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Future technologies: Messe München wins new congresses
Press release 28. February 2024

Future technologies: Messe München wins new congresses

Messe München’s strong guest event portfolio is being expanded with the addition of two renowned congresses from the hardware and software industry, and the computer-based sciences: Messe München has been awarded the contract for theRISC-V Summit Europe, which will be held at the MOC – Event Center Messe München from June 24 to 28, 2024. The summit promotes an exchange on the open semiconductor technology RISC-V. Also new to the portfolio in 2026 will be the WCCM (World Congress on Computational Mechanics) and ECCOMAS (European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering), which will open their doors in parallel at the ICM – International Congress Center Messe München. At both congresses, future technologies will be presented that represent important interfaces to the fields of computer science, mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. The next milestone is Seamless, one of the world’s leading technology trade fairs for fintech and e-commerce.

Messe München and CIRCULAZE to launch the cross-industry B2B sustainability network “bgreen leaders”
Press release 27. February 2024

Messe München and CIRCULAZE to launch the cross-industry B2B sustainability network “bgreen leaders”

Messe München GmbH and CIRCULAZE, an impact initiative focusing on the circular economy, are jointly launching “bgreen leaders”. This cross-industry sustainability network aims to offer companies, start-ups and investors a networking and collaboration platform to present their initiatives in the field of environmental sustainability and thus initiate change.

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Final report 22. February 2024

digitalBAU establishes itself as a leading trade fair and sends a strong signal to the industry

After 2020 and 2022, digitalBAU – the trade fair for digital solutions in the construction industry—took place for the third time in Cologne from February 20 to 22, 2024. 277 exhibitors from 16 countries presented products there from the fields of digital planning, construction and operation. Over the three days of the event, more than 10,000 visitors came to find out about new products and trends.

Stefan Rummel, Stefanie Mändlein, Gabriele Weishäupl
Final report 19. February 2024

The start of international growth

For its 50th anniversary, INHORGENTA MUNICH presented itself fresher, more modern, more diverse, more international, and more high-profile than ever from February 16 to 19. The strong growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers shows: The new concept is a success. The focus for INHORGENTA 2025 will be on further expanding internationalization with India as the guest country.

f.re.e 2024 impresses with strong result
Final report 18. February 2024

f.re.e 2024 impresses with strong result

Around 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries showcased innovations and trends from the areas of Travel, Caravanning & Camping, Cycling, Water Sports and Outdoor & Fitness on February 14–18. Together with the parallel events Munich Auto Days and IMOT—the International Motorcycle Exhibition—Bavaria’s largest travel and leisure trade fair attracted more than 140,000 visitors.

Hader Hennigers
Press release 26. January 2024

Pioneers of change: Messe München creates more visibility for female managers in industry with its ‘Frauen Verbinden’ (Connect Women) network

‘Frauen-Verbinden’ is Messe München’s exclusive network for women in management positions in business, politics, science, media, sport, and culture. It offers top female executives a platform for cross-industry exchange on future topics so that they can strengthen each other. ‘Frauen-Verbinden’ started the new year with a revised concept, significantly increased benefit for its members, and a host of exclusive events. At their traditional New Year’s reception with around 100 women in management positions, Jennifer Hader, Executive Director People & Culture, and Dr. Susanne Hennigers, Director Corporate Partnerships & Platform Growth, from Messe München, presented their value promise.

Entrance
Press release 14. December 2023

Messe München exceeds all expectations in 2023: Higher income and fuller halls

After the experience of the coronavirus years, the Messe München planners had grown cautious and calculated the finances for 2023 accordingly. But then, trade fair and conference business in Munich unexpectedly made a resounding comeback. “Instead of the expected deficit, 2023 exceeds all expectations,” say co-CEOs Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel. Based on projections, sales grew by 45 million to 349.6 million euros, EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) by 46 million to 62.6 million euros, and annual net income came out of the red by 47 million euros with a plus of 5.6 million euros. “Even despite difficult conditions in a regular year,” as the two CEOs explain. This will make it easier for the trade fair to invest, among other things, in a more powerful solar roof, sustainability, and digitalization.

Logo Seamless
Press release 24. November 2023

Seamless Europe: Messe München wins bid for an international fintech, insurtech and e-commerce event

It's a drumbeat for Munich as a financial and commerce centre: Seamless, one of the world’s leading technology trade shows for fintech and e-commerce, has chosen Messe München as its new European home for 2024. Seamless Europe focuses on the technologies, trends, and opportunities for the European banking innovation, insurtech, payments, retail and e-commerce. Seamless Europe will be held on 10-11 September 2024 at Messe München and will feature two exhibition halls with a combined 22,000 square metres. The dynamic organiser has long-term plans in Munich.

productronica 2023: back to its old strength
Final report 17. November 2023

productronica 2023: back to its old strength

From November 14 to 17, over 1,400 exhibitors from 45 countries presented innovations at productronica from the fields of electronics development and production. That puts this year’s event almost on a par with 2019, and well above the results from 2021. The key topics included power electronics, artificial intelligence, and sensors in electronics manufacturing.

Messe München-CEO Stefan Rummel elected to the UFI Board of Directors
Press release 26. October 2023

Messe München CEO Stefan Rummel elected to the UFI Board of Directors

Stefan Rummel, CEO of Messe München, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors at UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. UFI thus confirmed Stefan Rummel in this position, which he has since July of 2022. The 3-year mandate of the new Board of Directors will begin November 1st, 2023. On that day the new Board will be presented at UFI’s annual General Assembly in Las Vegas. Stefan Rummel and Reinhard Pfeiffer were appointed as co-heads of Messe München in 2022, both executives oversee the business operations of Messe München as sole and equal Managing Directors.

The installation of the new LED technologies is only possible in empty halls. Photo: RIDI Leuchten GmbH
Press release 11. October 2023

For the environment: Messe München switches completely to climate-friendly LED lighting

Major climate protection project launched: By the end of 2026, Messe München will successively replace all the conventional light sources and safety lighting in its 18 exhibition halls with energy-saving LED technology. In terms of both logistics and organization, it’s a complex undertaking that directly benefits one of Messe München’s central business goals: resource-efficient business practices, and protection of the environment and climate.

