Versatile buildings.

 

The Frankfurt exhibition grounds cater for all requirements. Located centrally in the heart of the city, it offers compelling flexibility and state-of-the-art infrastructure. It provides an interesting and multifaceted setting for any type of event. Historical and contemporary buildings with adaptable halls and generously dimensioned event areas enable a wide range of space configurations.

Congress Center
Festhalle
Forum
Kap Europa
Portalhaus
Messehalle

Congress Center

Meeting your needs: 3 in 1.

  • Conferences, accommodation and parking – the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt offers everything you need for your event at a single location. The 543 rooms of the Maritim Hotel Frankfurt are situated in the same building.
  • The light and airy foyer provides an impressive reception area for your guests. Elevators and escalators connect the three event levels.
  • The large Harmonie Hall, which accommodates up to 2,200 people, offers outstandingly flexible partitioning options, a height-adjustable floor, state-of-the-art technology and direct access to Hall 5 with its 20,000 m2 exhibition area.

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Festhalle

The “Grand Old Lady” of Frankfurt.

  • The sophisticated Festhalle is over 100 years old and still amazes visitors today with its self-supporting 30-metre high glass dome.
  • Up to 13,500 people can be accommodated inside on its two levels.
  • The seating on the 6,000 m2 ground floor can be configured flexibly.

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Forum

Elegant ellipsoid profile.

  • With its impressive architecture and professional infrastructure, the Forum Messe Frankfurt is the ideal location for banquets, exhibitions and high-calibre conventions.
  • Two large 2,300 m2 halls offer generous space for any type of event.
  • The connection to the Festhalle, the Congress Centre, and the remainder of the exhibition grounds gives a wealth of options – and ensures everything is within easy walking distance.

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Kap Europa

A location with a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Innovative architecture right next to the exhibition grounds and the Skyline Plaza Shopping Centre: Kap Europa – the Messe Frankfurt congress building.
  • Divided across its four event levels, Kap Europa has two halls that can accommodate 1,000 and 600 people respectively, and 12 conference rooms.
  • The building combines environmental efficiency with an inviting atmosphere – and stunning views.

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Portalhaus

The gateway to creative diversity.

  • The 10,000 m2 area of the Portalhaus Messe Frankfurt in the west of the exhibition grounds offers plenty of scope for design ideas.
  • It also features an impressive 26-metre high foyer with a glass façade. The light and airy hall can accommodate up to 2,000 people.
  • With its meeting rooms and conference rooms as well as its connection to the 23,000 m2 Hall 11, the Portalhaus offers an ideal setting for major events.

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Exhibition halls and grounds

Space for ideas without limits.

  • The Messe Frankfurt complex is located right at the heart of the city, very close to Frankfurt central station.
  • With an area of 592,127 square metres, it is home to ten exhibition halls and the Congress Centre. It is one of the largest trade fair venues in the world.
  • There is a total of 80 conference rooms with space for 22,000 people available on the grounds.
  • From car parking via structured cabling through to comprehensive WiFi cover, the infrastructure meets all requirements.

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At the centre of the world.

Frankfurt am Main is situated at the heart of Europe in the centre of Germany. It has outstanding transport connections with an international airport, the major intercity rail station and the Frankfurt autobahn intersection. And it’s not just travelling to Frankfurt that’s so straightforward – thanks to their location in the city, the exhibition grounds are also quick and easy to access. For instance, they are just a 10-minute walk from Frankfurt central station.

Flying to the Convention Center.

  • Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest commercial airport and is also a major international aviation hub.
  • The journey from the airport to the centre of town by car or public transport takes about 15 minutes. Messe Frankfurt is well signposted on all access roads.
  • The outstanding “S-Bahn” suburban and “U-Bahn” underground railway networks provide an effective inner city transport infrastructure and rapid connection to the surrounding area.
  • More than 1,700 taxis operate in the city every day. In addition, the Frankfurt bus route network covers the complete city and uses hybrid buses.

Getting here & parking

Close to the action.

  • The city is ideally equipped to cater for visitors, and with 4.5 million conference participants per year, the congress and convention sector is an important economic and image factor for Frankfurt.
  • Because of the tightly concentrated urban area, Frankfurt residents often reach their destination on foot or by bicycle. Guests can rent bicycles from numerous outlets around the clock.
  • Admission tickets to concerts, trade fairs and conferences normally include free travel on public transport.
  • There are also numerous car parks in close proximity to the exhibition grounds.

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Where trade routes meet.

The first written mention of Frankfurt, originally “Franconofurt”, was as early as AD 794. The town subsequently developed into a commercial centre, a major venue for trade fairs and home to a flourishing stock exchange. Today, Frankfurt is one of Europe’s leading business locations. People come here not just to trade but also for research, finance and manufacturing.

Finanzbranche Frankfurt
Chemie- und Pharmabranche
Logistik und Verkehr
Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik
Messe Frankfurt

Flying high: the financial sector.

