SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2023: All market leaders to take part

Industry to meet at Messe Essen/Germany from September 11 to 15, 2023

20 % discount on the Deutsche Bahn event ticket

20 % discount on the Deutsche Bahn event ticket

From May 1 to 31 you can take advantage of a 20% discount on all booked event tickets - while stocks last.

E-world energy & water excludes Russian exhibitors from trade fair participation

The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the peaceful coexistence in Europe. As shareholders of E-world energy & water, conIenergy agency and Messe Essen therefore support all sanction measures of the German government and announce that exhibiting companies from Russia will not be allowed to participate in Europe's leading trade fair for the energy industry.

Mario Barth - „Männer sind Frauen manchmal aber auch... vielleicht“

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Hüttentag live in Congress center east

Around 350 experts from the steel industry met live at Messe Essen on November 4, 2021 for HÜTTENTAG including a smelter evening.

European taxi fair as another new addition to the trade fair portfolio

The European Taxi Fair is moving from Cologne to Essen next year.

DVS CONGRESS + EXPO offered sought-after live platform for personal exchange in the CCO

Four days with over 90 lectures and an accompanying exhibition.

Messe Essen signs contract extension

IPM ESSEN and BGI Trade Center cooperate for another three years

Messe Essen further expands guest event portfolio

New trade fair for lubricants comes to Essen.

Kick-off for IPM ESSEN 2022

Kick-off for IPM ESSEN 2022

Green industry shows innovative solutions for climate protection

#DJHTdigital in congress center essen

A total of 315 specialist events and trade fair forums were held in the digital trade congress, providing innovative impulses.

Best preconditions for E-world energy & water 2022

Planning certainty and positive development of the energy industry inspire Europe's leading trade fair.

Ideal date for the international industry plattform

Ideal date for the international industry plattform

The next security essen will take place from 20 to 23 September 2022 at Messe Essen.

MESSE ESSEN hosts FISU World University Games 2025

Fencing and taekwondo take place at Messe Essen

BEIJING ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING with more than 900 exhibitors

Numerous German companies show presence from 16 to 19 June 2021

Logo Cable Car World

Cable Car World from 2022 for the first time at Messe Essen

New B2B trade fair and congress format

The Bündnis-Tag 2021 offers platform for exchange

Digital event with five forums and a total of 30 program items broadcast completely digitally from Messe Essen.

ALTENPFLEGE trade fair to be held at Messe Essen for the first time in 2022

Official contract signing at Messe Essen

Cancellation of E-world energy & water 2021

The leading trade fair for the energy industry cannot take place this year due to a lack of planning security for exhibitors and organisers.



IPM ESSEN is a cooperation partner of Landgard's new online platform.

photo: Alois Mueller, amfotos

Herbert Reul, Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Joined RP Forum "Security" at Messe Essen

How can cities become safer, especially in challenging times? Selected experts from the security industry discussed this topic at Messe Essen yesterday.

Essen applies for the location of the International Broadcast Center

The choice of venues for the 2024 European Football Championship has been made, now the decision on the location of the press center is pending. Essen is applying for the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and is one of the finalists to be visited by the UEFA and the DFB as part of their host city tour. Together with Essen's Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen, Messe Essen received the delegation yesterday and promoted the location as a worldwide broadcasting center. The city of Gelsenkirchen, which with the Arena AufSchalke is one of the host stadiums, is supporting the application of the neighbors from Essen.

Leading trade fair ALTENPFLEGE takes place in Essen from 2022

Messe Essen with strong growth in event portfolio Around 650 exhibitors present trends in the care industry to 28,000 visitors

THE ANALOGUES Let It Be: Abbey Road 2020

THE ANALOGUES Let It Be: Abbey Road 2020

26.03.2021 - Essen, Gruga Halle → moved from the Colosseum Theater on 07.10.2020

Successful Restart of the Trade Fair Business

Practical test passed: With Germany's first international trade fair, Messe Essen ended its Corona-related compulsory break last weekend. Together with United Fairs BV, the organizer of the European Bridal Week, Messe Essen implemented its new infection protection concept for the first time. Conclusion: The measures are sustainable and serve as a master plan for the coming trade fairs in Essen.

European Bridal Week as starting signal

Messe Essen organises Germany's first fair after the compulsory Corona virus break

ABBA Gold - The Concert Show

ABBA Gold - The Concert Show

Advance booking started!

