TOP 8 trade shows in Germany

1. ACHEMA International Exhibition and Forum

The world’s most famous and largest event for those involved in chemical engineering, the processing industry, and environmental protection. It takes place once every three years. During this time some companies manage to make significant breakthroughs in technology, so there is something to show at the fair and what to surprise the competitors.

Venue: Frankfurt am Main.

How often is it held: once every three years.

When is it held: August.

Which sectors are involved:

  • chemical industry,
  • biotechnologies,
  • environmental protection,
  • pharmaceutical industry,
  • IT technology for these industries.

How many companies are exhibiting at ACHEMA: 4000

The number of visitors attending the event: 200,000

The number of exhibiting countries: 140

Trade fair area: 130000 sqm

You should exhibit at ACHEMA if your business is involved in the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering and Engineering,
  • Research & Innovation,
  • Laboratory and Analytical Research Methods,
  • Pharmaceuticals, packaging and storage technology,
  • Pumps, compressors, valves & fittings,
  • Occupational Health and Safety,
  • Thermal Process Equipment,
  • Materials science and testing,
  • You build mechanical processes for industries,
  • Produce measurement, control, and automation equipment,
  • Create literature and teaching aids for industries.

Proven exhibition stand builders in Germany offer their customers the most innovative design solutions for exhibition stands, as the most ambitious stand receives a prestigious award at the event.

2. IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin)

The world-famous trade fair for home appliances and electronics. It is after this event that innovations begin to reach the consumer.  This is one of the oldest trade fairs in the world. In addition to seeing new products that you can soon buy in-store, will you visit the spectacular show that is sure to take place at the IFA.

Venue: Berlin

How often: Once a year

When: September

Which industries are represented:

  • telecommunications,
  • electronics,
  • power industry,
  • IT technology for these industries,
  • photographic equipment,
  • interactive entertainment and merchandise.

How many companies exhibit at the IFA: 2500.

The number of guests attending the event: 250 000.

The number of countries: 150.

Exhibition area: 149 500 sqm.

You need to exhibit at IFA if your business is involved in the following areas:

  • household appliance and electronics manufacturing,
  • research and innovation,
  • industry equipment,
  • you offer raw materials and components for the industry,
  • you provide the mechanical processes for industries,
  • you produce measurement, control, and automation devices,
  • provide IT solutions for industries on display.

What areas you will find at the trade show:

  • IFA Home Entertainment: Television, DVDs, home theaters;
  • IFA Audio Entertainment: HiFi sound equipment, loudspeakers;
  • IFA My Media: Photography, video, MP3, computers, computer games, memory cards;
  • IFA Public Media: its TV stations, radio, professional equipment for mass communication specialists;
  • IFA Communication: telecommunications, cable TV, mobile media, navigation, content providers;
  • IFA Technology & Components: providers, semiconductors.

Even small companies must participate in this exhibition if they plan to expand production and enter the international market. If the budget for building an exhibition stand at IFA Berlin is limited, you can consider buying or renting a modular exhibition stand.

  3. Specialized International Exhibition K-Plastics & Rubber Exhibition (K show)

K show is the trade fair for the plastics, rubber, and packaging industry. It is at this show that you can see the cutting-edge ideas of the chemical industry brought to life. 

Venue: Dusseldorf

How often is it held: once every three years

When it takes place: October

Which industries are involved:

  • chemical industry,
  • environmental protection,
  • IT technologies of these industries,
  • rubber production and manufacturing,
  • rubber and plastics equipment manufacturers,
  • business services for exhibitors.

How many companies take part in the exhibition K: 3300.

The number of guests attending the event: 250 000.

The number of exhibiting countries: 165.

The trade fair area: 177059 sqm.

You should exhibit at the K-Plastics & Rubber Exhibition if your business is in the areas of:

  • Research and innovation in the industry;
  • Extraction of raw and auxiliary materials for the industry;
  • Laboratory and analytical methods of product quality research for the industry;
  • Manufacture all types of plastics and rubber;
  • Manufacture of finished plastic products and components;
  • Production of processing equipment for rubber and plastics;
  • Industrial Safety and Health & Safety;
  • You create mechanical processes for industries;
  • Produce instruments for measurement, control and automation;
  • Creating literature and teaching aids for industries;
  • IT solutions for industries represented at the trade show.

