Messe München (the Munich fair company) goes into the eventful exhibition year of 2016 that is characterized by many highlights. Opening in April is bauma, the world’s biggest trade fair; in June, the renowned Greentec Awards are presented on the eve of IFAT, the environmental technology fair; followed by the first cut of the spade for two new halls. The year 2016 brings many highlights. On January 24–27, ISPO MUNICH will again fill all the exhibition halls. One of the big fashionable topics here is ‘health, fitness and prevention’. For this, there is a complete ‘Health & Fitness’ hall.
“When you set yourself challenging objectives, you achieve them too”, is how trade-fair boss Klaus Dittrich describes the economic success of his company. For with the successful year of 2015, Messe München has now operated at a profit for the sixth time in a row. The Messe München Group generated a sales volume of EUR 270 million.
With more than two million visitors at a total of 217 events in the year 2015, the Munich fair location had more than 1.9 million visitors (up by 4 percent) and around 33,000 exhibitors (up 2 percent).
Apart from the trade-fair events, Messe München also gave its support to refugees. Over around two weeks in September, it took in 17,000 refugees at short notice; these had arrived at the central station in Munich. Up to 3,000 persons stayed here per night in exhibition halls.