ESG rating: Bronze medal for Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt was awarded the Bronze Medal after successfully completing its first ever ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) rating. This places it among the top half of the best-rated companies audited by EcoVadis, the world’s largest provider of company sustainability ratings.
Ten years of Cleanzone: Fulminant restart for the anniversary edition in 2022
In addition to the exhibitors' products and solutions, the highlights at Cleanzone 2022 included the top themes of automation, sustainability and the challenge of supply chains. The top themes were discussed intensively during the Cleanzone Conference. Both the exhibitors and the nominees for the Cleanzone Award presented their innovations in interdisciplinary cleanroom technology in Frankfurt am Main on 23 and 24 November. 1,500 participants and 82 exhibiting companies came to the Cleanzone anniversary edition, which not only grew in terms of space.
Messe Frankfurt joins Net Zero Carbon Events initiative
Messe Frankfurt has signed the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge with a view to driving forward sustainable development in the international event sector. This was initiated by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and is supported by various organisations and associations in the trade fair and event sector, including UFI and AUMA. All organisations that sign the pledge commit to making their events climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest.
Messe Frankfurt to participate in UN Global Compact pilot project
Messe Frankfurt is one of approximately 1,000 companies who are taking part in the test phase for the new intended UN Global Compact procedure. Since joining UN Global Compact in 2010, the company has been committed to working with a verifiable, forward-looking sustainability management system.
Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022: Business is made between people
Electrification and digitalisation offer enormous potential for saving around 40 percent of energy in the building sector. Solutions were presented by the 1,531 exhibitors from 46 countries at the Light + Building Autumn Edition in Frankfurt am Main. The special edition came at just the right time to present solutions for the current challenges. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology has proven its relevance as an international meeting place for the sector.
Hall 5 – the new location on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds
Messe Frankfurt is expanding its range of flexible and attractive options for event organisers, exhibitors and visitors. The new Hall 5, which has been constructed continually over the past two years, will already be opening its doors at the beginning of February 2023.
E2 Forum Frankfurt 2022: Successful continuation of the expert dialogue
The dialogue on the elevator and escalator industry with experts from the fields of building management and planning, plant operation, engineering and building services technology has gained further momentum at the E2 Forum Frankfurt. The innovation forum programme of conference, industry exhibition and networking was very well received by the experts in vertical-horizontal building mobility. 350 attendees and 40 exhibiting companies came to the second E2 Forum in Frankfurt am Main.
A strong show: the international automotive aftermarket is back in Frankfurt
The turning point has been reached: Automechanika Frankfurt’s new formats and extensive programme were very well received by international automotive professionals. 78.000 visitors from 175 countries came to the industry’s leading platform in Frankfurt to experience products and services from workshops, industry and retail live and in person. In fact, these past five days are the fullest the exhibition grounds have been since the restart in Frankfurt.
Nextrade becomes nmedia.hub and combines its services with nmedia
In future, nmedia.hub (formerly Nextrade) will connect online orders from the order and content platform with the world of EDI orders from nmedia. This means that retailers and brands no longer have to differentiate between two platforms and can manage many of their daily tasks centrally in the nmedia.hub even more easily. Independent of the technical infrastructure of the retail partners.
Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess strongly positioned for the future with a new management team
The coming editions of the textile trade fairs Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess of Messe Frankfurt will be held under new management. From 15 September 2022, Bettina Bär assumes responsibility for the Home Textiles segment of Heimtextil. Her partner in the joint leadership of the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is Meike Kern, who remains in charge of the Household Textiles segment. Bettina Bär follows Sabine Scharrer, who will take over as Show Director of the leading international trade fairs, Techtextil and Texprocess, including the associated brand management. She will succeed Michael Jänecke, who retires with effect from 1 January 2023.
Good to know where it comes from: Messe Frankfurt obtains environmentally friendly solar power from the Uckermark region of Germany from Mainova AG
Messe Frankfurt will continue to rely on a climate-neutral energy supply from 100 per cent green electricity. From 2024, Messe Frankfurt will obtain 30 per cent of its electricity requirements from the "Boitzenburger Land" solar park being built in the Uckermark region. To this end, it has concluded a corresponding Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Frankfurt-based energy service provider Mainova AG with a term of ten years. Mainova holds a 25 percent stake in the "Boitzenburger Land" solar park.