More than 40,000 participants from 70 countries came to Munich for Europe's largest trade fair for real estate and investments
Final report 06. October 2023

Amid uncertainty: EXPO REAL 2023 offers the industry room for reorientation

Quo Vadis, real estate industry? This is clearly one of the questions to which visitors at this year's EXPO REAL were looking for answers—and found them. From October 4 to 6, 2023, a total of 1,856 exhibitors from 36 countries (2022: 1,887 / 33) and more than 40,000 participants from 70 countries (2022: 39,932 / 74) came to Munich for Europe's largest trade fair for real estate and investments. The total number of participants was divided into approximately 20,000 trade visitors (2022: 19,434) and 20,312 company representatives (2022: 20,498).

Stage
Press release 24. September 2023

Messe München congratulates partner Bits & Pretzels on the 10th anniversary of the founders’ festival

When Bits & Pretzels 2023 takes place at the Messe München exhibition center from September 24-26, 2023, it will again be the meeting place for 5,000 founders, investors and start-up enthusiasts. This year, the festival of innovation is celebrating its tenth anniversary – a good reason for Messe München to congratulate and thank the three co-hosts of Bits & Pretzels, Andreas Bruckschlögl, Bernd Storm van’s Gravesande and Felix Haas.

LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2023
Final report 15. September 2023

Futuristic manufacturing solutions take centre stage at LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2023

Messe Muenchen India concluded its latest edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA on a jubilant note with over 7000 visitors attending the trade fair. The trade fair featured 109 exhibitors from 15 countries showcasing the latest innovations in lasers, optics, and photonics.

A rush of visitors to IAA MOBILITY 2023: Enthusiasm and fascination for the future of mobility.
Press release 10. September 2023

IAA MOBILITY 2023: Mobility Festival in Munich Inspires and Fascinates Over Half a Million People

A rush of visitors to IAA MOBILITY 2023: Enthusiasm and fascination for the future of mobility – Industry showcases a performance of innovations with over 300 world premieres and novelties—Record numbers in the internationality of exhibitors, speakers, guests, and journalists—Over 3,700 accredited journalists from 82 countries—International coverage increases by over 70% compared to 2021—Visitor survey: 92% rate IAA MOBILITY as excellent to good, two-thirds of visitors under 40 years of age.

Christian Grodau
Press release 01. August 2023

Christian Grodau heads the new Operations Department at Messe München

The areas of IT and Trade Fair Services have been be merged in the new department

IAA MOBILITY 2023 wird internationaler
Press release 13. July 2023

IAA MOBILITY 2023 becomes more international, record number of companies participating – “We will interlink the mobility landscape in Munich”

The most important industry meeting for stakeholders, decision makers, and visionaries in the mobility sector – The mobility platform will be more international than ever – Record number of new companies participating – Experience mobility in downtown Munich – Test drives for anyone interested – Over 500 international visionaries discuss the future of mobility

The importance of construction software and digitalization in the construction industry has increased massively in recent years.
Final report 06. July 2023

Successful premiere for digitalBAU conference & networking

The importance of construction software and digitalization in the construction industry has increased massively in recent years. To be able to illustrate the rapid pace of developments, the digitalBAU conference & networking event format was held for the first time from July 4 to 6, 2023 at the Munich exhibition grounds with 2,000 participants. As an additional offering for BAU and digitalBAU this boosts the capacity for personal dialog and network expansion. In addition to an accompanying exhibition with more than 90 exhibitors, the focus was primarily on interactive sessions such as panel discussions, think tanks or BarCamps.

drinktec 2022
Press release 05. July 2023

Bavaria alliance: drinktec and BrauBeviale join forces

The two most important international trade fairs for the beverage and liquid food industry will join forces to strengthen their positions in the world market. drinktec from Munich, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, and Nuremberg's BrauBeviale, the leading capital goods trade fair for the beverage industry in Europe, have joined forces to form the joint venture "YONTEX" as of 1 July 2023. The company is based in Nuremberg, and CEO will be Rolf M. Keller, previously divisional director at NürnbergMesse, who has decades of experience working in the field of beverage industry trade fairs. Both trade fairs will continue to operate as independent brands, retain their names, and keep their events at the respective locations in Munich and Nuremberg, but under the shared umbrella of YONTEX.

automatica an impressive demonstration of industry dynamics
Final report 30. June 2023

automatica an impressive demonstration of industry dynamics

Work environments and society at large will experience great changes in coming years. automatica, the leading exhibition held in Munich from June 27 to 30, 2023, showcased solution approaches that automation and robotics offer in this context. A roaring comeback after just one year: 40,000 visitors from approx. 88 countries, 650 exhibitors from 34 countries, and a captivating supporting program. The co-location with LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of QUANTUM has provided significant added value to many participants.

About 40,000 visitors came to LASER World of PHOTONICS, among them about 55 percent from outside of Germany I © Messe München GmbH
Final report 30. June 2023

Photonics industry thrilled by LASER World of PHOTONICS 2023

A great atmosphere in full halls, lively discussions and a very international audience: The global photonics industry met at LASER World of PHOTONICS from June 27 to 30, 2023. More than 1,300 exhibitors, of which 66 percent came from outside of Germany, presented their innovations to the roughly 40,000 visitors at the world’s leading trade fair of the industry. The share of these visitors from outside of Germany was nearly 55 percent. World of QUANTUM once again met with a very positive response. The international scientific elite, including Nobel Prize winner Prof. Donna Strickland, came together for six days at the World of Photonics Congress, which took place in parallel.

Dual leadership
Press release 22. June 2023

Upswing after the pandemic—Messe München has new growth markets in its sights

Trade fair business in Munich has found its former dynamism again. Following the shock-induced paralysis of the pandemic, the events have not emigrated to the Internet. Quite the opposite: The principle of live trade fairs won out. Messe München made an even better new start to 2022 than the projections in December suggested: EBITDA improved by 156 million euros after the pandemic deficit, from minus 33 million euros in 2021 to a plus of 123 million for 2022. That means Messe München is back in the black and making a profit of 52 million euros. It is above the market average with revenue of 413 million euros. This success is also continuing in 2023, setting new records.

Pioneer solar energy
Press release 14. June 2023

The smarter E Europe goes into extra time at Messe München until 2028

The smarter E Europe has been bringing the international experts from the energy industry together at the Messe München trade fair center for the past 15 years. This is where it finds space to be able to grow—with increasing success, which is why it has now extended its contract through 2028. “We are pleased to announce, after 15 joint years, that our partnership with Messe München will continue and that The smarter E Europe will continue to call the Bavarian capital its home,” says Markus Elsässer, Managing Director of Solar Promotion GmbH, which organizes The smarter E Europe together with Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik and Messe GmbH & Co KG: “Together, we will continue to pursue our strong commitment to the world of renewable, decentralized and digital energy, and continue to provide powerful impetus from Munich to the world.”