The exhibit booths of K show exhibitors are sometimes astounding. There is a real battle of technology and design solutions on exhibition stands. Exhibition stand builders always strive to surprise the demanding public at this exhibition. The appearance of an exhibition stand speaks of the exhibiting company either as a leader in its industry or as an outsider. Exhibitors are aware of this, so leading companies order the construction of grandiose double-decker structures, so as not to lose the position of the leader in their industry. 

 This grand exhibition runs for a whole week, so you will have plenty of time to find a market for your products and make the right contacts and connections.

4. MEDICA Trade Fair

This is a fair of new medical equipment. Do you want to stay up to date and keep up with the times? You need to exhibit at this show. Even if you don’t show your products, you need to be at MEDICA at least for your patients. At this trade show, you’ll find the latest medical equipment, lab equipment, electro-medical equipment,  and diagnostic and pharmaceutical machines.

Venue: Dusseldorf

How often is it held: once a year

When it takes place: November

Which industries are involved:

  • Pharmaceutical,
  • Medical,
  • Design and manufacture of medical equipment,
  • IT technology for the healthcare industry.

How many companies take part in the MEDICA trade show: 5500.

 The number of guests attending the event: 150 000.

 The number of exhibiting countries: 169.

 The trade show area: 113104 sqm.

You must exhibit at MEDICA if your business is involved in the following areas:

  • Manufacture and sale of medical equipment;
  • Manufacture and sale of orthopedic goods;
  • Development and sale of physical therapy equipment;
  • Sale and manufacture of diagnostic devices;
  • Laboratory diagnostics and technology;
  • Manufacture, purchase, or sale of medical supplies;
  • Publication of medical literature;
  • Manufacturing of medical furniture;
  • Manufacturing of medical textiles;
  • High-tech services for industries;
  • Medical networks and networks of rehabilitation centers;
  • Production, sale and purchase of medicines and dietary supplements.

MEDICA Trade Fair is the #1 leader in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Any detail or detail that you use in your daily work as a healthcare professional is sure to have been featured at the MEDICA Trade Fair for the first time at some point. This show is a must-see if you’re in the daily struggle to improve your patients’ quality of life and want patients to choose your medical center.

You will find the most interesting trade show booths at this show, which, at a glance, can tell you exactly what a participating company does.

5. International exhibition Spielwarenmesse

Spielwarenmesse is the world’s leading exhibition of toys and goods for children. Every year visitors find new products and directions for business development. According to statistics, up to 90% of visitors find what they are looking for and achieve their goals of attending the trade show. The oldest brands regularly take part in this event, and some of them celebrate the 25th anniversary of visiting Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg. Isn’t that proof of the effectiveness of the event?

Venue: Nuremberg

How often is it held: once a year

When it takes place: February

Which industries are involved:

  • Manufacture of toys of different materials,
  • Production of goods for holidays and children’s leisure,
  • Production and sale of office supplies for children.

How many companies exhibit at Spielwarenmesse: 3000.

The number of visitors attending the event: 100 000.

The number of countries: 70.

Trade Fair Area: 170 000 sqm.

You must exhibit at Spielwarenmesse if your business is involved in the areas:

  • Wholesale and retail trade in children’s goods;
  • Production of children’s goods;
  • Raw materials and equipment for production;
  • Providing services for participating industries;
  • Providing high-tech services for industries.

In addition to the grand event, the best toy manufacturer company receives ToyInnovation/ToyAward award. On the last day of the trade fair, an international conference Global Toy Conference takes place, where the leaders of the industry speak with the most creative and advanced solutions and discuss the problems of the industry and the prospects for further development.

6. The world’s largest travel trade fair ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin)

This exhibition is not only held in Germany, but it is in Berlin where its scale and importance are revealed. This exhibition is a mix of the most diverse industries, which necessarily take part in the organization of services for the average tourist. You and I, as tourists, do not see the whole chain of the interaction of thousands of companies that organize a simple, at first glance, vacation for our family. But if you look behind the scenes of the travel industry, you will be surprised how many people and companies are involved in the process of creating for us a great vacation and a delightful experience!

