years’. It is thus further consolidating its position as the world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.
Central sales for Messe Frankfurt guest events
As of 1 January 2019, Messe Frankfurt will be centralising sales operations for its Locations business field. This includes all trade fairs, congresses/conferences and other events that are held as guest events at its Frankfurt base. Silke Calder will be in charge of sales.