Romina Gowin-Becker to take over as Director of Messe Frankfurt’s Congress business
As of 1 January 2019, Romina Gowin-Becker (36) will be taking over at the helm of Messe Frankfurt’s department for congress and conference business. She will be replacing Claudia Delius-Fisher, who will be entering her well-deserved retirement after 31 years of service to Messe Frankfurt.
Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715 million in sales
Messe Frankfurt has continued its growth in financial year 2018. All in all, new records were set in relevant parameters, demonstrating the highly dynamic and innovation-led activities of the Group. Messe Frankfurt is expecting sales to be in the region of €715 million. The 490-plus events held around the world under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella were attended by almost 102,000 exhibitors and an estimated 4.5 million visitors.
Mission accomplished: Modes of transport and communities establish new networks at Hypermotion 2018
2,545 participants from 20 countries (2017: 2,673 from 18 countries), including 138 companies, 36 start-ups and over 200 speakers, established new networks during the three days of Hypermotion. The focus was on disruptive ideas and the intelligent networking of traffic and logistics systems, as well as the future of mobility. The interactive format featuring a broad array of conferences, start-up pitches, expert talks and speed networking was a huge hit with participants, with 91 percent saying they were very satisfied with the event.
Award for trade fair restaurant
The “Centro” restaurant on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds has been singled out for the ICONIC AWARD: 2018 Innovative Architecture.
New conference and exhibition dedicated to cleanroom technology launches in Dubai
Cleanzone Middle East 2018 to showcase latest innovations and science targeting UAE’s US$75 billion manufacturing sector.
Hall 12 officially opened
The new Hall 12 was officially opened today at a ceremony attended by some 2,000 invited guests from the realms of politics, business and media on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The building was constructed over a two-year period and is the cornerstone of the open area development in the western section of the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds.
Lighting art in the new Hall 12
To mark the official opening of the new Hall 12, the installation Flying to Peace by Munich designer Ingo Maurer was unveiled to the public in the hall’s North Foyer and set in motion.
Mission accomplished: Cleanzone 2018 draws more international visitors to Frankfurt
With over 38 percent of its visitors coming from outside Germany, Cleanzone demonstrated once again this year that it is Europe’s platform for cleanroom technology (2017: 35 percent). The number of participants also increased compared to the previous event, with nearly 1,300 cleanroom technology experts from 39 countries discussing the latest innovations and trends over two days in Frankfurt.* The trade fair for cleanroom technology had even more on offer this year with over 30 percent more exhibition space than in 2017.
Interactive site plan receives warm welcome
Messe Frankfurt launched its optimised interactive site plan (iGP) for Automechanika in September 2018. A usability test among the visitors of the trade fair resulted in positive feedback and confirmed the plan's real added value. iGP helps users navigate through the events on Messe Frankfurt websites. At the same time, exhibitors benefit from the new opportunity to present themselves in the best possible context. Additional features ensure a comprehensive and user-oriented trade fair experience.
Messe Frankfurt expands in India with new strategic alliances
In a further bid to expand its footprint, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the German group’s Indian subsidiary, announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd, a public limited corporation listed with Bombay Stock Exchange for the Stationery & Write Show, Corporate Gifts Show and Houseware & Kitchenware Show. Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd marking its 20th anniversary in India this year, now holds 22 trade fairs and 35 conferences in its portfolio.
3 October 1948 – the starting point on the road to becoming a global player
Trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt for the last 800 years or so. The roots of the modern-day Messe Frankfurt can be found in the Export Fair that was held in Frankfurt in 1948. This event, which will have taken place 70 years ago on 3 October of this year, was also a pioneering force behind the company’s sustainable international development. From an economic and psychological perspective, the effects of this autumn trade fair – the first to be held after the Second World War – were enormous when it came to stimulating German foreign trade and reconstructing and expanding the exhibition grounds. And in helping Messe Frankfurt to develop into a market leader in the international trade fair sector.
History of Messe Frankfurt on stage
At the festival from 28 to 30 September celebrating the official opening of the reconstructed Altstadt – Frankfurt’s old town – Messe Frankfurt will be contributing to proceedings in the form of a new theatre play, to be performed by independent theatre group “Dramatische Bühne”. In the entertaining production, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe takes the audience through 800 years of city and trade fair history.