Neonyt to take place as a B2B format in Düsseldorf from January 2023; Messe Frankfurt plans to roll out the event internationally
From Paris, via Berlin, to Frankfurt and now worldwide. Over the last two decades since its launch, Neonyt has developed into the most important B2B community platform for fashion, sustainability and innovation. The international fashion business is big, as is the responsibility of the event as an order platform and trend spotter in the sustainability sector, and the interest in the brand around the world. Messe Frankfurt has recognised the potential of Neonyt as a beacon and pioneer, and plans to roll out the event internationally. The next German edition of this B2B event will be held in Düsseldorf from 28 to 30 January 2023.
Great atmosphere and successful business – the summer Nordstil was the place-to-be for the industry in the north
Refreshing lifestyle and trend products for the North on three hot summer days: With 640 exhibitors (1) and an inspiring outlook on the fall and winter business as well as on the upcoming Christmas season, Nordstil put its 8,000 visitors (2) in a buying mood. Lectures on digital strategies, assortment selection and product presentations at the point of sale in the Nordstil Forum complemented the wide range of offerings.
Sustainability drives sales: Messe Frankfurt aiming for €400 million
Messe Frankfurt is back on the international trade fair stage, including at its Frankfurt base. Since April, we have been able to hold events without any restrictions whatsoever. In spite of the difficult economic situation in financial years 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic, the company continued to invest and took important strategic decisions for its future. In addition to digitalisation, Messe Frankfurt is working to make its business practices even more sustainable.
Neonyt Lab: working together for a more sustainable fashion industry
“Sustainable fashion makes a difference. We make a difference!” – these were two of the most important messages that the Neonyt Lab community took away after three colourful days of events under the motto “New Patterns” in the Union Halle in Frankfurt am Main. The premiere of the direct-to-consumer format as a great success: Neonyt Lab counts designers, activists, consumers and content creators as well as representatives from the fashion industry from 22 countries amongst its visitors.
Global textile business back in Frankfurt: Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special close with strong international presence and high visitor satisfaction
With a total of 117 participating nations, around 63,000 visitors and 2300 exhibitors, a brilliant re-launch of the international textile fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition center was achieved. Across all three events - Techtextil, Texprocess and the one-time Heimtextil Summer Special - Italy, France, Turkey, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Pakistan and the USA formed the top visitor nations. On all three business platforms, in addition to brisk order activity and high visitor quality and satisfaction, the concentrated positive energy of personal global encounters was particularly noticeable.
In 2022, Frankfurt is once again a favourite destination for the international event sector
The restrictions on holding events necessitated by the spread of COVID-19 were lifted at the beginning of April. Since then, it has been business as usual on the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds. 35 guest events with a total of 110,000 participants are taking place in May. While almost 70 percent of guest events had to be postponed or cancelled in 2021, around 140 trade fairs, congresses, concerts and other events are scheduled to be held in Messe Frankfurt locations in the second half of 2022. This is on a par with a normal six-month period before the last two challenging years.
Successful and emotional: IFFA 2022 exceeds expectations
The global meat and protein industry seized every minute of IFFA from 14 to 19 May: for intensive networking, to see innovations and to do business. Sustainable production, automated processes and digitalisation in all areas of processing, packaging and sales characterized the range of products at the booths. The high interest in alternative proteins also showed the great future and growth potential of this market. Around 50,000 visitors from 129 countries travelled to Frankfurt am Main for the leading international trade fair IFFA – Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins.
Messe Frankfurt celebrates the 100th anniversary of its international sales partner network
This year, Messe Frankfurt looks back on 100 years of doing business through its international sales partners. The global player now has a presence in 190 countries, creating an international network with 30 subsidiaries and around 50 sales partners that is without equal in the German exhibition industry.
Joint study by Messe Frankfurt and RWTH Aachen confirms safety of air quality in trade fair halls
Over the past two years, it has been virtually impossible to hold trade fairs, even though many exhibition halls in Germany have sophisticated ventilation systems in place. The health authorities operated on the assumption that, when people breathe, they emit potentially virus-infected aerosols in the same way they emit CO2 and that this would lead to widespread infections with SARS-CoV-2.
City prepared for deployment order from the state – first aid centre for Ukraine refugees at Messe Frankfurt
More and more people seeking protection from Ukraine are currently arriving in Frankfurt by train, bus, plane or private car. The city is the central contact point for refugees in Hesse. For days, those responsible have been preparing intensively to prevent a situation like the one in Berlin. A corresponding operational order from the state to the city's lower disaster control authority to create a first aid centre was issued on Wednesday.
Messe Frankfurt excludes exhibitors from Russia and Belarus
Visitor marketing in Russia and Belarus is suspended until further notice.
