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. The exclusion also applies to companies from Belarus.
The European Taxi Fair is moving from Cologne to Essen next year. With the recent conclusion of the contract, Messe Essen has already succeeded in acquiring the seventh trade fair for 2022 and the following years.
Messe Essen is adding another international trade fair to its portfolio: From 6 to 8 September 2022, the new Lubricant Expo of the British organiser Event Partners will be held in the city in the Ruhr region. Around 200 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors are expected at the trade fair for lubricants.
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.
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.
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.
Best in class among German trade fair companies: For its outstanding customer service, Messe Essen once again receives the award "Top Service Quality 2019/20" jointly presented by the magazine TESTBILD and the statistics portal Statista and thus defends its leadership in the category of trade fair organisers.
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.
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.
From January 30 to February 1, 2019, the European showmen's industry will meet up at Messe Essen. In the 65th anniversary year of the European Showmen's Union, no fewer than two must-attend events of the sector will then take place in Essen, i.e. the Interschau trade fair and the Congress of Delegates of the German Showmen's Federation (DSB).
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. Thus, the work on the New Messe Essen has begun officially. In the first construction phase, a glass foyer covering 2,000 m² and thus the new visiting card of Messe Essen will be created in the East entrance area. Inside the site, attention will focus on the clear, single-storey structuring of the halls and on the technical modernisation.
At the same time as the starting signal for the modernisation, Messe Essen is celebrating the opening of its Info Pavilion today. During the first construction phase until the autumn of 2017, the meeting point designed specifically for this purpose will impart things worth knowing about all the aspects of the construction project.