SPIEL has been taking place in Messe Essen for 31 years and is today the world’s biggest board games exhibition.
It is deeply rooted in the city of Essen and shall remain so. As the organiser, Friedhelm Merz Verlag, Messe Essen and the city of Essen have felt connected for years. We thank Messe Essen for their trusting and constructive cooperation through all these years. We especially appreciate the continuous support for more than three decades from the Messe team. We definitely find this long-standing personal support as a big “plus” – which probably only a middle-sized company such as Messe Essen can achieve.
SPIEL, and in particular the city of Essen, are a worldwide established concept in the eyes of gamers. Year after year internationally they say: “See you in Essen”.
"The team members at Messe Essen were helpful and enthusiastic partners for Star Wars Celebration Europe in July of 2013. We have a passionate Star Wars fan base, and we want to give them the very best experience. The team at the Messe and at the Gruggehalle came up with creative ideas and solutions for us and helped us produce an excellent event that the fans loved. Thank you, Messe Essen!"
"We like to come to MESSE ESSEN time and again." (Haus Garten Genuss 2014)
"Our partnership with Messe Essen is deep-rooted and stable. DSK is at home not only on the racetracks. We have found a home in Essen too." (Essen Motor Show 2013)
"With the proximity to the adjacent BeNeLux states, the location of Essen offers a gigantic value added and makes SHK ESSEN very attractive for us. We will be involved once more in 2016 as well." (SHK ESSEN 2014)