Restart of the fair under strict rules

Messe Essen has been waiting a long time for this signal. One thing is now certain: the holding of fairs and congresses in NRW is once again possible with a limited number of participants and in compliance with strict infection protection requirements. This gives the German Top Ten trade fair company an initial perspective of gradually returning to its everyday business. Nevertheless, the standards to be met pose great challenges for all those involved in organising trade fairs. The European Bridal Week trade fair scheduled for July 4 to 6, 2020 is the first event at Messe Essen which is now being prepared under the new rules.

Cancellation of Security Essen 2020

The international trade fair Security Essen planned for 22-25 September 2020 is cancelled due to the unforeseeable developments of the Corona crisis.


CUTTING WORLD, which was planned for the period 28 to 30 April 2020, has been cancelled. A new date is currently being considered. The decision was preceded by a general ruling which was issued by the City of Essen and, against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, is prohibiting the staging of events until further notice.

BdB and IPM ESSEN Continue Cooperation

BdB and IPM ESSEN Continue Cooperation

Contract Extension Until the End of 2023: Nursery Tours as a Permanent Constituent of the Fair Program

Messe Essen and Trade Association of German Florists (FDF) Continue Partnership

Messe Essen and Trade Association of German Florists (FDF) Continue Partnership

FDF World Confirmed as International Meeting Point for Florists Until End of 2025 at IPM ESSEN

Green, Great, Gorgeous! Excellent Mood at IPM ESSEN 2020

Green, Great, Gorgeous! Excellent Mood at IPM ESSEN 2020

More visitors and higher internationality: Over 54,000 (in 2019: 52,800) visitors from over 100 countries obtained information about trends and ordered goods for the coming season. More than ever, climate change and sustainability were the dominant subjects at the world's leading fair for horticulture.

Mädchenklamotte - The Girls' Flea Market on 02.02.2020

On 2 February 2020 from 11:00 am to 04:00 pm it is finally time again!



In order to further strengthen its presence on the international event market, the CONVENTION CENTER ESSEN of MESSE ESSEN is now organised in the ICCA - the International Congress and Convention Association. The world's most important association for the meetings industry represents the world's leading suppliers specialising in the organisation of congresses and events and comprises over 1,100 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries worldwide.

Eckhart Tolle: Now or never - Tour 2019

Are you looking for inspiration for body, mind and soul? Experience Eckhart Tolle live in the Grugahalle and let yourself be inspired by his deep wisdom, his humour and the wise transmission of his knowledge.

5th Job Fair Essen in the Grugahalle Essen

On September 28th and 29th the 5th jobmesse will take place in the Grugahalle Essen.

Major project completed on schedule and on budget

Major project completed on schedule and on budget

Messe Essen celebrates completion of modernisation

The TheraPro Essen Trade Fair + Congress at the Essen Exhibition Centre

On September 27th and 28th the TheraPro Essen trade fair and congress will take place at the Messe Essen.

Euro Teddy - the international teddy bear and steiff animal fair

On 21 and 22 September the Euro Teddy will take place at Messe Essen.

KING OF THE RING – with P. Korte

KING OF THE RING – with P. Korte

On September 14th KING OF THE RING will take place in the Grugahalle.


On September 1st, 2019 the Schlagerfestival of the year will take place in the Grugahalle.


On August, 31st 2019 the ABI ZUKUNFT will take place in the Grugahalle.

Sasha Grammel – „FAST FERTIG“

Sasha Grammel – „FAST FERTIG“

Sascha Grammel – „FAST FERTIG“ an event for the whole family.

With new highlights, back at Messe Essen

With new highlights, back at Messe Essen

Welcome back! After its brief guest appearance in Düsseldorf in 2017 because of the modernisation work at the native Messe Essen, the world's leading fair SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN will return to its roots in 2021.

SUBERG´S Ü30-Party on March 30th, 2019

Enjoy spring fever. The days become noticeably longer and the atmosphere invites you to spend an unforgettable night on March 30th at Suberg´s ü30 Party in the Grugahalle Essen.

Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of the City of Essen and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe; Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of NRW, and Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen

Messe Essen Celebrates the Conclusion of the First Construction Phase

A festive ceremony with around 500 invited guests from the political, economic, media and fair sectors took place at Messe Essen today in order to celebrate the conclusion of the first phase of the modernisation of the fair site right on time.