“Messe München – the rooftop of the future” An outstanding solar model project
Press release 12. June 2023

“Messe München – the rooftop of the future” An outstanding solar model project

Messe München set a bold precedent 25 years ago, building what was then the world’s largest photovoltaic rooftop system. It served as a model for many projects and remains an internationally respected showpiece to this day. Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder visited the photovoltaic plant on Monday, June 12, 2023, and learned about the current activities and sustainability strategy at Messe München: Because Messe München intends to be climate neutral by 2030.

In 2024, IFAT Munich will once again occupy around 260,000 square meters, spread over 18 halls and large parts of the open-air site.
Press release 31. May 2023

A year until the start of IFAT Munich: Space almost fully booked

IFAT Munich is in the starting blocks: In just under a year, Messe München will open its doors again from May 13 to 17, 2024 for exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

Das erwartet Besucher
Press release 25. May 2023

Here’s what awaits visitors at the first digitalBAU conference & networking

The new digitalBAU format will take place at the Munich exhibition grounds for the first time in just a few weeks. Software companies, planners, architects, engineers and tradespeople will meet on the digitalBAU conference & networking dialog platform from July 4 to 6, 2023. In addition to an accompanying exhibition, the focus will primarily be on interactive sessions such as panel discussions, think tanks or BarCamps.

More than 75,000 visitors from over 120 countries attended transport logistic 2023.
Final report 12. May 2023

transport logistic is a big hit with the industry

Four trade fair days, full halls, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world and a dynamic industry still on the rise – from May 9 to 12, 2023, transport logistic and the integrated air cargo Europe were once again the center point of the logistics industry. Altogether 2,320 exhibitors from 67 countries (2019: 2,374 exhibitors from 63 countries) and more than 75,000 visitors from over 120 countries (2019: 63,893 visitors from 125 countries) came to the international industry trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management at the exhibition center in Munich. The share of international visitors rose to over 50 percent, and was therefore higher than ever.

Water management will be a core exhibition area of IFAT Brasil 2024.
Press release 27. April 2023

International IFAT trade fair network set to help Brazil tackle major water and waste problems

IFAT, the environmental technology trade fair, is heading to South America next year for the first time, and will be staging IFAT Brasil in São Paulo from April 24 to 26. Brazil faces enormous problems, especially in the fields of drinking water treatment, and sewage and waste management. According to official estimates, around 35 million Brazilians have no access to treated water. This presents IFAT exhibitors and experts with the opportunity of entering a major growth market. Their expertise is in demand worldwide. The world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies is therefore expanding its international network to ten locations: Munich, China (4), Turkey, India, South Africa, Singapore and Brazil. “The associated technology also comes from Bavaria. We give advice and support to companies as they enter these markets,” Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, joint CEOs of Messe München, explain.

Waste management will be a core exhibition area of IFAT Brasil 2024.
Press release 24. April 2023

IFAT trade fair network expands to Latin America

IFAT’s international network, with events in Europe, Asia and Africa, is expanding to Latin America: The first IFAT Brasil will be held in São Paulo from April 24-26, 2024, in parallel with the established M&T Expo, the largest trade fair for the construction and mining machinery industry in Latin America. The new trade fair will drive the emerging market for environmental technologies in Brazil and the entire region.

Exhibition entrance west
Final report 22. April 2023

BAU celebrates a successful comeback

Following a four-year break, BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, is back with an excellent result. About 190,000 visitors informed themselves from April 17 to 22 at the Messe München exhibition center about the innovations and trends of the 2,260 exhibitors (2019: 2,250) from 49 countries (2019: 45 countries). Halfway through the trade fair, visitor numbers almost reached the 2019 level. Token strikes at German airports and in the regional and long-distance public transport system curbed the positive trend however. BAU nevertheless delivered a very successful result despite these general conditions. The BAU Insights 365-days industry platform, set up just two months ago, was also a big hit – up to 40,000 people used the construction industry’s new online portal every day.

Accelerating technology upgrade and powering intelligent manufacturing – productronica China 2023 successfully concludes.
Final report 15. April 2023

Accelerating technology upgrade and powering intelligent manufacturing – productronica China 2023 successfully concludes.

productronica China 2023 successfully took place from April 13 to 15 at SNIEC again. With a total exhibition space of 73,000 square meters, the exhibition attracted 822 exhibitors, who showcased innovative products and solutions for electronics manufacturing to 70,833 visitors from 47 countries and regions. This April signalized a vibrant spring for the electronic intelligent manufacturing industry, as we saw increasing international business interaction, the recovery of the exhibition market, and the bustling crowds at productronica China during the past three days. Exhibitors and visitors could finally meet up again in person to talk about business opportunities and cooperation. Fruitful results were achieved.

During guided tours, visitors were able to learn about the various application areas of printed electronics.
Final report 02. March 2023

LOPEC 2023 confirms its status as the world’s leading industry platform

LOPEC 2023 hosted more exhibitors than ever before: 168 exhibitors from 25 countries and more than 2,300 visitors from 43 countries attended the ICM – International Congress Center Messe München from February 28 to March 2. Here, the industry’s leading exhibition and most important conference highlighted the entire spectrum of flexible, organic and printed electronics, and showed the potential that lies in this key technology. The share of international participants was about 60 percent.

INHORGENTA MUNICH 2023: stunning growth and brilliant business
Final report 27. February 2023

INHORGENTA MUNICH: stunning growth and brilliant business

Many premieres, international growth, and good business—INHORGENTA MUNICH from February 24 to 27, 2023 in Munich was a great success. Europe's leading platform for watches, jewelry and gemstones impressively reaffirmed its position with significant increases in exhibitor and above all visitor numbers.

f.re.e reports back with visitor record
Final report 26. February 2023

f.re.e reports back with visitor record

Five trade fair days, enthusiastic exhibitors and record attendance—f.re.e delivers an impressive report: Approximately 900 exhibitors from over 50 countries and more than 160,000 visitors came to Bavaria’s biggest fair for travel and leisure at the Munich exhibition grounds from 22 to 26 February, 2023. f.re.e therefore hit a new record here.