Successful start for the dialogue between the elevator & escalator industry and the building-services sector
Participants in the first E2 Forum Frankfurt have taken a decisive step forward to the future of vertical and horizontal conveyance in buildings and urban areas: around 420 experts from the elevator and escalator industry, as well as planners, installation specialists and operators of modern buildings and infrastructures, gave top marks to the two-day conference and accompanying exhibition.
New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 136,000 trade visitors from 181 countries – another record . Of these, approx. 10,000 were at the event for the first time. 82 percent of exhibitors said they had achieved their goals for the event (2016: 78). The megatrends at the fair were digitisation, clean vehicles and classic cars.
Messe Frankfurt announces participation in inaugural China International Import Expo
Messe Frankfurt Group, the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds, will participate as an exhibitor itself in the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in Shanghai this 5 to 10 November. The fair is considered a major diplomatic event for China, supported by the highest levels of the Chinese government, and will feature around 2,800 exhibitors from more than 130 countries and regions.
Kerstin Horaczek appointed Group Show Director in Technology division
Kerstin Horaczek (37) has been appointed Group Show Director of Messe Frankfurt effective 1 September 2018. In this position, she will be responsible for events worldwide in the Safety, Security & Fire, Food Technologies, Textile Care, Cleaning & Cleanroom Technologies and Environmental Technologies industry sectors.
Final Report: Nordstil – Hanseatic, practical, good
Three days of Nordstil: lifestyle and trend products from 800 exhibitors, events, workshops, live presentations and much more. The rich variety of goods for the North put the 13,500 trade visitors in a buying mood and encouraged them to place orders while making new contacts. The trade fair’s new date – at the end of the northern German summer holiday season – also contributed to the buoyant mood in the exhibition halls.
Texcare Asia and China Laundry Expo to merge – creating Asia’s largest exhibition for laundry equipment and technology
As disclosed in an agreement signed on 18 July 2018 by the organisers of Texcare Asia and the China Laundry Expo, the two trade fairs will merge into a single show in a win-win arrangement to integrate industry resources.
Final report Greenshowroom & Ethical Fashion Show Berlin: Kraftwerk Berlin a magnet for fashion lovers
Multi-faceted, international and full of ideas: for three days, Greenshowroom, Ethical Fashion Show Berlin and FashionSustain brought together fashion labels, buyers, designers, influencers and innovators at trade fairs, showcases, conferences and workshops.
Tendence final report: 2:0 for innovativeness and internationality
The consumer-goods business is and will remain an impulse business – this was once again evident from the spectrum to be seen at this year’s Tendence. Around 20,000 trade visitors from 82  countries – including five percent more visitors from outside Germany than last year – made new contacts, ordered the latest products for their businesses and gathered innovative ideas and impulses for a competitive future.
Greenshowroom, Ethical Fashion Show Berlin and FashionSustain : Fair Fashion goes Future
Greenshowroom, Berlin Ethical Fashion Show and FashionSustain making the Kraftwerk event centre a platform for sustainable lifestyle during Berlin Fashion Week.
Consumer-goods fair rethought: Tendence 2019
The completion and consequent availability of Hall 12 offers new possibilities for 2019 onwards. Tendence is taking advantage of this opportunity to adapt the structure of the trade fair more closely to the various forms of trade and the different purchaser groups.
The summer must-have: Tendence 2018
Retailers need innovative assortments, appealing product presentations and sustainable customer loyalty programmes to attract more consumer attention against fierce competition in the trade. With new ideas, special presentations and collaborations, Tendence from 30 June to 3 July 2018 will generate impulses for the sector and offer visitors innovative solutions for a competitive future.
The AERO SOUTH AFRICA is set to go
The global show for general aviation, which has been successfully taking place at Lake Constance for over 40 years, is now also landing in South Africa thanks to a close partnership between Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe Frankfurt. From July 4 to 6, 2019, Messe Frankfurt South Africa will put on the first AERO SOUTH AFRICA at the Woonderboom Airfield in Pretoria, South Africa.
Messe Frankfurt aiming for €700 million in sales
As far as its financial position and event portfolio are concerned, the Messe Frankfurt Group remains stronger than ever in 2018. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: “We are aiming for around €700 million in sales.” After a very dynamic first six months, projections for the second half of the year are also good.