Venue: Berlin.

How often is it held: once a year.

When it takes place: March.

Which industries are involved:

  • Travel,
  • Aviation,
  • Transport,
  • Telecommunications,
  • Insurance,
  • Banking and finance,
  • IT sector.

How many companies exhibit at ITB Berlin: 11 000.

The number of visitors attending the event: 175 000.

The number of countries: 180.

Exhibition area 160 000 sqm.

You need to exhibit at ITB Berlin if your business is involved in the following areas:

  • provision of tourism services;
  • real estate;
  • you are a tour operator;
  • develop reservation systems;
  • represent airlines, hotels and car rental companies;
  • provide insurance or financial services for the travel industry;
  • provide catering services;
  • are associated with the entertainment industry.

ITB Berlin lasts only 4-5 days, but the opening and closing ceremonies are so spectacular that guests will long remember an unforgettable visit to the exhibition. Each country tries to present its uniqueness and the scale of the campaign in the design of the exhibition stand.

7. Leading industrial trade fair Hannover Messe

Key global technologies and developments in the field of industry. Since the exhibition has a huge number of directions and exhibitors, it is divided into the main areas according to the profile of the companies:

  • Automation of technological processes, energy saving;
  • Technologies in automation;
  • Integrated energy systems and mobility;
  • Subcontracting and Lightweight Structures;
  • Integrated processes and IT solutions;
  • Research and technology transfer;
  • Investment, economic development, and joint ventures.

Venue: Hannover.

How often is it held: once a year.

When it takes place: April.

Which industries are involved:

  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Robotics,
  • Automation Systems,
  • Measuring Equipment,
  • IT technology for industries represented at the exhibition,
  • Communication systems,
  • Industrial safety systems,
  • Process Technologies,
  • Research and development,
  • Marketing and advertising.

How many companies exhibit at Hannover Messe: 7000.

The number of visitors attending the event: 250 000.

The number of exhibiting countries: 80.

Exhibition area 271000 sqm.

You should exhibit at Hannover Messe if your business is involved in the following areas:

  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment for industry;
  • Wholesale and retail sale of equipment;
  • Manufacture and sale of industrial measuring instruments;
  • Manufacture and sale of assembly equipment;
  • Manufacturing of pumps and fittings;
  • Industrial communication setup;
  • Engineering services, equipment maintenance;
  • Developing production control systems;
  • Production, distribution and, supply of electricity;
  • Manufacturing consulting services.

At Hannover Messe, companies find investors and partners, as well as analyze the market’s evaluation of the innovations they showcase on their exhibition stands. There are also several economic conferences during the exhibition, which will be helpful to exhibitors and guests.

8. The world’s leading packaging exhibition Interpack

Such status the exhibition gained due to its scale and quality. Every company connected with packaging and everything that concerns it strives to get to this event. Interpack is not only about packaging; it is about the latest technologies and developments that daily change our lives for the better.

Venue: Dusseldorf.

How often is it held: once a year.

When it takes place: May.

Which industries are involved:

  • Food industry,
  • Pharmaceutical industry,
  • Processing industry,
  • Cosmetics companies,
  • Production of non-food products,
  • Wood industry,
  • Chemical industry,
  • Wholesale and retail trade,
  • Service industry.

How many companies take part in the Interpack exhibition: 2800.

The number of guests attending the event: 200 000.

The number of exhibiting countries: 60.

The area of the exhibition is 175,000 sqm.

You must exhibit at Interpack if your business is involved in the following areas:

  • Production of packaging machines and devices;
  • Manufacturing packaging materials;
  • Creating packaging aids;
  • Sell or manufacture equipment for the confectionery industry;
  • Providing leasing services;
  • Offer consulting services for manufacturing facilities;
  • Mining or manufacturing materials for the manufacture of packaging;
  • Provide high-tech services to industries at the show.

As you can see, Germany has much to be proud of. All the money and minds of the world flock to the center of Europe for a mutually beneficial exchange. Building a booth in Germany at any trade fair described is a winning ticket with long-term and sustainable results!

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.