Messe Frankfurt GmbH


As per the historical documents available since 1240, trade fairs were being held successively in Frankfurt; since then due to high volume of monetary transactions, the banking industry was brought into more attention in this city. In 1585 Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) was set up accordingly, resulting in transforming Frankfurt into a dominant financial center in Europe.

Frankfurt Trade Fair was founded in 1907 and two years later, the first exhibition hall was opened at the actual nowadays “Festhalle”. The hall is located at the entrance of the Frankfurt fair district and is a popular venue for the exhibition galas.

In 1980, Frankfurt Trade Fair evolved into the current “Messe Frankfurt GmbH”; with 60 percent of the shares belonging to the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hessen with 40 percent. At 578,000 square meters, Messe Frankfurt currently has ten exhibition halls, a conference center, and a ceremony hall all equipped with superior state-of-the-art facilities, making it one the most modern trade fair centers in the world.

With 28 branches, 50 representatives, and more than 2026 overseas subsidiaries the company is actually serving its clients all over the five continents as a worldwide group. please click on the link below for the list of Messe Frankfurt's subsidaries and representatives:

Some of the topics that are of the interest include:

-              Car parts and accessories, after-sales service

-              Textile industry, machinery, and products

-              Lighting design and technology

-              Manufacturing industry of poultry products

-              Interior decoration and decorative products

-              Musical instruments

The main idea behind holding such exhibitions is to separately expose different markets so that visitors acquire a transparent view of the current situation and the available potentials to expand the relevant markets. Besides, visitors and participants can take the lead of the market by offering their products and services to their true clients.

Studies carried out by the experts along with the facilities provided for the visitors and exhibitors – enabling them to exchange their experience and establish a professional relationship – has led “Messe Frankfurt” to be recognized as one of the most accredited brands in trade fair. As a result, some of the other exhibition organizers decided to run their shows at the Frankfurt exhibition center – as the guest exhibitor – so that they can take benefit of the expertise of the group and the available facilities.

Some of the most important guest fairs are:

-              Frankfurt Book Fair

-              IAA motor show

-              Achema

In 2014 in 30 trade centers around the world, 121 exhibitions on various topics were held, whereas 77 of them were organized outside of Germany. In 2014, 84708 exhibitors and 3 million German and foreign visitors participated in the programs.

This is the mindset that the group brings to its clients: we live internationally.