Major medical congresses to be held in Frankfurt
Reachability, infrastructure and quality of congress locations were key factors.
What millennials expect from trade fairs
In cooperation with Messe Frankfurt, students from the EBS University of Business and Law conducted research into what millennials – and therefore potential future trade fair participants – would like trade fairs to offer in the future. The study found that trade fairs should develop even more pointedly into events that visitors and exhibitors do not want to miss under any circumstances.
Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin become Neonyt
Messe Frankfurt launches international hub for sustainability, innovation and fashion at the Kraftwerk Berlin. With Thimo Schwenzfeier, the events will also be under new management, with continued support by Magdalena Schaffrin as the Creative Director.
Messe Frankfurt establishes Digital Advisory Board
Messe Frankfurt has set up a Digital Advisory Board to oversee its digital activities. With this step, the company is seeking to engage with its customers more intensively regarding the digital transformation of marketing in the trade fair industry and the evolution that this entails for the trade fairs themselves.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound: upward trend for internationality and exhibitor satisfaction
The Saturday-evening concert by Dionne Warwick and the New Philharmonic Orchestra Frankfurt marked the end of a week of music and events. 1,803 companies from 56 countries launched their latest products during the five days of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound.
Festhalle Messe Frankfurt – winner of the PRG Live Entertainment Award (LEA) 2018
Messe Frankfurt’s Festhalle, the city’s largest multifunctional hall with capacity for 15,000 visitors, has been voted Hall of the Year 2017 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Final report Light + Building: 220,000 visitors at Light + Building 2018: more visitors at the world’s leading trade fair
More than a bright surface!
Luminale 2018 – A source of inspiration with lighting art and future-oriented debates
Final report: A highly successful Intersec Forum 2018 brings together 650 experts from the security and building-services technology sectors
Messe Frankfurt expands event portfolio for industrial and building automation in Dubai
With SPS Automation Middle East 2018, Messe Frankfurt is expanding its technology portfolio in the Gulf region. The international trade fair and conference is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, a subsidiary of the Messe Frankfurt Group, in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and, as of 2018, will be presenting the latest innovations in the field of industrial and building automation in Dubai.
Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary
Messe Frankfurt further expands its international network: With the acquisition of Forest Exhibitions Ltd, the Group now has its own subsidiary in the United Kingdom.
Messe Frankfurt’s guest event business is thriving
Frankfurt is the destination of choice for the international event sector
Frankfurt in lights!
Luminale 2018 will feature international lighting art, mark an attitude to aspects of urban design, and show the biggest popcorn machine in the world.
Record number of visitors – Buyers from 168 countries make Ambiente 2018 the most international ever
After five action-packed days the world’s leading trade fair of the consumer goods industry finished in an upbeat mood today. Trade visitors from more countries than ever before spent their time networking and ordering the latest products from all over the world for their companies. They also obtained worthwhile stimuli for a digital future.
Messe Frankfurt acquires Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair
Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd has acquired Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to expand the worldwide portfolio of its Light + Building brand of trade fairs.
Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Floradecora and Paperworld: More exhibitors and visitors at the consumer-goods fairs in Frankfurt
Both manufacturers and retailers have made a successful start to the new business season at the Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld consumer-goods fairs, as well as at Floradecora, the floral market place.
Messe Frankfurt has acquired a majority holding in Middle East Cleaning Technology Week in Dubai
Messe Frankfurt has acquired a majority holding in Middle East Cleaning Technology Week in Dubai, further strengthening its position in the Middle East, one of the fastest growing regions of the world.
Green fashion fairs: the future of fashion has begun
All expectations exceeded, as visitors crowd into the Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin. The new FashionSustain conference and the collaboration with Premium Group’s #Fashiontech conference turn the event centre into the foremost hub for future-oriented fashion.
Messe Frankfurt Middle East expands Beautyworld brand into Saudi Arabia
Dedicated beauty and wellness trade fair opens new pathway to Kingdom’s US$5.4 billion beauty and personal care market. Launch Partners sign up early for October 2018 showcase in Jeddah as analysts predict solid industry growth through to 2021.
