Once the frontier between two opposed political systems, Berlin is now home to an international exhibition centre that offers outstanding marketing opportunities in the heart of Europe.
With a turnover of €217 million in 2010, Messe Berlin is one of the ten highest performing trade fair organisers in the world with its own exhibition grounds. Located in the city centre, it offers an area of 160,000m² indoors and over 100,000m² outdoors for global trade fairs such as ITB Berlin, International Green Week Berlin, FRUIT LOGISTICA and InnoTrans. In 2010, an incredible 34,290 businesses showcased their products to an audience of around 2.3 million people at the fifth-largest exhibition centre in Germany.
The exhibition centre is connected to Europe's biggest conference centre, the ICC Berlin. On the strength of the events held there, the International Congress and Convention Association ranked Berlin fourth in the world ranking of leading conference destinations. From 2014, conferences will be held at the exhibition centre while renovation work is carried out.
Messe Berlin GmbH and its specialised subsidiaries provide a one-stop service:
MB Capital Services GmbH looks after stand assembly, technical services for exhibitors, ticketing and organisational services for conferences and the Virtual Market Place, the virtual communications and information platform for clients and business partners which operates 365 days a year.
Capital Facility GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for technical services.
Capital Catering GmbH provides food and drink to exhibitors, attendees and conference guests, arranges gala dinners and organises all event catering.
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