  • With the European Central Bank, German Bundesbank, 258 other financial institutions and around 8,400 financial service providers located in and around the city, Frankfurt is Europe’s financial centre.
  • The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the world’s largest trading centres for securities.
  • The new “TechQuartier” Fintech Hub, an initiative of the City of Frankfurt and Goethe University, promotes the establishment of financial technology, start-ups in an environment beneficial for networking and development.
  • The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and 160 insurance companies are representing the insurance sector in and around Frankfurt.

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The formulation is working: chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

  • The entire chemical and pharmaceutical value creation chain is represented in the Rhine-Main region, including all service and infrastructure providers.
  • Important global players from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries come and locate here. There are already more than 90 companies employing 22,000 staff based at the Höchst Industrial Park alone.
  • Achema, the leading international trade fair for the chemical technology and process industry, takes place at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds.

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On the right track: logistics and transport.

  • International air, road and rail networks, as well as inland waterway networks are connected through modern transport hubs in the Rhine-Main region.
  • Frankfurt Airport is in the top 10 of the world’s most important international cargo airports. With 24,000 tonnes of fresh fish handled here each year, that is more than at the Port of Hamburg.
  • The logistics and transport service industries are still the most important sources of employment in the region.
  • Companies and research centres, such as the House of Logistics & Mobility, provide a forward-looking impetus.

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Europe’s Silicon Valley: information and communication technology.

  • Over 40 % of the income of the 100 most powerful software companies in Europe is earned in and around Frankfurt.
  • All leading telecom companies as well as numerous dynamic start-ups and well-known institutes, such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Technology, can be found in the Rhine-Main region.
  • Around 85 % of national and 35 % of European internet traffic goes through Frankfurt and its DE-CIX Internet nodes. It has the highest data throughput of anywhere in the world.

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Global encounters: Messe Frankfurt.

  • Messe Frankfurt GmbH is one of the world’s largest trade fair organisers. The corporate group is present in more than 160 countries and organises trade fairs across the globe.
  • One of the largest trade fair venues in the world: In 2015 alone, there were 36 trade fairs with around 37,300 exhibitors and more than 1.23 million visitors at the company’s own exhibition grounds.
  • The high standards it maintains in its events, infrastructure and services ensure the quality of Messe Frankfurt.

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Arts for life.

Education and the arts have a centuries-old tradition in Frankfurt. With its promotion of research and knowledge as well as the fine arts, the city provides a lively and diverse cultural environment. Renowned universities, medical schools, scientific institutes and other educational establishments attract not only students, but also teaching staff with connections across the globe. As part of a scientific network, Congress Frankfurt cultivates close contacts with university professors in Frankfurt and the surrounding region.

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Fachhochschule Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
cZentrum für Logistik, Mobilität und Nachhaltigkeit (ZLMN)

Strong educational centre.

  • Goethe University Frankfurt with over 46,000 students is one of the most international and research-oriented educational institutions in Germany.
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (UAS) offers scientific as well as practically oriented study programmes with international degrees in economics, information technology, architecture, civil engineering, health, and social studies.
  • The Centre for Logistics, Mobility and Sustainability (ZLMN) at Frankfurt UAS combines application-oriented research and teaching in these areas.
  • The Städelschule (Frankfurt State Academy of Fine Arts) is an international institution, both in terms of its students and its teaching staff.

Science connects.

  • Founded in 1914, the University Hospital Frankfurt runs a total of 32 medical clinics and institutes as well as 25 research institutes. Among other things, it runs a special isolation ward with modern equipment and a medical award-winning Oncology Centre, which plays a leading role in cancer research.
  • A total of 170 scientists, including 30 professors, work in the House of Finance, a Goethe University public-private partnership
  • Research into the chemical, biochemical and physical applications of tomorrow is undertaken at the Riedberg Campus of the Goethe University. Its immediate proximity to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics and the Frankfurt Innovation Centre for Biotechnology (FIZ) offers outstanding synergies.
  • Honorary “Frankfurt Congress Ambassadors” promote Frankfurt as a conference venue. Numerous scientists support this joint initiative of Congress Frankfurt, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and Tourismus + Congress GmbH.

Multicultural Frankfurt.

  • The internationally renowned Städel Museum, the Frankfurt Art Association, the Schirn Kunsthalle art gallery and many other cultural highlights make Frankfurt a centre for traditional and contemporary art. The “Museum Embankment” comprises 13 museums by the river alone and just as many and more in the vicinity.
  • In addition to the Schauspiel Theatre and the Frankfurt Opera House, which won the award for “Opera House of the Year” in 2015 for the second time, Frankfurt also offers other excellent theatres. The English Theatre, for instance, is the largest English-language theatre on the European mainland.
  • The Frankfurt Christmas Market with its fantastic decorations and historic surroundings on the Römerberg and St Paul’s Square is one of Germany’s most important Christmas markets.