24 No. 1 events
50 international trade fairs are organised by Messe Düsseldorf, among these are 24 No. 1 events. This means that nearly one fifth of all the worlds premier trade shows take place in Düsseldorf.
Successful for over 60 years
In 1947 the North West German Exhibition Company (Nord West Deutsche Ausstellungsgesellschaft mbH - NOWEA) was founded in Düsseldorf, with initially 4,800 square metres of exhibition space at Ehrenhof. Being the first trade fair after WWII, the German Press Exhibition “Deutsche Presseausstellung“ attracted 207,000 visitors to Düsseldorf. 60 years later Messe Düsseldorf is among the 10 trade fair organisers posting the highest turnover worldwide.
1,500 Experts in five areas of expertise
Years of experience and the personal contact we maintain with companies and opinion leaders keep our finger on the pulse of the industries for which we organize trade shows. The lines of business covered by Messe Düsseldorf also mirror successful industries in our home country.
1. Plant, machinery and other capital goods.
2. Retail, skilled crafts and services.
3. Medical systems and healthcare.
4. Fashion and lifestyle.
More than half of the exhibitors coming to us are foreigners – in terms of visitors nearly one third come from abroad. At the same time, nearly 40% of the consolidated sales are generated abroad, predominantly in Russia, the Czech Republic and in China.