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Messe Frankfurt GmbH Corporate profile

The head office

The head office

Germany is the trade fair capital of the world, with many of the world's leading fairs taking place there each year. Among the German trade fair organizers, Messe Frankfurt exemplifies internationalism. We are the first German organizer to globalize our fairs in overseas countries: the first overseas event being Interstoff Asia held in Hong Kong in 1987. Over the course of the year, events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place in more than 30 locations. Before, during and after the trade fair, we are attentive hosts who take excellent care of our exhibitors, visitors and guests - everywhere in the world. As the world's largest trade fair corporation with its own exhibition grounds, we can offer our customers a presence in more than 150 countries around the globe. Messe Frankfurt unites the highest quality with proximity and international orientation - at every trade fair, be it with one of our 28 global subsidiaries, around 50 international Sales Partners or at our headquarters in Frankfurt.
We are proud of our position and work hard every day to become even better. We work continuously to develop innovative trade fair concepts and constantly reinvent ourselves - without losing sight of our traditions and tried-and-true methods. Our future-oriented thinking allows us to set new trends and act as a trailblazer within the exhibition industry.
Messe Frankfurt has exported successful brands such as Ambiente, Heimtextil, Automechanika, Light + Building and ISH around the globe, thereby creating a global marketing instrument with identically high quality standards for SMEs in particular. We bring together the right people at the right time and light up the path to innovation and trends for exhibitors and visitors alike.

Hall scenery

Hall scenery

Over 800 years, Frankfurt has been well known for its trade fairs. In the past, traders and businesspeople met at the Rer, the famous Frankfurt city hall and plaza. Later the focus shifted to the new grounds of the Festhalle. Today the Frankfurt exhibition grounds owned by Messe Frankfurt cover 578,000 square meters. With its eleven halls and adjoining Congress Center, it is one of the largest exhibition centers in the world. Located only 15 minutes away by car from the Frankfurt International, the venue hosts some of internationally famous guest events such as the IAA motor show, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Achema, the world's largest chemistry trade fair.

Company Name Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Address Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
TEL +49 (0)69 7575-0
FAX +49 (0)69 7575-6433
Web www.messefrankfurt.com
Shareholders City of Frankfurt am Main: 60%,State of Hessen: 40%
Board of Management Wolfgang Marzin (CEO)
Detlef Braun
Uwe Behm
Scope of business Organizing and operating international trade shows
Management of the exhibition centre including the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt and the Festhalle
Managing the technical and services side of events such as logistics, construction and catering operation
Total exhibition area 457,000 sqm (Indoor area: 355,678 sqm,Outdoor area: 96,078 sqm)
Group sales(2012) 536.9(Mio. Euro)
Number of employees worldwide(2012) 1,833
Number of total trade fairs(2012) 109
Number of total exhibitors(2012) 78,497
Number of total visitors(2012) 2,807,962
Sales partners worldwide Branch office: 5
Subsidiaries: 28
international sales partners: approx. 50
* With this global network, we give it a presence for our customers in more than 150 countries.
Associations and partners The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)
The Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM)
The European Major Exhibition Centres Association (E.M.E.C.A.)
The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI)