Company profile

Messe München as a company

Our goal is to offer our customers the best platform for their commercial success—in Munich and around the world. Through trade fairs, congresses and high-quality events on our exhibition grounds, in our exhibition halls, congress centres or on the open-air grounds. Messe München offers exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint quickly and easily at many of its trade fairs. With the Go-Green-Ticket, we are moving towards a sustainable green future together with you!

We connect people

Our customers are seeking a platform for professional exchange, promising business relations and networking with major multipliers and associations.

We can offer them all of this: Messe München is one of the largest trade fair companies worldwide and facility operator of the Munich Exhibition Center, the ICM – International Congress Center, and the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München in Munich Riem, as well as the MOC – Event Center Messe München located in the north of Munich. With around 70 foreign representations and a network of affiliated companies in Europe, Asia and South America, we also have a successful global presence. With trade shows, conventions and high-quality events at our exhibition grounds, in our exhibition halls, congress centers or the outdoor exhibition area. With its “Green footprint” program, Messe München moreover offers exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to offset their CO₂ footprint at a large number of its trade fairs. With the Go-Green ticket, we are walking together with you into a sustainable, green future!

Our trade fair portfolio

  • bauma: The record-breaking construction machinery trade fair—it boasts the highest visitor numbers at the Munich exhibition grounds and is the largest trade fair in the world in exhibition space figures. A Messe München brand.
  • f.re.e, Heim+Handwerk, Internationale Handwerksmesse: Three major consumer fairs in Munich that regularly attract many thousands of visitors to the Munich exhibition center.
  • ISPO, IFAT, analytica, automatica, BAU, drinktec and productronica: These and other proprietary Messe München trade shows are integration platforms for know-how, expertise and potential.

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Trade fairs have a future

Our trade fairs are relevant to the system—recovery after the pandemic:

Designing a network for the future

From Munich to the world: Messe München is a global player in the exhibition industry. With many years of experience in the trade fair and convention business and a broad knowledge base, we also operate one of the most state-of-the-art exhibition facilities worldwide. So we know exactly how to make international key trade fairs and premium events successful.

Messe München worldwide

  • Wherever you are planning your exhibition appearance or a special event—we provide support on location.
  • Benefit from our worldwide network with subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and South America as well as around 70 foreign representatives that serve you in more than 100 countries—and growing.
  • Our international trade fair portfolio includes leading specialist trade shows in Asia, South America and the Middle East.
  • Our core sectors cover the capital goods, technology, and high-quality consumer goods industries.
  • Enter the Chinese market: The Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) is a joint venture of the trade fair companies of Munich, Düsseldorf, Hanover (German Exposition Corp. International GmbH) Co. Ltd. and the Shanghai Lujiazui Exhibition Development Co. Ltd., that has recorded continuous growth since opening in 2001.
  • Messe München India was founded as a subsidiary in Mumbai in 2007 to buttress the company's growing involvement on the subcontinent. With its diverse portfolio, Messe Muenchen India has quickly become one of the leading organizers of trade fairs in India. Key trade shows on the subcontinent include bauma CONEXPO INDIA, electronica / productronica India, IFAT India, analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo, drink technology India, Indian Ceramics, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, Smartcards Expo and Intersolar India.

Here you can download the current shareholding structure for all subsidiaries in Germany and abroad.

Six decades of Messe München

The idea and foundation of Messe München arose out of the German economic miracle period in 1964. Shareholders of Messe München GmbH to this day are the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Munich, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria.

Learn more about our history