Otto Nowack
Press release 15. February 2023

"This is where the future of the construction industry happens"

A new format of digitalBAU will celebrate its premiere from July 4 to 6, 2023. As of now digitalBAU will be held annually and will take place as the digitalBAU conference & networking in Munich for the first time this year. Otto Nowack, Exhibition Director of digitalBAU, explains what participants can look forward to this summer:

World card
Press release 14. February 2023

Messe München to host the world’s largest conference on the topic of HIV and AIDS

Messe München celebrates a huge success as a conference site: The International AIDS Society IAS has chosen Munich and in particular Messe München as the event location for the 25th International AIDS Conference. HIV experts will meet at the world’s largest scientific, socio-political and civil society HIV conference from July 22 to 26, 2024. At this forum, leading scientists, physicians, health experts and activists from more than 175 countries offer advice about low immunity and innovative ways of limiting HIV. A total of 15,000 participants are expected. The International AIDS Society IAS is the world’s most important HIV association.

Messe München Singapore and IFAT enter into long-term cooperation with Singapore International Water Week, the leading event in Asia on the subject of water
Press release 14. February 2023

Messe München Singapore and IFAT enter into long-term cooperation with Singapore International Water Week

Messe München’s subsidiary in Singapore MMI Asia Pte. Ltd (MMI Asia) and the Public Utilities Board of Singapore (PUB) have announced a long-term collaboration over ten years to organize and host the region’s premier water event, Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). The Water Week is one of the most renowned trade fairs and pioneers in the field of water. The cooperation is thus an important milestone for Messe München on its way to further establishing itself internationally as a leading platform for urgently needed innovation technologies.

Messe München today
Press release 10. February 2023

25-year trade fair site—München-Riem

Messe München celebrates its 25-year site anniversary in München-Riem on February 12, 2023. With the relocation in 1998 from Munich’s Theresienhöhe to the former airport, the Munich trade fair company advanced to become a leading and globally active trade fair network. At the Munich site, the 200,000 m² of exhibition grounds, 18 exhibition halls, convention centers and the 414,000 m² of open space serve as the venue for top quality events. The company also operates subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and South America, as well as some 70 overseas representations, which serve more than 100 countries. Messe München’s importance as an economic factor for the city, Bavaria and the federal government remains unabated. Exhibitors at and visitors to trade fairs and conferences in Munich generate average total revenue of €3.3 billion a year throughout Germany, and in a bauma year the figure even soars to €4.3 billion.

Spotlight on sustainable technologies at  bauma CONEXPO INDIA
Final report 08. February 2023

Spotlight on sustainable technologies at bauma CONEXPO INDIA

Even after the pandemic-related break, India is still a major player in the construction machinery sector. Thus, bauma CONEXPO INDIA, which took place from January 31 to February 3, 2023, at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida / Delhi NCR, closed with impressive results: a total of 601 exhibitors from 26 countries and 41,108 visitors from 83 countries came to the sixth edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles.

Stefan Rummel and Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, CEO Dual Leadership
Press release 08. December 2022

Messe München returns to sound strength following heavy losses during two years of the pandemic: Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel anticipating a profitable result

Trade fair business increased significantly in the last three quarters of 2022. After making clear losses in the years 2020 and 2021, Messe München’s business was back on track for success with around 40 of its own events in Germany and abroad as well as some 90 guest events. The visitor and exhibitor numbers at the current trade fairs are still below the record levels seen in pre-COVID times, but Messe München’s visitor level is nevertheless at approximately three-quarters, putting it above the German industry average. The two CEOs Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, who have been at the helm at Messe München since July 1, 2022, are therefore expecting 2022 to come to a positive conclusion.

ISPO Munich 2022: Successful restart on the new dates
Final report 30. November 2022

ISPO Munich 2022: Successful restart on the new dates

1,700 international exhibitors and 40,000 trade visitors from 117 countries came to the restart of ISPO Munich at the Munich exhibition grounds over the last three days. Under the motto “New Perspectives on Sports”, the world’s leading sports trade fair offered a host of product innovations, a conference program featuring prominent speakers, and many well-known sports personalities as guests.

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Evan Sha and Stefan Rummel
Press release 28. November 2022

Messe Muenchen Shanghai creates new position “President China” from 1 December 2022

Messe München Shanghai is expanding its management team and appointing the experienced trade fair manager Evan Sha (51) as “President China” as of 1 December 2022. Sha was most recently responsible for the operative business at GL events in China as COO. CEO Xu Jia and COO Stephen Lu of Messe Muenchen Shanghai will report directly to the “President China”, who will also be Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, Sha will take over board functions in important subsidiaries of Messe Muenchen Shanghai.

About 70,000 visitors came to electronica 2022, more than half of them from abroad. (photo: Messe München)
Final report 18. November 2022

electronica 2022 impressively confirms its status as the world’s leading trade fair for electronics

An excellent mood in 14 halls and intensive discussions at full trade fair booths: The international electronics industry met again in person from November 15 to 18 at electronica 2022 in Munich. 2,144 exhibitors, 64 percent of whom came from countries outside of Germany, showcased innovations that covered the entire spectrum of electronics to about 70,000 visitors at this world leading trade fair. SEMICON Europa was held in parallel spread over just under one and a half halls. A highly informative supporting program consisting of conferences, forums and special events such as the CEO Roundtable explored the focus topics of the trade fair. The program also served as an opportunity for discussions about current global challenges, including the energy transition, supply chain bottlenecks, the scarcity of raw materials and shortages of skilled workers.

Impressions of Messe Muenchen India’s Crystal Anniversary celebrations
Final report 15. November 2022

Shining with purpose!

There is a reason why 15th anniversaries are usually depicted by crystals as they symbolise clarity of purpose, illuminated by values of the organization, and the beauty of achieving milestones together. This is the spirit behind Messe Muenchen India’s Crystal Anniversary celebrations as it commemorates 15 years of excellence in the trade fairs industry.

A total of around 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries took part in the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment in Munich from October 24 to 30, 202
Final report 30. October 2022

bauma 2022 prominently features industry’s power to innovate and exceeds expectations

When the grounds of Messe München become the center of the construction machinery industry for seven full days, bauma is finally taking place again. A total of around 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries (2019: 3,684 exhibitors from 63 countries) and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries (2019: 627,603 visitors from more than 200 countries) came to Munich for the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment held from October 24 through 30. The proportion of international visitors was around 50 percent.