Messe Frankfurt suspends events in Russia
The Russian invasion of Ukraine poses an unprecedented threat to peaceful coexistence in Europe. Messe Frankfurt supports all sanction measures taken by the Federal Government. Against this backdrop, the Messe Frankfurt Board of Management decided to suspend events of its subsidiary Messe Frankfurt RUS until further notice.
Musikmesse, Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival not to be held in April 2022 – new event and festival concept being planned
The consumer trade fair formats Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival will not be held in April 2022 owing to the current situation and the short lead time involved. Hygiene rules made planning very difficult above all for large-scale concerts by international artists, concerts in clubs and unusual locations, and music education events. The dramatic transformation in the instrument market, where over 70 percent of sales are now attributed to a small number of online retailers, has already had a very negative effect on the Musikmesse trade exhibition in recent years and is one of the factors driving the transformation from a B2B to a B2C event. In view of this, Messe Frankfurt will no longer be continuing the B2B part of the Musikmesse but instead will restructure music-related B2C formats at a later point in time.
Messe Frankfurt to focus on profitable revenue drivers
Top management at Messe Frankfurt is hoping that the pandemic will end soon, allowing the company to return to its normal business activities and generate revenue.
Messe Frankfurt realigns marketing services for customers
Messe Frankfurt sees itself as a partner and advisor to the business sectors and offers its trade fairs and B2B events the event-related services needed for a successful corporate presence: from stand construction and catering to advertising opportunities. By structuring the new MFS Mediaservices department, the company is responding to its customers' growing need for high-reach marketing offers - on site and online.
Nextrade supports uncomplicated re-ordering
Frankfurt am Main, 15 02 2022: Nextrade is the ideal digital order and data platform, especially for re-ordering, as the ordering process is easy and uncomplicated for suppliers, brands and retailers. After the major spring fairs, such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld, have not taken place because of Corona, brands and retailers still come together in the virtual space via Nextrade.
Under the motto "Home of Consumer Goods", Messe Frankfurt will offer the world's most innovative and comprehensive range of consumer goods from 2023 onwards
Messe Frankfurt is actively fulfilling its mission to promote the economy by creating new platforms for the global consumer goods industry. As a first step, starting in February 2023, the three leading consumer goods trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld, and Creativeworld will be held simultaneously for the first time at the Frankfurt exhibition center from 3/4 to 7 February 2023. Under the new motto "Home of Consumer Goods," the redesigned offering will provide a unique, comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions and actively leverage synergy effects for exhibitors, visitors and the media. In a second step, the Global Sourcing section of the three leading trade fairs will be merged into a joint offering and marketed internationally. This strategic development step will be supplemented by a new, regionally based Design & Lifestyle offering in Frankfurt in the second half of the year.
Ground-breaking ceremony for the Sparda-Bank Tower and Messeplatz entrance
Today's ground-breaking ceremony marks the beginning of work on a new architectural highlight for Frankfurt’s Europaviertel district. A new office and hotel high-rise with 35 storeys above ground and a building height of 124 metres is being built in conjunction with the new Messeplatz entrance to the exhibition grounds.
Frankfurt consumer goods fairs in January and February 2022 to be cancelled
In view of the exponential worsening of the pandemic situation worldwide and the accompanying tightened travel and contact regulations, the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld are cancelled for January 2022 and Ambiente for mid-February 2022. The regionally-oriented trade fair Nordstil from 15 to 17 January 2022 in Hamburg will take place at the present time.
Trade fair activities more important than ever
Messe Frankfurt is looking ahead to the coming financial year 2022 with cautious optimism. Speaking at the End-of-Year Press Talk earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, said: “We are registering a very strong desire on the part of our customers to participate in our trade fairs, even though the situation remains volatile and there is much uncertainty in the sectors.”
Heimtextil from 11 - 14 January 2022 is cancelled
Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany over the past two weeks and the associated restrictions, Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, is cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 can be organised to run parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still planning to take place at the present time.
Now it’s official: trade fair organisers Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen launch fairnamic joint venture
On 17 November 2021, trade fair organisers Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen officially signed off on their new partnership, which is primarily concerned with innovative mobility. Messe Frankfurt is taking a stake in fairnamic GmbH, a joint venture that combines the expertise of both partners in the fields of urban mobility and general aviation with a view to driving the global mobility transition. With the main focus on the Eurobike and Aero brands, the goal is to expand and develop these flagship fairs at both venues.
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.
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.
€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.
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.
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.