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

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. A result that stands out especially against the background of the coronavirus pandemic and underlines both the relevance of trade fairs and the quality of the location.
The European Taxi Fair is the largest trade fair for the taxi and rental car industry and will take place in Essen from 4 to 5 November 2022. The Chairman of the North Rhine Passenger Transport Association, Taxi-Mietwagen e.V., Markus Gossmann: "In addition to classic limousines and minibuses as well as special vehicles for transporting disabled or sick passengers, the range of exhibitors at the European Taxi Fair also includes vehicles with new drive concepts. There is also a wide range of offers for information technology and radio technology for control centres and vehicles as well as payment systems." Previously, other highly specialised trade fairs such as Lubricant Expo, CTCO or Altenpflege had already announced their move to Essen.

"First-class service, a state-of-the-art exhibition centre and the central location in the metropolis of the Ruhr region, which is experienced in change, are just some of the reasons why more and more international organisers are choosing Messe Essen," summarises Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen. "We are very pleased that the Fachvereinigung Personenverkehr Nordrhein, Taxi-Mietwagen e.V. has expressed its confidence in us and will be our guests every two years from 2022."

Dr. Michael Stehr, Managing Director of Fachvereinigung Personenverkehr Nordrhein, Taxi-Mietwagen e.V., adds: "Essen has convinced us in every respect as a location for the European Taxi Fair. Our exhibitors will find ideal conditions for a successful trade fair appearance with the modern infrastructure and the suitable size of the grounds."

Strong demand for trade fairs

While numerous events had to be cancelled in the past months due to the pandemic, Messe Essen's commitment to new business continued to run at full speed. The great demand from guest organisers at home and abroad shows that trade fairs are an important motor for economic growth, especially after global crises - regardless of the sector. Thus, Messe Essen was recently able to expand its trade fair portfolio for 2022 with the following events and thus clearly strengthen its position as a trade fair hub: CTCO Essen - 11 to 13 January 2022. The French organiser 656 ÉDITIONS has chosen Essen as the German location for its trade fair for promotional textiles and gifts. CTCO Essen primarily addresses resellers and distributors of promotional products. The latest products and trends in the promotional products market will be on show. Further information at:

InfraTech - 11 to 13 January 2022
The international trade fair for road construction and civil engineering has extended its contract in Essen. The focus of the fair organised by the Dutch organiser Rotterdam Ahoy is on civil engineering, road construction and hydraulic engineering, supply and disposal, public space design and mobility as well as energy and the environment. Further information at:

Cable Car World - 8 to 9 February 2022
With Cable Car World, the cable car as an urban means of transport will have its own platform for the first time. The trade fair and congress format is aimed equally at politics, business and science and is organised by Messe Essen in cooperation with the trade magazine SI-URBAN. Further information at:

TI Expo + Conference - 9 to 10 March 2022
The industry event TI Expo + Conference offers specialist information and practical knowledge on all aspects of heat, cold, sound and fire protection. The trade fair with accompanying conference is organised by the Rudolf Müller Media Group in partnership with the private trade fair organiser AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen. More at:

Care for the Elderly - 26 to 28 April 2022
The most important meeting place for the care sector is moving from Hanover to Essen in the next few years. The leading trade fair of the organiser Vincentz Network addresses the topics of trends, services and products for both the inpatient and outpatient care industry. The range includes care & therapy, occupation & education, IT & management, nutrition & home economics, textiles & hygiene as well as room & technology. Further information at:

Lubricant Expo - 6 to 8 September 2022
The trade fair of the British organiser Event Partners is the platform for lubricants. In addition to finished substances and additives, it presents process equipment and machinery, among other things. In an accompanying conference, participants will discuss how manufacturers and users can achieve their sustainability goals. Further information at:

Altogether, more than 30 major trade fairs have been confirmed for the coming year in Essen, including highly specialised trade fairs, leading international trade fairs and well-known public fairs. Further information at: