Hamburg is a gateway to new worlds. A thriving metropolis, this vibrant port city is home to many leading international enterprises which feed the city‘s dynamic growth. After all, the Hamburg metropolitan area is among Europe‘s top four economic regions. Hamburg Messe und Congress, the city‘s fair services provider, is a major driver and a key factor behind this business success. Located right in the centre of Hamburg, the state-of-the-art fair site host global and regional events – setting world standards, or drawing visitors from all over the region. And everything that makes Hamburg endearing and a great place to live is right next door: Attractive shopping boulevards, fine dining, world-class concert halls and theatres, and extensive parks.
The future has a tradition in Hamburg. Europe‘s second largest port has always connected this city with the most advanced goods and ideas from all over the world. Today forward-looking enterprises, such as the aerospace company Airbus or the particle accelerator DESY, perpetuate this innovative mindset and approach. Attracted by this inspiring environment, many technology-based industries have chosen Hamburg‘s open-minded business community as their home base. No wonder more and more exhibitors and organisers are using Hamburg Messe und Congress as a launching pad into the future.
IDEAL FAIR SITE FOR EVENTS
IN THE HEART OF HAMBURG
Flooded with light, the modern fair halls right next to the television tower host more than 40 successful fairs and other events every year. 11 exhibition halls covering 87,000 square metres and 10,000 square metres of open-air space offer plenty of space for events of any kind, whether small and intimate or grand and magnificent. Year after year about 700,000 visitors from around the globe enjoy the broad variety of event formats offered right in the centre of Hamburg. From here, everything is within easy reach, and after an exhausting day at the fair, visitors can quickly arrive at one of the 60 hotels in the neighbourhood.
„Keep the momentum going.“ If you want to keep up your pace and ensure continued success, it is essential to address future issues proactively. This is not only a principle the city of Hamburg lives by – having received the „European Green Capital 2011“ award for its eco-friendly policy – but it applies equally to any fair services organisation that wants to set standards. By hosting WindEnergy Hamburg, the foremost fair of the international wind energy industry, we help set the course for future success of this sector. But wind power is not the only industry where Hamburg Messe is paving the way.
MARKETPLACE OF OPPORTUNITY –
AS DIVERSE AS PEOPLE‘S INTERESTS
Diversity is part of Hamburg‘s identity. Developed by Hamburg Messe, the city‘s top-flight fair programme encompasses a wide range of formats and industries, inspiring visitors every single time. Fairs are not exclusively geared towards industry experts. Many events are open to the general public. Exhibitions such as HansePferd Hamburg attract visitors from far beyond the immediate Hamburg
metropolitan area. As the organiser of the annual Port Anniversary, or HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG, Hamburg Messe routinely highlights its proven expertise in staging big events.
‚SHOWCASING THE WORLD‘
MEANS KNOWING THE WORLD
As platforms for international exhibitors and visitors, many of our fairs truly bring the world to Hamburg. What is more, Hamburg Messe und Congress is active around the world, hosting its own fairs abroad and organising German joint stands at major international industry expositions. 26 international offi ces represent Hamburg Messe und Congress at key international locations, keeping in touch with our customers and promoting our events. On several occasions Hamburg Messe und Congress has served as project organiser for Germany‘s participation in the EXPO. Whether in Zaragoza (Spain) or Yeosu (South Korea), the German pavilion was a major point of attraction at each of these world expositions.HMC‘s international division has all the capabilities and experience to successfully carry out these big projects spanning many months, from planning and design through to execution and final invoicing.