Company profile


Europe's state-of-the-art trade fair congress centre

19,847 exhibitors, of which 30% come from outside Germany, 1,13 million visitors and 58 events each years: This represents the current success of Messe Stuttgart at the location of Stuttgart alone, where the company opens its doors under the motto "Key to markets" to Europe's state-of-the-art trade fair centre and congress center. The building complex, which has received numerous awards for its architecture, is located just three minutes by foot from Stuttgart Airport and thus offers optimal conditions for arrival and departure. With a hall turnover factor of 13,9 in 2015, the Stuttgart trade fair centre was once again one of the most occupied facilities of its kind in Germany and Europe.

Very flexible range of utilisation

The trade fair centre and congress center in modern glass and steel architecture offers extremely variable possibilities of use on a total of 105,200 square metres with seven standard halls, one large hall, as well as a small hall: Conditions which also permit two or three parallel events if required. In addition, the very modern International Congress Center Stuttgart ICS offers over two dozen halls, which can cater for between 20 and 4,900 persons, as well as a total capacity of 10,000 visitors.  With these facilities, the ICS has become a sought-after conference location for first-class congresses, as well as for diverse company events, including annual general meetings for large companies.

Designing future-oriented markets

Five competence centres with industry-specific specialist teams ensure trade fairs are organised at Messe Stuttgart for the specific target groups, and thus guarantee optimal focus on visitors and markets. The current trade fair portfolio at the Stuttgart location includes CMT - the world's largest public trade fair for tourism and leisure, R+T, leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection, Intergastra, Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica, the machine tool building event AMB, as well as Interbad, among others. But also with themes such as Global Connect, VISION, Invest and IT & Business, Messe Stuttgart together with its exhibitors are actively contributing to the development of future-oriented markets. First-class craft trade fairs such as südback, Süffa and Eltefa round off the trade fair offering. And if your event is not yet on board, we are happy to check if we can start it together with you.

In demand on the international front: "Made in Stuttgart" quality

There are also international events organised by Messe Stuttgart: Leading international trade fairs with the "Made in Stuttgart" quality are organised throughout the world from Latin America to Asia. Since 2010, the company has had subsidiaries in China and Turkey, and since 2013 also in the United States. Messe Stuttgart is now active in over 54 countries worldwide.