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The Messeturm derives its name from the Frankfurt Messe
Hammering Man sculpture on the pavement leading to the fair grounds

Frankfurt Trade Fair (German Messe Frankfurt), with 424,000,000 Euros in sales (2007) and over 1400 employees, is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. The group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries, five branch offices, and 48 international sales partners. Thus, the Messe Frankfurt is present in over 150 countries to their customers. At more than 30 locations in the world events "made by Messe frankfurt" take place. In 2007, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 112 trade fairs, of which 68 abroad. At 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt currently has nine exhibition halls, a central logistics centre, and an attached convention centre. The company is in the public sector, the shareholders are the City of Frankfurt, with 60 percent and the State of Hesse with 40 percent. The Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt consists of Michael von Zitzewitz (Chairman), Dr. Michael Peters, Detlef Braun, and Uwe Behm.

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Size and Location

Frankfurt is the third-largest trade fair in the world. It has a total area of 578,000 square metres (6,221,540 square feet). It has nine halls with a total of 321,754 square meters (3,463,331 square feet) of exhibition space and 96,078 square metres (1,034,175 square feet) of outdoor area more available.

The exhibition grounds is located in the Bockenheim and Westend-South districts in the west of Frankfurt. It has direct highway access (the Bundesautobahn 648) and parking on the Vine Area. By public transport it on the subway - and tram station Festhalle / Messe (lines U4, 16 and 17) and the S-Bahn station Messe Frankfurt (lines S3 to S6) to reach.

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Architecture

The oldest building in the Trade Fair grounds is the Festhalle, a self-supporting dome structure made of steel and glass that was first opened to visitors on 19 May 1909[1]. In the 1980s, the fairgrounds was enlarged into its present form.

A tall Hammering Man sculpture stands on the pavement near its main entrance.

Exhibitions & Trade Fairs

Important fairs include:

  • the Frankfurt Book Fair and
  • the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, the world's largest book and auto shows, respectively.
  • the Light+Building
  • the tendence - lifestyle
  • the Ambiente
  • the Heimtextil
  • the Paperworld
  • the Musikmesse
  • the EuroMold
  • the ISH
  • the Texcare International
  • the Texprocess
  • the Material Vision
  • the ACHEMA - International exhibition-congress on chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology [2]

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Coordinates: 50°06′41″N 8°38′54″E / 50.11139°N 8.64833°E / 50.11139; 8.64833


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