CEO dual leadership team eagerly anticipates bauma 2022
Press release 10. October 2022

Another highlight in the strong fall trade-fair season: bauma, the largest trade fair in the world in terms of exhibition space, begins in Munich on October 24, 2022

What drives the construction-, building-material- and mining-machinery industries? Exhibitors and visitors have found answers to these questions for years at the bauma. The world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building-material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment will take place in Munich Riem on October 24–30, 2022.

IFAT India 2022: wide spectrum of technologies for water and waste management
Final report 06. October 2022

IFAT India 2022: wide spectrum of technologies for water and waste management

Highlighting a wide range of environmental technology solutions and industry leaders, the 9th edition of IFAT India was held from September 28 to 30, 2022 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The trade show covered 15,000 square meters and featured more than 250 exhibitors from 22 countries, along with pavilions from Germany, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Environment scientists, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, think tanks and government authorities shared their expertise.

EXPO REAL 2022: Strong trade fair participation, subdued market expectations
Final report 06. October 2022

EXPO REAL 2022: real estate industry at a turning point

The attendance at EXPO REAL, held from October 4 to 6, 2022, in Munich, Germany, almost reached pre-coronavirus levels: the exhibition grew by almost 60 percent compared to the previous year. Given the current economic situation, there was a great need to exchange ideas and thoughts—also with the Federal Minister of Building, Klara Geywitz.

Successful premiere for two new festival formats in the MOC – Event Center Messe München: MUNICH FABRIC START and  OutDoor by ISPO
Press release 26. September 2022

Successful premiere for two new festival formats in the MOC – Event Center Messe München: MUNICH FABRIC START and OutDoor by ISPO

This year, the international trade fair for textiles, MUNICH FABRIC START, was presented in an expanded format at several locations. The MOC building designed by star architect Helmut Jahn benefited from the cooperation with the adjoining event location MOTORWORLD. With nearly 900 exhibitors and 1,500 collections, the event was bigger than ever. During OutDoor by ISPO, the European outdoor trade fair, the MOC was already proving itself to be a unique location.

With 65 percent of exhibitors and more than 70 percent of visitors coming from countries outside of Germany, drinktec has impressively bolstered its status as the world’s leading trade fair.
Final report 16. September 2022

drinktec presents itself as the global economic summit of the beverage and liquid food industry

International, innovative and the highest possible quality—that’s how best to describe drinktec, which was held from September 12 to 16, 2022, at the Munich trade fair center. A total of 1,002 exhibitors from 55 countries and nearly 50,000 visitors from 169 countries came to the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry.

European Championships Munich 2022: The Trade Fair Center Messe München becomes a venue for competitive sport
Press release 10. August 2022

European Championships Munich 2022: The Messe München trade fair center becomes the site for competitive sports

The European Championships Munich 2022 won’t be limited to just the Olympiapark this year. This is how Messe München will organize all track cycling events from August 11 to 16, 2022. Europe’s best track cyclists will do laps on a temporary track at the trade fair site and compete for 22 sets of medals. The European Championships Munich 2022 is the largest multi-sport event in Germany since the 1972 Olympic Games. The sporting event brings together nine European championships under one roof.

Starting a strong fall trade fair season with confidence: After two difficult trade fair years, Messe München expects a positive result for 2022
Press release 07. July 2022

Starting a strong fall trade fair season with confidence: After two difficult trade fair years, Messe München expects a positive result for 2022

With an unprecedented number of events, the current 2022 fiscal year is seen as crucial for Messe München, now under the dual leadership of Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, who took over as joint managing directors/CEOs with equal responsibilities on July 1, 2022.

Aufsichtsrat Messe
Press release 29. June 2022

Klaus Dittrich leaves Messe München after more than 20 years

Klaus Dittrich, the CEO of Messe München, will leave the company on June 30, 2022, as planned. In his 12 years as CEO, he has turned Messe München into one of the world’s most successful trade fair companies and broadly steered its international, digital and sustainable direction. Under a decision made last November, the company will be led by Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel as co-CEOs beginning on July 1, 2022.

Entrance
Final report 24. June 2022

analytica 2022 wowed the laboratory industry

An excellent mood in five halls, delighted faces and many lively discussions at the exhibition booths: At analytica 2022, the international laboratory industry met again in person from June 21 to 24 in Munich. At the world’s leading trade fair, 891 exhibitors presented their innovations for the entire range of laboratory and analytics technology, life sciences and biotechnology to around 26,000 visitors. Parallel to the event, the well-known analytica conference focused on scientific exchange, while the hands-on supporting program made the laboratory world of tomorrow come alive. Digitalization in the lab remained the number one trending topic.

Visitors on their way into the halls of automatica 2022.
Final report 24. June 2022

automatica showcased as a driving force for the industry

What is the future role of automation and robotics in industry? Which developments and technologies will shape the work of tomorrow and what will be the importance of AI? automatica, which took place in Munich from June 21 to 24, 2022, provided both answers to these questions and numerous trends and innovations.

Messe
Final report 03. June 2022

IFAT Munich 2022: a strong restart for climate protection

Be it plastics, building materials or water: sustainable resource management solutions are essential for environmental and climate protection—and can be found at IFAT Munich. The World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management took place from May 30 to June 3, 2022. 2.984 exhibitors and around 119,000 visitors confirmed the fair as the most important platform for environmental technologies.

Meet in person
Final report 02. June 2022

digitalBAU 2022: innovation platform thrills the construction industry

With its very successful second edition, digitalBAU – which took place from May 31 to June 2, 2022, at the Cologne trade fair grounds – underscored its importance to the construction industry. A total of 330 exhibitors, an increase of over 20 percent, presented their digital solutions for the entire value chain of the construction industry to the approximately 10,000 visitors. Exhibition space grew from one to two and a half halls. The highlights of the comprehensive supporting program were collective expert knowledge in five forums, numerous networking events and the presentation of the German Construction Award (Deutscher Baupreis). Starting in 2023, digitalBAU will take place every year.

Entrance
Final report 29. April 2022

LASER World of PHOTONICS impresses with a strong response in challenging times

The international photonics industry met again in person at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022 in Munich from April 26 to 29. The world’s leading trade fair lent support to an industry that is on the upswing worldwide. For the first time, the World of QUANTUM also provided a stage for the international quantum community. It also highlighted the central role photonics plays in areas such as medical technology, electromobility and industrial manufacturing.

