Trade fairs of international relevance

Bavaria is the perfect location for trade fairs and events of any kind. The three large Bavarian trade fair grounds open up access to international markets for Bavarian companies, thereby making a key contribution to export promotion - an important factor for Bavaria as an export-oriented business region.

Messe München International

Messe München International (MMI) is among the leading trade fair companies in the world, and is Bavaria's largest trade fair venue.

Some 35,000 exhibitors and an average of two million visitors from more than 200 countries participate in around 20 trade fairs and exhibitions and over 240 guest events in the halls of the International Congress Center München (ICM) grounds and at the M,O,C, event and order centre in Munich. Furthermore, MMI is internationally active, with more than 40 trade shows and trade fair participations worldwide.

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Messe München's 17 halls provide 180.000 m² of exhibition space, and Germany's largest outdoor grounds, covering an area of 360,000 m². The grounds in München-Riem were inaugurated in 1998 to relieve the trade fair halls at Munich's Theresienhöhe. The State of Bavaria, which holds a stake in Messe München International representing 49.9% of the shares, contributed approximately 325 million euros toward construction costs, which totalled around 1.3 billion euros.

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NürnbergMesse

NürnbergMesse is the second largest international trade fair venue in Bavaria. Today, Nuremberg has one of the 15 largest fairgrounds in the world, is among the top ten in Europe and takes 7th place in the German trade show rankings following Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Hanover, Berlin and Cologne. The NürnbergConvention Center (NCC) is connected with the grounds and offers multi-functional spaces for conventions, marketing or company events for up to 11,000 people.

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The portfolio includes around 120 national and international trade fairs and congresses, as well as approximately 40 sponsored communal stands in Nuremberg and worldwide. Each year, some 30,000 exhibitors (internationality 37%) and up to 1.4 million visitors (internationality among professionals in attendance 21%) attend the NürnbergMesse Group's own, partner and guest events. NürnbergMesse has subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil and Italy. Moreover, the NürnbergMesse Group can draw from a network of 46 representative offices active in 97 countries.

Since 1997, the State of Bavaria, which holds 49.9% of the shares in NürnbergMesse, has participated in the numerous expansion and modernisation projects, contributing more than 50 million euros toward new halls and the NürnbergConvention Center East.

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Messe Augsburg

Messe Augsburg, Bavaria's third-largest trade fair venue, is active on the market with 12 halls and 48,000 m² of exhibition space, 10.000 m² of outdoor grounds as well as a service and convention centre. The Augsburg trade show grounds' event programme has specialised in servicing the economic regions of Augsburg/Bavarian Swabia as well as organising trade and consumer shows in market niches.

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Messe Augsburg's principal shareholder is the City of Augsburg. It is operated by Augsburger Schwabenhallen Messe- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH (ASMV), which is successively developing into a trade fair organiser. The State of Bavaria has contributed more than 15 million to numerous modernisation works at Messe Augsburg.

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