Messe Düsseldorf

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Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
GenreCongress and trade fair organizer
Key people
Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President and CEO
Number of employees
Messe Düsseldorf during drupa 2008

The Messe Düsseldorf is a trade fair ground and organizer, based in Düsseldorf, Germany. With a workforce of 1,459 employees worldwide (2006) and a total exhibition space of 306,000 m2 (of which 262,700 m2 is indoors) in Düsseldorf,[1] the company is one of the largest in the industry. More than 40 annual fairs are staged at the premises in Düsseldorf, including 23 leading events in their respective sectors.


Based on Düsseldorf's long history of trade fairs, the Trade Fair Organisation (Messe) was founded in 1947 as Nordwestdeutsche Ausstellungsgesellschaft mbH (NOWEA), and is now Messe Düsseldorf GmbH (German form of Ltd.). In 1971, the company moved to the newly built exhibition centre in Stockum, next to the Düsseldorf Airport. In 1993, it hosted the finals of the Davis Cup in one its halls.


name location
Messe Düsseldorf ASIA Pte. Ltd. Singapore,  Singapore
Messe Düsseldorf North America Inc. Chicago,  United States
Messe Düsseldorf Moskau Moscow,  Russia
Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi,  India
Messe Düsseldorf Japan Ltd. Tokyo,  Japan
Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd. Hong Kong / Shanghai,  Hong Kong
Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Shanghai,  People's Republic of China
SNIEC - Shanghai New International Expo Center Co. Ltd. Shanghai,  People's Republic of China
Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG Düsseldorf,  Germany
Düsseldorf Congress Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH Düsseldorf,  Germany
Messeturm Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH Düsseldorf,  Germany
FIXXUS Grundstücks-Vermietungsgesellschaft mbH Co. & Objekt Rheinhalle KG Düsseldorf,  Germany
Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH Düsseldorf,  Germany
GEC - German Exposition Corporation International GmbH Berlin,  Germany

Areas of activity[edit]

  • Machinery, plant and equipment
  • Retail and trade, skilled trades and services
  • Medicine and health
  • Fashion and lifestyle
  • Leisure

Figures (2006)[edit]

  • Total Exhibitors: 26,222 of which 53% came from abroad
  • Total Visitors: 1,297,026 of which 25% came from abroad
  • Sales: EUR 303.753 million consolidated sales in 2006, of which EUR 212.258 million generated in Germany[2]

Trade fairs organised by Messe Düsseldorf[edit]

The "Rheinhallen" of Messe Düsseldorf
  • boot Düsseldorf – International Boat Show
  • Caravan Salon International Trade Fair for Caravaning
  • drupa – International Trade Fair Printing & Media
  • EuroShop – International Trade Fair for the Retail Industry
  • GDS & GLS – International Shoe Trade Fair & Leather Goods Fair
  • glasstec – International Trade Fair for the Glass Industry
  • hogatec – International Trade Fair for the Hotel Trade, Gastronomy and Institutional Catering
  • interpack – International Trade Fair for the Packaging & Confectionery Industry
  • K – International Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber
  • MEDICA – International Trade Fair & Congress for Medicine
  • METAV - International Fair for Manufacturing Technology and Automation, organized by the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW)[3]
  • METEC – International Trade Fair for the Metalworking Sector
  • ProWein – International Trade Fair for Wines & Spirits
  • TourNaturInternational Trade Fair for Hiking and Trekking
  • Tube & Wire – International Trade Fair for the Tube & Wire Industry
  • Valve World Expo International Trade Fair for Industrial Valves

Art fairs organized by Messe Düsseldorf[edit]


  1. ^ Facts & Figures Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine, Messe Düsseldorf at a glance
  2. ^ English website of Messe Düsseldorf Archived 2006-01-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ METAV

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tarrant County Convention Center
Fort Worth
Davis Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Olympic Stadium
Preceded by
Suzhou International Expo Center
World Table Tennis Championships
Event Venue

Succeeded by
SYMA Sports and Conference Centre

Coordinates: 51°15′36″N 6°44′27″E / 51.26000°N 6.74083°E / 51.26000; 6.74083