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.
Trade fairs of international relevance
Bavaria is the ideal 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
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.
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.