Euromedlab
Press release 30. March 2022

Locations of Messe München: Year of Medical Congresses to Kick off with Euromedlab

Messe München remains a very attractive venue for hosting guest events for an extremely wide range of different industries, such as IT, medicine, pharmaceuticals, science, energy and politics. The wellestablished standing in the medical industry in particular demonstrates the importance of the Locations of Messe München for customers and events from all over the world. High-profile guest events for the medical industry will once again be taking place this year, starting with Euromedlab (the Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine) in April. This will be followed by FOBI 2022 (the Advanced Training Week for Practical Dermatology & Venereology) in July and the DGGG Congress (the Congress of the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics) in October.

Starker Zuspruch
Press release 16. March 2022

High level of interest in the run-up to digitalBAU 2022

The outlook for the second edition of the digitalBAU trade fair, which will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2022, in Cologne, is promising: at more than 280 companies – including 50 start-ups – exhibitor participation is even slightly above the level of the previous event at the beginning of 2020, and the forum program is completely booked up with 180 speakers. The trade fair for digital solutions in the construction industry is accompanied by an extensive supporting program – with five forums, the Innovation Challenge, the German Construction Award, and numerous networking events – that has grown significantly.

InPrint
Press release 11. March 2022

Spring kicks off with a trio of trade fairs: a strong year for Messe München with around 90 guest events

An important economic factor for Messe München and the location in and around Munich has for many years now been the numerous guest events. This year, around 90 guest events are planned in the Messe München halls, the ICM – International Congress Center München, the MOC Eventcenter München and the Conference Center North München. They will kick off in March with a trio of trade fairs—Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, one of our most important regulars at guest trade fairs. ICE Europe, CCE International and InPrint Munich will be held by the British guest organizer for the processing, paper and printing industry at the exhibition center in Riem from March 15 to 17, 2022 – in parallel and face-to-face.

Carola Hesse
Press release 11. February 2022

New Head of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Messe München

A new boost for corporate communications at Messe München GmbH: As of February 1, the experienced communications specialist Dr. Carola Hesse is responsible as the new department head for all internal and external corporate communications activities.

Eingangshalle
Press release 13. January 2022

Hitting the ground running in the new year: Messe München sees 2022 as a year of economic upswing

Since the IAA MOBILITY in September 2021, the Munich trade fair company has got back into the business of holding in-person events, albeit under pandemic-related limitations. The tried and tested implementation of protection and hygiene concepts for the health of all those involved provides planning security to the customers of the more than 54 trade fairs in 2022 – a strong year for events. For these reasons, Messe München is optimistic about the new “super event year.”

Hygienekonzept
Press release 07. January 2022

Optimistic about the new year: Starting live with TrendSet 2022

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Messe München GmbH is optimistic about 2022.

aerial view
Press release 02. December 2021

Integration of IMAG GmbH into Messe München GmbH

After 75 successful years in the international trade fair industry, the overseas trade fair company IMAG GmbH will be integrated into its parent company, Messe München GmbH, in the first quarter of 2022.

Around 20,000 visitors from 70 countries attended productronica 2021
Final report 19. November 2021

“There is no alternative to personal contact”

productronica was held on the fairgrounds of Messe München on November 16—19 in observance of strict hygienic rules: Exhibitors were required to be recovered from a COVID-19 infection, be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test result. Visitors had to be either recovered or vaccinated. A total of 894 exhibitors from 36 countries and about 20,000 visitors from nearly 70 countries attended this year’s edition of the world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production. The share of international visitors among all visitors was around 60 percent in spite of all the restrictions.

co-heads
Press release 09. November 2021

Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel to become co-heads of Messe München in mid-2022

Messe München is planning to reshape its Board of Management. The company’s shareholders unanimously decided at a recent meeting to appoint Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel as the co-heads of Messe München. As of July 1, 2022, both executives will oversee the business operations of Messe München as sole and equal Managing Directors. At this point Klaus Dittrich, the current Chairman of the Board of Management, will leave the company as planned.

IFAT Eurasia 2021: Attendance almost at pre-pandemic level
Final report 28. October 2021

IFAT Eurasia 2021: environmental issues high on the agenda—despite COVID-19

On October 23, the new edition of IFAT Eurasia—held at the Istanbul Expo Center (IFM) in Turkey—ended. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the exhibitor field of 106 companies was much more compact than in 2019 (215). However, in terms of visitors, the international environmental technology show came close to pre-coronavirus levels with 9,258 attendees (2019: 10,467).

Exporeal 2021
Final report 13. October 2021

EXPO REAL 2021: new start successful

It was the first EXPO REAL under COVID-19 conditions. From October 11 to 13, 2021, the real estate industry came together at the most important European industry meeting in Munich—and the great joy over the reunion could be felt. The participants particularly appreciated the many, high-quality contacts. The hottest topics were the challenges posed by the coronavirus, climate change and digitalization.

IAA Mobility
Press release 15. September 2021

IAA MOBILITY demonstrates that major international trade fairs can be held in Germany once again

The new start of the trade-fair business launched by IAA MOBILITY was a major success: The event demonstrated that the safety and hygiene concept that Messe München developed in close cooperation with government officials functioned extremely well. IAA MOBILITY has cleared the way for the resumption of the trade-fair business and the upcoming fall events OutDoor by ISPO, EXPO REAL and productronica.

Resounding success in Munich: IAA MOBILITY established itself as a new global platform for mobility
Final report 12. September 2021

Resounding success in Munich: IAA MOBILITY established itself as a new global platform for mobility

400,000 participants from 95 countries—744 exhibitors and 936 speakers from 32 countries—67 percent of visitors under the age of 40—international media reach of 137 billion—survey shows very positive exhibitor and visitor response—next IAA MOBILITY in Munich from September 5 to 10, 2023

#IAAMOBILITY2021
Press release 30. August 2021

Premiere in Munich: IAA MOBILITY presents the mobility of the future to the world

Largest live and online event of the year – More than 1,000 exhibitors and speakers – Mobility’s path to climate neutrality – More than 100 world premieres – Dialog and interaction are central components

5G
Press release 05. August 2021

Messe München puts one of the most modern public 5G networks into operation at the premiere of IAA MOBILITY with Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica Deutschland / O2—at the Munich exhibition grounds and in the city

High-speed communication will be permanently established at the Munich exhibition grounds through the network expansion.