Photo: Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of Essen, and Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, unveiled the new road sign together in situ today.

Messe Essen has a new address

Messe Essen has a new address: As from today, the East entrance with its new glass foyer is no longer located on Norbertstraße but instead at Messeplatz 1.

Messe Essen Receives Seal for Best Service Quality

For its outstanding customer service, Messe Essen has received the "Best Service Quality 2017/18" mark of distinction jointly awarded by the TESTBILD magazine and the Statista statistics portal and has occupied third place in the Trade Fair Organiser category.

Supervisory Board of Messe Essen Confirms Oliver P. Kuhrt in Office Ahead of Schedule

Oliver P. Kuhrt has been confirmed in his function as the CEO of Messe Essen. The Supervisory Board has passed a unanimous resolution in favour of extending the contract by another five years ahead of schedule.

The new ESSEN AFFAIRS is out now

New networks, new processes, new job profiles: in an age of networked manufacturing, the world of welding technology is also changing rapidly. In September, the newest technologies will be presented at the global trade fair SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN. The new issue of ESSEN AFFAIRS takes a closer look to which extent „Industry 4.0“ transforms the welding industry.

More than 300 Exhibitors at METPACK 2017

More than 300 Exhibitors at METPACK 2017

The world's leading fair for metal packaging METPACK will reach new dimensions: More than 300 exhibitors will present their products and innovations at Messe Essen - over 20 percent more than on the occasion of the past event.

Messe Essen and Bilfinger Hochbau Sign General Contractor's Contract

The next important step towards the New Messe Essen has been taken: Today, the general contractor's contract was signed at Messe Essen.

lighting technology in Essen from 2017

The lighting technology celebrates its premier at Messe Essen. The trade fair for systems, components and devices in the lighting industry will show innovations in lighting technology and is being planned as an annual meeting place for the sector.

Messe Essen Opens Info Pavilion

Messe Essen Opens Info Pavilion

At the same time as the starting signal for the modernisation, Messe Essen is celebrating the opening of its Info Pavilion today. The Info Pavilion covering around 55 m² is located in the P1 car park directly to the right of the entrance.

Starting Signal For The Modernisation

Starting Signal For The Modernisation

After an intensive planning phase, the starting signal for the modernisation was given at MESSE ESSEN today. Together, Essen's Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen and the boss of the fair company Oliver P. Kuhrt opened the new Info Pavilion as a symbol for the start of the construction.

1st Essen Health Forum

Essen as a health location from social, societal and economic viewpoints is the subject of the 1st Essen Health Forum. With the title "Essen.Gesund.Vernetzt." ("Essen.Health.Networked."), healthcare and health economy professionals debate current and future developments in their fields across sectors.

Free WLAN for exhibitors and visitors

Messe Essen makes it possible for all the exhibitors and visitors at its own events to access free WLAN. Thus, Messe Essen will consistently carry on along its path of continuously refining services for its customers.

Messe Essen sets web design standards

The new Messe Essen website is online. Users can now explore an online world designed according to the latest web design standards and based on powerful content about the exhibition and conference location. The new site is part of a tiered approach to the development of the corporate identity.

Messe Essen ensures further events over the long term

Location, modernisation plans and service persuade exhibitors and associations.

Frank Mertz will become the Sales Division Manager

Frank Mertz will become the Sales Division Manager

The proven sales professional from Reed Exhibitions Germany will take over the management of the newly established sales division at Messe Essen on 1 July.

German Barristers Day comes to Messe Essen

Messe Essen will be the nationwide meeting point for barristers and jurists. From 25 to 27th May 2017, the German Barristers Day will take place for the first time in the Congress Center Essen at Messe Essen. The organising German Bar Association expects some 1,600 participants from advocacy, justice, politics, academia and the press for exchanges on social as well legal and professional policy.

fvw Congress and Travel Expo move from Cologne to Essen

New meeting place for the German tourist industry: B2B event for tourism and business travel from 15-16 September 2015.

Launch of the "New Messe Essen"

Good news for exhibitors and visitors: Messe Essen is implementing the modernisation of the exhibition grounds as planned. With the expansion and renovation, Essen will provide one of the most technologically modern exhibition centres in Germany and thus a contemporary and competitive marketplace.