Hannover Exhibition Centre

Global Fairs – Global Business: Deutsche Messe – Hannover – Germany

With its highly versatile trade fair centre in Hannover and first-class online services, Deutsche Messe offers companies from all over the world excellent opportunities for business development.

Since its foundation in 1947, Deutsche Messe has organised leading trade fairs of international calibre that have become must-attend events for opinion-formers, decision-makers and visionaries in their respective industries. Trade fair trends are continually being exported from Hannover into the globalised world. Trade fairs for the capital goods sector provide the focus in Germany and abroad. In addition to CeBIT (IT and communications technology) and Hannover Messe (industry and technology), the best-known trade fairs hosted in Hannover are LIGNA (forestry and timber industry), DOMOTEX (carpets and floor coverings), BIOTECHNICA (biotechnology and life sciences), CeMAT (intralogistics), didacta (education) and INTERSCHUTZ (rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security). But Hannover has also been a venue for major third-party events for many years, among them AGRITECHNICA (agricultural equipment), EMO (metalworking, tooling), EUROBLECH (technologies for sheet metal forming) and the IAA (commercial vehicles, fittings and systems for goods and passenger transport). Trade fairs in Hannover enjoy international renown. All events present the key trends and innovations in the particular industry and provide an ideal platform for networking and business development on an international level.

Key figures at a glance:

  • Total number of exhibitors: 23,503
  • from outside Germany: 8,539
  • Total number of attendees: 1,821,750
  • from outside Germany: 206,270
  • Main sector: capital goods industry
  • Number of domestic trade fairs: 73
  • Number of international trade fairs: 43

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