At home in global markets

Dec 20, 2019

For more than 30 years, Messe Frankfurt has been active in growth markets worldwide with its sector expertise. A total of 105* trade fairs were held outside Germany in 2019. The events allow SMEs in particular to gain a foothold in emerging markets.

Based on the successful flagship events at its Frankfurt base, the company is present for its customers at some 50 locations with its brands and brand families, using the familiar product groups and nomenclature. With customised solutions and concepts, the individual events are coordinated in terms of schedule and geographic location in the various regions. For instance, Automechanika in Buenos Aires, Light Middle East in Dubai and Prolight + Sound Shanghai offer exhibitors and visitors the same high quality standards as their respective parent events in Frankfurt. The success of this model can be seen in the fact that many of our foreign events are the second- or third-largest in their respective sectors worldwide – the largest being the corresponding flagship event at our Frankfurt base. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a powerful global network consisting of 30 subsidiaries and more than 50 sales partners serving some 190 countries.

In Asia, Messe Frankfurt is one of the few foreign trade fair companies that, by means of a number of subsidiaries, is in a position to organise trade fairs throughout China as well as in India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Hong Kong is the headquarters of Asian holding company Messe Frankfurt H.K., from where the entire Asian business is run. The Group is the largest trade fair organiser in China with some 50 events as well as being the largest offshoot of a German trade fair company. With more than 20 events to its credit, Messe Frankfurt is also the largest organiser in India.

Messe Frankfurt’s activities outside Germany have a positive effect on its events in Frankfurt. More than three-quarters of exhibitors and over half of visitors to the Group’s events come from outside Germany. This international component is well above average in the trade fair sector.

Messe Frankfurt subsidiaries abroad

 

Established in

Japan: Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd., Tokyo,
1990 Messe Frankfurt K.K.; 2000 Merger Mesago Japan Corp.;
2018 Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd.

06/1990

USA: Messe Frankfurt Inc., Atlanta

            10/1991

China:
Messe Frankfurt (H.K.), Ltd., Hong Kong
incl. the companies Messe Frankfurt Shanghai Co. Ltd.
Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Ltd. and
Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd.

 07/1994

 

India: Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

07/1998

Italy: Messe Frankfurt Italia, Srl., Milan

12/1998

Turkey: Messe Frankfurt Istanbul L.S., Istanbul

10/2000

Korea: Messe Frankfurt Korea Ltd., Seoul

07/2001

Mexico: Messe Frankfurt Mexico S. de R. L. de C.V., Mexico City

08/2001

France: Messe Frankfurt France S. A. S., Paris

02/2002

United Arab Emirates: Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH, Dubai

06/2002

Brazil: Messe Frankfurt Feiras Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil

Dormant company

Russian Federation: O.O.O. Messe Frankfurt RUS, Moscow

09/2002

Argentina: Indexport Messe Frankfurt, S. A., Buenos Aires

07/2003

Asia:
Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd. Hong Kong, with:

Messe Frankfurt Shanghai Co. Ltd.

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd.

Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd.

Messe Frankfurt Korea Ltd.

Messe Frankfurt (H.K.) Ltd.

Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co. Ltd., Guangzhou

Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd., Hong Kong

Messe Frankfurt New Era Advertising Co. Ltd., Shenzhen

Guangzhou Li Tong Messe Frankfurt Co. Ltd., Guangzhou

Messe Frankfurt Traders-Link (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Beijing (70%)

12/2003

07/2002

 

 

 

 

01/2006

12/2009
09/2013

11/2014

11/2017

Africa: Messe Frankfurt South Africa (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg

07/2014

Russian Federation: ITEMF Expo A. O., Moscow

02/2015

United Kingdom of Great Britain: Messe Frankfurt UK Ltd., Godalming/Surrey

03/2018


Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733* million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

* preliminary figures 2019

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