Dr. Markus Dirr
Press release 30. July 2021

Messe München is restructuring its Product Marketing and Sales and driving digitalization forward

Just in time for the resumption of the trade fair business, Messe München has started its new central division, Produkt Marketing & Sales, which brings the marketing and sales competencies of the two disciplines together under one management. The Head of this new central division will be Dr. Markus Dirr, previously Head of the Digital division.

exterior shot
Press release 20. July 2021

Trade fairs in Bavaria to restart beginning August 1, 2021: Messe München is ready for fall fair season

In today’s cabinet meeting on July 20, 2021, the Bavarian government granted official approval for trade fairs beginning on August 1, 2021. The decisive factor for this was the successful implementation of the hygiene and infection protection concept at the pilot event TrendSet, which took place from July 10 to 12 on the grounds of Messe München. With an increase in visitors of almost 30 percent, the guest event demonstrated the strong demand for in-person meetings. Upcoming events, such as IAA MOBILITY (September 7–12, 2021), OutDoor by ISPO (October 5–7, 2021), EXPO REAL (October 11–13, 2021) and productronica (November 16–19, 2021) can therefore take place as planned.

Personnel announcement
Press release 24. June 2021

Messe München to restart its trade-fair business with a focus on innovation and integrate Corporate Marketing & Communications into its Strategy division

Messe München is restructuring its corporate communications organization as it reopens its trade-fair business in Bavaria

press conference
Press release 16. June 2021

New start for trade fairs in Bavaria: Messe München looks to the future with optimism

Trade fair events will once again be possible in the Free State of Bavaria as of September 1, 2021. This new start is an important signal for the Bavarian economy and the events industry. As early as July, the “TrendSet” symposium will take place in Munich as a pilot trade fair. The comprehensive hygiene and infection protection concept will be implemented there for the first time, with other events such as IAA MOBILITY, EXPO REAL, Outdoor by ISPO and productronica to follow in Munich in fall.

digitalBAU postponed
Press release 25. May 2021

digitalBAU postponed to May/June 2022

digitalBAU 2022 in Cologne will be postponed from February to May 31-June 2, 2022.

Messeöffnungen
Press release 19. May 2021

Messe München welcomes a positive signal for openings in fall—“VCR” concept in use as of pilot trade fair in July 2021

Trade fairs and events will once again be possible in the Bavaria no later than September 1, 2021. The Bavarian State Government gave this positive signal in their cabinet meeting on May 18, 2021. The main requirement for the resumption of trade fairs will be the continued positive development of COVID-19 infection rates. With this, the way is also clear politically for upcoming in-person events such as IAA MOBILITY and EXPO REAL. For test purposes the TrendSet symposium will take place as a pilot project on the Munich trade fair grounds from July 10 to 12. An elaborate infection-prevention and hygiene concept will be tested as part of the fair.

IE expo China
Final report 26. April 2021

IE expo China: powerful driver of environmental protection

The demand for environmental technologies in China is constantly high—despite COVID-19. This development is supported by the Chinese government which sets the framework to accelerate the construction of a low-carbon and circular economy system. IE expo China reflects these market trends with a regrowing participation of 2,157 companies and 81,957 visitors—and a plus of 20 percent in space.

Messe München
Press release 22. April 2021

Messe München restructures company and reduces the size of its Board of Management

The dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has required Messe München to reorganize the company and reduce the size of its six-member Board of Management. The company’s shareholders have placed managerial responsibility in the hands of Klaus Dittrich, Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel.

Registration
Final report 19. April 2021

electronica China 2021 closes successfully at its 20th anniversary

electronica China was successfully held in Shanghai International Expo Centre (SNIEC) on April 14-16, 2021. The show attracted 1,116 exhibitors, who presented their innovative solutions to 48,268 professional visitors on a total exhibition space of more than 60,000 square meters. The exhibition space increased by 42.5 percent compared to pre-pandemic level.

productronica China 2021
Final report 22. March 2021

productronica China 2021 closes successfully

From March 17–19, 2021, productronica China was successfully held in Shanghai International Expo Centre (SNIEC). productronica China 2021 was held separately from electronica China for the first time this year, expanding the scale of the exhibition. The show attracted 735 exhibitors and their innovative solutions in electronic manufacturing presented to 76,393 visitors on the 65,000 square meter exhibition space. The booked space increased by 12% compared to pre-pandemic figures. Thanks to the results of epidemic prevention, China's economy is the first to recover in the world. There were business opportunities everywhere at productronica China 2021, providing a vibrant environment for the intelligent electronic manufacturing industry.

Three days successfully filled with great innovations, cutting-edge equipment, technology and applications
Final report 22. March 2021

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2021 closes successfully

On March 17–19, 2021, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2021 was successfully held in the Shanghai New International Expo Center. As an annual high-end event for the optoelectronic technology industry and the first of its kind to open in 2021, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2021 gathered the leading brands from all over the world to showcase high-quality products and innovative technologies from a global perspective. It presented the future trends in the industry and potentials of optoelectronic technology for modern manufacturing.

Aussenaufnahme
Press release 17. February 2021

More in-person trade fairs canceled or postponed due to coronavirus in the first semester

The current pandemic situation makes it impossible to reliably plan for upcoming international in-person trade fairs in the first semester: therefore, having consulted closely with its customers and partners, Messe München is canceling f.re.e 2021 and INHORGENTA MUNICH 2021. LASER World of PHOTONICS 2021 will be postponed to 2022.

Group Sales
Press release 09. February 2021

In spite of the drop in revenue, Messe München is confident for the future

The previous year posed major challenges for the international trade fair industry. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of trade fairs had to be canceled, resulting in huge losses of revenue. Messe München, too, had to cancel more than 20 events, including four world-leading trade fairs. Nevertheless, Messe München is confident for the future. Innovative digital formats and products will expand the existing portfolio.

ISPO Munich Online 2021
Final report 08. February 2021

ISPO Munich Online 2021: World’s largest sports trade fair sets new benchmarks also as a virtual show

ISPO Munich Online 2021 proved to be a popular industry meeting for the international sports and outdoor sector: a total of 31.574 participants from 110 countries visited the digital platforms of the world’s leading trade fair for sports from February 1-5 with the motto “Sport is stronger.” In addition to product and company presentations by 545 exhibitors in the Expo Area, the conference line-up on the social megatrends of sustainability, health, digitalization and creativity was also extremely popular.