Nordstil on the upswing: over 20,000 satisfied visitors to the exhibition halls in Hamburg
Beginning the new year in a great mood: this year’s winter Nordstil ended with a slight increase in visitor numbers. Trade visitors from North Germany and Scandinavia ordered the latest products for their businesses, and benefited from fresh impulses and valuable specialist knowledge.
Automechanika Shanghai 2017: record breaking participants reflect on another successful edition as Asia’s leading automotive fair
After closing its doors for the 13th edition, Automechanika Shanghai has recorded its most successful ever year.
Heimtextil 2018: Renewed growth in visitors and exhibitors
Successful start to the new furnishing season: around 70,000 visitors from 135 countries experienced design innovations by 2,975 international exhibitors at Heimtextil from 9 to 12 January. Urban design in the context of architecture and the hotel industry became the top topic of the international trade fair for home and contract textiles.
Messe Frankfurt plays host to 95,000 exhibitors and sets new sales record
Messe Frankfurt has continued to build on its commercial successes in financial year 2017, reinforcing its market position among leading international trade fair companies. Thanks to its outstanding business activities worldwide, the company will set a new record this year with some 95,000 exhibitors. Messe Frankfurt sales will exceed the €660 million mark for the first time.
Mayor Peter Feldmann: Messe Frankfurt generates €3.6 billion in economic effects
Every year, events at Messe Frankfurt generate immense purchasing power of €3.6 billion in Germany, half of which can be ascribed to Frankfurt. In addition, the events safeguard 33,260 jobs and result in €657 million in tax revenues throughout Germany. These are just some of the findings of a new study by the ifo Institute, demonstrating that economic effects have increased significantly compared with previous studies.
E2 Forum Frankfurt – Combining lift and escalator technology with intelligent building technology
With the start of the E2 Forum Frankfurt next September, Messe Frankfurt will be hosting a congress where dialogue focusing on innovations, digitisation and sustainability in the buildings of the future is paired with pioneering solutions and concepts from the lift and escalator industry.
Messe Frankfurt announces acquisition of India’s largest Fitness event
Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the Group, has announced the acquisition of Fitex India, the largest fitness and health event on the subcontinent.
Business Matchmaking – a new service at Ambiente
Seek and ye shall find: Networking and B2B matchmaking are becoming increasingly important for trade fair visitors. But what’s the quickest way for visitors and exhibitors to find one another? The new Business Matchmaking at Ambiente shows how it can be done.
Hypermotion – new event format combining an exhibition, tech talks and conferences in Frankfurt is a hit
Boost for digitisation: Dr. Andreas Winckler once again head of “Working Committee Operations and Services”
CEO Wolfgang Marzin re-elected to UFI Board of Directors
Messe Frankfurt announces acquisition of Beijing Traders-Link Plus International Exhibition Co Ltd
Move enforces Messe Frankfurt’s mobility portfolio across Asia
2018 Ambiente film presents “The Show” at a new level of emotive impact
What sustains us, what do we find soothing, what relaxes us, and what is called ambiance - Ambiente - by everyone? A place with an amazing amount of variety, a place of creative design, and a place with an exciting buzz.
Final report Cleanzone 2017
Large increase in visitors strengthens the trade fair's international and interdisciplinary position
Dr. Andreas Winckler appointed to the Extended Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt as Chief of Information Technology
Topping-out ceremony for new Hall 12: Half-time on Frankfurt’s largest construction site
Messe Frankfurt celebrates milestone event together with ARGE consortium partners Bögl, Züblin and Engie
Messe Frankfurt’s websites have been given a new look
Messe Frankfurt’s internet portal, messefrankfurt.com, has now been given a new look with improved functionality.
Jörg Seyffart to be new Chief of Finance at Messe Frankfurt
Dr. Guido Kaupe to head the Finance & Accounting and Corporate Controlling divisions
Messe Frankfurt strengthens its commitment to the safety and security sector in the Adria region
New collaborative venture: ‘Adria Security Summit powered by Intersec’ in Croatia
Frankfurt-based architects Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg planning new Hall 5 for Messe Frankfurt
Total cost for modernising exhibition grounds to exceed one billion euros
Messe Frankfurt: Construction of Hall 12
Next milestone reached on schedule. Delivery of 105-tonne pre-stressed concrete beams has begun.
New concept for Luminale: Restructured festival covering a wider range of themes
Host city Frankfurt also to be actively featured in the festival: Innovative solutions for urban living