Hannover has earned an international reputation as a location for trade fairs and conferences, and its trade fair and conference sector provides numerous jobs.
Hannover’s history as a major global trade fair city extends back 60 years. Today it boasts the biggest exhibition grounds in the world, with 460,000 m² of halls and 58,000 m² of open space and is among the most modern of its kind. Numerous specialist trade fairs set the pace for the world economy by showcasing future technologies and innovative products. HANNOVER MESSE is the essential trade fair for capital equipment, while CeBIT is the international platform for communication, information and telecommunications. Leading trade fairs like DOMOTEX Hannover, LIGNA Hannover, BIOTECHNICA, EMO Hannover, CeMAT and IAA Nutzfahrzeuge showcase international market trends. With its excellent transport links and top exhibition capacity, Hannover ranks among the top cities for trade fairs. The Hannover region is also a leading host of conventions and conferences with its range of top-class locations.
Trade fair and conference sector – facts and figures
• 1,500 employees subject to social insurance contributions (i.e. in proper, formal employment) (0.3% of the total jobs in the region) • Home to the world’s largest exhibition grounds and headquarters of Deutsche Messe AG • Approximately 1.36 million people attended trade fairs and events organised by Deutsche Messe AG in 2019 • Site of leading international trade fairs such as Hannover Messe, Agritechnica, EMO, Labvolution • Large number of conferences and conventions with Germany-wide visibility • Convention and conference venues such as Convention Centre, Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), Herrenhausen Palace
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