Studio Screens
Final report 18. January 2021

BAU ONLINE provides guidance in turbulent times

Intensive B2B networking and many-faceted market insights: BAU ONLINE’s offering proved to be an important anchor point for the construction industry in turbulent times. 247 exhibitors offered digital live presentations and one-on-one conversations; the conference program explored topics such as digitalization, the challenge of climate change, resources and recycling, housing of the future, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on architecture and the construction industry.

analytica China 2020 concludes successfully
Final report 23. November 2020

Lighthouse for bright future: analytica China 2020 concludes successfully

analytica China 2020 came to a successful conclusion on November 18, 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show brought together 1,009 exhibitors (2018: 950) and 112 represented companies and partners. 23,652 professional visitors attended. With six exhibition halls, eight special areas, and a total space of over 60,000 square meters (2018: 46,000 sqm), analytica China 2020 presented more than 1,000 new instruments and equipment, innovative technologies and cutting-edge solutions. The highlight of the show, the 2,000-square-meter Live Lab and Clinical Lab, attracted numerous professional visitors. Professional lectures and high-quality seminars offered insights into industry hot topics and attracted 3,447 professional audiences from different fields.

electronica virtual 2020—Foyer
Final report 17. November 2020

electronica makes a strong impression on the market with its digital format

209 exhibitors from 25 countries presented their electronic industry solutions and products from November 9 to 12, 2020, as part of electronica virtual, the virtual format of electronica. A total of 8,253 unique users from 79 countries learned about electronic innovations and trends of the future in virtual exhibition halls and during four digital conferences.

Auto Shanghai
Final report 03. November 2020

Auto Shanghai takes place in April 2021

Trade fairs in China are picking up speed again: Auto China 2020, the first major international motor show since the beginning of the pandemic, was successfully held in Beijing in early October. Thanks to a strict hygiene and safety concept, car manufacturers and suppliers were able to showcase their latest products and technologies to about 530,000 visitors at 200,000 square meters. In China, trade fairs are almost at the level of previous events. At the same time, the Chinese automotive market is undergoing a major recovery.

Despite corona and travel restrictions, 48,000 visitors came to BAU China 2020 this year.
Final report 02. November 2020

BAU China impresses and increases its status in the construction and architecture industry

BAU China, the leading trade fair in the Asia-Pacific region for “Building Systems Solutions, High-End Technologies and Materials” was held from October 29 to November 1, 2020. Since its premiere in 2017 as FENESTRATION BAU China, exhibition segments have been integrated, similar to BAU in Munich. With the newly created RealTech Expo, the Real Estate segment is to be further expanded in the future. BAU China is organized by MMU BAU Fenestration, a holding subsidiary of Messe München.

More than 21,600 participants attended analytica virtual.
Final report 26. October 2020

analytica 2020 with very good results in the digital format

analytica 2020 successfully concludes five days of virtual trade fair and presentation formats: A total of 21,641 participants (unique users) from 152 nations took part in the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, which was held for the first time in purely virtual fashion from October 19 to 23. Here, 268 exhibitors from 24 countries presented more than 700 product highlights. There was a total of more than 33,000 participations in the 200 exhibitor webinars and the 119 scientific presentations at the analytica conference. No. 1 topic: digital transformation.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München
Press release 01. October 2020

Messe München responds to the coronavirus crisis by offering new hybrid platforms

Messe München is devising new digital formats during the intensifying coronavirus crisis and is enabling exhibitors and visitors to take part in trade fairs despite international restrictions on travel by offering hybrid events. Flexibly deployable platforms and services are being created in close cooperation with customers. Special hybrid versions of EXPO REAL, BAU and ISPO will combine the best of both worlds.

Philipp Eisenmann, Exhibition Director IFAT opens the IFAT impact Business Summit.
Final report 11. September 2020

IFAT impact Business Summit: Environmental expertise from all over the world—connected digitally

Three days of business contacts and knowledge transfer—that was the first completely digital IFAT impact Business Summit held from September 8 to 10, 2020, featuring a wide range of technologies from recycling to water management, virtual 1:1 talks and discussions on ways towards a real circular economy.

SMX München
Press release 07. September 2020

Messe München’s digital platforms enable exchange with customers, even with the ongoing travel restrictions

From September 1, trade fair business may once again take place live on site in Bavaria. Messe München promptly opened two locations as part of the safety and hygiene concept it developed. “The customers of SMX in the ICM and of FABRIC DAYS in the MOC are looking back on a successful start,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München GmbH. “September 1 represents the opportunity to carry out in-person trade fairs again. We are very pleased that our safety and hygiene concept has moved the Bavarian authorities to take this step,” reports Klaus Dittrich. As the economy requires permanent access to the markets and the coronavirus solely restricts freedom of movement, since June Messe München has been organizing digital platforms for the industries of its product portfolios.

IE expo China 2020: a positive signal
Final report 18. August 2020

IE expo China 2020—a strong trade fair performance in turbulent times

It was clearly noticeable in the exhibition halls: the great desire to revive business after the COVID-19 crisis in China, get information and network efficiently. The leading platform for environmental technologies in Asia proved its importance despite all the uncertainties in the run-up to the event: 73,176 visitors traveled to Shanghai to learn about products and solutions from 1,851 companies as well as market prospects.

ISPO Shanghai sets an important symbol for restart.
Final report 15. July 2020

ISPO Shanghai: successful restart of business

From 3 to 5 July, 17,776 visitors came to ISPO Shanghai 2020 to learn about future development and to experience new products in the segments of Outdoor, Snowsports, Sport Trends, Running, Health & Fitness, Water Sports, and Manufacturing & Suppliers. ISPO Shanghai has thus seen an increase of 14% in the number of visitors and kept the momentum for the third year in a row. With myriads of people flooding to the exhibition and omni-channel marketing, ISPO Shanghai proved itself as a starting point for the sporting goods industry to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020 impression exhibitor
Final report 07. July 2020

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020: Photonics technology enables smart production

On July 3–5, 2020, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020 was held successfully in Halls 7.1H–8.1H of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). As the annual high-end event for the global optoelectronics technology industry, and the front-runner of optoelectronics exhibitions in 2020, LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020 posed as a gathering of the leading brands and their new products, technologies and solutions, and depicted the future trends and prospects of optoelectronics technology in modern manufacturing environments.

Registration electronica China 2020
Final report 07. July 2020

Confidence and commitment brings electronica China to a successful close

In 2020, there is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year has impacted the electronics industry but, looking at it from a different perspective, it has also meant new opportunities for development! As the first major professional electronics exhibition to be held in China since the pandemic–and as the lighthouse event for the electronics industry–electronica China 2020 has made a significant contribution to economic recov- ery by meeting the needs of exhibitors and visitors and bringing renewed confidence to the industry.

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